Nanotechnology is an emerging field that brings together elements from traditional disciplines, such as applied physics, chemistry, electrical engineering and biology. At the nanoscale, which covers structures that range from 1 to 100 nanometres, the physical and chemical properties of materials undergo quantitative and qualitative changes. The multidisciplinary research field of nanotechnology focuses on these changes with a view to designing and developing functional materials, structures, devices and systems.
Nanomaterials offer an inexpensive and readily available resource with the potential to improve our lives in many ways. Think, for example of solar cells, energy innovations,or nanomedicine breakthroughs in medical diagnosis (e.g. lab-on-a-chip).
The master's programme in nanotechnology at the University of Twente Like the research generally carried out in this field, our Master’s programme in Nanotechnology is multidisciplinary. On the one hand, it will offer you the chance to explore different research areas within the wider field of Nanotechnology. On the other, you will be able to specialize in a specific research field of your choice, such as bionanotechnology and nanochemistry, nanophysics or nanosystems and -devices.
The programme has a strong focus on the fabrication (bottom-up and top-down) and characterization of nanomaterials and on the design of nanodevices. During the programme you will be able to specialize in one of three profiles: Solid State Matter, (Bio)Molecular Matter and Soft Matter combined with Systems. You will also be able to choose from a wide range of specialized, elective courses in the fields of physics, chemistry, electrical and biomedical engineering. You will carry out your own design project at one of our renowned research groups. The programme has a strong research component. This combination will give you the perfect preparation for a career as a researcher.