The Nanochemistry and Nanoobjects speciality aims at providing a complete overview from the elaboration to the applications of a large variety of nanoobjects.

The specific core courses are focused on the elaboration of nanoobjects using the bottom-up strategy. In this approach, the control over the objects’ size, shape and dimensionality is achieved by the choice of the chemical precursors and/or of the reactions conditions such as solvent, pH, temperature, etc...

The core courses are complemented by a Lab Training period that can be considered as the trademark of the interdisciplinarity of this M2 formation since they will allow the students to explore in situ how nanosystems are studied on UGA. It can be the occassion to have a look at the physical or biological aspects on nanoobjects.

Finally, the reduction in size indeed leads to specific physical, mechanical, chemical and biological properties as exemplified below:

  • the nanoobjects allow to finely explore the quantum regime of any physical properties. They are indeed often much different from their classical equivalent. The Molecular electronics and magnetism broadening course is an occasion to see how magnetic properties are impacted by a drastic reduction in size down to single molecules.
  • the introduction of nanoparticles in polymers deeply modify their mechanical behavior leading to original composites;
  • in (electro)catalysis, the reduction in size modifies the activity because of both the enhancement of the surface-to-volume ratio and the alteration of the electronic structure of the material;
  • nanoparticles appears as promising candidates for controlled drug delivery for example.

By the choice of her/his broadening courses, the students will choose which type of applications she/he wants to focus on.


Foreigh Language 3 ECTS

Master thesis 27 ECTS