Nanosystems Engineers

What they do:

Design, develop, or supervise the production of materials, devices, or systems of unique molecular or macromolecular composition, applying principles of nanoscale physics and electrical, chemical, or biological engineering.

On the job, you would:

  • Write proposals to secure external funding or to partner with other companies.
  • Supervise technologists or technicians engaged in nanotechnology research or production.
  • Synthesize, process, or characterize nanomaterials, using advanced tools or techniques.
  • Identify new applications for existing nanotechnologies.
  • Provide technical guidance or support to customers on topics such as nanosystem start-up, maintenance, or use.
  • Generate high-resolution images or measure force-distance curves, using techniques such as atomic force microscopy.
  • Prepare reports, deliver presentations, or participate in program review activities to communicate engineering results or recommendations.
  • Prepare nanotechnology-related invention disclosures or patent applications.
  • Develop processes or identify equipment needed for pilot or commercial nanoscale scale production.
  • Provide scientific or technical guidance or expertise to scientists, engineers, technologists, technicians, or others, using knowledge of chemical, analytical, or biological processes as applied to micro and nanoscale systems.




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