Home > Press > UNM Offers New Graduate Degree Program in Nanoscience and Microsystems
The University of New Mexico has received final state approval to offer a graduate degree program in Nanoscience and Microsystems. The New Mexico State Board of Finance approval was the last step before UNM can officially begin granting a doctoral or master's degree in nanoscience and microsystems.
UNM Offers New Graduate Degree Program in Nanoscience and Microsystems
Albuquerque, NM | Posted on January 23rd, 2007
The interdisciplinary NSMS degree program is offered jointly by the UNM College of Arts and Sciences and the UNM School of Engineering. More than 70 faculty in nine academic departments worked together to develop the degree program. New Mexico State and New Mexico Tech will support the degree program by offering additional classes.
School of Engineering Associate Dean of Research Kevin Malloy says, "UNM is one of the first universities in the country to offer a Ph.D. in this emerging discipline. 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."
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. The interdisciplinary field of nanoscience has evolved from the traditional disciplines of solid state physics, chemistry, biology, materials science and engineering.
Microsystems are the human-scaled application of nanoscience. Nanoscience and nanotechnology have been referred to as the Industrial Revolution of the 21 st century. Demand for graduates in nanotechnology has been increasing steadily, but currently, only a few universities offer degree programs. The ground-breaking UNM degree program was developed under the leadership of the new program director, Professor Abhaya Datye of the Department of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering.
Classes in nanoscience and microsystems are currently being offered in a number of different departments across UNM. In addition, qualifying students can apply for National Science Foundation-sponsored fellowships for study in the Nanoscience and Microsystems Degree Program at http://www.chtm.unm.edu/igert/
For more information about the NSMS program, please contact Professor of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Abhaya K. Datye at (505) 277-0577 or
About University of New Mexico
Founded in 1889, the University of New Mexico now occupies 600 acres along old Route 66 in the heart of Albuquerque, a city of more than 700,000 people. From the magnificent mesas to the west, past the banks of the historic Rio Grande to the Sandia Mountains to the east, Albuquerque is a blend of culture and cuisine, styles and stories, people, pursuits and panoramas.
UNM offers a unique campus environment with a Pueblo Revival architectural theme that echoes the buildings of the nearby Pueblo Indian villages. The nationally recognized Campus Arboretum offers an outstanding botanical experience in the midst of one of New Mexico's great public open spaces.
For more information, please click here
Karen Wentworth, (505) 277-5627; e-mail:
Copyright © University of New Mexico
If you have a comment, please Contact
Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.
Biosensors Get a Boost from Graphene Partnership: $5 Million Investment Supports Dozens of Jobs and Development of 300mm Fabrication Process and Wafer Transfer Facility September 18th, 2014
Malvern technology delivers Malvern reliability in multi-disciplinary lab at Queen Mary University London September 9th, 2014
State University of New York Trustees Unanimously Approve SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) as New Name for Merged SUNY CNSE / SUNYIT September 9th, 2014
New Vice President Takes Helm at CNSE CMOST: Catherine Gilbert To Lead CNSE Children’s Museum of Science and Technology Through Expansion And Relocation August 29th, 2014
Ad-REIC vaccine: A magic bullet for cancer treatment September 30th, 2014
New Topical Hemostatic Agent: Neutral Self-Assembling Peptide Hydrogel September 30th, 2014
Chemical interactions between silver nanoparticles and thiols: A comparison of mercaptohexanol again September 30th, 2014
A Heartbeat Away? Hybrid "Patch" Could Replace Transplants: TAU researcher harnesses gold nanoparticles to engineer novel biocompatible cardiac patch September 30th, 2014