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Nanotechnology AOC

Think big by thinking small…
Nanotechnology is the future of advanced manufacturing and product development! Nanotechnologists manipulate matter at the atomic level (nano = one billionth of a meter) developing new products and equipment as well and drugs and diagnostic tools. Our NANOTECHNOLOGY PROGRAM will provide you with the essential knowledge and skills to function as a nanotechnology technician in research or nanofabrication.
Professor of Physics
Location: SCIENCE (S) 70
What will you learn?
  • Understanding of the basic principles of biology, chemistry and physics
  • Laboratory skills
  • Data Analysis
  • How to operate complex instrumentation
  • Clean Room procedures
What will you do?
  • Nanotech technician
  • Nanotech research assistant
  • Medical equipment product and development
  • Food Science product and development
  • Electronic and computer components product and development

Why ACM?

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Program Details
Our NANOTECH PROGRAM is a unique partnership between Allegany College of Maryland and Pennsylvania State University. Upon completion of this degree you will have the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain a position as a nanotechnology technician. If you choose to continue your studies you will be well set to transfer to another institution to obtain your bachelors’ degree.

After taking 51 credits of coursework at Allegany College of Maryland you will transfer to Pennsylvania State University for your capstone (final) semester.  You will then be eligible for an Associate of Science Degree – Area of Concentration in Nanotechnology, from Allegany College of Maryland.

The benefits of this program are many! While at Allegany College you will take all your necessary core courses at a greatly reduced tuition cost. Our small class sizes and attentive faculty provide you a personalized, hands-on education.

During your capstone semester at Penn State you will take specialized nanotechnology classes and gain experience working in a Clean Room Laboratory. You may qualify for reduced tuition while having the opportunity to attend a large research university.

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Program Goals & Learning Outcomes
Program Goals
  • Science faculty will clearly and professionally share scientific knowledge and concepts in lecture and lab
  • Laboratory Instructors will teach scientific skill sets needed for students to succeed with their continued education or when entering the workforce
  • The Science Division will support and promote the capstone semester at Pennsylvania State University
Learning Outcomes
  • Students effectively communicate science concepts and processes using both written and verbal skills
  • Students exhibit appropriate use of laboratory equipment and technology
  • Students can use analytic tools to problem solve
  • Students are prepared for their capstone semester at Pennsylvania State University
  • Science majors are prepared to transfer to a four year institution in a scientific field

Meet the Faculty

Our experienced, knowledgeable faculty and staff are excited to share their expertise with you and prepare you to succeed in the diverse, scientific field of Nanotechnology.

Emmanuel Atta-Obeng 
Assistant Professor of Biology

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B.S., Kwame Nkrumah University
M.S., Auburn University
Ph.D., West Virginia University

Thomas Baker 
Professor Emeritus Biology


B.S., M.S., Brigham Young University
Ph.D. University of Maryland

Michele Barmoy 
Associate Professor of Biology

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B.A., University Maryland Baltimore County
M.S., Frostburg State University

Donna Brunelli 
Associate Professor of Biology

Science 66

B.S., Wikes University
D.O., Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Cynthia Carnahan 
Assistant Professor of Biology

Science 59

B.S., M.S., Frostburg State University

Joy Freidenbloom 
Lab Coordinator

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B.S., Pennsylvania State University

Michael Hands 
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Science 60

B.S., Worchester Polytechnic Institute
M.S., Purdue University
M.S., Yale University
Ph.D. Purdue University

Steven Heninger 
Professor of Physics

Science 70

B.S., University of Connecticut
M.S, Pennsylvania State University

John Jastrzembski 
Science Division Chair and Professor of Forestry

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A.S., Nassau Community College
B.S., State University of N.Y. College Environmental Science and Forestry
M.S., University of New Hampshire

Howard Kramer 
Professor of Biology

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B.S., City College of New York
M.S., Clark University
Ph.D. McGill University
Postdoctoral Research at Rockefeller University in New York

Willson Kwok 
Associate Professor of Anatomy and Physiology

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A.A., Kapiolana Community College
B.A., University of Hawaii at Manoa
MBA,Ph.D., University North Carolina at Charlotte

Molly Mastrangelo 
Professor Emeritus of Biology


B.A., Mount Holyoke College
Graduate Studies at University of Stockholm,Sweden
Ph.D., Yale University

Roberta Mills 
Office Manager, Science Division and Forest Technology

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A.A.S., Allegany College of Maryland

Stacie Rafter 
Assistant Professor of Biology

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B.S., Pennsylvania State University
M.Ed., George Washington University

Kathleen Gawel Thompson 
Instructor of Biology

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B.S.,Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D., Thomas Jefferson University

Timothy Turner 
Associate Professor of Biology

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B.S., M.S., Frostburg State University

Patricia Andrews 
Professor Emeritus of Biology


B.S., M.S., Frostburg State University

James Stickler 
Professor Emeritus of Biology and Chemistry


B.S., West Virginia University
M.S., Ph.D. University of Kentucky
B.A., Morris Harvey College
C.A.S. West Virginia College of Graduate Studies

Glenn Workman, Jr. 
Professor Emeritus of Biology


A.A., Potomac State College
B.S.,M.S., Ph.D. West Virginia University

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