Research includes synthesis and characterisation of materials for electronic uses, and the design and analysis of semiconductor devices, emphasizing the compatibility with electronic technology, the development and validation of micro and nanotechnologies, and the applications in the field of renewable energies. It also extends to the design of sensors, actuators and microsystems.
The course objectives are to provide appropriate scientific, technological and socio-economic training enabling the student to conduct research / innovation tasks in microelectronics and nanoelectronics.
This Master constitutes an ambitious interuniversitary action that involves Lecturers, Professors and Researchers from groups with a significant activity in the fields of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. This involves four of the main Universities in Catalonia (including two of the main Research and Technological Universities in Spain, located in Barcelona) and research institutes in the areas of Barcelona and Tarragona (including Institutes integrated in the Spanish Superior Research Council (CSIC)), under the coordination of the University of Barcelona.
The group performs interdisciplinary research on complex, spatially extended systems, using experimental and theoretical methodologies common to Physical Chemistry, Statistical Mechanics, and Nonlinear Science. The range of considered systems include, among others, Nonlinear Chemical Reactions, Electrochemical processes, Complex fluids and Self-assembling condensed matter, with emphasis on biological applications and new materials. The group's experimental research is integrated in the Institute for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at the University of Barcelona.
Main fields of research: Spin-based electronics (spintronics); Magnetic nanostructures: multilayered and super-networks, nanowires, nanoparticles, nanocontacts, nanophases and self-organized mesophases; Nanometric matrices and molecular materials; Nanobioengineering and biomedical applications
This official Master from Zaragoza University (Spain) has a duration of 18 months and comprises 75 ECTS credits. The course is suitable for graduates with science, engineering, medicine or related degrees keen to develop careers at the forefront of nanoscience and nanotechnology. The course is multidisciplinary and aims to provide students with fundamental knowledge, practical experience, and skills in the fabrication and characterization of nanostructured materials and devices with applications in key areas of nanochemistry, nanophysics, and nanobiomedicine.
The common thread linking the group's research areas is the use of nanoporous interfaces, in a multiplicity of shapes and textures. The group is interested in methods that allow them to develop and control porous structures, and to deploy these structures on a variety of surfaces and environments; they also try to find applications in which nanoporous structures can be employed to modify the performance of different types of devices.
The Valencia Nanophotonics Technology Center (NTC) is a research center whose mission is to exert the leadership in Europe in the micro/nanofabrication of structures on silicon, as a key support for the development of nanotechnology and nanoscience, specially towards their applications in photonics: in the areas of optical fiber networks and systems, biophotonics, defence, security, photonic computation, etc.