Microelectronics, Photonics & Nanotechnology

Duke ECE's master's concentration in microelectronics, photonics and nanotechnology (MPN) is led by international leaders in the areas of nanoelectronics, optoelectronics, microfluidic systems, integrated optics, sensors, integrated multifunctional devices/systems, energy conversion devices, and quantum sensors

MPN research at Duke is highly interdisciplinary, and includes the fabrication of devices and circuits through the state-of-the-art Shared Materials Instrumentation Facility (SMIF) cleanroom and characterization lab.

The Microelectronics, Photonics & Nanotechnology concentration is available as part of:

In conjunction with those degrees, students can also opt to earn graduate certificates in:

Our MPN concentration is designed to prepare master's students either for PhD research or to directly obtain engineering jobs in the broad semiconductor industry.

Students can opt to earn a graduate certificate in Nanoscience or Photonics in conjunction with their Duke ECE master's degree.

Duke University also offers an interdisciplinary Master of Engineering (MEng) in Photonics and Optical Sciences featuring coursework in both ECE and the Duke Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Key Courses

  • ECE/NANOSCI 511: Foundations of Nanoscale Science & Technology
  • ECE 512: Emerging Nanoelectronic Devices
  • ECE 526: Semiconductor Devices for ICs
  • ECE 521: Quantum Mechanics

Other Notable Courses

  • ECE 523: Quantum Information Science
  • ECE 527: Analog Integrated Circuits
  • ECE 528: Integrated Circuit Engineering
  • ECE 529: Digital Integrated Circuits
  • ECE 532: Analog Integrated Circuit Design
  • ECE 533: Biochip Engineering
  • ECE 546: Optoelectronic Devices
  • ECE 722: Quantum Electronics