Nanoscience is the most diverse division in Physics at Strathclyde. It reflects the broad range of scientific areas in which nanotechnology (the use of very small objects) will impact upon our future lives.
Electronic Engineering with Nanotechnology offers engineers a firm grounding in conventional electronics, plus the specialist skills at the electronics/physics interface required to work at the forefront of modern nanoscale device fabrication. These programmes enable you to build on a common foundation in electronics by introducing specialist modules from the second year. These modules cover nanoscale electronic devices, optoelectronics, nanofabrication and advanced experimental methods.
The programme's broad theme is the practical implementation of nanoscience and quantum engineering, nanomaterials and nanotechnology. The programme covers the fundamentals behind nanotechnology and moves on to discuss its implementation using nanomaterials - such as graphene - and the use of advanced tools of nanotechnology which allow us to see at the nanoscale, before discussing future trends and applications for energy generation and storage.
You will learn how using quantum and statistical mechanics and thermodynamics of the very small, and arranging atoms and molecules in specific ways, leads to new materials or systems with remarkable functions. You will develop laboratory skills in the university's clean room and your final year project could be conducted in, and supervised by, the York-JEOL Nanocentre.