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 Northwest Vista College Library
1st Floor, Redbud Learning Center (RLC)
3535 N. Ellison Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251
Mon - Thur: 7:30am to 6:00pm

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Advanced Materials Science/Nanotechnology?

Advanced Materials Science/Nanotechnology is the study and application of extremely small things and can be used across all the other science fields, such as chemistry, biology, physics, materials science, and engineering.

Who would be suitable for Nanotechnology Program?


The Nanotechnology program is designed for individuals who plan to obtain entry-level positions or to advance education in a 4-year university.

Student entering the program must have the following skills:

  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Interested in science and technology
  • Curiosity

Where do I start if I would like to try out the study in Advanced Materials Science (previously Nanotechnology) Program?

If you are interested in learning more about nanotechnology, a fundamental course of "NANO1301 - Introduction to Nanotechnology" is highly recommended.

What equipment will a student gain experience with in the program curriculum?

During the program curriculum, the equipment a student will gain experience with includes but is not limited to the following: 

  • Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
  • Atomic Force Microscope (AFM)
  • Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)
  • Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)
  • Optical Microscope
  • Nanospec Interferometer
  • Surface Profiler
  • Photolithography: UV Source
  • Spin Coater
  • Barrel Etcher
  • Sputter Coater
  • Ellipsometer

Program Coordinator

Neda Habibi
Program Coordinator
Phone: 210-486-4773
Office: MLH-201

Meredith Hayashi
Grant Program Coordinator
Phone: 210-486-4356
Office: MLH-201

Area Contacts

Emily Coppin
Administrative Specialist
Phone: 210-486-4352
Office: MLH-201

Adriana Garza
Administrative Associate
Phone: 210-486-4354
Office: MLH-201

John Grillo
Academic Chair, Workforce Programs
Phone: 210-486-4054
Office: MLH-201A