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Copenhagen is the buzzing seaside capital city of Denmark. It is known for its focus on green living, outdoor parks and attractions as well as its art, architecture, design, galleries and museums. The course introduces students to core concepts in nanotechnology fused with principles of innovation, business creation, entrepreneurship, intellectual property and the global economic and collaborative environment in Denmark. Students are challenged to contemplate economic, environmental and societal implications of new, rapidly developing nanotechnologies, especially considering recent enabling technical developments in information technology, environmental sensing, energy sustainability and medicine and exploring fundamental issues related to intellectual property, the innovative process, international competition and cooperation, and the roles of governmental policy and societal perception of nanotechnology.


Sponsored by Cockrell School of Engineering


  • CHE 379M - Advanced Nanotechnology & Innovation for Beginners

Academic Information

The course is an approved Technical Elective for ChE, BME, ME, ASE. Tech elective (Nano tech core) or AE or free elective for ECE. M/S/E elective for CE; elective for ARE; engineering elective for EVE. Outside tech elective PEN, GEH. Other majors welcome but should consult advisor.


Dr. Brian Korgel has created two successful nanotechnology companies based on his research. He is the Director of the Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for a Solar Powered Future. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (among the highest professional distinctions that can be given to an engineer) in 2018.

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Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No


Students will stay in student residence housing with shared bathroom and shared kitchen and common areas in a dorm.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

Program fee is $4900-5300. Includes housing, welcome & farewell meals, airport pickup & orientation, program activities, local staff support, local transportation pass, $400 meal stipend. The fee excludes airfare & personal expenses. Maymester tuition waiver (separate from program fee) requires spring enrollment minimum 12 credit hours.


- Maymester
  • Program: May 26, 2022 to June 25, 2022
  • Instructional: May 27, 2022 to June 24, 2022
  • Priority Deadline: December 1, 2021

Application Code


Additional Resources

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Information Session

Next Step

Apply early, rolling admissions, references waived. Program dates subject to change. Questions Info sessions: Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 5 pm or Wed., Nov. 10 at 5 pm via zoom: UT Austin strongly encourages everyone to get fully vaccinated before travel.

Program information above is subject to change