- The Multi-Scale Technologies Institute promotes interdisciplinary research and the implementation of nanotechnologies and microtechnologies into deployable systems
- Professor John Jaszczak (Physics) and Dean Bruce Seely (Social Sciences/College of Science and Arts) published a chapter, "Developing Nano Education at a Technological University: Science, Technology and Societal Implications of Nanotechnology," in the book "Nanoscale Science and Engineering Education"
The interdisciplinary graduate certificate in nanotechnology aims to
- to deepen students' understanding of technical aspects of nanoscale science, technology and engineering;
- to encourage students to pursue related interdisciplinary course work outside their major;
- to be flexible and allow participation by students in diverse majors; and
- to familiarize students with the real and perceived societal implications of nanotechnology and other emerging technologies, which span from economics to ethics to politics.
Graduate Certificate in Nanotechnology
The graduate certificate in Nanotechnology recognizes advanced study of scientific, technological, and engineering topics in nanotechnology, including aspects of
- micro- to nanoscale fabrication and control, and
- devices, systems and integration.
The certificate also requires study of the societal and ethical implications of emerging technologies.