Nanotechnology education


Nanotechnology education

Nanotechnology education is being offered by more and more universities around the world.[1] The first program involving nanotechnology was offered by the University of Toronto's Engineering Science program, where nanotechnology could be taken as an option. Generally, nanotechnology education involves a multidisciplinary natural science education with courses in nanotechnology, physics, chemistry, math and molecular biology.

Here is a list of universities offering nanotechnology education, and the degrees offered in nanotechnology, Bachelor of Science in Nanotechnology, Master of Science in Nanotechnology, and PhD in Nanotechnology. This list is not complete.

Contents

Latin America

Brazil

  • Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, UFRGS - Bachelor[2]
  • Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, UFRJ - Bachelor, Masters, PhD[3]
  • Universidade Federal do ABC - Masters, PhD[4]
  • Centro Universitário Franciscano, UNIFRA - Masters[5]
  • Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro - Bachelor, Masters, PhD[6]

México

  • Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica, Optica y Electronica (INAOE) - MSc and PhD[7]
  • Centro de Investigación en Materiales Avanzados (CIMAV) - MSc and PhD in Nanotechnology[8]
  • Instituto Potosino de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica (IPICyT) - MSc and PhD in Nanotechnology[9]
  • Centro de Investigación en Química Aplicada (CIQA) - MSc and PhD in Nanotechnology[10]
  • Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados (CINVESTAV) - PhD in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology[11]
  • Universidad Politécnica del Valle de México (UPVM) - Bachelor in Nanotechnology Engineering[12]
  • Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP)- Bachelor (Nanotechnology and Molecular Engineering)[13]
  • Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO)- Bachelor [14]
  • Universidad de La Ciénega de Michoacán de Ocampo (UCMO)- Bachelor in Nanotechnology Engineering[15]
  • Instituto Tecnologico de Tijuana (ITT) - Bachelor (Nanotechnology Engineering)[16]
  • Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro (UAQ) - Bachelor in Nanotechnology Engineering[17]
  • Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (UABC) - Bachelor in Nanotechnology Engineering[18]
  • Universidad Veracruzana (UV) - Master of Science in Micro and Nanosystems[19]
  • Instituto Mexicano del Petróleo (IMP) - MSc & PhD. in Materials and Nanostructures[20]
  • Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) at Mexico City, University City (UNAM) - MSc & PhD. in Materials approach to nanoscience and nanotechnology[21]
  • Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) at Ensenada, Baja California (UNAM) - Bachelor in Nanotechnology Engineering][22]
  • Another Universities and Institutes in Mexico[23][24][25][26][27][28][29]

Europe

A list of the Masters programs is kept by the UK based Institute of Nanotechnology in their Nano, Enabling, and Advanced Technologies (NEAT) Post-graduate Course Directory.[30]

Joint Programmes

  • Chalmers.se, Frontiers Joint Curriculum - Masters
  • EMM-NANO.org, Erasmus Mundus Master Nanoscience and Nanotechnology - Masters
  • Master-Nanotech.com, International Master in Nanotechnology - International Master

Belgium

Czech Republic

Denmark

France

Germany

Greece

Italy

Netherlands

Norway

Poland

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

United Kingdom

Turkey

United States

NanoCenter.umd.edu

  • University of Wisconsin - Stout - B.S. in Nanotechnology and Nanoscience
  • University of Wisconsin - Platteville - Minor in Microsystems & Nanotechnology
  • University of Pennsylvania- Master's of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.)[27], Undergraduate Minor[28], Graduate Certificate [29] in Nanotechnology.
  • Boston University -- Minor in Nanotechnology Engineering. [30]
  • Nano Institute of Utah -- Nanomedicine and Nanobiosensors. [nano.utah.edu]

Australia

New South Wales

Queensland

South Australia

Victoria

Western Australia

New Zealand

Canada

Asia

India

Important:

   AICTE, New Delhi has added B.Tech. & M.Tech. Nanotechnology courses in the list of approved courses in the academic year 2011-12

Israel

  • the Weizmann Institute of Science - has a research group in the Department of Science Teaching that build programs for introduction high school teachers and students to Nanotechnology.[51][52]
  • Technion- Masters, PhD - also as an international program. Multidisciplinary advanced degrees are customized under the auspices of Technion's Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute (RBNI).


Hong Kong

Singapore

Thailand

Malaysia

Japan

Africa

Egypt

Nanotechnology in Schools

In addition to several tertiary programs, nanotechnology is being taught as part of science studies at high schools. The Journal of Nanoeducation provides articles on K-12 initiatives.

in2nano is a high school outreach program in Egypt aiming to increase scientific literacy and prepare students for the sweeping changes of nanotechnology.
Latrobe.edu.au, "in2nanotech", a high school outreach program from La Trobe University where students go on a roadshow to increase awareness of nanotechnology to students.

References and footnotes

  1. ^ Aldrin E. Sweeney (2008) Developing a viable knowledge base in nanoscale science and engineering, Nanoscale science and engineering education (eds. A. E. Sweeney and S. Seal, American Scientific, Stevenson Ranch CA) pp. 1-35, ISBN 978-1-58883-085-3
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  6. ^ PUC-RIO.br
  7. ^ [3]
  8. ^ [4]
  9. ^ [5]
  10. ^ [6]
  11. ^ [7]
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  14. ^ [10]
  15. ^ [11]
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  18. ^ [14]
  19. ^ [15]
  20. ^ [16]
  21. ^ [17]
  22. ^ [www.cnyn.unam.mx]
  23. ^ [Barrañón, A.; Juanico, A. 2010. Major Issues in Designing an Undergraduate Program in Nanotechnology: The Mexican Case. Transactions on Mathematics, Issue 4, Volume 9, April 2010, pp. 264-274]
  24. ^ [Barrañón, A., Juanico A. Designing a Bachelor in Nanotechnology Engineering at Mexico, Recent Advances in Applied Mathematics, 2010, pp. 234-238]
  25. ^ [A. Barrañón, A. Juanico, Mexican Design of a Degree in Nanotechnology, Proceedings of 7th International Topical Meeting on Nanostructures Materials and Nanotechnology, May, 2010, Centro de Investigaciones en Óptica, A.C., León, Gto., México]
  26. ^ [José Bernal, Antonio Juanico, Current status of nanotechnology in México, Proceeding of 3rd WSEAS international conference on nanotechnology, Stevens Point, Wisconsin]
  27. ^ Nanotechnology education#Mexico
  28. ^ [Armando Barrañón, A. Juanico, C. Camacho, Designing a Bachelor in Nanotechnology Engineering at Mexico, Recent Advances in Applied Mathematics, 1, 1790-2769, January, 2010]
  29. ^ [18]
  30. ^ nano.org.uk/neat
  31. ^ KUleuven.be
  32. ^ Uni-duisburg-essen.de
  33. ^ Nano.tf.uni-erlangen.de
  34. ^ [19]
  35. ^ NTUA.gr
  36. ^ LTH.se
  37. ^ NCCR-nano.org
  38. ^ nprl.bham.ac.uk
  39. ^ Cranfield.ac.uk
  40. ^ OX.ac.uk, (Online Course by distance learning)
  41. ^ [20] Masters
  42. ^ [21]
  43. ^ Nano.washington.edu
  44. ^ VCU.edu
  45. ^ [22]
  46. ^ [23]
  47. ^ [24]
  48. ^ Rice.edu, Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology (CBEN),
  49. ^ Stevens Nanotechnology Graduate Program[25]
  50. ^ St Helena Secondary College StHelena.vic.edu.au
  51. ^ Blonder, R. (2011). The Story of Nanomaterials in Modern Technology: An Advanced Course for Chemistry Teachers. Journal of Chemical Education, 88(1), 49-52. doi: 10.1021/ed100614f
  52. ^ Blonder, R. (2010). The influence of a teaching model in nanotechnology on chemistry teachers' knowledge and their teaching attitudes. Journal of Nano Education, 2, 67-75. doi: 10.1166/jne.2010.1004
  53. ^ NanoProgram.ust.hk
  54. ^ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multimedia_University
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  56. ^ www.nano.nileu.edu.eg
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