The study and manipulation of individual atoms and molecules, nanotechnology is science and engineering conducted at the smallest scale.
Since it is concerned with the basic building blocks of everything that exists on Earth, nanotechnology's potential is limitless and revolutionizing nearly every field of science, including biology, physics, medicine, materials, and engineering.
Experts have estimated that nanotechnology’s impact on the global economy is trillions of dollars. Every day, scientists and engineers are finding new ways to make nanomaterials to take advantage of their enhanced properties, such as greater strength, lighter weight, increased absorption, and higher chemical reactivity. Nanoscience and nanotechnology are used in many commercial products, including electronics and computer chips, sunscreen, cosmetics, drugs, automotive parts, sports equipment, and eyeglasses.
Lawrence Technological University's Minor in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology enhances your undergraduate engineering, physics, biology, or chemistry degree by giving you a broader range of skill and knowledge. You'll be more marketable and enjoy more options in your career, research, or further education.
LTU is the first university in the metro Detroit area to offer a comprehensive undergraduate nanoscience and nanotechnology program. Developed and taught by a multidisciplinary team of faculty members from the Colleges of Engineering and Arts and Sciences, the program is available to sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and combines in-depth academic preparation with experiential learning.
This focus on theory and practice, the hallmark of a Lawrence Tech education, gives you ample opportunities to work in laboratories using state-of-the-art equipment. You will have the opportunity to conduct experiments in the near-sterile environment of a clean-room and view nature's tiniest components with Environmental Scanning Electron (magnification up to 500,000x of wet samples), Confocal Fluorescence (3D images), and Atomic Force (3D images up to 1,000,000x) microscopes.
Another benefit is Lawrence Tech’s location at the center of the nation’s #1 region for engineering and technology and one of the world’s most technologically advanced manufacturing hotspots. Your professors have extensive professional experience and many currently work in the field. Co-op programs and industry-sponsored projects also provide contacts with leading companies and combine paid on-the-job experience with classroom studies.
Your 12-credit-hour program consists of four courses:
|1 Core Course||3|
|Introduction to Nanotechnology|
|And three of the following:||9|
|One Core Course:|
|Introduction to Nanotechnology||BME/EME/PSC 3223, Offered every Fall Semester|
|And three of the following:|
|Nano Fabrication||BME/EME/PHY 4623, Offered every two years in Fall Semester|
|Nanoscale Characterization||BME/EME/PHY 4263, Offered every two years in Spring Semester|
|Nanomaterials||BME/EME/CHEM 4023, Offered every two years in Spring Semester|
|Nanomedicine||BME/BIO 4223, Offered every two years in Fall Semester|
For more information, contact Lawrence Tech's Office of Admissions at 800.CALL.LTU or firstname.lastname@example.org. For specific questions about the Minor in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, contact:
Dr. Liping Li
Dr. Mansoor Nasir
Department of Natural Sciences
Nanotechnology is a rapidly growing field and as the number of companies developing new products grows, there is an increasing need for a sophisticated workforce that has been formally educated and trained in this space."
- Stephen Rapundalo, President and CEO, MichBio