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NANOSCIENCES & NANOTECHNOLOGIES

Profile of the Programme

Subject of the IPGP

Inter-disciplinary Postgraduate Programme of Study (IPGP) "Nanosciences & Nanotechnologies - N&N" leads to the aquisition of a Masters Degree (M.Sc.) and Doctoral Diploma (PhD) in the rapidly developing areas of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. These areas are recognized as the most important catalyst of growth of modern technologies and economies and has a central importance in the cohesion and viable growth of societies built on "Knowledge".

Nanotechnologies are expected to "restructure" the existing technologies of production, health and quality of life, management of the environment, energy production, transport and communication, computers and information technology, education and research. Any approach (research or educational) in the areas of Nanosciences & Nanotechnologies requires an inter-disciplinary regard (nanotechnology cannot be defined exclusively only in terms of dimensions, but represents a convergence of traditional sciences in Physics, Chemistry and Biology at a common research boundary).

Objective of the IPGP is the implementation of this inter-disciplinary approach to achieve the convergence with, and equal contribution of Greek Education and Excellance to the international surround. Aim of the IPGP is the advanced education of the more capable alumni of the Exact Sciences, Polytechnic and Medical Schools in the basic areas of "N&N" and specifically in the three "directions of specialization" of the IPGP:

Thin-Film technology & Nanotechnology

Nanomechanics & Nanomaterials

Nanobiotechnology

The IPGP is organized by the Departments of Physics, Chemistry, and Medicine in collaboration of the Institute of Microelectronics of Demokritos. The administration support and the operation of the IPGCP is provided from the Department of Physics