The area of concentration in nanoscale physics prepares students to investigate structures and systems at the interface of classical and quantum physics at nanometer length scales. It provides a hands-on, inter-disciplinary introduction to the cutting-edge science and technologies associated with exploring nanoscale phenomena. This area of concentration is especially well-suited for physics majors with inter-disciplinary career interests in biology, chemistry, and/or engineering.
The Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois offers a degree program, the MSME with Certification in Micro and Nano Systems Engineering. The program is designed to serve students seeking a post-graduate degree and enhanced preparation for a career in the rapidly growing fields of nanotechnology and nanomanufacturing, and more specifically within the sub-discipline of micro-and nano-scale systems engineering.