This course introduces foundations of nanoscience at the undergraduate level. At the beginning of the course you will be given
a brief summary of the basic science needed to understand matter at the nanoscale. Afterwards, you will learn about nanofabrication
and characterization methods. In this course you will also learn about various developing nanotechnologies such as bionanotechnology,
nanoelectronics and nanophotonics. Introduction to nanomechanics and nanofluidics will also be given.
Purpose of class
The aim of this course is to help students understand basics of nanoscience and become familiar with emerging nanotechnologies.
This course is directed to undergraduate students having interest in chemistry, materials science and electrical- and bioengineering.
Goals and objectives
Goals and objectives
The students will be able to understand the matter at the nanoscale level.
The students will become familiar with the nanoscale fabrication and characterization techniques.
The students will become familiar with emerging nanotechnologies such as sensors for virus detection.
HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.)
Amount of Time Required
Introduction and prerequisites to Nanotechnology Course.
Read Chapters 1,2
Fabrication at the nanoscale.
Read Chapter 4
Read Chapter 5
Read Chapter 9
Bionanotechnology: a very brief overview.
Read Chapter 11
Nanotechnology and the future.
Read Chapter 12
Exam #1 and discussion on solutions to the exam's problems.
Review material for exam #1
Read handouts and Chapter 3.
Band gap in nanostructures. Quantum confinement.
Read handouts and Chapter 5.
Nanotechnology in healthcare and medicine.
Charge transport and nanoelectronics.
Read handouts and Chapter 6.
Read handouts and Chapter 8.
Methods for nanoscale characterization.
Exam #2 and discussion on solutions to the exam's problems.
Review materials for exam #2
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'
Evaluation method and criteria
Exam #1 will contribute 30% to your grade. Exam #2 will contribute 30% to your grade.
Problems will contribute 40% to your grade. Students need at least 60% of the full score to pass this course.
Feedback on exams, assignments, etc.
ways of feedback
specific contents about "Other"
Feedback is provided during office hours. Pls contact teacher in charge and make appointment.
Textbooks and reference materials
Handouts will be provided before each lecture.
Book: Nanostructures and Nanotechnology, 1st Edition by Douglas Natelson, Cambridge University Press 2014.
Students enrolling this course should have knowledge and understanding of topics taught in Basic Physics and General Chemistry
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
Contact via e-mail, the e-mail addresses to So Yoon Lee: soyoon[at]shibaura-it.ac.jp
Contact via e-mail, the e-mail addresses to Izabela Rzeznicka: izabela[at]shibaura-it.ac.jp
Development of social and professional independence
Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
Course that cultivates a basic problem-solving skills
About half of the classes are interactive
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicable
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals