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Nanotechnology Engineering

Nanotechnology engineering covers the investigation of phenomena and alteration of material properties at atomic, molecular or macromolecular level, where their properties can have a substantial difference when compared to macroscale. It is development, evaluation, fabrication and application of structures, devices and systems, all whilst controlling their nanoscale shape and dimensions.

Therefore, it is possible to develop materials with unique properties by manipulating the structure and composition at the atomic level, thus solving many global problems. The progress of many areas of science and technology is directly dependent on further application of nanotechnology and nanomaterials. Nanomaterials can be applied in a wide variety of areas, e.g. health and medicine, food and transportation, information and communication technology, energy and environmental research as well as everyday life (nanoparticle dyes; fuel cells; displays; catalytic materials, carbon nanofiber composites for mechanical applications, lubricants, magnetic materials, medical implants, nanomembranes for water purification, etc.).

Study subjects

Nanoscience: Design, Deposition and Analysis of Nanomaterials (T150M221)
Main thin film and nanostructure vacuum and plasma deposition methods are acquired. Practical knowledge on deposition adn investigations of the nanostructures is acquired. Students will be able to apply investigation methods for study of the chemical composition, structure and electrical as well as photoelectrical properties of the nanostructures.
Optical Technologies and Spectroscopy (T165M001)
The working principles of continuous wave and ultrashort pulsed laser and its application for micro- and nanostructures and devices formation is acquired. Students will be able to choose spectroscopic method for analysis of different nanostructures, to obtain and interpret results.
Clean Room Technologies (T150M222)
Theoretical knowledge on modern clean room technologies acquiring the practical skills to carry out operations of micro- and nanotechnology in strictly controlled environment will be assimilated. After completion of course students will be able to perform operations of micro- and nanotechnology (thin film vacuum deposition, optical, electron beam, nanoimprint lithography, plasma chemical etching, ion beam sputtering, etc.) to create very small objects. The students will be taught to work independently with the selected equipment (the certificate will be issued). The students will gain experience in preparation of research paper.