IU expands nanotechnology, microchip offerings
Indiana University is creating three new degree programs that will continue to bolster the school’s growing emphasis on technology careers and research opportunities. The degrees will be in the areas of microelectronics, semiconductors and nanofabrication.
The university says it is developing a master’s degree in microelectronics design and a related undergraduate degree that expands an existing computer engineering specialization. It will be offered through the IU Luddy School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering.
The Luddy School, in partnership with the College of Arts and Sciences, will offer a separate master’s degree in nanofabrication.
“In 2020, the global nanotechnology market was valued at $1.76 billion; by 2030, it’s expected this market will increase in value to more than $33 billion,” said Joanna Millunchick, dean of the Luddy School. “When an industry shows this much promise and exhibits such exponential growth, the need for talented individuals focused on these technologies demands a multi-faceted response.”
The university says it intends to expand IU’s Nanoscale Characterization Facility to provide a hub for increased instrumentation experience and research.
IU says pending approval from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, the microelectronics design and nanofabrication master’s degrees will launch in fall 2024 and the undergraduate degree in 2025.