• Program Overview

    The Nanotechnology Minor is a program for students who wish to get a background that will prepare them for future careers, schooling and research in the field of nanotechnology. The program is administered by the chemistry department but is open for all Gannon students. Nanotechnology is a fast developing field that is having an impact on technology and society. Both technical and non-technical career areas are seeing growth in nanotechnology employment with an average growth rate of 25% per year. It is anticipated that in the near future nanotechnology will be a one trillion dollar per year worldwide business (larger than telecommunications and information technology combined). The program emphasizes the basic science and manufacturing practices used in nanotechnology. Gannon collaborates with the Nanotechnology Applications and Career Knowledge (NACK) center at the Pennsylvania State University to give students hands on learning regarding fabrication and testing of nanomaterials.

    Gannon has sophisticated nanotechnology instrumentation including atomic force microscope(AFM), dip pen nano-lithography (DPN), scanning electron microscope (SEM), metallurgical microscope and chemical vapor deposition (CVD). Along with this specialized nanotechnology instrumentation Gannon has state of the art equipment and molecular modeling computers available for nanotechnology work in its chemistry, biology and physics departments.

    Program Options

    • Nanotechnology Minor

    Liberal Studies Core

    The Liberal Studies Core Curriculum is one reflection of Gannon University's commitment to its Catholic identity. The Core's design offers students a defined, integrated, shared experience as the foundation for their undergraduate program.