Degree Programme

The objective of the Laurea Magistrale degree in Nanotechnology Engineering is to offer an advanced scientific and professional education to make students able to enter the international context of nanotechnologies. In order to reach such goal a program with all courses in English language runs in parallel to a program which includes some courses in Italian and some courses in English. Specific engineering expertise is developed to make students able to face complex problems related to analysis, development, simulation and optimization of devices, materials and processes based on the use of nanotechnologies for applications in the area of both industrial and electronic engineering.

Course are mainly aimed to the development of advanced multiscale investigation and design tools and also to technological innovation in several application areas of nanotechnologies.

Paramount objective of the program is the acquisition of the following abilities:


  • ability to manage and to use micro- and nanotechnologies to develop materials, biotechnologies and processes to fabricate novel micro- and nano-devices;
  • ability to design novel micro- and nano-devices for specific functional and multifunctional applications by using atomistic simulation techniques;
  • ability to design and to manage complex micro- and nano-systems;
  • knowledge and ability to manage issues about risks and safety related to nanotechnologies.


The training also guarantees that the future nanotechnology engineer will be able to integrate his/her previously acquired technical and scientific expertise with communication skills in an international context.

In the frame of the Laurea Magistrale Program lab and experimental activities are carefully developed in order to train students on application and fabrication issues.

The above described abilities are acquired through a training on specific topics such as: nanofabrication techniques and self-assembling of nanostructures, surface engineering, atomistic modelling techniques of nanostructures and characterization techniques up to the nanoscale. Methodologies and techniques are studied to analyse and to design multifunctional and smart novel micro- and nano-structured materials and surfaces to make mechanical, fluidic, electrical, electronic, electromagnetic, photonic or hybrid devices and to develop microfluidic systems and reagents for transportation, separation, purification and amplification of cellular and subcellular compounds, microprobes and biocompatible materials to recover and for the rehabilitation of tissues and organs.