Undergraduate & Graduate Education

At any given time, between 100 and 125 undergrads, graduate students and post-docs are studying and learning about nanomanufacturing and nanotechnology at Northeastern or one of the other partner institutions. About half of the students are US citizens and half are international, primarily from Asia and Europe, but also from Africa, Latin America and other parts of the world. Graduate students are focused on research, while undergraduate education includes coop and work experiences, undergraduate research opportunities, capstone and senior thesis projects, and courses and educational modules for undergraduate-level education.

A summer program for undergraduates gives them an opportunity to perform cutting-edge research. During a ten-week summer program, students work in teams, conduct research under the guidance of their graduate student mentors, and are supervised by faculty advisors and post-doctoral researchers. The summer research experience includes a weekly professional development component that allows skill-building in communication, laboratory safety, and library research skills.

The links below provide additional information about some of Northeastern’s educational offerings.

Selected Courses at Northeastern:

Northeastern was one of the first institutions in the country to offer nanomanufacturing lab experience to undergraduate students, and alumni of the university are working for businesses, agencies and institutions worldwide. During the 2012-13 Academic Year, Northeastern offered 22 courses that addressed nanomanufacturing, nanotechnology or nanotechnology-related topics.

  1. CHEM 5636 Statistical Thermodynamics
  2. CHEM 7247 Advances in Nanomaterials
  3. CHEM 7250 Chemical Bioenergetics: Applications in Biomaterials Design
  4. CHME 4634 Nanomaterials: Thin Films and Structures
  5. CHME 7220 Electronic Materials, Thin Films, and Nanostructures
  6. EECE 3392 Electronic Materials
  7. EECE 5606 Micro- and Nanofabrication
  8. ENGR 4608 Nanotechnology in Engineering
  9. ENGR 6150 Nanotechnology in Engineering
  10. IE 5630 Biosensor and Human Behavior Measurement
  11. MATL 7390 Advanced Materials Processing
  12. ME 7253 Advanced Vibrations
  13. ME 7262 Nanomanufacturing 1
  14. ME 7355 Graduate Seminar in Nanoscale Manufacturing
  15. NNMD 5470 Nanomedicine Product Development: From Concept to Market
  16. NNMD 7270 Introduction to Nanomedicine Science and Technology
  17. NNMD 7272 Nanomedicine Seminar
  18. NNMD 7370 Nanosystems Design for Biology and Medicine
  19. PHIL 1145 Technology and Human Values
  20. PHYS 5114 Physics of Advanced Materials
  21. PHYS 5260 Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
  22. POLS 7333 Science, Technology, and Public Policy