Nanotechnology has only come to fruition in the academic world within the past 15 years. More recently, it has spawned high-tech companies that create novel materials and devices for a range of applications in fields such as energy, water, healthcare and electronics.
You could find yourself working in the R&D division of a major high-tech company such as Philips, ASML, DSM or Shell. Alternatively, you could become part of a small spin-off company developing new materials, technologies or products in the field of nanotechnology. A number of such companies have their roots in MESA+.