Nanotechnology Engineering Technologists

What they do:

Implement production processes for nanoscale designs to produce or modify materials, devices, or systems of unique molecular or macromolecular composition. Operate advanced microscopy equipment to manipulate nanoscale objects. Work under the supervision of nanoengineering staff.

On the job, you would:

  • Supervise or provide technical direction to technicians engaged in nanotechnology research or production.
  • Install nanotechnology production equipment at customer or manufacturing sites.
  • Contribute written material or data for grant or patent applications.
  • Produce images or measurements, using tools or techniques such as atomic force microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, optical microscopy, particle size analysis, or zeta potential analysis.
  • Prepare detailed verbal or written presentations for scientists, engineers, project managers, or upper management.
  • Prepare capability data, training materials, or other documentation for transfer of processes to production.
  • Develop or modify wet chemical or industrial laboratory experimental techniques for nanoscale use.
  • Collect or compile nanotechnology research or engineering data.
  • Inspect or measure thin films of carbon nanotubes, polymers, or inorganic coatings, using a variety of techniques or analytical tools.
  • Implement new or enhanced methods or processes for the processing, testing, or manufacture of nanotechnology materials or products.




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