Nanotechnology refers to research and technology development at the atomic, molecular or macromolecular levels, in the length scale of approximately 1-100 nanometer range. Nanotechnology represents the forefront of transformational research and serves as a growth engine for R&D for decades to come. Market demand for professionals with advanced degree training relevant to nanotechnology includes diverse sectors of the economy such as electronics, healthcare, photonics, the environment, transportation, communication, quantum computing, financial engineering, and national security.

Nanotechnology Graduate Program Concentration

The nanotechnology concentration enables a vibrant interdisciplinary environment that provides stimulating and cross-fertilizing educational training in nanotechnology to contribute to the Institute’s research excellence in related frontiers while preserving strong disciplinary fundamentals. The mission of programs with a concentration in nanotechnology is to equip Stevens’ graduate students with the interdisciplinary intellectual capacity necessary to compete and excel in the ever expanding world of nanotechnology. The concentration option is jointly administered within the four founding academic departments that bridge multiple disciplines and address the increasingly cross-cutting nature of nanotechnology research:

Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME)
Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science (CEMS)
Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)
Department of Physics (PHY)

Participation in the nanotechnology concentration leads to Masters of Science, Masters of Engineering, and Doctor of Philosophy in the respective disciplines with a designated nanotechnology concentration.