Nanotechnology Summer School in Cambridge

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 The Immerse Education Nanotechnology Summer Programme in Cambridge presents an immersive scientific journey for curious individuals aged 16-18. Set in the historic city of Cambridge, UK, this programme delves into the realms of nanomaterials, engineering at the nanoscale, and the transformative impact of nanotechnology within an intellectually stimulating and culturally enriching environment.

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Exploring the cutting-edge realm of nanotechnology and its diverse applications, participants explore the possibility of manipulating matter at the nanoscale.
Provides a thorough introduction to diverse academic fields. Ideal for students beginning to contemplate their future academic paths and eager to explore various disciplines.
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Ages 16-18

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Academic Insights curriculum is focused on preparing you for academic life in the world’s top universities.

Academic Sessions

At Immerse Education, we’re committed to providing a transformative learning experience that goes beyond traditional classroom settings. When you enroll in our programmes, you can expect a rich array of outcomes that will empower you for a lifetime of success.

Our programmes equip you with a diverse skill set that’s applicable across various disciplines and environments. From communication and critical thinking to problem-solving and collaboration, you’ll cultivate skills that are highly sought after in today’s fast-paced world. These skills extend beyond academia and empower you to thrive in any professional or personal setting.

Immerse Education is dedicated to providing an immersive and holistic educational experience. Beyond the structured curriculum, you’ll engage in workshops, seminars, and interactive activities that broaden your horizons. Expect to explore diverse perspectives, engage in thought-provoking discussions, and gain insights that enrich your understanding of the world.

Upon successfully completing your Immerse Education programme, you’ll earn a Certificate of Achievement that validates your dedication and growth. This certificate serves as a testament to your hard work, commitment, and the valuable skills you’ve acquired. It’s a tangible representation of your journey and a noteworthy addition to your academic and professional portfolio.

Module 1 - Introduction To Nanotechnology

In this introductory module, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the fabrication processes that are used in nanoscience research as well as in the industry of nanotechnology to construct complex micro and nanoelectronic structures. Participants will be able to use this understanding of the chemistry, physics and engineering of planar processes to predict the performance of fabricated structures.

Throughout this aspect of the course, you will be introduced to the principles and practice of nanofabrication. Topics will likely cover lithography, pattern transfer, inspection and electrical testing. You will also gain the opportunity to complete a short fabrication project during this part of the course.

The Microwave and Millimetre Circuit Design module is designed to provide you with the fundamental knowledge of microwave and millimetre-wave components and to develop the skills necessary for circuit design. This foundation is extended to integrate such components into more complex systems such as TX/TR in modern communications and imaging systems taking into consideration applied techniques and technology involved.

This module takes a close look at Quantum Electronic Devices and considers the design and operation of advanced semiconducting and superconducting devices, to the fundamentals of quantum technologies and their applications for sensing and computing. By the end of this unit, you will have an understanding of what quantum electronic devices are and their place in the study of nanoscience.

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Meet Some of Our Nanotechnology Tutors

Our nanotechnology tutors offer exceptional motivational and educational support to students studying nanoscale science. With their own research and academic experiences, they guide students through experiments, theoretical analysis, and project work. They ignite curiosity by exploring advanced nanotechnology topics and providing personalised guidance, support, and feedback as students begin to explore their own areas of specialism. Tutors cater to ESL students, helping them master nanotechnology terminology crucial for global research and industry.

Guest Speakers from Previous Summers

Each week, Academic Insights participants will hear from an influential guest speaker from a variety of inspiring backgrounds.

Allister Frost (BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION MANAGER, ADVISOR AND MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER)
Business transformation manager, advisor and motivational speaker
Allister Frost

Microsoft’s first ever Head of Digital Marketing Strategy, this business transformation manager is now an advisor and motivational speaker for world-leading organisations including Vodafone.

Dr Sue Mitchell
Former evolutionary ecologist and expedition leader
Dr. Sue Mitchell
A former evolutionary ecologist and expedition leader, who speaks on
adaptable leadership. She is also an executive coach and author of “The Authority Guide to Engaging Your People”.
James Peach (GLOBAL BRAND DIRECTOR)
Global Brand Director
James Peach

This Global Brand Director has helped to build some of the most successful brands in the tech and consumer goods industries, including Innocent, Vinted, Uber and Coca Cola.

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Top university placement

Our students end up in top universities:
Including Oxford, NYU, Cambridge, Harvard, Imperial College London, University of Toronto, MIT, and many more.

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Safe & secure environment

The safety and well-being of our participants is our number one priority, and all staff undergo enhanced background checks and receive thorough safeguarding training.

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Accreditations, awards & partnerships

We are accredited with Aegis and BAC, and won: Queens Award for Enterprises, British Youth Travel: Best Educational product finalist, and Educational Investor Award 2023.

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Post-programme benefits

Including Access to Membership Benefits and Events from Partners, Life-time Access to Learning Opportunities via the Immerse Alumni Network, Live Events, Exclusive Offers from our Partners.

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Our expert mentors

All mentors on our programmes are past/current students at Oxford or Cambridge University All of our support staff are background-checked and receive training in providing an unforgettable experience for every Immerse student.

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Save 25% when you bundle Online Research Programme!

Get all the excitement of an In-Person Summer School and gain the 1-on-1 tutoring, Personal Research Project, Accreditation and all other benefits of Online Research programme, when you combine them together.

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Nanotechnology Summer School FAQs

Why study Nanotechnology in Cambridge?

Cambridge’s expertise in science and technology provides an ideal setting to study nanotechnology. Engage with nanotech researchers, access advanced labs, and contribute to cutting-edge innovations.

Immerse Education offers Nanotechnology for residential summer school participants. The summer course takes place in the cities of Cambridge and Oxford with participants staying in the prestigious colleges of Cambridge or Oxford University.

Research in Nanoscience 

In this module, you will continue to broaden your understanding of research in the field, taking a deep dive into the interdisciplinary aspects of modern nanoscience and nanotechnology. During this module, you will work in groups to form a presentation showcasing your knowledge built from a group of nanoscience researchers studied, presenting current and thematic research examples in the area of nanoscience.

Nanofabrication

Throughout this aspect of the course, you will be introduced to the principles and practice of nanofabrication. Topics will likely cover lithography, pattern transfer, inspection and electrical testing. You will also gain the opportunity to complete a short fabrication project during this part of the course.

Research Methods & Techniques

Solidifying your knowledge base and skill set in the realm of nanoscience research, you will explore the fundamental principles of the scientific method. You will deepen your understanding and skillset in core scientific research skills including planning, designing, executing, evaluating and presenting research effectively. 

Microwave & Millimetre Circuit Design

The Microwave and Millimetre Circuit Design module is designed to provide you with the fundamental knowledge of microwave and millimetre-wave components and to develop the skills necessary for circuit design. This foundation is extended to integrate such components into more complex systems such as TX/TR in modern communications and imaging systems taking into consideration applied techniques and technology involved.

Microscopy & Optics

You will build a fundamental understanding of a variety of microscopic and spectroscopic methodologies used to study biological systems. After completing this module, you will understand the operating principles behind these methods and be able to identify the most suitable methodology for studying a given sample. This understanding will be achieved through a combination of academic sessions and practical laboratory workshops.

Nano & Atomic Scale Imaging

Explore the underlying physical principles required to comprehend widely applied techniques for the characterisation of materials that depend critically upon structural features at the nanometre and atomic length scales. The techniques covered in this module include Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM). The physics governing these techniques are taught along with an emphasis on practical knowledge.

Quantum Electronic Devices

This module takes a close look at Quantum Electronic Devices and considers the design and operation of advanced semiconducting and superconducting devices, to the fundamentals of quantum technologies and their applications for sensing and computing. By the end of this unit, you will have an understanding of what quantum electronic devices are and their place in the study of nanoscience.

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