Nano engineering is the application of engineering principles and functional systems at the nano/atomic scale. It combines the worlds of physics, material science and even cellular level biosciences. Nano engineers work to innovate smaller more efficient products, machines, or medicines to solve some of the world’s largest problems including genetics, sanitation, and power generation. Roles may range from Junior scientist to Materials, bioscience, or software engineer.
Engineers from this concentration may work in industries such as: pharmaceutical, medical device, consumer products, textiles, electronics, transportation/automotive, and defense.
Their work may include: developing next generation power storage (batteries), to developing nanoscale processing techniques in electronic manufacturing, to innovating novel laboratory testing and measuring devices. Nanotechnology engineers frequently model nanoscale systems, to improve efficiency, quality, or efficacy. These improvements could involve pharmaceutical delivery, health devices, security/defense systems, and or manufacturing.
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Last Updated March 18, 2019