Graduate-level nanotechnology programs offer an intensive academic curriculum and research experiences to prepare students for careers in the field.
NC State's nanotechnology courses for undergraduate and graduate students span many colleges and departments, including engineering, chemistry, physics, education, management, agriculture, social sciences, and veterinary medicine.
Nanoscale Electronic and Energy Materials (NEEM) GAANN Program
In July 2009, NC State was awarded fellowship slots from the U.S. Department of Education's Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Program. The goal of this program is to prepare graduate students to engage in innovative research and teaching careers in the field of Nanoscale Electronic and Energy Materials. NEEM GAANN Fellows receive Ph.D.s in one of the five contributing disciplines: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Chemistry, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, and Physics.
For more information, view the NEEM GAANN Program web page. Questions can be directed to Dr. David Shafer, Assistant Dean for Outreach and Diversity in the Graduate School, or NEEM GAANN Co-Director Dr. Gregory Parsons, Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering.
Proposed MS Degree in Nanoengineering
The NC State College of Engineering is developing a MS Degree in Nanoengineering to be offered through the Engineering Online Network. The degree, which is also part of the NC State-India Initiative, will cover key nanoengineering components: advanced synthesis and processing; nanoscale characterization and unique properties of nanomaterials; simulation and modeling; and nanoscale devices and systems. The curriculum will include a set of basic courses with electives, leading to specialization in the following areas:
- Nanomaterials Science and Engineering
- Nanoelectronics and Nanophotonics
- Nanobiomedical Engineering
For more information on this effort, contact Dr. Jay Narayan, John C. Fan Distinguished Chair Professor of Material Science Engineering.
Creating Opportunity through Education
The NC State Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) is part of the North Carolina Alliance to create Opportunity through Education (OPT-ED). Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) AGEP program, OPT-ED seeks to increase in a meaningful way the number of students from underrepresented groups receiving doctoral degrees and entering the professoriate in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and social science disciplines.