MPhil in Nano Science and Technology

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Program Description

MPhil in Nano Science and Technology

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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Nano science and technology is perceived as one of the most important area affecting mankind in the 21st century. Nano science and technology is inherently interdisciplinary in nature. By being able to tailor material properties at the most fundamental level, nanotechnology is envisioned to impact virtually everything, from communications to energy production, environmental management, medicine, computing, and education. The scope of nano science and technology research may range from nanomaterials to computer electronics, medicine and healthcare, aeronautics and space, environmental studies and energy, biotechnology and agriculture, national security and education.

Pearl River Delta is well-organized to be one of the manufacturing centers of the world for a very diversified range of products. As the leading city in this region, it is imperative that Hong Kong plays the leading role in research as well as personnel training for the coming wave of nanotechnology revolution.

While diversified in its applications, nano science and technology has three well-defined core elements which define the basis of our teaching/research program. These three elements are: sample fabrication, characterization-experimentation, and theory-simulations.

The Nano Science and Technology (NSNT) Program, defined on the basis of the three above elements, aims to educate students with the necessary interdisciplinary knowledge to contribute to the long-term nanoscale research and development, which will lead to potential breakthroughs in areas such as materials and manufacturing, nano-electronics, medicine and healthcare, environment, energy, chemicals, and biotechnology. This program allows students to apply the knowledge in physical science to their study in nano science and technology.

Research Foci

The Department concentrates its resources on condensed matter physics with potential relevance to the technological industry. Faculty and postgraduate research focuses on optical, condensed matter and statistical physics, and includes the physics of lasers, solid state, mesoscopic systems, devices, nanomaterials, thin films, surfaces, interfaces, liquid crystals, polymers and composites.

An area of interdisciplinary collaboration that has emerged over the years is that of nanomaterials and nanotechnology and the Department is closely linked with HKUST’s front-running William Mong Institute of Nano Science and Technology. The followings are main research areas that the Department is presently focusing on:

  • First Principles Studies of Material Properties
  • Information Physics
  • Nano Materials
  • Physics of Semiconductors
  • Atomic, Molecular, and Optical (AMO) Physics
  • Soft Condensed Matter Physics
  • Strongly Correlated Electron Systems
  • Surface Physics
  • Ultrafast Photonics and Nonlinear Optics
  • Wave Phenomena and Wave Functional Materials
  • Particle Theory and Cosmology
  • Biophysics
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Admission Requirements

i. General Admission Requirements

Applicants seeking admission to a master's degree should have:

  • obtained a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution, or an approved equivalent qualification;
ii. English Language Admission Requirements

You have to fulfill English Language requirements with one of the following proficiency attainments*:

  • TOEFL-iBT 80
  • TOEFL-pBT 550
  • IELTS (Academic Module) Overall score: 6.0 and all sub-scores: 5.5
*If your first language is English, and your bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification was awarded by an institution where the medium of instruction was English, you will be waived from fulfilling the above English Language requirements.

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This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 5, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2018
Duration
Duration
2 years
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Price
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42,100 HKD
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Hong Kong - Hong Kong
Start date: Sept. 2018
Application deadline June 1, 2018
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Sept. 2018
Hong Kong - Hong Kong
Application deadline June 1, 2018
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