Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (A&S299, EE490, EE590, ME490)
The primary goal of this introductory course is to get students excited about NSNT and encourage them to pursue higher degrees and careers in this field. For the majority of students, this course will be their first scientific introduction to this field. Hence, the course will be designed to motivate students’ learning interests in and appreciation for NSNT. This course will also seek to inspire a significant fraction of students to take the advanced NSNT course.
The introductory course has the following goals:
- Help students realize the extent of the societal and economic impacts of NSNT in the decades ahead including the potential for novel ethical and regulatory challenges.
- Make NSNT an area of study where students feel familiar and comfortable.
- Introduce the scientific concepts needed to comprehend the workings of nanodevices.
- Introduce electronic- and photonic- based nanodevices currently in use or under development.
- Prepare students for their next NSNT course.
Engineering Applications of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (EE490, EE590, ME490)
The objectives of this advanced course are to expose students to:
- The mechanical, chemical, and electrical properties of nanomaterials.
- The engineering applications of nanoscience and nanotechnology.
- The potential ethical and social impacts of nanomaterials.