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Nanomaterials Scientists

Employment Prospects


Nanomaterials scientists are employed by government agencies that conduct research in nanotechnology and nanoengineering (including federal agencies such as the Agricultural Research Service; Departments of Defense and Energy; Environmental Protection Agency; Food and Drug Administration; NASA; National Institutes of Health; and the National Science Foundation), colleges and universities (as professors and researchers), and the U.S. military. They also work in the private sector in many industries, including electronics/semiconductor, automotives, aerospace, materials science (including packaging, textiles, and polymers), biotechnology, sporting goods, medicine and pharmaceuticals, food science, renewable energy (and energy capture and storage), cosmetics, forensics, defense, retail, consumer goods, telecommunications, agriculture production/food processing, and environmental monitoring, control, and remediation.

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