Nanotechnology is science, engineering, and technology conducted at the nanoscale, which is about 1 to 100 nanometers.The field of nanotechnology has generated a great deal of interest primarily because in nano size–scaled, materials have numerous new and innate properties. These size–dependent properties include new phase transition behavior, peculiar thermal and mechanical properties, interesting surface activity and reactivity (catalysis) and unusual optical, electrical and magnetic characteristics. Nanotechnology has significant impact on many technology and industry sectors such as energy, electrical industries, environmental sciences, medicine, chemical products, defence industries, agriculture, food safety, and transportation, among many others. Material science and nanotechnology is a broad-based discipline concerned with the synthesis of new materials and development of novel devices. Therefore, scientists in universities and companies around the world are working on production, modification, characterization, and modeling & simulation of nanomaterials to make new products and applications.
- Environmental purification
- Medicine and health
- Information and electronic technologies
- Advanced materials
- Chemical, oil and gas industries
- Construction materials and household products
- Sporting goods and recreation
- Carbon technologies
Domestic and industrial applications of carbon based nanomaterials.
The job opportunities for Materials Scientists and Nanotechnology Engineers are rapidly expanding due to the growing influence of this research field on numerous features of our daily lives. Since, materials science and nanotechnology engineering is a multidisciplinary field of research, it opens opportunities in research institutes and industries, and provides students with the knowledge and skills required for fabrication and processing of materials, particularly in nano scales. Therefore, the corresponding scientists and engineers will be able to get career opportunities in diverse areas such as:
- Electronics/semiconductor industries
- Materials science including textiles, polymers, packaging, among others
- Auto and aerospace industries
- Medical fields and pharmaceuticals
- Water and wastewater treatment plants
- Environmental monitoring, control, and remediation
- Food science including quality control and packaging
- University and federal lab research
- Military and national security
- Energy capture and storage
- And many more areas
The department of Materials Science and Nanotechnology Engineering has core strengths in the areas of bioengineering, manufacturing, advanced structures and materials, and … in the nanoscale systems. materials scientists and nanotechnology engineers are working on discovering the changes in the properties of the materials when their dimensions reduce to 1-100 nanometers. They utilize this information to manufacture and fabricate new materials with favorable properties. Accordingly, one of the department’s greatest strengths is the combination of fundamental materials information with practical applications using state-of-the-art facilities.
Aims and Goals
The aims of Materials Science and Nanotechnology Engineering programme are to:
- Educate skilled scientists with the essential analytical/quantitative skills and information to carry out research projects and find solutions to overcome the global, economic, environmental, and societal problems;
- Educate skilled scientists to design innovative systems, components, or processes with the help of energetic leadership, professional scientists and multidisciplinary communication;
- Train students and researchers to: work and communicate effectively in multidisciplinary teams, be able to recognize and solve engineering problems using methods, skills, and advanced tools required, understand the professional and ethical responsibility and recognize the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.