Bio-Nano Materials Science and Engineering (BNMSE)
“Bio-Nano Materials Science and Engineering” is a rational fusion of the disciplines of Nanotechnology and Bioengineering, which is truly interdisciplinary in nature and a unique program at AIT. It is an emerging field in science and technology developing innovative materials, devices, and processes, and creating a wide range of opportunities encompassing physics, chemistry, biology, applied sciences, various engineering fields, and biomedical technology. The program is designed to address the needs of industries that require continuous development of their workforce and highly skilled leadership to direct and innovate research and development. It has a curriculum that is developed in collaboration with top researchers, industry experts, and innovative educators that work in this field.
We are housed in the Department of Industrial Systems Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology (SET) and any student enrolled in this program will get a Master of Science (M. Sc.), Master of Engineering (M. Eng.), or Doctoral degrees from the School of Engineering and Technology in the Bio-Nano Material Science and Engineering field of study. Depending on their backgrounds, students can choose one of the two Areas of Specialization: Nanoengineering and Bio-Nanoengineering.
Research Focus Area
- Bio-nano engineering,
- Biomedical engineering,
- Biomedical technology
- Plasmonic materials and optoelectronic devices
- Bio-inspired superhydrophilic/superhydrophobic surfaces
- Energy harvesting
- Photocatalysis for air/water purification
- SERS design for biomedical applications
The BNMSE program is geared towards students with Science and/or Engineering backgrounds, but most importantly, aims to attract students who wish to make difference and try to change our world through bio-nano way.
The program is open to all Science & Engineering students.
- Science – any fields of physics, chemistry, biology, biochemistry, applied science, materials science, engineering sciences
- Engineering – electrical, electronics, computer, telecommunication, chemical, mechanical, industrial, instrumentation, materials engineering, biomedical & other related fields
- Professionals – with experiences as teachers, lecturers, researchers from the above fields, data scientists, technology analysts etc.
In summary, a master’s student in Bio-Nano Material Science and Engineering follows:
|Thesis Option||Research Option|
|Required Courses||6 credits||6 credits|
|Elective Courses||18 credits||32 credits|
|Option||24 credits||10 credits|
|Total||48 credits||48 credits|
|Course Code||Title||Semester||Course Credit||Type|
|AT84.01||Nano-Micro Fabrication Technologies||August||3(45-0)||General|
|AT84.02||Fundamentals of Bionanotechnology||August||3(30-45)||General|
|AT84.03||Catalysis, Enzyme Kinetics and Thermodynamics||August||3(45-0)||General|
|AT84.04||Characterization Tools in Nanotechnology||January||3(45-0)||Required|
|AT84.05||Colloids and Nanoparticles||January||3(30-45)||General|
|AT84.07||Biosensors and Bioelectronics||January||3(30-45)||General|
|AT84.08||Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology||August||3(45-0)||Required|
|AT84.09||In the Mind of Entrepreneur (Part A)||August||1.5(22.5-0)||General|
|AT84.10||In the Mind of Entrepreneur (Part B)||January||1.5(22.5-0)||General|
|AT84.11||Entrepreneur in Action||January||3(15-90)||General|
|AT84.9001||Selected Topic: In the Mind of an Entrepreneur – An Introduction||August||3(45-0)||General|
|AT84.9002||Selected Topic: Circular Economy: Science, Engineering and Business Innovation||January||3(30-45)||General|
|AT84.9003||Selected Topic: Reticular Chemistry||InterSem||1(15-0)||General|
|AT84.9004||Selected Topic: Advanced Techniques in Chemical Synthesis||InterSem||1(15-0)||General|