OUTCOMES By Numbers and Facts of Alumni

Since 2010

150+ Students Have Earned Their Nanotechnology Degrees

Career Ratio

PhD : Industry = 39:61

PhD School Examples

USA: University of Pennsylvania, Stanford Univ., Cornell Univ., Johns Hopkins Univ., Purdue Univ., Duke Univ., Rice Univ., Ohio State Univ., Univ. of Maryland., Univ. of Rochester, Univ. of Minnesota, Univ. of Delaware, Univ. of Connecticut, Northeastern Univ., Arizona State Univ.
Non-USA: Univ. of British Columbia, ETH Zurich, Technical University of Denmark

PhD Program Examples

Electrical Engineering
Material Science and Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Chemical Engineering

Company Examples

Semiconductor: Micron, Global Foundries, TSMC, ASML, KLA, Applied Materials, NXP Semiconductors, Diodes
Electronics: Apple, Microsoft, Honeywell, Universal Display Corporation
Energy: bp
Defense: Lockheed Martin, Raytheon Technologies
Consulting & Finance: McKinsey & Company, Ernst & Young, Capital One

Title Examples

Process Integration Engineer, Senior MEMS Engineer, Material Analyst Engineer, Module Process Engineer, Research Scientist
Business Analyst
Founder, CEO

Undergraduate Degree Examples that Alumni Have Majored In

Electrical Engineering
Material Science and Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Metallurgical Engineering
Agricultural Engineering
Business & Economy


Nano program helps me gain a deep and solid understanding of the semiconductor industry and the science behind it. The cleanroom experience from ESE 5360 and research experience of being a GSF are precious, and the knowledge I learned from those experiences is still helping me in industry now. Liang Li, ASML, Class of 2022

The Nanotechnology program excels in providing hands-on experience through its nanofabrication lab course and GSF program, which was extremely helpful for pursuing PhD. Yeonjoon Suh, Penn ESE PhD Candidate, Class of 2021

Practical knowledge gained from Nanofabrication and Nanocharacterization course and the GSF program was extremely beneficial to my early career in the semiconductor industry. Peilin Li, KLA, Class of 2021

The Nanomaster program has provided me with numerous opportunities through its flexible curriculum and hands-on experience in cleanroom fabrication and characterization. Vishal Venkatesh, Penn ESE PhD Candidate, Class of 2018

I truly valued the Nano's flexibility and curriculum provided a solid foundation for my engineering skills both in-depth and in-breadth. Steve Liu, Ernst & Young, Class of 2018

The industry exposure in the Nanomaster's coursework and the opportunity to participate in research as a Graduate Student Fellow enabled me to confidently grow into a nanotechnology career. Georgia Griggs, Avisi Tech, Class of 2017