Nanotech IMLTU is the first university in the metro Detroit area to offer a comprehensive undergraduate nanoscience and nanotechnology program. Developed and taught by a multidisciplinary team of faculty members from the Colleges of Engineering and Arts and Sciences, the program is available to sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and combines in-depth academic preparation with experiential learning. 

This focus on theory and practice, the hallmark of a Lawrence Tech education, gives you ample opportunities to work in laboratories using state-of-the-art equipment. You will have the opportunity to conduct experiments in the near-sterile environment of a clean-room and view nature's tiniest components with Environmental Scanning Electron (magnification up to 500,000x of wet samples), Confocal Fluorescence (3D images), and Atomic Force (3D images up to 1,000,000x) microscopes.  

Another benefit is Lawrence Tech’s location at the center of the nation’s #1 region for engineering and technology and one of the world’s most technologically advanced manufacturing hotspots. Your professors have extensive professional experience and many currently work in the field. Co-op programs and industry-sponsored projects also provide contacts with leading companies and combine paid on-the-job experience with classroom studies.

The study and manipulation of individual atoms and molecules, nanotechnology is science and engineering conducted at the smallest scale.

Since it is concerned with the basic building blocks of everything that exists on Earth, nanotechnology's potential is limitless and revolutionizing nearly every field of science, including biology, physics, medicine, materials, and engineering. 

Experts have estimated that nanotechnology’s impact on the global economy is trillions of dollars. Every day, scientists and engineers are finding new ways to make nanomaterials to take advantage of their enhanced properties, such as greater strength, lighter weight, increased absorption, and higher chemical reactivity. Nanoscience and nanotechnology are used in many commercial products, including electronics and computer chips, sunscreen, cosmetics, drugs, automotive parts, sports equipment, and eyeglasses. 

Lawrence Technological University's Minor in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology enhances your undergraduate engineering, physics, biology, or chemistry degree by giving you a broader range of skill and knowledge. You'll be more marketable and enjoy more options in your career, research, or further education. 

Nanotechnology is a rapidly growing field and as the number of companies developing new products grows, there is an increasing need for a sophisticated workforce that has been formally educated and trained in this space."

- Stephen Rapundalo, President and CEO, MichBio

Your 15 credit-hour program consists of five courses:

1 Core Course 3
Introduction to Nanotechnology
And four of the following: 12
Nanoscale Characterization
Nano-related projects
Total 15
One Core Course:  
Introduction to Nanotechnology BME/EME/PSC 3223, Offered every Fall Semester
And four of the following:  
Nanoscale Characterization BME/EME/PHY 4263, Offered every two years in Spring Semester
Nanomaterials BME/EME/CHEM 4023, Offered every two years in Spring Semester
Nanomedicine BME/BIO 4223, Offered every two years in Fall Semester
Microrobotics MRE 5203, Offered every year in Fall Semester
Nano-related projects To be discussed with individual faculty

The Biomedical Engineering Department also offers a Nanotechnology Concentration. Your 9 credit-hour program consists of three courses:

1 Core Course 3
Introduction to Nanotechnology
And two of the following: 6
Nanoscale Characterization
Nano-related projects
Total 9

For more information, contact Lawrence Tech's Office of Admissions at 800.CALL.LTU or For specific questions about the Minor in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, contact:

Dr. Yawen Li

Office: J353A

Department of Natural Sciences

Dr. Julie Zwiesler-Vollick

Office: S322

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