Advanced Materials Technology

Program Level: Degrees, Certificates
Department: Computer Science, Technology & Business
Institute: Science & Technology
College: NVC

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About the Program

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.

The Advanced Materials Technology program will prepare students for careers in emerging nanotechnology industries as entry-level nanotechnicians in research and development corporations, nanofabrication, nanobiology/agriculture, nanomedicine, nanoelectronics, and nanomaterials.

 

What will I learn?

The program will give graduates the knowledge, skills and abilities to operate a variety of nanofabrication equipment, understand scientific principles and the behavior of matter at the atomic level in chemical, as well as biological and molecular systems. 

What can I do with this course of study?

This course of study prepares students for a career in the field of Nanotehnology and material science. Graduate students are employed as entry-level manufacturing operators, test technicians and materials technicians. Graduate students can also continue their education towards a bachelor degree.

What is special about this program?

Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials are a new multidisciplinary field that will imapct 70% of all new technologies by 2020. Nanotechnology is a cutting edge science that promises to revolutionize the world as we know it. We offer one of the few degree programs worldwide, but the field is growing rapidly. According to the National Nanotechnology Initiative (http://www.nano.gov/), the industry is expected to generate two million new jobs by 2015, and trillions of dollars of investment. The demand for nano-scale materials is projected to grow an average of 30% per year over the next few years. 

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
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.

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.

Who would be suitable for the Advanced Materials Technology (formerly Nanotechnology) Program?

The Advanced Materials Technology (formerly 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

Job Outlook

Nanotech PhotoThe Advanced Materials Technology industry is still in the exploratory stages. We offer one of the few degree programs worldwide, but the field is growing rapidly. According to the National Nanotechnology Initiative (http://www.nano.gov/), the industry is expected to generate two million new jobs by 2015, and trillions of dollars of investment. The demand for nano-scale materials is projected to grow an average of 30% per year over the next few years.;

Are you interested in being on the cutting edge of a field that promises to revolutionize the world as we know it? Do you want to be a part of developing a 21st century battlesuit – bullet resistant, no thicker than spandex, and able to automatically react to chemical and biological agents? Do you want to develop new ways to detect and treat cancer? Would you like to develop clean fuels, semi-permanent tattoos or computers that can fit on the head of a pin? The future is now – are you ready to join us as we explore the wonderful world of nanotechnology.

Local Nanotechnology Companies

Maxim Integrated
MicroPower
Nano Science Diagnostics, Inc. (NSD)
Operational Technologies Corporation (OpTech)
Southwest Research Institute (SWRI)
Texas Biomedical Institute
Texas State University- Science and Technology Advancement Park (STAR Park)
Trybula Foundation, Inc.
The University of Texas Health Science Center- San Antonio (UTHSCSA)

Jobs After Graduation

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Job Titles for Advanced Materials Science Graduates

Biological Laboratory Tech.

Biofuels Tech.

Chemical Laboratory Tech.

Cleanroom Tech.

Deposition Tech.

Device Tech.

Engineering Tech.

Equipment Maintenance Tech.

Etch Tech.

Failure Analysis Tech.

Laboratory Tech.

Lithography Tech.

Materials Science Lab Tech.

Medical Devices Tech.

Microfabrication Tech.

Nanobiotech Researcher

Nanoelectronics Expert

Nanofabrication Tech.

Nanotechnologist

Process Tech.

Production Scientist

Quality Control Tech.

Research Assistant

Scientist Specialist

SEM Operator

SPM Operator

Solid State Tech.

Test Tech.

Thin Films Tech.

Vacuum Tech.

 

Available Courses:

Course Descriptions

NANO 1301 - Introduction to Nanotechnology

EGRT 1305 - Engineering Materials

EGRT 2470 - Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering

NANO 2326 - Nanotechniques and Instrumentation

NANO 2325 - Nanotechnology Materials

SMFT 1343 - Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology

BITC 2311 - Biotechnology Lab Instrumentation

BITC 2486 - Internship - Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician

NANO 2486 - Internship-Nanotechnology

MATH 1414 - College Algebra (Precal Track)

MATH 2412 - Precalculus

MATH 2413 - Calculus I

PHYS 2425 - University Physics I

BIOL 1406 - Biology for Science Majors I

CHEM 1111 - General Chemistry Laboratory I

CHEM 1311 - General Chemistry Lecture I

CHEM 1312 - General Chemistry Lecture II

CHEM 1112 - General Chemistry Laboratory II

ENGL 1301 - Composition I

Language, Philosophy & Culture (40) Core

Social and Behavioral Sciences (80) Core

About the Program Coordinator: Dr. Neda Habibi

Dr. Habibi has a PhD in Nano-biotechnology specializing in Bionanomaterials and drug delivery. She received her PhD degree from the University of Genova, Italy in 2012. From 2012 to 2016, she was the Assistant Professor in Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials Institute at Isfahan University of Technology, Iran. 

She is an alumna of the Division of Engineering in Medicine and Renal Division of Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital at Harvard University where she was visiting Assistant Professor at Dr. Shafiee Laboratory. From 2016, she has been a research assistance professor in the BioMedical Engineering Department at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).

Her works have been published in prestigious journals such as NanoToday, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research and Collides and Surfaces. She has 5+ years of experience as an assistant professor and in interacting with graduate and undergraduate students, establishing her research area, collaboration with other faculty members as well as industrial partners and fundraising. 

 

Labs 

Lab Name

Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials

Lab Location

MLH-110

Lab Contact

Neda Habibi
nhabibi@alamo.edu

Phone
N/A

 

Faculty and Staff

Faculty

Dr. Neda Habibi
nhabibi@alamo.edu 

Staff

Dr. John Grillo
jgrillo@alamo.edu

Emily Coppin
ecoppin@alamo.edu


Contact Us

Emily Coppin
Admin. Specialist

Location:
MLH-201

Phone:
210-486-4352

Marisa Ramirez
Admin. Associate

Location:
MLH-201

Phone:
210-486-4354

John Grillo
Academic Chair

Location:
MLH-201A

Phone:
210-486-4054

Neda Habibi
Program Coordinator

Location:
MLH-201

Phone:
210-486-4773