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The Materials and Nanotechnolgy Program at North Dakota State University is an interdisciplinary Graduate Program spanning several Colleges and Centers, but sustained primarily by the College of Science and Mathematics, the College of Engineering and Architecture, the Graduate School and the Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering. Both PhD and Master’s 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 sensing and electronic design, flexible electronics and photovoltaics, polymer nanocomposites and high performance polymer coatings, biologically synthesized materials, biomedical engineering, combinatorial science, and targeted drug delivery systems. Research projects are conducted in any number of state-of-the-art laboratories across campus, including Research 1, Research 1A, Research 2, and Batcheller Technology Center in Research and Technology Park. The Fargo-Moorhead area is rapidly emerging as a competitive and attractive region for new start-up companies and high-tech industry.

Erik K. Hobbie, Ph.D.
Program Director
Materials and Nanotechnology
North Dakota State University
251 Batcheller Technology Center
Fargo, ND 58105
Tel: (701) 231-6103
Fax: (701) 231-7088
erik.hobbie [at] ndsu [dot] edu

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.

Upcoming MNT Seminars


On How Being Soft and Squishy Affects Phase Behavior:  The Case of Charged-Microgel Suspensions, Alberto Fernandez-Nieves, School of Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology - Monday, October 5, 2015, 3:00 PM

Electrical Double Layer Structure at the Water-Silica Interface: Role of Counterion Size, pH and Hydration Interactions , Matthew A. Brown, Department of Materials, ETH Zürich - Monday, October 19, 2015, 3:00 PM

Mixed Valence State Nanoceria and it's Role in Angiogenesis, Sudipta Seal, AMPAC and NanoScience Technology Center (NSTC), University of Central Florida - Friday, November 13, 2015, 3:00 PM

TBA, Alan Van Orden, Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University - Monday, February 15 (precise date still tentative), 2016, 3:00 PM

TBA, Greg McKenna, Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas Tech University - Monday, April 25 (precise date still tentative), 2016, 3:00 PM

Probing Single-Molecule Protein Conformational Dynamics in Enzymatic Reactions and Cell Signaling, H. Peter Lu, Department of Chemistry, Bowling Green State University - TBA (precise date still tentative) 2016, 3:00 PM

Past MNT Seminars


Ab Initio Electron Dynamics at Metal-Semiconductor Nanointerfaces, Dmitri Kilin, Department of Chemistry, University of South Dakota - September 26, 2014, 3:00 PM

Ruga Mechanics of Folding Atomic-Layer Nanostructures, Kyung-Suk Kim, Institute of Molecular and Nanoscale Innovation, Brown University - October 20, 2014, 3:00 PM

Encapsulation of Solutes in Lipid Vesicles: Origins of Life Considerations, Tereza Pereira de Souza, Rowland Institute, Harvard University - November 7, 2014, 3:00 PM

Transdermal Therapeutic Systems: Structure, Function and Exelon(r) as a Convincing Example, Alfred Fahr, Department of Pharmaceutics, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany - November 10, 2014, 3:30 PM

Elasticity-Based Mechanism for Collective Motion in Natural and Artificial Swarms, Christián Huepe, Department of Applied Mathematics, Northwestern University - December 15, 2014, 3:00 PM

Infectious Diseases, Auto-Immune Diseases, and Opportunities for Biophysics, Gerard Wong, Department of Bioengineering, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, California Nanosystems Institute, UCLA - February 16, 2015, 3:00 PM

Making Non Stick Coatings out of Thin Air, Robert Lamb, Canadian Light Source Inc. Canada &
The University of Melbourne Australia - March 2, 2015, 11:00 AM

Structure, Dynamics and Properties of Block Polymer Dispersions, Frank S. Bates, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota - April 1, 2015, 3:00 PM

A New Path for Nanoparticles: Toward Fully Synthetic Protein Mimics and Beyond, Alfredo Alexander-Katz, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, MIT - April 20, 2015, 3:00 PM

A Robust Nonlinear Block Copolymer Nanoreactor-Based Strategy to Monodisperse Hairy Nanocrystals with Precisely Controlled Dimensions, Compositions and Architectures, Zhiqun Lin, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology - May 5, 2015, 3:00 PM

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Materials and Nanotechnology program
Phone: (701) 231-6456
Fax: (701) 231-6524

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 04, 2015 2:45:09 PM