Theory, structure and dynamics
- Theoretical approaches to surface/interface- and nano-structures and properties
- Surface structures: atomic and electronic structures, and surface vibrations
- Surface dynamics: adsorption, desorption, reaction and diffusion

Fabrication and physical properties
- Atomic-scale controlled surface/interfaces and self-organized nanostructures
- Nano-materials: nanotubes, nanowires, nanoparticles and nanodots
- Fabrication processes: epitaxy, deposition, etching, cleaning and thin-film growth
- Device applications of metal, ceramics, organic and hybrid films

Characterization methods
- Characterization of surfaces, interfaces and nanostructures
- Tools and standards for micro/nano-analysis
- Scanning probe microscopy

Surface chemistry
- Colloid chemistry and soft materials: supramolecules, macromolecules and liquid crystal
- Electrochemistry, photochemistry and catalysis
- Self-assembly and self-organization for nanostructure formation and characterization

Biological applications of surface science and nanotechnology
- Nanobio-processes, biosurfaces and biointerfaces
- Bio-diagnostics, bioassays and biosensors