Chalmers Tekniska Högskola is a university of technology in which research and teaching are conducted on a broad front within technology, natural science and architecture. Chalmers has become strong within several areas of science, and some of our research leads its field internationally. They wish in particular to develop and strengthen their research in the fields of bioscience, information technology, environmental science and nanotechnology. Chalmers offers education on undergraduate level (Bachelor programmes) as well as on master level (more than 50 international master programmes) and PhD level. Chalmers has about 8500 students in Bachelor and Master programmes. As part of Chalmers the Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience – MC2 is doing research and education with focus on future electronics, photonics, bio- and nanosystems. MC2 houses a >1200m2 cleanroom for micro- and nanofabrication. Their work is often done in close collaboration with Swedish and international partners within academy, industry and society. With a unique research competence they offer education on undergraduate and graduate level and within three international masters programs at MC2.
Expertise in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Chalmers Tekniska Högskola is at the forefront of research in the fields of Quantum devices, Super conducting electronics, Quantum computing, and Molecular Electronics through Department of Micro technology and Nanoscience and its top-ranking clean room and process-laboratory. Other specialties are single-electron and Josephson junction devices for measurement, digital computing, quantum information processing, MEMS, photonics and microwave electronics. Also, Chalmers has a very active entrepreneurial school working close to the researchers. As one of the first in Europe, Chalmers has been running an international Master’s programme in Nanophysics since 1996 with a strong foundation in quantum physics and engineering. The educational elements supplied by Chalmers for the EMM-Nano are strongly research-based, involving teachers from the research staff, and dealing with subjects closely related to ongoing research.
Role in the EMM Nano program
Chalmers offers the second year of the Chalmers trajectory of the EMM-nano course. Students following this trajectory specialize in theory of nanophysics and nanotechnology (nanoelectronics in the second phase program) and/or clean-room fabrication of nanodevices. 30 ECTS of specialization (15 ECTS) and broadening (15 ECTS) courses are followed by the 30 ECTS master thesis project, typically carried out within one of the research groups within the departments of Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Physics, or Chemistry and Bioscience. Chalmers provide master thesis topics in a wide range of nanoscience, e.g. (superconducting) nanoelectronics, quantum computing, photonics, microwave electronics, sensors, and micro/nanofabrication. Extensive training in nanofabrication techniques and the students’ working themselves in the Chalmers Nanofabrication Laboratory cleanroom during project courses and especially in their MSc thesis is a central part of the Chalmers-year of EMM-nano. Moreover, Chalmers organizes the annual “EMM-nano Spring School” in basic cleanroom working routines and processing technology for all first year students in the EMM-nano program.