This interdisciplinary master programme in physics, chemistry and biology, equips students with in-depths knowledge in their field of study while they are being immersed in an exceptional research environment: the international scientific community of Grenoble which includes the UJF laboratories, the Grenoble INP, the CEA Grenoble, the CNRS and major research centers such as the synchrotron (ESRF) and the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL).
The Micro & Nanotechnology specialty trains professionals and researchers with a good knowledge of industrial applications of microsystems and nanosciences: characterization, manufacturing & integration.
The scientific projects are centered around the study of the self- assembly of complex supramolecular architectures at surfaces, their nanomanipulation with Scanning Probe Microscopies and their use for the development of prototypes of (supra)molecular nanodevices operating at surfaces.
At IPCMS, the Group of Nonlinear Optics is involved in several studies in Photonics, trying to open new ways for tomorrow's applications. The group is developing and exploring the potentials of spin photonics with the objectives of processing information at 100 GHz and 1 Terabits/square inch.
The main promising applications are forecast in the fields of optical interconnects in CMOS integrated circuits and optical communications, where silicon can provide low cost solutions. Strong potential also exists in the development of silicon nanostructures for biophotonics. Studies in this field have been performed for many years in this group (MINAPHOT). They mainly work on the design, the fabrication of test devices in our cleanroom and the characterization.