RIT offers a unique educational and research program leading to a PhD degree in Microsystems Engineering. The multidisciplinary program builds on the fundamentals of traditional engineering and science, combined with curriculum and research activities addressing the numerous technical challenges of micro- and nano-systems. These include the manipulation of electrical, photonic, optical, mechanical, chemical, and biological functionality to process, sense, and interface with the world at a nanometer scale. The goal is to provide the foundation to explore future technology through research in nano-engineering, design methods, and technologies for micro- and nano-scaled systems. Activities within the program involve exploration into new and novel technology in areas like advanced micro- and nano-electronics, photovoltaics, microfluidics, compound semiconductor materials, integrated photonics, thin film devices, MEMS, direct-printed electronics, nanopatterning, and biomedical microsystems.