What's it like to study a PhD in Nanotechnology?
As nanotechnology becomes more and more popular in industry, you may find that many universities specialise in certain fields of Nanotechnology, such as Biomedical and Materials Engineering.
Possible research areas include:
- Nanocatalysis and energy storage
- Nanomaterials for solar energy and water remediation
- Nanoparticles for biomedical imaging and therapeutics
- Using nanomaterials in advanced materials
You may also choose to study aspects of Nanotechnology that form the basis of wider research in the field, such as quantum physics.
Most PhD programmes in Nanotechnology will require you to complete a thesis, which you'll be required to submit by the end of your programme. You may also be required to give occasional departmental presentations on your research.
You may also choose to do a Masters to prepare for a PhD in Nanotechnology, though this is generally not required.
Like other STEM subjects, PhDs in Nanotechnology are advertised with a required proficiency level in certain subjects. You may be required to show that you have the required knowledge level before you can be accepted onto a programme.
Most PhDs in Nanotechnology are advertised with a proficiency level in certain subjects.