Technologies, science, and engineering activities conducted on a nanoscale, where material or extremely small components are manipulated on an atomic, molecular, or supramolecular scale.

Alternative labels

nanotechnology activities
atomic scale technology
nano-technology activities
science of nano-technology
supramolecular scale technology
science of nanotechnology
field of nanotechnology
field of nano-technology
supra-molecular scale technology
molecular scale technology

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Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Nanotechnology is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Nanoengineer: Nanoengineers combine the scientific knowledge of atomic and molecular particles with engineering principles for applications in a varied array of fields. They apply findings in chemistry, biology, and materials engineering, etc. They use technological knowledge for the improvement of existing applications or the creation of micro objects.

Optional knowledge

Nanotechnology is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Microsystem engineer: Microsystem engineers research, design, develop, and supervise the production of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), which can be integrated in mechanical, optical, acoustic, and electronic products.
Electrical engineer: Electrical engineers design and develop electrical systems, electrical equipment, components, motors, and equipment with the feature of energy transmission. They engage in large scale projects such as the design and maintenance of power stations, and the distribution of power to smaller applications such as household appliances.
Chemical engineer: Chemical engineers design and develop large-scale chemical and physical production processes and are involved in the entire industrial process required for transforming raw materials into products.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022

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