The Masters in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology teaches you the skills desired by modern industry for scientists and engineers doing research, development and production in nanoscience and nanofabrication. This multidisciplinary programme will complement your background in electronics, materials science, or physics. Prestigious Scottish Funding Council Awards are available to high calibre applicants for this programme.
The group works in the area of materials physics investigating functional and structural materials with benefits as diverse as improved fuel economy in cars and more powerful computers and mobile phones. Their expertise in Nanocharacterisation, Nanomagnetics and Quantum Transport provides insight into atomic scale phenomena. They develop instrumentation techniques and understanding in these areas.
The group's interdisciplinary research programmes are currently concerned with projects investigating the atomistic modelling of the physical, chemical and morphological properties and dynamic behaviour of different types of nano-structures in condensed matter physics, materials science, macro-molecular and colloidal chemistry, molecular solids, nano-technology and bio- and self-replicating systems.
This unique course is focused directly on this interface between the fields of electronics and nanotechnology. It covers the foundations of electronic engineering, from communications systems through to computer engineering, integrated circuit design and micro/nano fabrication. It enables you to understand the principles of electronics and nanotechnology, in particular the principles of the fabrication and design of modern microelectronic products.
You will study key topics from all the core sciences - chemistry, biology, physics, material science and electronics - alongside specialist modules in nanoscience and nanotechnology. At the same time you will experience the fascination of nanotechnology via hands-on practical work with state-of-the-art nanoscience equipment.
Research done by participating members includes the mathematical and numerical modelling of MESFETs and HEMTs in Applied Mathematics, transport in amorphous Si and other disordered materials in Physics and Astronomy, the application of discotic liquid crystals to electronic and optical devices in the SOMS Centre, and FET and HBT modelling, terahertz interband quantum well lasers and electromagnetic field modelling of terahertz integrated waveguide structures in Electronic and Electrical Engineering.