The Materials and Nanotechnology Program at North Dakota State University is an interdisciplinary Graduate Program spanning several Colleges and Centers, but sustained primarily by the Graduate School, the College of Science and Mathematics and the College of Engineering. Both PhD and MS degrees are offered. Graduate students work closely with one or more faculty on challenging problems directed at meeting the technological needs of society in the 21st Century.  Areas of focus include nanoparticle/polymer synthesis, optical and electronic sensing, flexible electronics, nanocomposites and coatings, sustainable materials, biomedical engineering and targeted drug delivery. Research projects are conducted in any number of state-of-the-art laboratories across campus, including Research 1 and Research 2 located in Research and Technology Park. The rapidly growing Fargo-Moorhead area is an attractive setting for start-up companies and technology-focused industries.

Erik K. Hobbie, PhD, Program Director
Materials and Nanotechnology
North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND 58105
Tel: (701) 231-6103
Fax: (701) 231-7088

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MNT is prominently featured in this video on the Coatings & Polymeric Materials Department at NDSU.

The video premiered at the 2013 Fall MRS Meeting on MRS TV.

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