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We have 168 Nanotechnology PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

A PhD in Nanotechnology is a 3-4 year research programme where you will be working with a supervisor to research, design and develop new applications of Nanomaterials.

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.

PhD in Nanotechnology entry requirements

The entry requirements for a PhD in Nanotechnology will usually require you to have a Masters degree with a Merit or Distinction, or a 2.1 undergraduate degree, with a specialisation in the field of research of the programme.

Some programmes may ask you to submit a research proposal before you can be considered for admission, though this is quite rare.

PhD in Nanotechnology funding options

Depending on where you study, you may be able to access government loans or you may be eligible for certain grants. You can also apply for Research Council studentships which provide tuition fee waivers and monthly stipends. You may also choose to self-fund your study.

PhD in Nanotechnology careers

There are many career opportunities available for you with a PhD in Nanotechnology. You can work in diverse fields such as Biomedical Engineering and Materials Engineering.

You may also choose to continue your research through a postdoc or go into academia.

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Thin film materials and processes for p-type flexible electronics

A PhD studentship is available for the development of p-type flexible thin film transistor technology. This student will focus of the development of thin film materials and device fabrication processes. Read more

Virtual Certification of Hydrogen-Resistant Materials PhD

Advances in computing, experiments, and information will continue to reshape engineering in the next decade. This PhD position will nurture a multidisciplinary innovator with the tools to unravel the future of Mechanics of Materials. Read more


The Dulin lab offers one fully funded PhD position for 4 years to start as soon as possible in the field of in vitro single-molecule biophysics to investigate the regulation of SARS-CoV-2 replication and transcription. Read more

Discover the Max Planck School of Photonics - scholarships available

The Max Planck School of Photonics (MPSP) is a top tier interdisciplinary graduate school in Germany that provides an integrated MSc and PhD program (or PhD only) in Photonics for excellent graduates from all over the world. Read more

Development of integrated microfluidic chips for making mRNA nanomedicines

Project. Recent mRNA vaccine success has heralded a new era of RNA nanomedicines. We are pleased to announce a fully funded PhD position with a scholarship focused on the development of integrated microfluidic chips for making mRNA nanomedicines. Read more

Stability and efficiency improvement of perovskite solar cells by controlling synthesis and deposition processing parameters

Organic–inorganic hybrid metal halide perovskite solar cells (PSCs) have gained extensive research interest in the last decade due to their low-cost fabrication, excellent optoelectronic properties, and rapid increase in power conversion efficiency. Read more

Advanced sensing platforms

The Raman spectroscopy technique provides a ’spectral fingerprint’ of a molecule that can be used for analytical proposes in a variety of application. Read more
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Mechanical Measurements using Ion Pipette Aspiration: Technology Development

This fully-funded PhD studentship will focus on hardware development for ‘Ion Pipette Aspiration’, a technology that carries out quick, accurate and effective mechanical measurements on small, soft particles. Read more
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Mechanical Measurements using Ion Pipette Aspiration: Collaborative Experiments

Many types of microparticle are soft. they deform and even flow when they are squashed and squeezed. The mechanical (or more fully, rheological) behaviour of these particles turns out to be very important for very many research fields. Read more

Optical monitor for gas leaks in renewable energy transportation and storage PhD

Be part of the energy revolution by joining our PhD programme in optical sensors. As the market for renewable energy increases, energy storage and transport will make increasing use of a new generation of liquefied gases. Read more

Development of RF MEMS for 6G communication

Supervisory Team:  Kees de Groot & Harold Chong. Project description. Applications are invited for this prestigious 3.5-year Industrial PhD studentship to work on an exciting collaboration between Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton and Analog Devices Inc. Read more

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