Materials and Nanotechnology, Master

Job and career

Job and career

Nanotechnology operates on the interfaces of traditional scientific areas. It has already contributed substantially to the understanding of interdisciplinary phenomena within science and engineering. Therefore, it is rapidly gaining ground in the traditional engineering areas such as material science, electronics, energy, and technology in general. With a Master’s degree in Nanotechnology, you can enter any of these engineering fields and contribute with new knowledge and methods as well as look at different ideas from a new perspective, which can help to develop new products.

As a graduate in Nanomaterials and Nanophysics, you have extensive knowledge of for example:

  • Solid state physics
  • Optics
  • Semiconductor physics
  • Surfaces and interfaces
  • Properties of materials and components on the nanoscale
  • Polymer and composite materials
  • Nanoelectronics

Furthermore, you are able to understand and reflect on theory, methods and experiments within the mentioned areas.

Problem based learning and working in groups during your study programme will give you many useful skills that make you an attractive candidate on the job market. You know how to approach a problem and solve it in collaboration with other people, which is often how things are done in the “real world”.

Your work tasks may include:

  • Developing components and new materials for e.g. bandages and prosthetic devices
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Developing apparatus, methods, components and materials for optical and electronic communication and data storage
  • Developing and improving fuels, materials and systems for e.g. solar power cells or energy storage
  • Developing and improving solar power cells and measuring equipment
  • Counselling
  • Instructing others on the use and safety of materials, nano production or micro analysis
  • Laser systems for e.g. laboratory equipment and televisions
  • Surface coating
  • Microchip technology
  • Developing and improving laboratory equipment
  • Theoretical and applicable mathematics and physics
  • Finances – developing algorithms for analysing the market
  • Characterising, modelling and visualising nanostructures, molecules and atoms
  • Scientific research
  • Teaching

Examples of businesses that can employ you:

  • Oticon
  • Grundfoss
  • COWI
  • Coloplast
  • Foss
  • Siemens
  • Vestas
  • Netcompany
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Businesses that work with communication technology
  • Businesses in the energy sector
  • Environmental businesses
  • Consulting companies
  • Companies that work with software and hardware
  • Hospitals
  • Universities


Career counselling at AAU

AAU Career provides guidance on your career. While studying at AAU, you can participate in career seminars and job related events. You can also book a career counselling session and talk about, for example:

  • Application and cv
  • Finding an internship or a student job
  • Competencies – both academic and personal
  • Tools to help you clarify your ideas about your future career
  • How to get started on your job search before graduation


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