The Master’s Degree in Nanotechnology Engineering has been conceived to provide students with an advanced scientific and professional education, enabling them to access the international job market of Nanotechnologies. In accordance to such purpose, courses are partially taught in English. During the two years MSc, students will develop a range of competences meant to allow them to deal with problems related with the analysis, development, simulation and optimization of devices, materials and processes requiring the use of nanotechnologies, especially in the areas of Industrial Engineering and Electronics.

The main purpose of the course concerns the development of advanced tools of research and multiscale design, as well as at the improvement of highly sophisticated technologies to be applied required in those fields in which the use of nanotechnologies is becoming increasingly indispensable. The course is primarily focused on the following competences:

  • Ability to manage micro- and nanotechnologies for the development of materials, biotechnologies and processes applicable to the realization of new micro and nano-devices;
  • Ability to manage projects using atomistic level simulation methods as well as new micro/nano-devices for specific functional and multifunctional applications;
  • Ability to manage complex micro and nano-systems;
  • Ability to solve problems related to risk and security which may be connected to the use of nanotechnologies.

This learning approach is meant to provide future Nanotechnology Engineers not only with a strong technical and scientific background, but also with those contextual and horizontal competences – including communication and leadership skills – which are considered indispensable to operate in an international environment.

For the whole duration of the course, experimental and lab activities will be strongly encouraged: as a result, students will be expected to develop a keen sensitivity for both implementational and applicative problems and challenges.

Throughout the two years programme, all these abilities will be improvedthanks to a stimulating educational offer focused on deepening the following issues: nanofabrication techniques, processes of auto-assembling of nanostructures, surfaces engineering, methods of atomistic modelling of nanostructures, characterization techniques up till nanoscopic scale. Students will be also introduced to techniques and methods of analysis and design of new materials and micro/nanostructured surfaces, multifunctional and intelligent, aimed at the realization of fluid, electric, electronic, electromagnetic, photonic or hybrid nano and micro-mechanic devices, and to the development of flux-based and reagent-based microsystems aimed at the transportation, separation, purification and amplification of cellular and sub-cellular composites, micro-probes and biocompatible materials for the recovering and rehabilitation of tissues and organs.