Nanotechnology Engineering Technologists
Core Tasks Include:
- Supervise or provide technical direction to technicians engaged in nanotechnology research or production.
- Contribute written material or data for grant or patent applications.
- Produce images or measurements, using tools or techniques such as atomic force microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, optical microscopy, particle size analysis, or zeta potential analysis.
- Prepare detailed verbal or written presentations for scientists, engineers, project managers, or upper management.
- Prepare capability data, training materials, or other documentation for transfer of processes to production.
- Develop or modify wet chemical or industrial laboratory experimental techniques for nanoscale use.
- Collect or compile nanotechnology research or engineering data.
- Inspect or measure thin films of carbon nanotubes, polymers, or inorganic coatings, using a variety of techniques or analytical tools.
- Implement new or enhanced methods or processes for the processing, testing, or manufacture of nanotechnology materials or products.
- Collaborate with scientists or engineers to design or conduct experiments for the development of nanotechnology materials, components, devices, or systems.
- Analyze the life cycle of nanomaterials or nano-enabled products to determine environmental impact.
- Compare the performance or environmental impact of nanomaterials by nanoparticle size, shape, or organization.
- Mix raw materials or catalysts to manufacture nanoparticles according to specifications, ensuring proper particle size, shape, or organization.
- Monitor hazardous waste cleanup procedures to ensure proper application of nanocomposites or accomplishment of objectives.
- Process nanoparticles or nanostructures, using technologies such as ultraviolet radiation, microwave energy, or catalysis.
Supplemental Tasks Include:
- Install nanotechnology production equipment at customer or manufacturing sites.
- Capture nanoparticle contaminants, using techniques such as electrical fields or electrospinning.
The data sources for the information displayed here include: O*NET™.