About Us

UC San Diego established the Department of NanoEngineering within its Jacobs School of Engineering effective July 1, 2007. This sixth department covers a broad range of topics, but focuses particularly on biomedical nanotechnology, nanotechnologies for energy conversion, computational nanotechnology, and molecular and nanomaterials. The Department of NanoEngineering's educational program is developing in phases, with plans to reach a steady state of approximately 24 faculty members, and an enrollment of 600 undergraduate students and 200 graduate students. The department also serves as the administrative home of the existing undergraduate and graduate programs in chemical engineering.