Expertise in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
At TU Dresden the program is organized by several institutes of the university and research institutes in Dresden. The interdisciplinary research institute Biotechnology Center (BIOTEC) within the university is organizing the specialization option “Biophysics” offered in the master course. In 2000 the Biotechnology Center has been established as a unique interdisciplinary center focusing on research and teaching in molecular bio-engineering, aiming at building bridges between molecular and cellular biology and the engineering sciences. The BIOTEC hosts top international research groups dedicated to biophysics, cellular machines, DNA motors, nanomechanics, genomics, proteomics, molecular genetics, tissue engineering, and bioinformatics. The Institute of Materials Science (IMS) and Faculty of Physics (FP) are organising the specialization option in “Nanoelectronics” which is offered in close cooperation with the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research (IFW), the Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research (IPF) and the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems (MPIPKS).
Role in the EMM Nano program
The role of TU Dresden in the program is to provide a second year of specialization which follows the first year courses offered by KU Leuven. In the running program TU Dresden offers two specialization areas: biophysics and bionanotechnology. In the extension proposal TU Dresden will focus on biophysics and nanoelectronics.TU Dresden has strong research groups and teaching capacity, especially at the Biotechnology Center for the option biophysics and bionanotechnology and at the Institute of Materials Science for the option nanoelectronics. The courses are offered in cooperation with several research institutes, in particular the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research, the Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research and the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems. For these two specialization options 45 ECTS are offered including 15 ECTS specialization courses and 30 ECTS for the master thesis. To complete the specialization and give the necessary interdisciplinary knowledge, broadening courses are offered for 15 ECTS.