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Microsystems Engineering Ph.D.

Explore the future of nanotechnology as you work to address the technical challenges of micro-and nano-systems through analysis, research, and integration.

Program skills

The microsystems engineering doctorate includes the following areas of exploration: Next-generation nanoelectronics, Photovoltaic research in silicon, compound semiconductor, and organic solar cells, Photonics and nanophotonics imaging, communications, and sensing research including couplers, micro-lasers, micro detectors, integrated silicon waveguides, silicon spectrometers, and biosensors, MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems), MEOMS (micro-electro-optical-mechanical systems), and NEMS (nano-electro-mechanical systems) device, processing, and materials research for smart sensors, actuators, biochips, and micro-implantable appliances, Scaled micro- and nanoelectronics for integration into biomedical systems, New and improved technologies in organic electronic components and devices, Nanomaterials research including carbon nanotubes, nanoparticles, quantum dots, self-assembly materials and their applications in electronics, optics, and materials science, and Microfluidics research on the behavior, control, and manipulation of fluids at the micro-scale.

Program job titles reported

Process Engineer; Device Engineer; Development Engineer; Research Engineer; Equipment Engineer; Principle Engineer; Process Integration Engineer; Manufacturing Yield Engineer; Photolithography Engineer; Field Applications Engineer

Select program hiring partners

Analog Devices, Apple, ASML, Intel, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Mentor Graphics Corporation, Qorvo, Renesas, Raytheon Company, Toppan Photmask 


  • Electronic and Computer Hardware

  • Manufacturing

  • Automotive

  • Aerospace


Outcome Rates*

Total percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (military service, volunteering, etc.).


Knowledge Rate

*Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
Outcome % of Students
Employed 100.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 100.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%