Professional Science Master’s in Nanotechnology at UCF

Industry Partners


Students are required to complete a 3-month full-time internship training (3 credit hours). The internship can be conducted in a company or a research institute that is outside UCF. The program currently has about 20 Industrial and Other Organization Affiliates that can offer potential internship opportunities to the students. The students are encouraged to seek internship training in other companies relevant to nanotechnology development. The internship may be paid or not paid, depending on the specific arrangements between the student and the internship employer. For students that currently hold a position in a company, the students may conduct the internship in their current company. Students that current hold a position in a company may choose to conduct internship in the first or second summer, while students without prior industrial experience are encouraged to conduct internship in the second summer, prior to their graduation. At the end of the internship, the supervisor from the company will provide a performance evaluation. Specific evaluation criteria will be designed by the Graduate Program Committee. A letter grade of “U” or “S” will be given based on the supervisor’s evaluation by the Graduate Program Committee.

Board of Affiliates

We have a list of key industries and scientific/technical/medical organizations to serve on our External Advisory Board. The primary function of the Board is advising on the program curriculum, assisting with internships and placement, assisting with project-identification, and/or interacting individually with our faculty and students. By working closely with our Board of Affiliates, the program aims to train students with both technical and business management skills to work efficiently and competitively in nanotechnology-oriented businesses and entities.

Company/OrganizationBoard MemberLocation
Sanofi PasteurWilliam Warren, VPOrlando, FL
Lockheed MartinWilliam Heisey, DirectorOrlando, FL
NanoSpectiveBrenda Prenitzer, CEOOrlando, FL
Earthrise SpaceJoseph E. PalaiaOrlando, FL
VA Medical CenterKenneth C. Goldberg, Chief of StaffOrlando, FL
GarmorJeff Bullington, CTOOrlando, FL
Open PhotonicsJason M Eichenholz, CEOOrlando, FL
Quick-MedTechnologies Bernd Liesenfeld, PresidentGainesville, FL
CarbolosicDaniel de. Liege, PresidentWest Palm Beach, FL
Nemours Children HospitalKenneth Lechty, Surgeon in ChiefOrlando, FL
King of Fans, Inc.Eli RiveraFort Lauderdale, FL
Kimberly-ClarkJames Wang, Technical LeaderNeenah, WI
Air ProductsJo-Ann Schwartz, Tech. ManagerTempe, AZ
SematechDan Holladay, DirectorAlbany, NY
NaugaNeedlesMedhi M Yazdanpanah, CEOLouisville, KY
OptoFluidicsBernado Cordovez, CEOPhiladelphia, PA
ImerysJ Philips E Johns, DirectorRoswell, GA
MER CorporationR.O. Loutfy, PresidentTucson, AZ
WITec InstrumentsSasha Boljanovic, CEOKnoxville, TN
Oak Ridge National LaboratoryIan Anderson, DirectorOak Ridge, TN
Bruker Optics Inc.James Burgess, ManagerBillerica, MA

Graduate Programs in Nanotechnology  •  Nanoscience Technology Center at the University of Central Florida
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