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CSMT Announcements: Nanoscience Certificate Program Graduates the First Cohort of Students

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Nanoscience Certificate Program Graduates the First Cohort of Students

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Marla Zavala, Diego Castilleja, Rodolfo Burnias, Tyler Trevino, Glenn Grissom and Kelly Reyna are successful graduates of the first nanoscience certificate program. The new Certificate Program in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology was approved in Spring 2012 and classes were offered in the subsequent Fall and Spring. The National Science Foundation awarded $210K to the University of Texas at Brownsville for support of a new project, entitled "Development of the Nanoscale Engineering Concentration (NEC) at the University of Texas at Brownsville." 



The interdisciplinary project is under the direction of Karen Martirosyan, Ahmed Touhami and Malik Rakhmanov (Physics and Astronomy), Nazmul Islam (Engineering Physics) and Tarek Trad (Chemistry). The students from physics, chemistry, biology, biomedical and engineering physics participated in the program.  The mission of the Certificate Program in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology is to educate students in the first principles and basic fundamentals of design, analysis, fabrication, testing, characterization and evaluation of nanoscale devices and nanosystems. The Program includes seven following undergraduate upper level courses:

  • “Introduction to Nanoscience” PHYS 3301
  • “Engineering of Nanomaterials” ENGR 3312
  • “Nanofabrication and Nanoelectronics” PHYS 4311
  • “Introduction to Bio-Nanotechnology” PHYS 4301
  • “Environmental Nanotechnology” ENVR 4303
  • “Nano Optics” PHYS 4302
  • “Capstone Design” PHYS 4303

As one of the requirements for the Nanoscience Concentration Program, students must complete 12 credit hours to be awarded Certificate. The offered courses exposed students to the nanotechnology areas as part of broader approach to integrate nanoscale education in UTB’s undergraduate programs. This option prepared our students to the emerging market of nanotechnology research and industry by providing basic scientific and research skills.

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Created at 3/7/2014 11:03 AM by Nicholas Guajardo
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