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Nanomaterials and Nanophysics

Nanomaterials and Nanophysics

Nanomaterials and Nanophysics

Nanotechnology is all about designing, fabricating and controlling materials and components with dimensions on the nanoscale, i.e. from 1 to 100 nm. During the Master's programme in Nanomaterials and Nanophysics you will learn how nanotechnology can be used in order to develop new optic and electronic components and new materials for use in communications technology, sensor technology or catalysis.

immerse in the special electronic and optical characteristics of nanomaterials

Applying the most advanced nanofabrication technology to materials makes it possible to obtain decisive control over their properties, and thereby construct unique materials and components with new and unexpected properties for applications within energy technology, communication, data storage and processing, (bio)sensors, catalysis or medicine just to mention a few areas.

As an engineer in Nanomaterials and Nanophysics, you get to immerse in the special electronic and optical characteristics of nanomaterials. Moreover, you get insight into the development of nanotools and nanodevices. 

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Key subjects in the programme include:

  • semiconductor physics
  • nanoelectronics
  • optoelectronics
  • nano optics
  • surface physics

The study of nanotechnology is interdisciplinary and requires expertise within physics, chemistry, biotechnology, mathematics, and materials science. Future engineers holding an interdisciplinary education are therefore invaluable in the process of solving the many challenging materials problems present on the nanoscale.



You will study in an innovative, dynamic and challenging environment through a combination of research-based teaching, team-based project work and a high degree of interaction with industrial partners. You will experience state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, including a class 100 clean room holding modern equipment for micro and nanoscale fabrication and characterisation, as well as a new, fully equipped biochemistry lab including a class 1 area and state-of-the-art biophysical investigation equipment.

For further information about laboratoty facilites, please see nanolab.aau.dk

Why choose Aalborg University?

  • You will have access to clean room facilities and high quality laboratories
  • You will conduct problem based project work allowing you to develop your collaboration skills and solve real-life problems with your group members using your academic knowledge
  • You will experience research-based teaching, problem based learning, and a high degree of interaction with industrial partners

Rated for exellence

Aalborg University is rated for excellence in the QS-ranking system. Aalborg University has received five stars certifying the world-class position of the university based on cutting-edge facilities and internationally renowned research and teaching faculty.
Within Engineering and Technology, Aalborg University ranked as number 76 in 2015/2016.

PROBLEM BASED LEARNING (PBL)

Aalborg University is famous for its problem based learning, where you work in a team on a large written assignment often collaborating with an industrial partner. This study method is also called “The Aalborg Model for Problem Based Learning”. The method is highly recognised internationally, and the university is host to a succesful UNESCO chair in Problem Based Learning in Engineering Education and a Centre for PBL and Sustainability approved by UNESCO.

The problem based project work at Aalborg University gives you a unique opportunity to acquire new knowledge and competences at a high academic level in an independent manner. You get to apply theory to practice when you work to solve real-life problems, and you will be well-prepared for your future career.

 

Facts About the Programme

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English

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Admission Requirements

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Study Method at AAU - Problem Based Learning

Study Method at AAU - Problem Based Learning

The study method at AAU is called Problem Based Learning (PBL). Together with your fellow students you will work with real life problems by way of problem based project work.
 

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