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Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017

Nanoscale Science and Technology

Maryland NanoCenter
Kim Engineering Building

Explosive growth in the field of nanometer scale science and technology (NS&T) has led in the past few years to many technological advances in devices and materials structured at the nanometer scale. The Interdisciplinary Minor Program of Study in Nanoscience and Technology at the University of Maryland is intended to prepare participating University of Maryland students for a career in this rapidly developing field. This program draws upon the considerable expertise in nanoscience at Maryland, in departments distributed in two schools: Engineering and Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences.  Students take courses in Fabrication/Synthesis and Characterization, which emphasize the experimental side of NS&T, as well as Fundamental Science and Specialization Electives, which teach the underlying principles and directions, and include underlying theory and the motivations for NS&T.  The minor is open to any student majoring in the College of Engineering or Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences. 

Completion of the program instills in students the broad perspective needed for nano, including understanding and experience in fabrication/synthesis of nanomaterials and structures, their characterization/measurement, the fundamental science underlying them, and their applications.

For more information see www.nanocenter.umd.edu/education/nano_minor/nano_minor.php or contact the Director of the Nano Minor, Professor Ray Phaneuf, MSE, or Education Coordinator, Nano Minor, Dr. Kathleen Hart, MSE.

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