PennState's Center for Nanoscale Science was established as an NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center to carry out interdiciplinary and eductaional outreach in the areas of Molecular nanofabrication, Biomolecular Motors, and Collective Phenomena in Restricted Geometries
The Penn State BioNEMS group, led by Prof. Tony Jun Huang, is a multidisciplinary research team that explores nanoscience and nanotechnology at the interface of physics, materials, engineering and biology (Fig.1). Their mission is to 1) understand the physical laws that govern material properties as they scale from molecular to nano to micro to meso to macro, 2) explore hierarchical nanomanufacturing techniques for the generation of micro/nano structures with controllable molecular architectures and functionality, and 3) develop micro/nano devices to benefit medical diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
The mission of the Center for Two Dimensional and Layered Materials is to conduct leading international and multidisciplinary research on 2D layered materials aiming at finding new phenomena and applications, that could be transformed into high impact products. The center offers a unique, vertically integrated research education to graduate and undergraduate students, with extremely valuable components including state-of-the-art infrastructure, and research environment.
The Mallouk group at PennState takes a building block or 'Lego' approach to the synthesis of interesting inorganic materials from the bottom up. Some of this research is very fundamental in nature and is designed to learn the rules of assembly of objects on the nanometer and micron length scales.
The Nanotechnology minor is designed to help prepare students from diverse disciplines for careers in a broad range of industries innovating with nanotechnology. The minor builds on the singular strengths of Penn State's nanofabrication facilities including its class 1 and class 10 clean rooms, its faculty, and existing academic programs. The minor provides students with fundamental knowledge and skills in simulation, design, modeling, syntheses, characterization, properties, processing, manufacturing, and applications at the nano scale.
The Center's primary interest is in bionanotechnology, with a special focus on nanobiochips, nanosystems for drug delivery, single biomolecule engineering, nanobiofactories, bioNEMS, and fundamentals for bionanotechnology.
The CSS was established in 1997 to develop new supramolecular assemblies with desired structures, properties and functions by utilizing the principles of molecular recognition and self assembly. Emphasis is placed on the supramolecular systems that can provide the operating principles of molecular switch, molecular memory, and sensor.
Il laureato in Ingegneria Ingegneria dei Materiali e delle Nanotecnologie consegue il titolo di studio di laureato di primo livello (ingegnere junior) nella classe dell'Ingegneria Industriale. Egli può esercitare la libera professione, previo esame di Stato e iscrizione alla Sezione B dell'Albo dell'Ordine degli Ingegneri della Provincia di residenza.
Il principale obiettivo formativo di questo corso di laurea magistrale è quello di formare un ingegnere che sia in grado di 'produrre' innovazione sia in ambito industriale che nella ricerca di base e che sia altamente competitivo nel mercato globale, con particolare riferimento ai settori delle tecnologie fisiche e ottiche, delle nanotecnologie e della fotonica. L'ingegnere fisico si può rivolgere a tutti i settori dove vengono sviluppati sistemi tecnologici avanzati: laser, fotonica, tecnologia dei materiali, ottica biomedica, etc.
This Master of Science programme is taught entirely in English to stimulate the student in acquiring greater familiarity with the terminology used internationally. The objective of the programme is to prepare a professional figure expert in materials and in the design of processes and manufactured goods. Within the scope of the study plan a number of specific specialisations are foreseen: Surface Treatements Engineering; Polymer and Composite Engineering; Nanotechnologies; Materials Design.
The aim of this course is to develop a professional as requested by industries with advanced technologies. A graduate in micro and nanotechnologies can develop methods and products to increase know-how and competitiveness of European industries with advanced technologies, especially in the information technologies field.