Listed in curriculum development plans are guidelines for new courses directed at nanosystems engineering majors. But there's also a strategy to integrate nanosystems into other engineering disciplines at Tech.
"We want all our students in all of our degree programs to be exposed to and have some knowledge of nanosystems," Napper said.
Dr. Ken Rea, vice president for academic affairs at Tech, commended Napper; Dr. Hisham Hegab, an associate professor of mechanical engineering, and others involved in devising the new program Rea called "timely and innovative."
Tech President Dan Reneau said the program will tap the strength of the university's unique combination of lab resources, interdisciplinary research, and support programs.
"Louisiana Tech has always been at the forefront of technology and research, but with this new degree program we are poised to help revolutionize education, the economy, and the world of industry," he said.
Further information, as well as printable application forms, is available at http://www.latech.edu/tech/engr. For more information about the National Nanotechnology Initiative and nanotechnology, visit http://nano.gov.