- CHEM 1700 - Nanoscale Materials: Synthesis and Applications
- CSCI 2560 - Applied Theory of Computation
- CSCI 2570 - Introduction to Nanocomputing
- ENGN 1930B - Biophotonics
- ENGN 2370A - Mechanics and surface science of thin films and nanostructures
- ENGN 2630 - Electro-Optical Properties of Materials and Biomolecules
- ENGN 2910F - Nano and Micro Mechanics of Solid Interfaces
- ENGN 2910J - Mechanics and Surface Science of Nanostructures
- ENGN 2910O - Molecular Simulation Methods in Mechanics and Physics
- ENGN 2910P - Nano-system Design
- ENGN2910Z / BIOL2840 - Small Wonders – the Science, Technology, and Environmental Health Impacts of New Nanomaterials
- ENGN 2911A - Nanoelectronics
- ENGN 2911E - New Frontiers of Solid Mechanics in Nano- and Bio- Research
- ENGN 2911K - Biological Impacts of Nanomaterials
- ENGN 2912A - Toxicity of Nanoparticles
- ENGN 2912C - Future Directions In Computing: From Bio and Quantum to Nano and 3D
- PHYS 0120 - Adventures in Nanoworld (freshman seminar)
Sample Course Details
Small Wonders: The Science, Technology, and Human Health Impacts of Nanomaterials (EN 2910Z)
Robert Hurt, Division of Engineering
Agnes Kane, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Survey course focusing on nanomaterials as enabling components in emerging nanotechnologies. Covers scaling laws for physicochemical properties, synthesis routes, manipulation and characterization tools, and example applications in sensors, composites, advanced energy devices, and nanomedicine. Impacts of nanomaterials on environment and health, including the interactions between nanoscale structures and biological molecules, cells, and whole organisms. Undergraduate enrollment by permission
Nanoscale Materials: Synthesis and Applications (CHEM 1700)
Instructor: Shouheng Sun, Department of Chemistry
An introduction to the chemical principles in the synthesis and self-assembly and physical properties in nano-optics, nano-electronics, nano-magnetism and nano-catalysis of nano-particles, nano-rods, nano-tubes, nano-wires and porous nano-structures. It will further illustrate how these nano-materials and their assemblies can be used in information storage, catalysis and biomedicine.
Instructor: John Savage – Department of Computer Science
Nanoscale technologies employing materials whose smallest dimension is on the order of a few nanometers are expected to replace lithography in the design of chips. We give an introduction to computational nanotechnologies and explore problems presented by their stochastic.
Adventures in Nanoworld (PHYS 0120)
Instructor: Professor Dmitri Feldman, Department of Physics
Nanosystem Design (EN 2910)
Instructor: Professor Iris Bahar
Over the past few decades, computer system performance has been driven by improvements in silicon fabrication technology. However, within the foreseeable future, improvements in conventional fabrication will be limited by basic physics, as devices become small enough that the bulk assumptions used in analyzing their performance become incorrect. A number of promising candidates for new basic technologies have been demonstrated in the lab, including single-molecule organic switches and nanotube electron conduits. This course will focus on considering how these new basic devices will impact VLSI, computer architecture, and how we may design systems to take advantage of the opportunities they offer. The goal of this course is to provide a broad understanding of the many fields that are involved in electronic nanotechnology.
Class will include a mix of lectures and discussion on assigned reading of recent publications. Students will be responsible for leading and participating in these discussions. A course project will also be required. Prerequisites: EN164 and EN160 are helpful, but not required.
Graduate or upper-level undergraduate students are welcome.
Biological Impacts of Nanomaterials (EN 2920)
Instructor: Prof. T. J. Webster
This course will emphasize advancements nanomaterials have made in several fields. In doing so, this course will cover fundamentals of nanomaterial synthesis and biological responses of nanomaterials if ingested, inhaled, or implanted. Biological concepts (immune response, cellular toxicity, etc.) will be combined with engineering concepts (manufacturing and property control) to understand the relationship between manufacturing and biological impacts of nanomaterials.
Mechanics and surface science of thin films and nanostructures (EN 2370A)
Instructor: Prof. Vivek Shenoy
- Atomic Structure of semiconductor and metal surfaces
- Models for growth and evolution of surface based nanostructures
- Instabilities in thin film and crystal growth
- Strain driven self-assembly
- Surface morphology and composition
- Defect formation in nanostructures
Left to right:
- Stress domains on Si(111)
- Ge quantum dots on Si(001)
- Atomic structure of Si(001)
Special Topics: Nanoelectronics (EN 2920)
Instructor: Roderic R. Beresford, School of Engineering
Review and analysis of novel and exotic electronic devices, and proposals for extending scaling into the nanometer regime. Contemporary research and development in areas such as nonclassical CMOS; single-electron and nanocrystal memories; 1D nanotube and nanowire transistors, qubits, quantum dots, spin transistors, molecular electronics; and the realization of such elements in arrays and biologically inspired networks. A unifying theme is the understanding of the fundamental limits to scaling of devices that employ electric charge as the state variable, and the problems involved in extending nanoelectronics to harness other state variables, such as the spin.
Toxicity of Nanoparticles (EN 2910)
Instructor: Prof. T. J. Webster
This course will emphasize advancements nanoparticles have made in several medical fields such as preventing, diagnosing, and treating various diseases. This course will integrate fundamental knowledge of toxicity into such applications. In particular, the course will cover current results in terms of nanoparticle applications and potential toxicity. Toxicity in such organs as the lungs, blood, kidneys, liver, etc. will be emphasized. Biological concepts will be combined with engineering concepts to understand the relationship between manufacturing and nanoparticle toxicity.