Master’s Degree in Nanotechnology Engineering

The Master’s Degree in Nanotechnology Engineering is aimed at providing students with an advanced scientific and professional education, which is necessary to enter the international job market of Nanotechnologies. In order to reach this goal, courses will be taught partially in English. During the two years of the Master, students will develop a range of competences which are supposed to allow them to deal with problems related to 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 course is aimed at the development of advanced tools of research and multiscale design, as well as the technological innovation within the different areas in which nanotechnologies can be applied. The course is primarily focused on the following competences:

  •        Ability to manage and use 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 face problems related to risk and security regarding the use of nanotechnologies.

Moreover, the learning process is meant to provide future Nanotechnology Engineers with the ability to integrate the technical-scientific knowledge with contextual and horizontal competences and soft skills, including those communicative tools which are considered as indispensable to operate in an international environment.

For the whole duration of the course, experimental and laboratorial activities will be offered extensively, so that students can ultimately develop a keen sensitivity for both implementational and applicative problems and challenges.

The abilities described above will be reached thanks 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.