Nanoscience & technology (NANO) focuses on the control of materials on an extremely small (nanometer) scale. It involves emerging technologies that enable scientists to address and position individual atoms and molecules. There is also the possibility to gain the ‘Theoretical Physics for Technology’ certificate intended for students with extra interest in the more theoretical and fundamental aspects of the chosen specialization. For more information about NANO watch the movie (on the right) or send an e-mail to:

Structure Master’s track (120 ECTS)

Detailed information about the master's program structure may be found in the program's Education Guide.

Skills that will be developed

  • a focus on a combination of physics and chemistry in nano-engineering
  • doing research on a wide range of materials such as organic macromolecular systems, polymers, semiconductors, oxides and metals
  • ability to develop functional applications

Your career

After completing the Master Applied Physics with specialisation in nano-engineering you will possess the knowledge and skills to enable you to construct and manipulate (bio-)materials on a nanometer scale.

There is a constant demand from industry and research institutes for graduates who can work at the boundaries between physics, chemistry and biology.

Graduates can find employment in research and development laboratories in industry, for example at Philips, ASML, DSM, and Océ, or at research institutes such as TNO. You could also take up a position that makes use of your organizational and leadership qualities.