Start a Challenging Career in Nanotechnology

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Nanotechnology is a rather recent science that has tremendous potential for the human race, it is believed to have huge potential for areas like manufacturing and production, creating new materials and novel processes.

A combination of numerous sciences, nanotechnology as an emerging science has huge attraction for those who would like to make a career in a challenging cutting edge science.

‘Nano’ in Greek means dwarf. Nanometer (nm) is a unit of measurement used to measure very small particles like atoms and molecules. Nanotechnology is a catch-all phrase for materials and devices that operate at the nanoscale. The worldwide need for nanotechnology workers is expected to reach 2 million by 2015.

The jobs in nanotechnology are likely to be concentrated in the USA, Japan, Europe and Asia Pacific in the initial years. Besides the 2 million jobs, the sector is likely to create another five million jobs worldwide in support fields and industries.

Where are the Career Areas?

It is envisaged that Nanotechnology will have a role in a diverse set of areas. Current applications of nanoscale science and technology, and thus career opportunities, exist in areas such as:

  • Electronics /semiconductor industry
  • Materials science such as textiles, polymers and packaging
  • Auto and aerospace industries
  • Pharmaceuticals including diagnostics and therapeutics  and cosmetics
  • Food science including quality control and packaging
  • Energy:  capture, storage, & use; fuel cells, batteries
  • Environmental remediation:  in conjunction with GM microbes
  • Manufacturing:  self-assembly; “bottom-up” fabrication of novel materials
  • Commerce: Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)  “smart” tags
  • Space exploration:  space elevator
  • Sports equipment
  • Biotechnology
  • Optoelectronics
  • Forensics
  • Military
  • Robotics

What Education is Needed and in Which Fields?

Potential fields of study include:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Environmental Science
  • Agricultural Science
  • Engineering
  • Medicine
  • Forensic Science
  • Law
  • Business
  • Ethics

Degrees in Nanotechnology in the US

If you would like to do a course or research in nanotechnology in India, they are offered at

  • The Amity Institute of Nanotechnology
  • The Jawaharalal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore;
  • The Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore;
  • National Physical Laboratory, Delhi;
  • Solid State Physics Laboratory, Delhi;
  • National Chemical Laboratory, Pune;
  • Central Scientific Instruments Organisation, Chandigarh;
  • Defence Materials Store Research and Development Organisation, Kanpur;
  • Indian Institutes of Technology – Kanpur, Chennai, Guwahati, Delhi and Mumbai;
  • Delhi and Benaras Hindu Universities also offer research opportunities in nanotechnology;


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3 responses to “Start a Challenging Career in Nanotechnology

  1. ruchi11

    Too good information. I was not aware about nanotechnology education and carrer. Thanks.

  2. john

    It was informative..Thanks a lot….
    I got a clear idea from your website

  3. Fresh Graduate Jobs

    Great Article on NanoTechnology.

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