MSc Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials


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Program Description

Training of highly qualified specialists capable of working in advanced fields of science and nanoindustry, creating high-tech nano - infrastructures, applying advanced technologies for the design, development and analysis of technological processes, possessing the knowledge and competencies required for work in production in the direction of "nanomaterials and nanotechnology".

Our masters acquire systematic knowledge in a basic course in materials science, based on a solid experimental and theoretical foundation, along with knowledge in elective areas based on the latest scientific achievements. The REC AEiN prepares masters to conduct applied scientific research, the results of which can be applied in the industrial sector. The versatility of training allows a specialist to adapt to almost any profession that involves the use of nanomaterials.

Features of the profession

Nanotechnologists create new materials with a well-defined atomic structure.

The direction of nanotechnology encompasses an interdisciplinary area at the intersection of fundamental and applied areas of science and technology. Recently, this direction has become relevant because nanotechnology is the most profound and directed intervention in the structure of matter today. This is a qualitatively new level of accuracy.

The principle of creating nanomaterials at the level of manipulating individual atoms makes it possible to obtain properties that cannot be achieved by traditional methods, involving chemical reactions involving portions of a substance consisting of billions of atoms.

Important qualities.

The profession of a nanotechnologist presupposes an interest in research work, an analytical mindset.

The duties of a nanotechnologist include:

- development of innovative products from the first stage to the last;

- improvement of finished products;

- development of projects, planning of the process of manufacturing innovative products;

- solving technological problems;

- conducting research in key areas of work and preparing reports on their basis;

- monitoring of world achievements in the research area;

- work on the creation of teaching aids and instructions;

- participation in competitions, writing scientific articles.

Theoretical and practical minimum of training in the magistracy:

The following are allowed to master the program: Specialists with an academic bachelor's degree. The applicant must be prepared for a master's degree, as well as for research activities in physics, chemistry, nanotechnology and interdisciplinary disciplines. The applicant must possess a diverse arsenal of modern research methods, including the use of specialized computer programs to carry out a variety of calculations. In addition, the applicant must possess the following scientific - methodological skills and abilities:

  • to formulate the problem, purpose and objectives of the study
  • choose adequate research methods
  • conduct information - analytical and information - bibliographic work using modern technologies
  • analyze the information collected and explain the results obtained
  • present the results of the work done in the form of reports, abstracts, articles, drawn up in accordance with modern requirements

Prerequisites of the educational program:

  • Mechanics (Physics I)
  • Molecular Physics (Physics I)
  • Fundamentals of Nanotechnology

Academic mobility to foreign universities is provided for undergraduates of REC AEiN.

Students gain knowledge and skills in surface physics, computational, physical, mathematical modeling, materials science, scientific experiment management.

This newest science-intensive direction, based on the study and use of the latest achievements in physics, chemistry, biology, electronics and medicine, already determines the development of science and technology. Experts in micro - and nanotechnologies and materials work in the scientific - research institutes, laboratories and companies, medical - technical, nuclear - physical, chemical - technological profile, develop systems and technologies, including advanced electronics, supervise production, carry out tests and analyze their results, introduce high technology into production.

The use of nanomaterials is promising in nanoelectronics, medicine, biology, space technology, construction and other fields of human activity. But specialists in nanotechnology are especially in demand at enterprises of machine-building, chemical, radio engineering industries.

Some elective disciplines of the program:

  • Introduction to nanotechnology
  • Experimental methods for studying nanomaterials and nanostructures
  • Physical foundations of microelectronics
  • Application of nanodevices in industry
  • Fundamentals of Nanotechnology in Materials Science
  • Nanoelectronics for the nanoindustry
  • Methods for obtaining nanomaterials
  • Computer simulation of nanostructures
  • Methods for the analysis of nanomaterials and nanostructures
  • Nanotechnology and photovoltaics
  • Structure, crystallinity and physical properties of nanofilms
Last updated Aug 2020

About the School

KBTU considers its mission to provide high-quality education for future leaders in business and industry, to promote innovative technologies and research in the most advanced and prospective areas of ... Read More

KBTU considers its mission to provide high-quality education for future leaders in business and industry, to promote innovative technologies and research in the most advanced and prospective areas of science for the benefit of the region and the country as a whole. The strategic vision of the University is to promote the ideals of academic excellence, scientific progress, and national well-being, to maintain the status of an undisputed leader in the field of technical and business education. The major goals and ambitions of the university are the creation of a scientific and educational center with highly qualified scientific and pedagogical potential and a developed modern material and technical base, the development of a dual vocational training, training of highly qualified specialists who have professional and personal competencies with emphasis on financial, power-generating sector, spheres of high and information technologies and the maritime industry. Read less