Nanotechnologists are responsible for performing research and work relating to structures at the atomic and subatomic levels. They may work in fields such as energy development, medicine and others in order to discover new applications for nanotechnology, and improve upon existing applications.
• Work with structures at the atomic and subatomic levels
• Perform research relating to structures at the atomic and subatomic levels
• Work with materials that range in size from 1 to 100 nanometers
• Use specialized equipment and nanotools to manipulate nanomatter
• Develop new products ranging from more effective sunscreens and more potent medicines, to more durable materials and faster electronic microprocessors
• Create high-performance materials and components by integrating atoms and molecules
If you want to become a nanotechnologist you should have a keen interest in or aptitude for science and engineering. Nanotechnology jobs may or may not be explicitly labeled as such; nanotechnology jobs might be advertised as Chemical Technician, Food Science Technician, Laboratory Researcher, or Engineering Technician.