International Master
Nano-science and nano-technology
for Civil Engineering


Context

The field of civil engineering covers two main areas: engineering and materials for civil engineering. This is a rather classical world where innovation remains particularly riveted on major infrastructure. However, increasing urbanization impacts on our resources and environment, which in turn requires innovation at the nanoscale. Increasingly this creates a novel research opportunity in civil engineering and in the future may even become a necessity in order to innovate in individual homes or the environment. Many universities around the world have taken quite recently the step of investing in nanotechnology as applied to civil engineering. However, it remains widely insufficient and at an almost embryonic stage. Thus, the purpose of this Master Degree is to meet these challenges and to allow nanoscience and nanotechnology to meet the insatiable needs of the world of the habitat and the environment, and hence civil engineering.

Main objective

The field of civil engineering covers two main areas: engineering and materials for civil engineering. This is a rather classical world where innovation remains particularly riveted on major infrastructure. However, increasing urbanization impacts on our resources and environment, which in turn requires innovation at the nanoscale. Increasingly this creates a novel research opportunity in civil engineering and in the future may even become a necessity in order to innovate in individual homes or the environment. Many universities around the world have taken quite recently the step of investing in nanotechnology as applied to civil engineering. However, it remains widely insufficient and at an almost embryonic stage. Thus, the purpose of this Master Degree is to meet these challenges and to allow nanoscience and nanotechnology to meet the insatiable needs of the world of the habitat and the environment, and hence civil engineering.