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Nano Technology

What is this technology?:

Nanotechnology is science, engineering, and technology conducted at the nanoscale, which is about 1 to 100 nanometers.A nanometer is one-billionth of a meter. Nanoscience and nanotechnology can be used across all the other science fields, such as chemistry, biology, physics, materials science, and engineering.(Definition from http://www.nano.gov/)

As the application of this technology in our daily lives is growing so the opportunities for careers in this field are expanding rapidly.

To learn more, you can check sources like YouTube or Wikipedia. We’ve found one such interesting video that explains what is this technology about. Here’s the link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOqEk440JZ8

 

Education and Skills:Nanotechnology is an interdisciplinary field mainly dealing with Science and Engineering. Good foundation in either of these fields can help you gain entry into the Nano Technology field. Not every role will require a Ph.D. Even a high school diploma with relevant certification may help someone fetch a job in this field as technicians or other related roles. People with high school diplomas, a dree, post graduate education or Ph.Ds all are going to contribute to the growth of this field.

Careers:Since this is an evolving field, new roles are likely to emerge in the next 5 to 10 years. But the careers in this field are likely to range from Nanotechnology technicians to engineers to scientists to entrepreneurs and many more related fields.

A Few Companies that are in this Area:

Company Name Sample products Main focus website
Nanotech ultra-precision machining systems Diamond Tuning,Micro-Grinding,Micro-Milling & Glass Press Molding Nanotech
zyvextech aerospace, automotive, marine, industrial and sporting equipment industries Nano-engineered materials Zyvextech

What kind of Jobs are available in this field?:

Here’re a few sample jobs to give an idea about the kind of the skills needed and the roles in Nanotechnology.

Job Role Job Description Education Requirements Other Skills Source
Medical Scientists Medical scientists and technicians plan to use nanotechnology for various patient treatments, such as delivering potential cures or repairing cellular damage. Medical degree, Ph.D., or both Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. MedicalNewsToday
Food Scientists and Technologists Professionals in the food science industry plan to apply nanotechnology throughout the stages of food production, processing and quality control. Bachelor’s or graduate degree FST Journal
Electrical Engineers Engineers utilize nanotechnology for many purposes, such as designing computer components, creating explosive-resistant materials and building microscopic sensors. Bachelor’s degree Need practical scientific skills and an eye for detail. wyzant

What kind of courses and degrees or certifications I can do to enter this field?:

Sample courses and certifications and degrees in Nano Technology are given below to get an idea.
Category Description Institute/Organization Website
Course The programme at the Amity Institute of Nanotechnology comprises of conceptual knowledge of nanoscience and nanotechnology Amity Institute of Nanotechnology Amity Edu
Certificate Nanotechnology certificate Harvard Extension School Nano Technology Certificate
Degree or Diploma B.S., M.S. Microelectronic Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology RIT Edu

Professional Associations or Organizations:

Here’re a few associations or organization that you can join to network with other professionals in NanoTechnoloy.

Association Description Website
NIA Nanotechnology Industries Association NIA
IAN International Association of Nanotechnology IAN
ANNA Asian Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Association ANNA
ENNA European Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Association ENNA

Resources:

Here’s a few resources to learn more about Nano Technology and the applications of the same.

Resource Description Link
Demo Video Invisibility cloaks, bulletproof suits and cancer cures, we enter the minuscule world of nanotechnology with these 10 awesome facts. Demo Video
Article An article by National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Networkcompany describing the new product line Article
Link to an image Product or technology description in images Link to an image
Tool or a method Techniques and tools used in Nanotechnology span from traditional methods to using new technological advances in the field. Tool or a method
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