Aims of the programme:
- Extend your knowledge of the underpinning science and enabling technologies involved in nanoscience/nanofabrication.
- Acquire in-depth knowledge in selected areas of the design, fabrication and evaluation of micro and nano-scale devices and systems.
- Develop an awareness of a diverse range of nanoscience and nanotechnology application areas through the medium of seminars delivered by national and international leaders in the field.
- Develop generic problem solving and team working skills in an interdisciplinary environment.
- Engage in the planning, execution and written/oral presentation of a substantial, research project.
- To allow you to participate effectively in a variety of industrial and/or research environments.
By successfully completing this degree you should be able to:
- Use key nanofabrication tools to perform lithography, etch, and deposition.
- Design masks and process flows to carry out useful multistep nanofabrication processes.
- Calculate predicted characteristics of fundamental devices, based on their structures.
- Use a range of parameter measurement equipment.
- Demonstrate safe handling of nanofabrication materials and equipment.
In addition depending on the electives you chose, you should be able to:
- Design a range of active and passive VLSI components in the micro and nanoscale.
- Characterise VLSI systems with nanoscale components.
- Analyse nanoscale structures using selected techniques in microscopy
- Predict the behaviour of cells on semiconductor materials, culture standard cell lines, and evaluate quantitatively a range on industrially important biosensors.