COURSES IN NANO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

NANO 505 Computational Materials Design [3-1-0:4]
Computational knowledge and techniques of quantum simulation and molecular dynamics simulation.  Examples are given for calculation of electronic states, expectation of physical properties of nanostructured materials.

NANO 510 Chemistry of Nanomaterials [3-0-0:3]
[Co-list with CHEM 554]  Fundamental knowledge in development of nanostructured materials, introduction to the most updated research achievements in advanced functional materials: e.g., Liquid crystals, light emitters, conducting polymers, photoconductors, photoresists for nano- and microelectronics, nanostructured materials and devices, optical information storage, chromism, and piezo- and pyroelectricity. Exclusions: CHEM 328, CHEM 554

NANO 515 Molecular Basis of Nanobiotechnology [3-0-0:3]
Elucidation and design of nanomaterials at molecular scale.  Emphasize on the nanomaterials that are or will be used in biotechnology and biomedical engineering.  Topics include molecular interactions between synthetic nanomaterials and biological system; the design, synthesis, and processing of nanomaterials that control cell functions; and application nanoscience to problems in drug delivery, biomedical diagnostics, and tissue engineering.

NANO 520 Physics of Nanostructured Semiconductors [3-0-0:3]
[Co-list with PHYS 581]  Fundamental physics on electronic, vibrational, transport, and optical properties of semiconductors and nano-scaled solid materials based on quantum mechanics.  Emphasis on nanostructured heterostructures, quantum size and low-dimensional effects, and application to modern electronics and opto-electronics. Exclusion: PHYS 581

NANO 525 Nano Beam Technology [3-1-1:4]
[Co-list with PHYS 582]  Basic physical principles underlying many nano-beam techniques for fabricating and characterizing nanomaterials.  Introduction to nano process, e-beam and focus ion-beam lithograph, interaction between crystalline nanomaterials and electron/ion beams.  Electron beam diffraction and imaging, imaging contrast mechanism, nanostructure characterization and analytical electron microscopy. Exclusion: PHYS 582

NANO 530 Imaging and Fabrication at Nanoscales [3-0-0:3]
This course provides an overview of methods for accessing the nanometer length scale.  It covers the principles of scanning tunneling microscopy, atomic force microscopy, near filed optical microscopy, and other scanning probe techniques.  Application of these microscopies from surface physics to biology and from highly specialized experiments to routine materials testing will be introduced.  The course furthermore describes state-of-the-art nanoengineering methods to create nanostructures that are needed for future applications.  We will cover from instruments that allow atom manipulation to highly integrated multi-purpose scanning probe microsystem using parallel probes.

NANO 531 Advanced Topics in Nano Biophysical Chemistry [2-1-0:3]
[Co-list with BISC 512]  This course is designed for the postgraudate students majoring in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology and Physics.  Advanced nano-related topics such as bioinformatics, peptide design, basic and biological application of NMR, protein structure and function and techniques of biophysical chemistry, etc. Exclusions: BICH 514, BICH 524, BICH 581, BISC 512

NANO 535 Nanomaterials for Chemical Engineering Applications [2-1-0:3]
[Co-list with CENG 584]  Introduction to nanostructured materials and nanotechnology.  Synthesis and characterization of nanostructured materials.  Selected applications of nanostructured materials in chemical engineering, such as separation and catalysis. Background: CENG 511 Exclusions: CENG 384, CENG 584 Prerequisites: CENG 151, CENG 211, CENG 221

NANO 540 Advanced Topics in Nanoelectronics [3-0-0:3]
[Co-list with ELEC 521]  State-of-the-art development in the broad area of nanoelectronics including Nanoscale electronic devices, quantum effect transistors, circuit design with nanoscale devices. Exclusion: ELEC 521

NANO 545 Applications of Nanotechnologies to Photonics and Displays [3-0-0:3]
[Co-list with ELEC 522]  Nanoparticles in LCD and polycrystalline silicon TFT, OLED principles and design, nanofabrication for photonic devices, near-field phenomena with nano-sized particles and apertures, surface plasmon related phenomena in photonics. Exclusion: ELEC 522

NANO 550 Nanocomposite Science and Technology [3-0-0:3]
[Co-list with MECH 548]  This course is designed to provide fundamental understanding of emerging nanocomposite materials science and technology.  The topical areas to discuss include synthesis of various nanoscale reinforcements, such as nanowires, nanotubes, and inorganic nanoparticles; fabrication and processing techniques of nanocomposites; dispersion of nanoreinforcements; interfacial adhesion; mechanical and functional properties of nanocomposites including gas/moisture barrier characteristics, electrical and magnetic properties, thermal properties and flame retardancy; molecular dynamic simulations; design and applications of nanocomposites. Exclusion: MECH 548

NANO 555 Nano ElectroMechanical Systems (NEMS) [3-0-0:3]
[Co-list with MECH 598]  Nanofabrication technology: bulk nanomachining; surface nanomachining; nanomechanical devices; nanofluidics; nano energy transport; carbon nanotube; super molecule based NEMS; nanoactuators; nanosensors; nanoparticles; nanoelectronics and molecular electronics; bio-NEMS; soft-lithography and self-assembly for nanodevice fabrication; NEMS commercialization. Exclusion: MECH 598

NANO 560 Nanoscale Thin Films and Nano-Structured Materials [3-0-0:3]
[Co-list with MECH 504]  Basic knowledge of materials science and mechanics of micro- and nano-scale thin films with an emphasis on the mechanical properties of thin films and failure mechanisms in electronic devices. Exclusions: MATL 560, MECH 504, MESF 504

NANO 601 Advanced Topics in Nano Science and Technology [0-1-0:0]

Advanced topic series presented by the professors who are listed in the Nano PG Program and guest speakers, on most updated frontier researches in nano science and nano technology.  Graded P or F.


NANO 610 Independent Study in Nano Science and Technology [0-3-0:3]
An individual in-depth study of a current topic in nano science and technology under the supervision of a faculty member.  For students of NANO program only.  The instructor's approval is required for taking this course.  Graded P or F.

NANO 617 Special Topics in Nanobiology [2-2-0:4]
[Co-list with BISC 617]  Recent advances in nanobiology and latest research topic in eukaryotic gene regulation, molecular genetics, nanomolecules in biological signals, nanoscale measurement of cell-cell interaction. Background: BICH 211 or BISC 203 Exclusions: BIOL 617, BISC 617

NANO 699 MPhil Thesis Research
Master's thesis research supervised by a faculty member.  A successful defense of the thesis leads to the grade Pass.  No course credit is assigned.

NANO 799 Doctoral Thesis Research
Original and independent doctoral thesis research.  A successful defense of the thesis leads to the grade Pass.  No course credit is assigned.