Nanotechnology refers to the branch of science and engineering devoted to designing, producing, and using structures, devices, and systems by manipulating atoms and molecules at nanoscale, i.e. having one or more dimensions of the order of 100 nanometres (100 millionth of a millimetre) or less. Due to reduction in size of the material to the nanoscale dimentions, the nanomaterials have  reinforced properties such as increasement of hardness, strength, wear resistance, electrical and electrocatalytical properties,  compared to the conventional materials. 

Materials scientists work to understand those property changes and utilize them in the processing and manufacture of materials at the nanoscale. Material science and nanotechnology is a broad-based discipline which covers the discovery, design, characterization, properties, and end-use of nanoscale materials.
Designed and created materials have transformed every aspect of modern living, and advances in engineered materials are crucial to the continued vitality of countless industries—including aerospace, automotive, biomedical, chemical, construction, electronics, energy, and telecommunications.

The main mission of Materials Science and Nanotechnology Engineering program is to understand, discover, produce, and develop new materials that improve the life quality.