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Nanotechnology Courses

Take online nanotechnology courses to build your skills and advance your career. Learn about the broad applications of nanotechnology in engineering, medicine and science with courses from top universities and institutions around the world on edX.

What is Nanotechnology?

Nanotechnology is defined as the research and manipulation of matter at a scale of 1 to 100 nanometers (a nanometer is equal to 1 billionth of a meter). It has broad applications across a number of engineering and science fields including molecular engineering, molecular biology, medicine, chemistry and physics. Examples of nanotechnology applications in use include the targeting of medicine to cancer cells, reducing the size of transistors to build smaller electronics and improving the energy-generating capacity of solar cells.

Online Courses and Programs in Nanotechnology

Gain an understanding of nanotechnology with online courses from major universities and institutions. In Nanotechnology: Fundamentals of Nanotransistors from Purdue University, learn about the technology and physics behind nanoscale transistors. No prior understanding of transistors is needed. The course covers transistor fundamentals and then explains the nanoscience behind how they operate. Learn about how electrons flow in modern nanotransistors and understand the transmission theory of the MOSFET and the Landauer Approach to electron transport.

Take additional courses in microbiology, quantum mechanics and nanoelectronics and gain a broad understanding of the vast potential and uses of nanotechnology. Building and deploying technology at the nanoscale opens doors to great advances in a host of science and engineering fields. Many courses on edX are self-paced so you can enroll and start learning today.