Your Pathway to a Career in Nanotechnology
Over 20 Years of Teaching
The Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology (NMT) Partnership
Hosted by the Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization (CNEU), the NMT Partnership is a unique collaboration aimed at equipping a new generation workforce with nanotechnology-based manufacturing and new product development skills companies need to move life-changing nano-scale applications out of the laboratory and into the marketplace.
All students enrolled in qualifying associate degree, baccalaureate degree, and certification programs at their NMT partner institutions are eligible for the Capstone Semester in nanotechnology at Penn State’s University Park campus.
NMT Captsone semester
Have a Hand in Creating Your Future
As an NMT Capstone Semester student, you will receive the most current, hands-on exposure available in nanofabrication manufacturing and characterization technology. You’ll work in groups with other students from different schools and diverse backgrounds, enhancing the experience of everyone in the group, as you learn a new skill set that makes you uniquely qualified to work in the cross-disciplinary field of nanotechnology.
NMT Institutional Partners
Companies who hired NMT Graduates
Reasons for NMT
Nanotechnology is a growing field
“By 2020, 70% of all new advanced technology products will incorporate nanotechnology…” M. Roco
Home school tuition rate
Pennsylvanians pay the tuition for the Capstone Semester credits to their home NMT Partner institution according to its current tuition rates, plus a program surcharge.
Exclusive access to a powerful job network
You’ll receive industry announcements and job postings from high-tech industry leaders.
High starting salaries for graduates
Graduates have received salary offers of $55,000/year or more with either the NMT two-year degree or certificate.
Hands-on training with the latest equipment
Enter the workforce with confidence and the hands-on skills that employers want.
What Our Students Say
The NMT course opened many doors that previously were sealed shut. Prior to taking the course, I submitted close to a hundred applications, which bore no fruit. After taking this course, I applied to no more than 10 positions. I heard back from four, with two face to face interviews. All questions asked to me where specifically about the NMT course. No one asked me about my AAS degree.
Theodore Gehoski (Summer '19)
Tokyo Electron, Ltd.
The NMT Capstone Semester was the sole catalyst for both my academic and industry careers. It generated knowledge, experience, friendships, and a mentality that are all still well maintained over a decade later. I continue to utilize information gained during that time on a regular basis. The hands-on skill set was vital for a smooth transition to both graduate school and industry.
Zachary Gray (Summer '07)