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Introduction to Nanotechnology

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Course DatesWeeksMeeting TimesStatusInstructor(s)CRN
June 29, 2015 - July 10, 20152M-F 3:15-6:05POpenSantanu Banerjee10722

Course Description

Introduction to Nanotechnology provides a broad overview of Nanotechnology. The course discusses the fundamental science of Nanotechnology and its applications to engineering, biomedical, and environmental fields. This course also focuses on the interdisciplinary nature of the course and how the different basic sciences merge into the field of Nanotechnology.

The course provides a background of the understanding, motivation, implementation, impact, future, and implications of Nanotechnology. The course will also discuss specific applications of nanotechnology in electronic devices, biomedical fields, environmental solutions and energy production. This class is suitable for high school students interested in gaining a fundamental knowledge of Nanoscience, understanding current applications of Nanotechnology, and learning about future prospects in this field. A Field trip to the Boston Science Museum will enhance the classroom learning experience. Class presentations and weekly quizzes will allow the students to demonstrate their understanding of the material.

At the end of the course, the students will gain knowledge on the following:
- What is Nanotechnology
- Size and shape dependent properties at the nanometer scale
- Enhanced physical properties of nanomaterials
- What are nanoparticles and how to synthesize them
- Applications of Nanotechnology in engineering, biomedical, energy, and enivironmental fields

Mathematics Requirements: High school Algebra and Geometry is essential.

Chemistry and Physics: High school Chemistry course is required. High school Physics course is strongly recommended. If a student has not taken a Physics course, you may need instructor permission to attend this course.