Nanoelectronics is focused on the development of novel ultra-small – or nanoscale – semiconductor devices that find application in modern microelectronic applications, such as analog and digital integrated circuits, photovoltaic sensors and energy-harvesting devices, ultra-high frequency communication networks, and remote sensors for the internet of things.
This innovative program is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to develop application specific data and electronic systems from basic building blocks implemented in nanoelectronics, to complex systems consisting of both software and hardware for demanding signal processing and control. Specifically, students will develop knowledge and understanding of the microtechnology and nanotechnology aspects of electronic engineering and their application in micro and nanoscale devices.
Potential careers in this important area involve some of the giants of the U.S. high-tech sector, including Apple, IBM, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Qualcom, Micron, and Analog Devices, Inc. Specific careers include integrated-circuit design, process and device engineering, and research and development for future technology generations. This degree furthermore serves as the prerequisite for admission to appropriate doctoral programs, in both engineering and the sciences.
The degree can be specialized using electives and a portfolio assessment of the skills acquired through the degree coursework. Classes will be modestly sized and emphasize best classroom practices while employing online resources to reinforce the classroom experience.
Students will take 10 courses for a total of 30 credits. Most students complete the program in three semesters.
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EE 518 QUANTUM MECHANICS FOR ENGINEERS
EE 588 FUNDAMENTALS OF MODERN VLSI DEVICES (or EE 530 FUNDAMENTALS OF SOLID STATE DEVICES)
EE 563 SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS
EE 553: MICROELECTRONIC FABRICATION LAB
EE 555: PHOTONIC DEVICES
EE 524: TRANSPORT IN NANOSTRUCTURES
EE 512 NANOPHOTONICS
EE 515 MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS
EE 520 QUANTUM COMPUTING & DEVICES
EE 522 NANOSTRUCTURE MATERIALS
EE 544:NANOSCALE COMMUNICATION & NETWORKING
EE 640 MAGNETIC MATERIALS & TECHNOLOGY
SPECIAL TOPICS: INTRO TO 2D ELECTRONICS
SPECIAL TOPICS: MATERIALS SYNTHESIS & CHARACTERIZATION