Master's programme in Nanotechnology
Nanotechnology is an exciting field within science and technology related to materials and device structures with characteristic dimensions in the nanometer regime. The labor market in this emerging area is growing significantly, and nanotechnology is penetrating a number of technology sectors.
Nanotechnology at KTH
From a solid foundation in basic materials science, the programme aims to establish an understanding of size-dependent materials, device and system properties, and also how these properties can be tailored by a controlled manipulation of the microstructure down to the atomic or molecular level. Furthermore, it aims to provide a good knowledge of various nano-scale devices as well as their applications and fabrication methods. Special emphasis is paid to the understanding and usage of advanced characterisation methods to assess detailed materials and device properties. The programme is closely linked to the extensive research activities at the KTH Electrum laboratory, a world-leading resource for the education, research and product development related to micro and nanofabrication.
The final term degree project gives students an opportunity to carry out an in-depth study within their specialisation and to demonstrate the skills acquired during their studies. It can be carried out at an academic or industrial institution, needs to be relevant to the main field of study for the MSc degree, and is scheduled for the last term of the programme.
The master's programme in Nanotechnology prepares you for a career in a wide range of areas in materials science, semiconductor, microsystems, and applied physics. Applications related to, for example, the Internet of Things and life sciences offer plenty of interesting job opportunities in high tech companies. The programme focuses on advanced nanoscale characterisation tools, and the unique experience of a state-of-the-art academic cleanroom environment will make you very competitive on the job market. Graduates with a specialisation in nanoscale materials will be well equipped to handle the sustainability challenges of modern society. Nanotechnology is also a major academic research field, and the programme provides a solid foundation for graduate studies at highly ranked universities, including KTH.
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Faculty and research
Due to the cross-disciplinary character of the nanotechnology program, it involves faculty, courses and resources from several schools and research departments at KTH:
- School of Information and Communication Technology: Department of Electronics
- School of Engineering Sciences: Department of Applied Physics
- School of Electrical Engineering: Department of Micro and Nanosystems
- School of Biotechnology: Division of Industrial Biotechnology
Of specific interest for the program is also the Electrum Laboratory which is a world class nanotechnology research facility located I Kista, some 10 km north of the main campus.