Physics and Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology creates exciting new materials and processes by controlling the composition and structure of materials at the nanometre scale, i.e. 0.1-100 nanometres, with a nanometre being one billionth of a metre. This makes the Physics and Nanotechnology programme ideal for those who really want to explore and understand the world of physics in detail.

Tomorrow's technology
Research into the technology of the future requires engineers with a command of basic physics right down to the atomic level. On the Physics and Nanotechnology programme students learn how to design and manufacture materials using the smallest components available—atoms and molecules. They can work on the development of optical communications, biosensors, and the energy supply of the future, for example.

Nanoteket and DTU Danchip
During the programme students spend a good deal of time in Nanotek, our state-of-the-art student laboratory, and study the individual atoms on a surface using scanning tunnelling microscopes and run computer simulations of atomic systems. Furthermore they have a unique opportunity to do nanotechnology practicals on optical and mechanical components at DTU Danchip, DTU's state-of-the-art centre for micro- and nanofabrication.

Moving on
A degree in physics and nanotechnology will enable graduates to work on development in fields such as nanoscale design, manipulation of materials or micro- and molecular electronics. They can also opt to go into optical communications, i.e. data transfer by means of light, as used in computer networks and telecommunications.

Typical employers include development departments in start-ups or well-established companies, university research laboratories all over the world and consultancy firms.

Head of Studies
Christian Danvad Damsgaard

Student Guidance

NB! The Study Guidance at Lyngby Campus is closed for personal inquiries on Monday 13 November

DTU Lyngby Campus

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Anker Engelunds Vej 1
2800 Kgs. Lyngby
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