Dual Title Degree in NanoTech & Molecular Engineering (NTME)

( Formerly the Dual Title Degree in Nanotechnology (NT) )

The Dual Title Degree in Nanotechnology & Molecular Engineering allows current pre-doctorate students in specific departments the opportunity to earn a dual titled Ph.D. degree.  This single degree would include both the discipline of the student’s home department, as well as the phrase “Nanotechnology & Molecular Engineering”.  As an example, “Doctor of Philosophy in Bioengineering & Nanotechnology and Molecular Engineering”, or “Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science and Engineering & Nanotechnology and Molecular Engineering”.

Participating students gain valuable research experience by completing a rotation in an NTME-related project, taking courses related to NTME, as well as taking part in NTME seminars. Graduates of our program have gone on to receive post-doctoral appointments at Stanford University, MIT, University of Munich and Carnegie Mellon University or have accepted high level positions in industry settings such as Novellus Systems Inc., Nion Co., Palo Alto Research Center, US Army Research Laboratory, and Raytheon Co.

Research topics include the following areas:

Bio-inspired and Functional Materials:

  • Biomimetic and hybrid materials
  • Biological nanosystems
  • Nanostructured materials and composites
  • Engineered catalysts
  • Photonic and magnetic materials

Nanoscale Devices:

  • Organic and molecular electronics
  • Spintronics
  • NEMS
  • Quantum structures
  • DNA and protein arrays

Biology and Medicine:

  • Biomaterials and tissue engineering
  • Cell signaling and cellular organelles
  • Disease diagnostics and treatment
  • Nanoscale signal transduction