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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.

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Research Focus Area

  • Nanoengineering
  • Nanotechnology
  • Bio-nano engineering,
  • Biomedical engineering, 
  • Biomedical technology
  • Biosensors
  • Plasmonic materials and optoelectronic devices
  • Bio-inspired superhydrophilic/superhydrophobic surfaces
  • Energy harvesting
  • Antibiofouling
  • Photocatalysis for air/water purification
  • Biomimicry
  • SERS design for biomedical applications
  • Bio-markers

Preferred Background

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.

Course Structure

Course CodeTitleCourse CreditTypeInstructors
AT72.01Deterministic Optimization Models3(3-0)GeneralDr. Huynh Trung Luong
AT72.02Production and Operations Management3(3-0)GeneralAdjunct Faculty
AT72.03Statistical Models and Design of Experiments3(3-0)GeneralDr. Huynh Trung Luong
AT72.04Engineering Economy3(3-0)GeneralDr. Huynh Trung Luong, Adjunct Faculty
AT72.05Quality Control and Management3(3-0)GeneralDr. Huynh Turung Luong
AT73.03Engineering Metrology3(2-3)GeneralDr. Pisut Koomsap
AT73.05Eco-Design and Manufacturing Systems3(2-3)GeneralAdjunct Faculty
AT73.16CAE & CAM for Product Development3(2-3)GeneralAdjunct Faculty
AT73.19Advanced E-Design3(2-3)GeneralAdjunct Faculty
AT73.20Additive Manufacturing and Reverse Engineering3(3(-0)GeneralDr. Pisut Koomsap
AT73.9009Selected Topic: Communications and People Skills Development for Engineering Leaders3(15-60)GeneralDr. Pisut Koomsap
AT74.01Kinematics and Dynamics of Mechanisms and Robots3(2-3)GeneralAdjunct Faculty
AT74.03Sensing and Actuation3(2-3)GeneralProf. Manukid Parnichkun
AT74.04Digital and Analog Circuit Design3(2-3)GeneralAdjunct Faculty
AT74.10Control Theory3(3-0)GeneralProf. Manukid Parnichkun
AT81.01Microelectronics Fabrication Technology3(3-0)GeneralAdjunct Faculty
AT81.05Analog Integrated Circuit Design3(2-3)GeneralAdjunct Faculty
AT81.06VLSI Design3(2-3)GeneralAdjunct Faculty
AT81.07Micro-Electro Mechanical Systems3(3-0)GeneralDr. Mongkol Ekpanyapong
AT81.15Embedded Systems Architecture3(3-0)GeneralDr. Mongkol Ekpanyapong
AT79.02Impact of Nanotechnology on the Society 2(30-0)GeneralDr. Gabriel Louis Hornyak
AT79.03Intellectual Property Rights for Technology Development and Management2(30-0)GeneralAdjunct Faculty
AT79.05Fundamentals of Chemistry2(15-30)GeneralAdjunct Faculty
AT79.06Catalysis2(30-0)GeneralDr. Gabriel Louis Hornyak
AT79.09Colloids and Nanoparticles3(15-45)GeneralDr. Tanujjal Bora
AT79.10Microelectronics Fabrication Technology3(45-0)GeneralDr. Tanujjal Bora/Adjunct Faculty
AT79.9002Selected Topic: Nanotechnology for Biomedical Applications1(15-0)GeneralDr. Tanujjal Bora/Adjunct Faculty
AT79.9003Selected Topic: Fundamentals of Bionanotechnology3(45-0)GeneralDr. Gabriel Louis Hornyak
AT79.9004Selected Topic: Nanomechanics2(30-0)GeneralAdjunct Faculty
AT79.9005Selected Topic: Nanometrology 2(30-0)GeneralDr. Tanujjal Bora
AT79.9006Selected Topic: Nanotechnology for the Life Sciences3(45-0)GeneralDr. Tanujjal Bora
AT79.9007Selected Topic: Nanotechnology for Solar Cells2(30-0)GeneralDr. Tanujjal Bora
AT84.01Nano-Micro Fabrication Technologies 3(45-0)GeneralDr. Tanujjal Bora
AT84.02Fundamentals of Bionanotechnology3(30-45)GeneralAdjunct Faculty
AT84.03Catalysis, Enzyme Kinetics and Thermodynamics3(45-0)GeneralDr. Tanujjal Bora/Prof.Dieter Trau,Adjunct Faculty

Master’s Program

During the first two semesters, master’s students are expected to complete the coursework requirement.
In summary, a master’s student in Bio-Nano Material Science and Engineering follows:
Duration: 4 semesters and 1 Inter-Semester Period (22 months)
Thesis OptionResearch Option
Required Courses6 credits6 credits
Elective Courses18 credits32 credits
Option24 credits10 credits
Total48 credits48 credits

Doctoral Program

Doctoral students in Bio-Nano Material Science and Engineering are required to take a minimum of 84 credits that comprise 12 credits of coursework including a maximum of 3 credits of special study and 72 credits of dissertation. The composition of courses taken by a doctoral student requires the consent of his/her advisor.
Course CodeTitleCourse CreditTypeInstructors
AT72.08Stochastic Decision Models3(3-0)GeneralDr, Huynh Trung Luong
AT72.09Inventory and Logistic Management3(3-0)GeneralAdjunct Faculty
AT72.10Scheduling and Sequencing3(3-0)GeneralAdjunct Faculty
AT72.11Modelling and Simulation of Discrete Event Systems3(3-0)GeneralAdjunct Faculty
AT72.9014Selected Topic: Applied Data Analytics3(3-0)GeneralDr. Huynh Trung Luong
AT73.06Product Design and Development3(2-3)GeneralDr. Pisut Koomsap
AT73.07Industrial Packaging Design and Technology3(3-0)GeneralAdjunct Faculty
AT74.05AI and Neuro-Fuzzy Theory3(3-0)GeneralProf. Manukid Parnichkun
AT74.06Pattern Recognition and Image Processing3(2-3)GeneralDr. Mongkol Ekpanyapong
AT74.07Automation Technology3(2-3)GeneralAdjunct Faculty
AT74.11Haptics3(2-3)GeneralAdjunct Faculty
AT74.12Nonlinear Dynamics and Control3(3-0)GeneralAdjunct Faculty
AT81.16Real Time Systems3(2-3)GeneralDr. Mongkol Ekpanyapong
AT81.17Embedded Systems Design3(2-3)GeneralDr. Mongkol Ekpanyapong
AT81.9001Selected Topic: Deep Learning for Computer Vision3(30-45)GeneralDr. Mongkol Ekpanyapong
AT79.01Self Assembly and Molecular Manufacturing2(30-0)GeneralDr. Gabriel Louis Hornyak
AT79.04Solid State Physics for Nanotechnology2(30-0)GeneralAdjunct Faculty
AT79.07Nano Thermodynamics2(30-0)GeneralAdjunct Faculty
AT79.08Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology3(45-0)RequiredDr. Tanujjal Bora
AT79.11Microelectromechanical and Nanoelectromechanical Systems2(30-0)GeneralAdjunct Faculty
AT79.12Characterization Tools in Nanotechnology3(30-45)GeneralDr. Tanujjal Bora
AT79.13Advanced Seminars in Nanotechnology2(30-0)GeneralDr. Gabriel Louis Hornyak
AT79.9001Selected Topic: Fundamentals of Bionanotechnology2(30-0)GeneralDr. Gabriel Louis Hornyak
AT79.9008Selected Topic: Nano-Electrochemistry2(30-0)GeneralDr. Tanujjal Bora/, Dr. Gabriel Louis Hornyak
AT84.04Characterization Tools in Nanotechnology3(45-0)RequiredDr. Tanujjal Bora
AT84.05Colloids and Nanoparticles3(30-45)GeneralDr. Tanujjal Bora
AT84.06Biomimetics3(30-45)GeneralAdjunct Faculty
AT84.07Biosensors and Bioelectronics 3(30-45)GeneralDr. Tanujjal Bora, Prof. Dieter Trau

Concerned Faculty