"It didn't take me long time to realize that Nanotech was without doubt the greatest challenge I had the opportunity to take during my student years, both academically and from a personal point of view. The topics we are studying are a vast range from quantum physics to hardware modelling, guiding you through materials science, processes and circuit design, and they made me discover so many unknown (to me) sides of what this field really means. It is a valuable high-tech exposure, theoretical and hands-on at the same time, a big crossroad where a lot of streets coming from different directions are converging and it is up to you to choose the one you'd like to explore more. But nanotechnology is just a part of what Nanotech Master was bringing to me. Apart the technical knowledge, it brought me face-to-face with educational systems of three different countries, with an amazing mixture of cultures, with all kind of situations I couldn't predict, with people that became some of my best friends.
For me, Nanotech is a program that is professionally guiding you through the huge world of nano-systems while teaching you a lot about yourself and your limits."
"After completing my Bachelor degree in EPFL, I was initially not certain on which Master to choose. However, I wanted a path that opens many doors while fulfilling my top affinities:
- interests for technologies that impact different industries,
- willingness to understand elements that build our world,
- motivation to solve complex problems in teams, and
- enthusiasm to meet and work with people from different countries and backgrounds.
I chose the Master Nanotech for its distinctive curriculum. Today, I am extremely proud and delighted to have shaped my hard and soft skills throughout this international program.
All my interests were more than satisfied, thanks to a well-balanced mix between engineering classes, theoretical lectures, practical work, and team projects. I would like here to emphasize on one specific highlight: the people. The classmates and professors I met all enriched my knowledge and experience thanks to their specific expertise, ideas, and above all, their own unique cultural touch. Besides, I also discovered how easy it is to reach for Nanotech Alumni around the world to understand their experience, industry insights, or just for an informal chat.
After the Master, I moved to the professional services workplace as a management consultant. Both hard and soft skills I developed during the Master Nanotech helped my transition to the business world, where my interests mentioned above are also all fulfilled from a different point of view.
As my classmates and friends are thriving in both industry and academia, I believe that the Master Nanotech not only provides a great international learning environment for state-of-the-art technologies and research, but also opens doors to a wide range of opportunities."
"Très tôt, j’ai été attiré par la science. Le master Nanotech a pleinement répondu à mes attentes en m’offrant de solides connaissances techniques en micro et nanotechnologies, domaine en plein essor. De plus, cette formation m’a doté d’une réelle ouverture à l’international grâce aux semestres d’échanges dans trois écoles d’ingénieurs Européennes réputées.
A la fin du master Nanotech, j’ai souhaité compléter cette formation avec le Mastère Spécialisé « Management Technologique Innovation » à l’école de commerce de Grenoble, pour une durée d’un an. Ceci m’a permis d’acquérir une double compétence technologique et managériale afin d’apprendre à piloter l’innovation, comprendre les enjeux stratégique et business dans le but de transformer un progrès technique en valeurs socio-économiques. Actuellement , je suis co-fondateur d’une startup basée sur Grenoble.
Avec du recul, je dirais qu’une des forces du master Nanotech est de ne pas restreindre les opportunité de carrière à sa sortie mais plutôt de les multiplier grâce à la réputation, à qualité de la formation et à son envergure international."
Rédigé par Valerie Exshaw
mise à jour le 30 juillet 2015