The Nanoscience Technology program is a collaborative effort between North Dakota State College of Science and Minnesota State Community and Technical College-Moorhead. Students may enroll and earn a degree through either college.
Located at North Dakota State University, Fargo, in the NDSU Research & Technology Park, CNSE has grown from five to approximately 65 scientists, engineers and support staff since its founding in 2002. More than 80 NDSU students and faculty work with these professionals on research with federal and state agencies, companies, universities and government laboratories. We currently expend about $18 million annually on our research and development programs.
The Materials and Nanotechnology Program at North Dakota State University is an interdisciplinary Graduate Program spanning several Colleges and Centers, but sustained primarily by the College of Science and Mathematics, the College of Engineering and Architecture, and the Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering. Both PhD and Masterís degrees are offered.
The George J. Kostas Nanoscale Technology and Manufacturing Research Center is the primary facility for micro and nanofabrication at Northeastern University. The Kostas facility also serves as the main facility for the new NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN) at Northeastern University, in partnership with the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and the University of New Hampshire.
IGERT Nanomedicine Science and Technology program at Northeastern University is a new integrated doctoral education program in the emerging field of Nanomedicine, created with support from the National Cancer Institute and the National Science Foundation.
Research in Prof. Matteo Rinaldi's lab deals with nicro/nano electromechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS) devices; micro and nano fabrication; MEMS/NEMS sensors for physical, chemical and biological detection; radio frequency (RF) MEMS/NEMS devices and systems; integration of MEMS/NEMS devices with electronics; piezoelectric materials; MEMS/NEMS metamaterials; nanomaterials and nanostructures.
The Level One Certificate in Nanobiotechnology will prepare students to work on the interface between nanotechnology and biotechnology that involves synthesis and fabrication of materials and devices, surface and molecular engineering. The students will complete16 credits in materials and nanotechnology courses and will complete 7 credits specializing in Biotechnology as it applies to nanotechnology.
The Advanced Technical Certificate is designed for the student who wishes to transition into the Nanotechnology field from a traditional science education background. To be admitted to the Advanced Technical Certificate, the student must hold an Associate or Baccalaureate degree with a concentration in a Physical or Natural Science discipline of either Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Engineering. A minimum of 8 credits in Physics coursework including laboratory training is required. The Certificate will prepare students to transition into careers in emerging nanotechnology industries as nanotechnicians in research and development corporations, fabrication, biology/agriculture, medicine, electronics, and material science.