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Applied Micro and Nanosystems, Ph.D.

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The PhD programme in Applied Micro and Nanosystems is offered by the University College of Southeast Norway. This becomes an increasingly important part of our everyday life, in all sorts of "smart systems", for example sensors integrated into mobile phones, equipment for medical diagnosis, for monitoring the environment and for instrumentation in industrial processes.

Academically it builds on a broad range of engineering and science: Electronics, product design / engineering, material-learning, computer science and chemical processing and basic physics. The research training ranging from design and mathematical modeling with advanced software tools, the manufacturing and characterization of national leader clean room laboratories.

The laboratory at USN, along with complementary laboratories in Oslo and Trondheim,constitutes "NorFab" which is the Research Council's investment in infrastructure. The program is closely linked to industry cluster which exist regionally and nationally. This tight connection to the industry is unique among Norwegian PhD programmes. The programme is part of the research school "Nano Network" with national labor, where USN's role is to focus on integrated, complete systems with direct industrial relevance. Internationally, the academic environment is closely linked to leading research centers in Europe, North America and East Asia.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The PhD programme's focus areas are:

  • Ultrasound for medical, maritime and industrial use: Tasks in design and fabrication/integration of ultrasound transducer, such as for imaging of internal organs or for surveying the seabed. 
  • Miniaturised energy sources: Eg. energy harvesting from the environment to supply power to inaccessible systems (instrumentation on windmill blades or inside the tires).
  • Biomedical components: For faster diagnosis, and implantable sensors for monitoring patient health.
  • High-frequency components: Next-generation radio-, communications- and radar systems.
  • Micro-optics: Thin polymer films for laser projectors and microlenses.
  • Measuring systems for demanding environments: high operating temperatures, low operating temperatures, mechanical shock etc. sets requirements for fabrication methods that require solutions different from traditional technology. 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

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General Requirements

Admission requires master's degree,with a grade of B or better at Masters level and B or better in Master's thesis.

  • Information for applicants
  • Application form
  • Application form for external candidates to attend PhD courses

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