Nanotechnology Training Program

The Graduate Training Program in Nanotechnology at the University of Utah began in 2010 and has trained 32 students from seven disciplines including five new entering Ph.D. students for the 2015-2016 academic year. Four students have graduated with PhDs and earned Nontechnology Training Program Certificates.

These students represent a cross-section of departments from both the physical and health sciences areas on campus. Recruitment is currently underway for the 2016-2017 academic year (see admissions page for details).


Successful training in this area requires dedicated interactions between a multitude of disciplines including chemistry, physics, materials science and engineering, cellular biology, pharmaceutical sciences and related fields. Students trained in traditional graduate programs of each of the disciplines mentioned above may lack the skills necessary to tackle the interdisciplinary challenges required to successfully integrate nanotechnology. This training program is designed to meet this need.

Why Utah? The University of Utah is internationally recognized for research in genetics and health sciences complemented by a very rich talent pool in the physical sciences, engineering, fine arts, and athletics. Salt Lake City and the surrounding valley offers a very affordable cost of living and many cultural amenities. Outdoor enthusiasts love Utah, which boasts world renowned state and national parks, and "the greatest snow on earth." Seven major ski resorts are just 30 minutes from campus. All University of Utah students and staff receive an annual UTA TRAX, bus, and FrontRunner train pass. With numerous TRAX and bus stops all over town and campus, it is surprisingly possible to live without a car in Salt Lake.

The deadline for applications for the 2016-2017 academic year will be May 1, 2016.  Visit the Admissions page for more information and application forms.