COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING & SCIENCE

Nanosystems Engineering

Program Highlights

Nanosystems engineers design, develop, fabricate and test materials, devices, and systems in the range of 1-100 nanometers (or 1-100 billionth parts of a meter), as well as their integration with micro or macroscale devices and systems. Students in the Louisiana Tech University Nanosystems Engineering degree program can choose a concentration in biomedical, chemical, electrical, mechanical or microsystems engineering. In addition to gaining experience within their concentration, students in the program develop a strong background in physics, chemistry and math.

Our nanosystems engineering students spend much of their time in labs. Multiple lab sessions are integrated into Nanosystems Engineering course curricula to allow students to learn important laboratory techniques to produce nanomaterials or devices. They also learn how to use machines commonly used in the industry, giving them a jumpstart into their careers. Students in the program use the Micro/Nanosystems Engineering Teaching Laboratory and the Micro/Nanosystems Simulations and Modeling Laboratory, as well as the research facilities in Tech’s Institute for Micromanufacturing. Our small class sizes lead to more one-on-one attention from the professors.

More than half of the graduates in the bachelor’s degree program complete a graduate degree. The average salary for Louisiana Tech Nanosystems Engineering alumni in the industrial workforce was $90,000 in 2016.

Job Opportunities

  • Electronics industry
  • Materials science (textiles, polymers, packaging)
  • Auto and aerospace industries
  • Medical, pharmaceutical fields
  • Environmental monitoring, control, and remediation
  • Food science (quality control, packaging)
  • Forensics
  • University, federal lab research
  • Military, national security

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