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Ecole Centrale de Lyon Master in Nanoscale Engineering
Ecole Centrale de Lyon

Master in Nanoscale Engineering

Écully, France

2 Years


Full time

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Sep 2024

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The objectives of this master’s degree are to educate future managers, engineers, and researchers in the field of nanotechnology and give them the tools to handle recent advances in nanotechnology and biology. Graduates will be ready to undertake international projects in which these different fields overlap.

École Centrale de Lyon is the leading institution of this Université de Lyon master’s program, which is accredited jointly with INSA Lyon and Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1.

Five major supporting laboratories

This degree is a two-year program (Master 1 and 2) built around nanoscience and nanotechnology. It is conducted under the scientific expertise of lecturers and researchers from five major Lyon laboratories: the Lyon Institute of Nanotechnology (INL), the ILM (a nanoscience research center), the MATEIS (materials science laboratory), the LMI (multi-materials and interfaces laboratory) and the ISA (analytical sciences institute).

An international master’s taught in English

As a truly international degree, 60% of international students to Centrale Lyon enroll in this master’s and the lessons are given entirely in English. Numerous internationally renowned scientists from outside France also give seminars on their fields of expertise during the year.

Nanoscience and the Challenges of Tomorrow

Nanoscale objects present extraordinary properties that do not exist at the macroscopic scale. In physics, quantum mechanics comes to the fore, while in the area of fluid mechanics, confinement provokes other laws. Being able to control matter at the nanoscale can allow the creation of devices with particular properties capable of being incorporated into existing devices or opening the field to new engineering applications. Nanoscience is at the vanguard of several disciplines: physics, chemistry, electronics, and biology. It is being harnessed to meet the challenges of tomorrow found in areas covering health, renewable energy, communications, and many other sectors.


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