Nanotechnology and Materials Engineering

The program

It is the natural evolution of Materials Engineering to incorporate a recognized and important segment in modern technological development, Nanotechnology. With the integration of atomic mechanisms that control the properties of materials, the acquired knowledge is channeled not only to the study of conventional materials and their properties but also to the design and implementation of synthesis and transformation processes aimed at obtaining nanomaterials with innovative features and functionality. This program offers involvement with the synthesis, processing, and materials characterization, thus forming a solid base of scientific knowledge, which will allow the understanding and control of the crystalline structure, shape, and size of the materials from the atomic and molecular to the macroscopic scale.

  • The proposed deadline for completing the course: 5 to 10 school years
  • Code in the e-MEC: 1155581
  • Coordinator: Roberto Ribeiro de Avillez


Professionals in this area can design materials, components, and devices created from nanostructures and collaborate in the development of the equipment dedicated to visualization and manipulation on the nanoscale. They are able to monitor the manufacturing processes and ensure compliance with standards and specifications.


The Materials and Nanotechnology Engineer can work in any area or sector developing both classic and nanomaterials for the creation of functional materials used in the production of more efficient, innovative, and low-cost structures, machines, and devices. This professional is qualified to work in an industry like mining, oil, mechanics, and processes in general; in the consumer goods industry like electronics, telecommunications, transportation, cosmetics, biotechnology, fertilizers, drugs, cement, paints, polymers, and the environment; and in the alternative energy sector like solar, fuel cells and others.

Curricular structure

Available on the university website ( here ).