Michael Therien
Director of Graduate Studies
Graduate Certificate Program in Nanoscience
3218 French Family Science Center
Duke University
Durham, NC 27208
(919) 660-1670



Program Description

The mission of the Graduate Certificate Program in Nanoscience (CPN) is to educate students in the broad area of the Nanoscience and Nanomaterials disciplines. This graduate certificate is designed to address the need for an interdisciplinary graduate education in nanoscience that extends beyond the traditional disciplines and skills that are taught within existing departments.  In the program, graduate students are educated and mentored in classes, labs, and research projects by faculty from many disciplines.  Focus areas within nanoscience currently represented at Duke include:  i) synthesis of nanostructured materials; ii) fundamental properties of nanostructured materials; iii) nanodevice fabrication and applications; iv) environmental impact of nanomaterials; v) nanomaterials in biomedical applications; and, vi) environmental characterization of nanostructured materials and devices.  The disciplines span the physical sciences, engineering, and basic biological science disciplines that are relevant to nanoscience.  The program includes faculty from departments within the Arts and Sciences, the Pratt School of Engineering, and the Medical School.  Member departments include:  Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, and Physics.