Nano-biotechnology is to a considerable degree an interdisciplinary science: It combines physical laws, chemical procedures and biological principles on the nano-scale. That is exactly the goal of the ZFUW with this two-semester online programme. This unique offer in Germany combines the most modern educational devices and makes it possible to acquire high-level scientific knowledge.
The CFN (Center for Functional Nanostructures), located at the University of Karlsruhe (TH) and the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Research Center Karlsruhe), is an interdisciplinary research center dedicated to fundamental and applied research in some of the most fascinating fields in nanotechnology.
The focus of research is to synthesize molecules whose ability to selectively recognize biomolecular targets is improved over that of unmodified biomolecules and to employ this capability to develop new functional entities. DNA-based nanostructuring.
One of CINSaT's main characteristics is the broad interdisciplinary scope, participating disciplines ranging from physics, chemistry, biology and philosophy to mechanical, civil, and electrical engineering, including the Institute of Nanostructure Technology and Analytics (INA). Research of the center is accompanied by an interdisciplinary diploma course of studies Nanostructure and Molecular Science.
Within the Institute, a modern cleanroom up to class 1 exists, enabling the application of various modern nanostructure technologies, for example molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), ion beam deposition (IBD). Different other deposition technologies and etching processes in combination with optical and electron beam lithogrophy provide a key feature for the development of optoelectronic devices and nanosystem applications.
In 2 Jahren, wenn die ersten Bachelor Absolventen in den Nanostrukturwissenschaften zu erwarten sind, also im Wintersemester 2012/13 startet der Studiengang Master of Science Nanostrukturwissenschaften.