Master’s Degree in Nanotechnology

 

  Accredited by the Mexican Postgraduate Quality Program SEP-CONACYT (PNPC)

(Scholarships for Foreing Students)

 


PROGRAM NAME: Master's Degree in Nanotechnology 


General Office of Professions (DGP) Code: 103591

Typical time to degree: 4 semesters

Credits: 115

Degree that it confers: Master of Science in Nanotechnology

Campus where it is offered: Hermosillo

 


DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM


Objectives

The plan of studies offers graduates high-level academic training characterized by five central aspects:

  • Development of a background of multidisciplinary excellence in the vast field of Nanotechnology and Materials Science and Engineering, which includes basic studies of matter, its basic structure, its atomic configuration and physical, chemical, biological, mechanical, magnetic and electronic properties.
  • To instill a deep level of competitiveness in students in mastery of the diverse analytical, experimental and computational methodologies, for processing, synthesizing and characterizing nanostructured materials.
  • To develop and enrich a background in teaching competencies at a higher education and postgraduate level.
  • To link the graduates' training to the development needs of the productive sector; and
  • To develop ethical researchers of distinction with a high level of originality, independence and scientific methodology.

 


WHAT COMPETENCIES WILL I HAVE ACQUIRED BY THE END OF THIS PROGRAM?


Graduate Profile

Graduates from the Master's Degree in Nanotechnology will be characterized by their mastery of the following competencies:

Cognitive Skills:

  • Mastery of theories, methodologies and tools associated with Nanotechnology;
  • Methodological skills in scientific research, with emphasis in the development of heuristic abilities;
  • Knowledge of the context, structure and technological development of the productive sector.

Instrumental Skills

  • Efficient mastery in operating and handling equipment, materials, instruments and laboratories pertaining to Nanotechnology; and
  • Development of teaching skills in order to conduct learning groups for higher and postgraduate education.

Value Skills

  • Enrichment of the value and attitude aspects of scientific knowledge;
  • Development of an ecological awareness in their research tasks and service to the productive service; and
  • Characterization of ethical values in the scientific and professional tasks.

 


PLAN OF STUDIES


Curriculum Map

Course list

Mathematics 

Physics   

Chemistry  

Introduction to Nanotechnology  

Introduction to Materials Science

Characterization of Materials  

Theoretical Tools of Materials Science

Elective 1 

Thesis Seminar I  

Elective 2  

Elective 3  

Thesis Seminar II  

Thesis 

Elective Courses

Biology  

Electronic Microscopy  

Electronic Structure of Materials  

Advanced Ceramics   

Heat Treatment of Materials  

Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Materials  

Polymers   

Polymer Processing  

Characterization of Catalysts  

Catalyst Synthesis   

Physical Chemistry  

Foundations of Organic Chemistry  

Advanced Organic Chemistry   

Preparation and Characterization of Thin Films  

Electron Spectroscopy  

Electro-Optics  

Photonics  

Selected Topics of Physics and Chemistry

Crystallography and Diffraction  

Magnetic Properties of Materials

Experimental Magnetism Techniques

Non-destructive Assays   

Continuum Mechanics   

Select Physical Metallurgy Topics   

Polymer Chemistry   

Polymer Physical Chemistry  

Rheology and Rheometry  

Additive for Polymers  

Molecular Models of Structures and Properties of Polymers  

Chemical Modelling from Atoms to Liquids  

Introduction to Computational Chemistry  

Computational Simulation of Molecular and Supramolecular Materials  

Introduction to Nanotechnology  

Introduction to Bio-nanotechnology  

Application of Computational Nanotechnology  

Science and Technology of Nanocomposites  

Molecular Nanoelectronics  

Computational Chemistry for Nanotechnology  

Supramolecular Chemistry  

Hydrogen Production for Fuel Cells  

Fuel Cell Technology

Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Production Selection Techniques

Luminescent Characterization of Nanomaterials  

Biomolecule Analysis

Molecular Biology  

 


LINES OF GENERATION AND/OR APPLICATION OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE PROGRAM


1. Bio-nanotechnology and Nanomedicine.

2. Manufacture and Evaluation of Devices.

3. Nanostructures and Functionalized Nanocomposites

 


CORE FACULTY


The Teaching Staff who form the Basic Core Faculty consists of 22 Doctors dedicated full-time to the Program, of which 19 belong to the National System of Researchers (SNI, acronym in Spanish) and 3 of them have a professorship place at CONACYT.

Fourteen Doctors collaborate part-time with the Program, of which 9 belong to the National System of Researchers (SNI); 7 of them are affiliated with the University of Sonora and the remaining 7 with other Institutions in the country and abroad.

The following tables show a breakdown of the Teaching Staff, grouped by the time dedicated to the Postgraduate Program, indicating their SNI Level, as well as the Line(s) of Generation and Application of Knowledge (LGAC's) they develop: (1) Bio-nanotechnology and Nanomedicine;(2) Manufacture and Evaluation of Devices; and (3) Nanostructures and Functionalized Nanocomposites.

Full-Time Faculty

Name of the Professor

SNI Level

LGAC's

Institutional Email

Alvarado Rivera Josefina

Professorship

(2)

josefina.alvarado@unison.mx

Alvarez Ramos Mario Enrique

3

(2) and (3)

enrique.alvarez@fisica.uson.mx

Barboza Flores Marcelino

3

(1), (2) and (3)

mbarboza@cifus.uson.mx

Berman Mendoza Dainet

1

(2) and (3)

daiber@cifus.uson.mx

Castillo Santos Jesús

2

(2)

semiconductores@difus.uson.mx

Zavala Rivera Paul

C

(1) and (3)

paul.zavala@unison.mx

Esquivel González Reynaldo

Professorship

(1) and (3)

reynaldoegzz@gmail.com

Hernández Paredes Javier

1

(2) and (3)

javier.paredes@fisica.uson.mx

Íñiguez Palomares Ramón Alfonso

1

(1) and (3)

ramonalfonso.iniguez@gmail.com

Juárez Onofre Josué Elías

1

(1) and (3)

josue.juarez@fisica.uson.mx

Larios Rodríguez Eduardo Antonio

1

(1) and (3)

elarios@polimeros.uson.mx

López Esparza Ricardo

1

(1) and (3)

ricardo.lopez@correo.fisica.uson.mx

Lucero Acuña Jesús Armando

1

(1) and (3)

jalucero@ciencias.uson.mx

Meléndrez Amavizca Rodrigo

3

(1), (2) and (3)

rodrigo@difus.uson.mx

Ortiz Rascón Eduardo

Professorship

(1)

eortize@gmail.com

Pedroza Montero Martín Rafael

2

(1) and (3)

mpedroza@cifus.uson.mx

Riera Aroche Raúl

2

(2) and (3)

rriera@cifus.uson.mx

Rodríguez Mijangos Ricardo Antonio

2

(2)

mijangos@cifus.uson.mx

Rosas Burgos Rodrigo Arturo

2

(2) and (3)

rodrigo.rosas@correo.fisica.uson.mx

Sánchez Zeferino Raúl

1

(2)

raul.sanchez@ciencias.uson.mx

Valdés Covarrubias Miguel Ángel

2

(1) and (3)

miguel.valdez@correo.fisica.uson.mx

Part-time Faculty

Name of the Professor

SNI Level

LGAC's

Institutional Email

Castellanos Moreno Arnulfo

 

(2) and (3)

arnulfo.castellanos@correo.fisica.uson.mx

Duarte Zamorano Roberto Pedro

 

(2)

roberto.duarte@fisica.uson.mx

García Gutiérrez Rafael

2

(2) and (3)

rgarcia@cifus.uson.mx

Garibay Escobar Adriana

1

(1)

adriana.garibay@unison.mx

Pérez Salas Raúl

2

(2) and (3)

rperez@cifus.uson.mx

Rodríguez Beas César

1

(1) and (3)

cesaragosto@ciencias.uson.mx

Rodríguez León Ericka

 

(1) and (3)

erl990206@gmail.com

Complementary Core Faculty of the Master's in Nanotechnology

The Teaching Staff who form the Complementary Core Faculty of the Program consists of 7 Doctors, of which 5 belong to the National System of Researchers (SNI).

Professors of Other Institutions

Name of the Professor

Institution of Affiliation

SNI Level

LGAC's

Ayón Ballesteros Arturo Alejo

The University of Texas at San Antonio

2

(2) and (3)

Caldiño García Ulises Sinhue

UAM – Iztapalapa

3

(2)

Duarte Moller José Alberto

CIMAV AC (Chihuahua Unit)

2

(2) and (3)

Guzmán Zamudio Roberto

University of Arizona

 

(1) and (3)

Quevedo López Manuel Ángel

The University of Texas at Dallas

2

(2) and (3)

Ramírez Bon Rafael

CINVESTAV-IPN (Querétaro Unit)

3

(1), (2) and (3)

Soto Mercado Jorge Ramón

School of Science – UNAM

 

(2)


HOW DO I ENROLL IN THIS GRADUATE PROGRAM?


Entrance requirements

  • Entrance application and statement of purpose explaining reasons for studying Nanotechnology.
  • Degree Certificate or Exam Certificate in a field related to Nanotechnology, such as Materials Science, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and/or related Engineering fields (Chemical, Biochemical, Systems, Materials, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronical, etc.) and bachelor's degree grade transcript.
  • Minimum average of 8.0 or its equivalent.
  • Demonstrate sufficient knowledge of the English language. Score of 450 in TOEFL, or its equivalent as assigned by UNISON Department of Foreign Languages.
  • Complete the EXANI-III-CENEVAL knowledge and abilities examination and pass with a minimum score of 1000 points.
  • Complete a diagnostic examination.
  • First draft of thesis and Curriculum Vitae of the advisor.
  • Interview with the research faculty relevant to their proposal for initial evaluation. For final acceptance, students must also have a positive evaluation in the interview with the Academic Commission of the Postgraduate Program.
  • Two 25×30 mm color photographs with a white background.
  • Two academic letters of recommendation from Research Professors pertaining to the National System of Researchers (SNI).
  • Birth certificate (original).
  • Unique Population Registry Code (CURP) for Mexican students; for foreign students, the corresponding visa.
  • Voter ID (both sides) for Mexican students; passport for foreign students (copy)
  • Proof of Address (copy)

 

Applicant Profile

The Master's Degree in Nanotechnology program is aimed at graduates from fields related to Nanotechnology and Science of Materials, such as; Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and/or related Engineering fields (Chemical, Industrial, Biochemical, Systems, Materials, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic, etc.).

 


WHAT DO I NEED TO GRADUATE?


Graduation requirements:

To obtain the master's degree, the student must:

  • Successfully complete all course credits and satisfy the other requirements established in the corresponding graduate program.
  • Certify comprehension of a language other than Spanish, as established by the Graduate Academic Committee of the respective study program.
  • Pass the degree examination in the written and oral phase before an ex-profeso appointed committee.
  • For the doctor degree, pass a general knowledge exam, if required by the postgraduate program.
  • Comply with provisions and requirements established by Department of Academic Services for the issuance of the degree.

 

Degree Options

Develop and defend their thesis on an original research project before a committee to be integrated according to the internal guidelines of the program.

 


HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO STUDY THIS POSTGRADUATE DEGREE?


Cost of the EXANI-III

The applicant registration fee to study at the University of Sonora is published every year along with the new student admission announcement. See this information for the past year: http://www.nanotecnologia.uson.mx/

 

Enrollment and tuition fees

At the time of enrollment in one of the graduate degree programs, students must pay all corresponding fees based on the current minimum wage in the city of Hermosillo, pursuant to the Fee Regulation.  See last year's information: fees and discounts per course http://www.serviciosescolares.uson.mx/

 


FURTHER INFORMATION


Dr. Mario Enrique Álvarez Ramos

Program Coordinator

Edificio 3F (Planta Baja), Blvd. Luis Encinas J. y Rosales S/N, Col. Centro, C.P. 83000. Hermosillo, Sonora.

coordinacion.posgrado@fisica.uson.mx

Tel: +52 (662) 2592108

http://www.nanotecnologia.uson.mx/