The NME program integrates nanoscience and molecular engineering into existing science and engineering undergraduate curricula, with an early introduction to nanoscale principles in molecular engineering through courses, hands-on experience, and a strong interdisciplinary network. Participating departments include Bioengineering, Chemical Engineeering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering. The duration of the program is 2 – 2 1/4 years.
Current enrollment is 150 students with anticipated increase to 200 students in 2014.
Formerly the Dual Degree in Nanotechnology
The dual title degree in NTME allows current pre-doctorate students in the 11 participating UW departments the opportunity to earn a dual title Ph.D. degree in their home department as well as in Nanotechnology and Molecular Engineering. Participating students gain valuable research experience by completing an additional rotation in a nanotechnology/molecular engineering-related project, taking courses in this field, and taking part in NTME seminars.
Current enrollment is 50 students with anticipated increase to 100 in 2014.
This program is under development: Molecular design has been an important element of many disciplines, including bioengineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, materials science, mechanical engineering, and chemistry. We envision a Ph.D. program in Molecular Engineering and Sciences (MolES) that provides an educational program of breadth in its fundamental molecular description of matter (including synthesis, modeling, and characterization), and depth in its specialization toward molecular systems.
Anticipated start in Autumn 2014. Program size: 15 students/year.
The Nanotechnology and Molecular Engineering Student Association (NaMESA) promotes interdisciplinary interactions among students from different disciplines and supports the Nanotechnology and Molecular Engineering education programs at the University of Washington. NaMESA develops and coordinates interactions between industry and UW groups, invites special seminar speakers, and engages students in outreach activities.