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Master Thesis Project

Master Thesis Project (UE S4-1)

The final Master thesis project with a duration of six months can be conducted in an academic research group or in an industrial laboratory, anywhere in France or abroad. The research project is accompanied by a tutor chosen from the cadre of NSE lecturers, who will keep in contact with the student and his/her project supervisor and who can offer assistance if problems are encountered.

Examples of Master thesis projects

  • Realization and optimization of the top contact of a 3D transisitor based on silicon nanowire channels (CEA, Grenoble, France)
  • Biopolymer nanocomposite fibers for tissue engineering and scaffolding (Institute of Nanoscience for Medicine, University of Oxford, UK)
  • Electronics with single electrons: analytical modeling and characterization (Lyon Institute of Nanotechnology, France)
  • Development of an electrodeposition process (Laboratory for Nanotechnology, Viet Nam National University, Ho Chi Minh City)
  • Molecular resists based on C60 for extreme-UV lithography (Nanoscale Physics Research Laboratory, University of Birmingham, UK)
  • Laser-assisted fabrication of carbon nanotubes and graphene (Mechanosynthesis Group, University of Michigan, USA)
  • Development of a laser segmentation process for thin-film silicon photovoltaic modules (R&D department, Total S.A., Palaiseau, France)
  • Fabrication and characterization of nanostructures based on mass-selected aggregates (LASIM, Université Claude Bernard – Lyon 1, France)
  • Characterization of diodes for IR detectors (SAGEM Défense Sécurité, Paris, France)
  • Theory of spin transfer torques in magnetic-insulator-based tunnel junctions (Spintec, CEA Grenoble, France)
  • Development of lab-on-a-chip biosensors based on surface plasmon resonance and microcalorimetry (Centre de Recherche en Nanofabrication et en Nanocaractérisation, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada)
  • A planar high-density network of high-Tc superconducting Josephson junctions (Thales Research and Technology, Palaiseau, France)
  • Design and modeling of a two-dimensional photonic crystal cavity (CINTRA, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)


  • assessment of project supervisor (1/3)
  • Master thesis and defense in front of a jury (2/3)

course volume

  • 6 months full-time
  • ECTS: 30