PhD in Nano Science and Technology
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
3 - 6 years
Full time, Part time
HKD 42,100 / per year *
Earliest start date
* per year
Nanoscience and technology are perceived as one of the most important areas affecting mankind in the 21st century. Nanoscience and technology are inherently interdisciplinary in nature. By being able to tailor material properties at the most fundamental level, nanotechnology is envisioned to impact virtually everything, from communications to energy production, environmental management, medicine, computing, and education. The scope of nanoscience and technology research may range from nanomaterials to computer electronics, medicine, and health care, aeronautics, and space, environmental studies and energy, biotechnology and agriculture, national security, and education.
Pearl River Delta is well-organized to be one of the manufacturing centers of the world for a very diversified range of products. As the leading city in this region, it is imperative that Hong Kong plays the leading role in research as well as personal training for the coming wave of the nanotechnology revolution.
While diversified in their applications, nanoscience and technology have three well-defined core elements that define the basis of our teaching/research program. These three elements are sample fabrication, characterization-experimentation, and theory simulations.
The Nano Science and Technology (NSNT) Program, defined on the basis of the three above elements, aims to educate students with the necessary interdisciplinary knowledge to contribute to the long-term nanoscale research and development, which will lead to potential breakthroughs in areas such as materials and manufacturing, nanoelectronics, medicine and healthcare, environment, energy, chemicals, and biotechnology. This program allows students to apply the knowledge in physical science to their study in nanoscience and technology.