Graduate Advising

The Department of NanoEngineering offers Graduate Advising to help answer your questions through Online Graduate Advising and scheduled appointments. Please read through the information below to determine which form of advising works best for you.

All questions can be sent to the Graduate Advising email Please specify NANO or CENG, and MS or PhD in your subject line for a timely response, and included any questions/details.

**Online Graduate Advising Sessions are held when possible and can be canceled without notice.


Online Graduate Advising - Online Graduate Advising is first come, first served. Students will be held in a waiting room and admitted one at a time by the Graduate Coordinator. In order to assist as many students as possible during these open sessions, students will have a maximum allotted time of 10 minutes (please have your questions prepared).

Monday: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm,

Wednesday: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm,


How to Schedule an Appointment

Please contact, requesting an Advising Appointment via Zoom or In-Person and indicate any questions/details to help us better prepare for our meeting with you. Please list 2-3 future dates/times you are available in the next 5 business days and the Graduate Coordinator will schedule an appointment with you.


MS Program Information: NanoEngineering, Chemical Engineering

PhD Program Information: NanoEngineering, Chemical Engineering

Graduate Division Graduate Degree Requirements: Progress to Degree

Register for Exams

Comp Exams - The comprehensive exams for 2023-24 will be held in April. Registration for the exam will open winter quarter. All first year MS Comp Exam Plan, PhD students, and MS students who are considering transferring to PhD and have secured a faculty advisor, should register via a form (to be provided later). The tentative dates are:

Nano: Friday, April 14, 2024
Ceng: Friday, April 21, 2024

PhD students who are taking Literature Review, Advancement/Senate Exam, or Defending, should notify NanoEngineering Graduate Advising at least 4-5 weeks before the exam date, by entering exam details in the PhD Exam Form: Literature Review, Advancement/Senate Exam, Defense

MS Thesis students, planning thesis defenses, who have not advanced to thesis candidacy, need to submit the request to advance by week 2 of the quarter. After advancing, MS Thesis students should notify NanoEngineering Graduate Advising at least 4-5 weeks before the exam date, to constitute the thesis committee, by entering exam details in:
MS Thesis Exam Form

Other Student Resources

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Basic Needs

International Students and Programs Office (ISPO)

Residence Deputy - Resident Status

Student Health

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