HKUST PG Programs 2023-24 for School of Engineering

School of SCIENCE 28 Nanotechnology Concentration Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Study of nanocatalysts, nanocomposite and nanoporous mater ial s, nanomater ial s for env ironmental appl icat ions, atmospher ic nanoparticle pollutants, usage of nano-sized magnetic particles and nano-electrocatalysts, morphology/ property relationship of polymers at nanoscale, bio-functionalized nanoparticles for diagnostics and biosensing, nanocarriers for drug delivery and nanomaterials for tissue engineer ing , and nano-biomater ial s for treatment of industrial effluents. Civil and Environmental Engineering Development of iron-based nanoparticles for the removal of heavy metals from groundwater and i ndu s t r i a l wa s t ewa t e r, p o l yme r i c nanocomposites for the surface coating of concrete structures, and fate, transpor t , transformation and toxicity of manufactured nanomaterials in water. Electronic and Computer Engineering Design, fabr ication, and character ization of compound semiconductor-based nanoelectronic devices, integration of compound semiconductor-based nano-electronic devices on silicon, modeling of nano-CMOS devices, nanoscale transistors, nanoelectromechanical system (NEMS), nanosize photo-alignment l ayers , nanoelec tronics , nanophotonics , nanoelectronic devices design and fabrication, and system-on-chip and embedded system designs using nanotechnologies. Mechanical Engineering Nano prec i s i on mach i n i ng , nanof i ber s , carbon nanotubes, graphene and organoclay nanoparticles, nanoindentation, applications of nano-par ticles for printable electronics and nano composites; integrated nano bubble actuator, nanoscale fluid-surface interaction, multiscale mechanics, nanoscale gas transport, micro/ nanomechanics; molecular dynamic simulations, thermal interface material; micro fuel cell, and nano-structured materials for lithium ion battery electrodes. Research Foci