Molecular engineering and nanotechnology

This area of concentration is suggested for students who wish to gain research experience in the highly interdisciplinary nanotechnology area. The concentration in molecular engineering and nanotechnology particularly is suitable for students considering careers in high-tech industries or applying to graduate schools.

Concentration credit total: 19


  • CHM 5440 before research
  • Nanoengineering Certificate available (see academic advisor for requirements)

Course sequencing

  • Winter/junior: Research Prep
  • Summer: Work on Research
  • Fall/senior: CHE 5811-Research Prep II, one credit— finalize research
  • Winter/senior: CHE 6810-4 credits — write research paper and present
  • Additional concentration requirements: CHM 5440, MSE 5650, Tech electives – seven credits total

Research areas

  • Nanomedicine
  • Nanomaterials for batteries
  • Nanomaterials for electrocatalysis
  • Nanosensors
  • Colloids and supramolecular complexes


  • Dr. Zhiqiang Cao
  • Dr. Da Deng
  • Dr. Guangzhao Mao
  • Dr. Eranda Nikolla
  • Dr. Elaine Zhu
  • Dr. Jeffrey Potoff