The emphasis of this track is on building structures that are less than one-millionth of a meter in dimension using photolithography, vapor deposition and gas diffusion to manufacture the transistors and resistors of the modern integrated circuit. Students in this track must spend one semester of intensive study at the Nanofabrication Research Laboratory at Penn State University in State College, PA. Students will learn the skills necessary to work in the clean room environment provided at Penn State. It will be necessary to schedule the term at Penn State in advance to assure that living arrangements and shop space are available. Additional financial aid may be available during the term at the Nanofabrication Laboratory.
Students in the Nanofabrication Certificate Program (709) will find that this program will be an excellent way to move into engineering technology fields by building and expanding on their existing nanofabrication skills.