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Nanoscience is an interdisciplinary subject spanning physics, chemistry and biochemistry, materials, electrical and biomedical engineering. It concerns the properties of atomic and molecular assemblies (composed of tens, hundreds or thousands of atoms) under an extraordinarily wide range of conditions and geometries, and areas of application.
The Professional Science Master's (PSM) in Nanoscience degree program consists of interdisciplinary courses that provide a knowledge base required for full appreciation of research and innovation in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Students may choose courses in physics, chemistry and biochemistry, materials science, engineering, biotechnology and intellectual property and innovation.
Commercial innovation is particularly emphasized throughout the program, including applications in Semiconductor Electronics and Optoelectronics, Energy and Nanomaterials, Sensors, Nanomedicine and Healthcare. Three flexibly designed Program Options are outlined for Current Students and Applicants (Future Students) to facilitate the selection of career development by the participating students.
Throughout the program, students engage with faculty, workplace advisors and peers in a variety of disciplines related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Visiting speakers and industry leaders interact with and enhance the program through their involvement in the Professional & Business Development Seminar (NAN 591), or Professional Seminar as a shorter name. This interactive class plays a key role in fostering team environment, learning and practicing leadership skills, and developing professionalism.
The PSM in Nanoscience program may be completed on either a full-time 12-month track or a part-time 24-month track. This intensive learning experience requires an Applied Project instead of a traditional thesis and takes place in an immersive, professional atmosphere. Over the last few years, we have launched three new 4+1 (Accelerated Degree) programs, geared towards ASU students in Physics, Materials Science & Engineering, and Chemistry.
Explore this site to find about our PSM in Nanoscience program at ASU, our Courses, our Faculty, our Current Students and Alumni. We will look forward to your application or questions.
At the most recent Capstone Conference, Fall 2013 Graduating students Aruna and Diana discuss their neighboring posters, while current student Lily pauses her snack to look at the camera.