Professional perspectives

In the coming decades, nanoscience and nanotechnology will undoubtedly become the driving force for a new set of products, systems and applications. They are expected to impact many aspects of our daily life, virtually every technological sector, and eventually become the basis for a new industrial revolution. In the next five-to-ten years, many new products and companies will emerge based on nanotechnology and nanosciences. These new products will stem from the knowledge developed at the crossroads of the various scientific disciplines offered in this Master’s programme.

As a result, the students who graduate as masters of nanosciences and nanotechnology will participate in developing these new technologies. The graduates will be able to go into academic research,  R&D,  as well as industry. In the coming years, there will be a strong need for scientists and engineers whose expertise is precisely at the crossroads of these various disciplines, and these engineers will end up in jobs directly aligned to the education offered in this Master’s programme. You may be employed by companies in the electronics sector, new and smart material industry, chemical technology, and biotechnology companies.

As a graduate of the programme, you will have an ideal background to become the link between experts in all these disciplines and you will be able to use your broad perspective of nanotechnology to develop and create new products or even start up completely new companies. With your basic education, you might also end up in R&D (research &development), product design, or product development, and you will have the skills required to become an independent consultant.

Pursuing after the Master

N2 Master-by-Research graduates can continue their studies at a doctoral level. They can take advantage of the exceptional network of Grenoble research institutes  in nanoscience and nanotechnologies (CEA Grenoble, CNRS, ESRF, UJF, Grenoble INP,…). Among 13 students graduated in 2010 (out of international cursus), 11 began a PhD research work.

N2 Professional-Master graduates are prepared for a carreer as an engineer in the Nanotechnologies industries. They too can take advantage of Grenoble’s environment and network with its many organizations and international companies (STMicroelectronics, SOITEC, CEA, Minatec Pole, ESRF, …). 5 among 11 students graduated in 2010 chose to get a research job in a company as a PhD CIFRE researcher.

International opportunities. The many partnerships with foreign universities offer opportunities for internships and doctoral studies abroad: Austin, Quebec, ... Research Organizations: UTA (Austin), Bangalore (India), Brazil ...


Currently, more than 95% of students of the master N2 who wish to prepare a thesis, have already found a funding source and a host laboratory when they obtain their degree.