Nanoscience and nanotechnology have been referred to as the Industrial Revolution of the 21st century. Nanoscience refers to the scientific phenomena that occur at sizes around a nanometer, which is one billionth of a meter. An example of scale is the walls of cells, which are five nanometers thick. Demand for graduates in nanotechnology has been increasing steadily, but currently, only a few universities offer degree programs. UNM's interdisciplinary Nanoscience and Microsystems degree program is offered jointly by the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering, evolving from the traditional disciplines of solid state physics, chemistry, biology, materials science and engineering. More than 70 faculty in nine academic departments worked together to develop the Nanoscience and Microsystems degree program. This program is a great example of how our faculty's leading-edge research benefits graduate as well as undergraduate students in a formal curriculum.
April, 05, 2013: Jonathan Carter Hebert is a Ph.D. Student in the Nanoscience and Microsystems Program... NSMS Ph.D. student wins graduate assistantship award »
March 29/30, and April, 06, 2013: Watch New Mexico Style's interview with Dr. Janet Oliver on The Art of Systems Biology & Nanoscience (March 29,30) and NanoDays (April 06)... Art of Systems Biology & Nanoscience and NanoDays in the news »
December 04, 2012: Annette Mares-Duran and Heather Armstrong were awarded a NISE Network mini-grant by the NISE Network (Nanoscale Informal Science Education)... Continue reading Mares-Duran and Armstrong awarded NISE Network mini-grant »
May 23, 2012: The UNM Nanoscience and Microsystems Program celebrated its 5 year anniversary. The Spring 2012 graduating class was the UNM Nanoscience and Microsystems Program's largest yet. Continue reading Spring 2012 Graduating class is the UNM Nanoscience and Microsystems Program's largest »