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INNOVATIVE GRADUATE PROGRAM IN NANOENGINEERING Ajit D. Kelkar and James Ryan Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering North Carolina A&T State University 2901 E Lee St Ste 2200 Greensboro NC 27401 Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering is establishing a new master's degreeprogram in nanoengineering. The program will be highly interdisciplinary, drawing expertise andresources from various disciplines from two universities North Carolina A&T State University andUniversity of North Carolina, Greensboro. Master of Science in Nanoengineering is designed forstudents with strong backgrounds in either engineering or science who seek additionalspecialized education and training to qualify them for positions in the field of nanoengineering ornanotechnology design, research and development, or manufacturing. The proposed Master ofScience in Nanoengineering degree program’s objective is to produce graduates who aretechnically prepared and proficient with the principles and practices of engineering at thenanoscale to harness the unique and enabling aspects of nanoengineered materials, structuresand their characteristics in engineering applications enabling them to directly enter industrial,government and private enterprises in the areas of nanoengineering design, research anddevelopment, manufacturing, or commercialization. This program will directly foster, through itsformal research, education and internship programs, the kind of collaborative relationshipsemphasized in both institutions’ strategic plans, across disciplines and with other institutions. Theproposed program will support many of the current and planned Research Clusters including: (1)Advanced Materials & Nanotechnology (new nanoengineered materials and manufacturingprocesses); (2) Energy and Environment; (3) Biotechnology and Biosciences (new materials &applications of nanoscience in biology, agriculture and medicine); and (4) Computational Scienceand Engineering (computational aspects of nanotechnology) that are key technology areas for thecurrent and future scientific, engineering and technology needs of the nation and the world.The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering’s Master of Science in Nanoengineeringprogram is designed to produce graduates with advanced training on the principles and practicesof engineering at nanoscale to harness the unique and enabling aspects of nanoscale, andnanoengineered materials, structures and their characteristics in engineering applications so thatthey are prepared directly to enter industrial, government and private enterprises in the areas ofnanoengineering design, research and development, commercialization or manufacturing. This isan important need in State of North Carolina In the recent times, the diverse array of disciplines ofengineering, physical and biological sciences; computational science and engineering, andtechnology are converging to form interdisciplinary and emerging nanoengineering andnanotechnology enterprises. The rapidly spawning array of nanoengineered materials andtechniques and their applications in research laboratories globally hold great promise for newnanoscale engineering systems and technologies. Commercial opportunities that could flow fromthe state’s research enterprise in nanoengineering disciplines are particularly bright in the areasof advanced materials and manufacturing, aerospace, medicine and chemistry. In medicine,nanotechnology promises new drug delivery systems, implantable sensors, and new diagnostictools offering real-time results. In materials, nanoscale particles, nano fibers and surfacecoatings offer to lower costs across a wide array of future generation materials for the defenseand automotive applications. This paper will present various aspects of proposed MS program innanoengineering.
Kelkar, A. D., & Ryan, J. G. (2011, June), Innovative Graduate Program in Nanoengineering Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--18176
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