This course covers the Nanotechnology revolution in science and engineering that is leading to novel ideas about the way materials, devices, and systems are designed, made and used in different applications. We cover the underlying principles of the multidisciplinary and very diverse field of nanotechnology, and introduce the concepts and scientific principles relevant at the nanometer scale. Then we provide a comprehensive discussion of the nanomaterials, including characterization techniques and the effect of size on their structural, physical, and chemical properties and stability. In addition we discuss the current and future applications of Nanotechnology in different fields such as materials engineering, medicine, electronics, and clean energy.

Advanced course in the science and applications of nanomaterials and nanoengineering.
Course Content: 

1, 2. Introduction to Nanotechnology and its applications (2 lectures)
History, State of the art nanotechnology, applications in different fields
3, 4. Surface imaging and visualizations (2 lectures)
5, 6. Conventional Nanofabrication (2 lectures)
Microfabrication, e-beam lithography, photolithography, micro and nanoelectronics
7, 8. Non-conventional nanofabrication (2 lectures)
Nanoimprint lithography, bottom top fabrication
9 – 13. Nanomaterials: Synthesis, properties and application (5 lectures)
Nanoparticles, nanorods, nanocrystals, nanobiomaterials , nanostructured thin films
14, 15. Nanosystems and self-assembly (2 lectures)
Self assembly of hybrid systems, bioorganic/inorganic inspired nanodevices

Course Type: 
Participation and Homework 10%; Presentations 30%; Project 60%.
Text Book: 
Handbook of Nanoscience Engineering and Technology, Edited by Goddard, Brenner, Lyshevski, Iafrate (2003) CRC press
Reference Book: 
Nanotechnology: A Gentle Introduction to the Next Big Idea, by Ratner and Ratner (2002) Prentice-Hall
Nanostructures & Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Properties & Applications, Cao and Wang (2004) Imperial College Press
Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology, Edited by Bhushan and Bharat (2012) Springer