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Nanosystems Engineers

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Nanosystems engineers work in many industries, including electronics/semiconductors, automotive, 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. They also are employed by federal agencies that conduct research in nanotechnology and nanoengineering (including the Agricultural Research Service; Departments of Defense, Energy, Homeland Security, and Transportation; Environmental Protection Agency; Food and Drug Administration; NASA; National Cancer Institute; National Institutes of Health; and the National Science Foundation), colleges and universities (as professors and researchers), and the U.S. military.

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