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Introduction to Nanotechnology

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

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Course Description

Introduction to Nanotechnology provides a broad overview of nanotechnology, discussing the fundamental science of nanotechnology and its applications to engineering, biomedical, and environmental fields. We will discuss the interdisciplinary nature of nanotechnology and how the different basic sciences merge to create the field.

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, in understanding current applications of nanotechnology, and in learning about future prospects in this field. Class presentations and weekly quizzes will allow the students to demonstrate their understanding of the material.

By the end of the course, the students will have gained knowledge in the following areas:
• What nanotechnology is
• The size and shape dependent properties at the nanometer scale
• Enhanced physical properties of nanomaterials
• What nanoparticles are and how to synthesize them
• Applications of nanotechnology in engineering, biomedical, energy, and environmental 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.