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Certificate in Nanotechnology

Program Objective

The objective of the Certificate in Nanotechnology is to provide the fundamentals, principles and applications of the emerging and exciting field of nanotechnology in the areas of energy, environment, security and human health, with weighted emphasis on the development of new materials and their applications. This program aims at the dual goal of exploring the potential of nanotechnology in addressing current global technological needs while acting as a resource for developing and educating the future workforce. Course material can be available over the internet upon request to accommodate participants from industry who do not have regular access to campus.

Admission Requirements

The certificate is open to all current science and engineering degree-seeking students and holders of a bachelor’s degree in science or engineering. For those who have not completed a bachelor’s degree, the Certificate in Nanotechnology will be awarded concurrently with an undergraduate degree. The completed certificate program of study will be forwarded to the Office of Admissions, Records and Registration for verification and notation on the student's transcript. A formal certificate will be prepared for the student by the university and recognition will be given at the graduation ceremonies.

Academic Requirements

Students must complete 15 hours of coursework as outlined below. Transferred course credit cannot be used for the certificate. Prerequisites must be met for all courses and all courses used to satisfy the certificate requirements must be passed with a minimum grade of C and their combined GPA must be at least 3.0. Consultation with the Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) advisor is encouraged to check the course availability and any changes in the course requirements.

Course Requirements

Required Courses (6 Hours):

  • MSE 3300: Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering
  • MSE 4320: Nanoscale Materials

Three elective courses are required from a single track below:

  1. Micro/Nano Electronics Track
    • MSE 4354: Solid State Electronic Devices or EE 4329 Semiconductor devices
    • MSE 4359: Failure Analysis and Reliability Engineering
    • EE 4320: Digital VLSI design
    • MAE 3309: Thermal Engineering
    • MAE 4301: Special Topics (with MSE advisor approval)
    • 3 hour Undergraduate Research Course: research course under listed faculty, with appropriate course number, and research topic selected in agreement with the faculty and MSE advisor. The letter grade will be given after evaluation of student’s performance by evaluation committee.
  2. Nanobio Track
    • MSE 4343: Nanobiotechnology
    • BE 3372: Drug Delivery Systems
    • BE 3373: Drug Delivery Laboratory
    • BE 4333: NanoMaterials
    • BE 4300: Special Topics in Bioengineering (with MSE advisor approval)
    • 3 hour Undergraduate Research Course: research course under listed faculty, with appropriate course number, and research topic selected in agreement with the faculty and MSE advisor. The letter grade will be given after evaluation of student’s performance by evaluation committee.
  3. Energy Materials Track
    • MSE 4353: Fundamentals of sustainable energy
    • MSE 4355: Materials for Energy
    • EE 3302: Fundamentals of Energy Systems
    • EE 4328: Special Topics Course
    • MAE 4301: Special Topics (with MSE advisor approval)
    • 3 hour Undergraduate Research Course: research course under listed faculty, with appropriate course number, and research topic selected in agreement with the faculty and MSE advisor. The letter grade will be given after evaluation of student’s performance by evaluation committee.

List of Faculty for Undergraduate Research Course

  • Wei Chen (Physics, nanomaterials for energy conversion)
  • Hyeok Choi (CE, Environmental Nanotechnology)
  • Yaowu Hao (MSE, nanostructured bio-sensors)
  • Yi Hong (BE, NanoBiomaterials)
  • Choong-Un Kim (MSE, micro/nano electronics)
  • Seong-Jin Koh (MSE, nanoelectronics and bio-sensors)
  • Fuqiang Liu (MSE, energy stroage/conversion materials)
  • Ping Liu (Physics, nanomagnetics)
  • Cheng Luo (MAE, NEMS)
  • Robert Magnusson (EE, NanoPhotonics)
  • Stathis Meletis (MSE, thin films and nanostructured devices)
  • Hyejin Moon (MAE, Nanothermal)
  • Kytai Nguyen (BE, Nanobiomaterials)
  • Donghyun Shin (MAE, Enegy Storage material)
  • Kyungsuk Yum (MSE, nanomaterials for bio applications)

Application

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For more information, contact

Professor Choong-Un Kim
Professor Yaowu Hao