Course title


Course description
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 Course Outcomes
1. The students will be able to understand the matter at the nanoscale level.
2. The students will become familiar with the nanoscale fabrication and characterization techniques.
3. The students will become familiar with emerging nanotechnologies such as sensors for virus detection.
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Introduction and prerequisites to Nanotechnology Course. Read Chapters 1,2 180分
2. Fabrication at the nanoscale. Read Chapter 4 100分
Problems #1 90分
3. Nanomagnetism Read Chapter 5 100分
Problems #2 90分
4. Micro-and nanomechanics. Read Chapter 9 100分
Problems #3 90分
5. Bionanotechnology: a very brief overview. Read Chapter 11 100分
Problems #4 90分
6. Nanotechnology and the future. Read Chapter 12 100分
7. Exam #1 and discussion on solutions to the exam's problems. Review material for exam #1 300分
8. Bulk materials. Read handouts and Chapter 3. 100分
9. Band gap in nanostructures. Quantum confinement. Read handouts and Chapter 5. 100分
Problems #5 90分
10. Nanotechnology in healthcare and medicine. Read handouts. 100分
Problems #6 90分
11. Charge transport and nanoelectronics. Read handouts and Chapter 6. 100分
Problems #7 90分
12. Nanophotonics. Read handouts and Chapter 8. 100分
Problems #8 90分
13. Methods for nanoscale characterization. Read handouts 100分
14. Exam #2 and discussion on solutions to the exam's problems. Review materials for exam #2 300分
Total. - - 2870分
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Exam #1 Exam #2 Problems Total.
1. 10% 10% 20% 40%
2. 10% 10% 10% 30%
3. 10% 10% 10% 30%
Total. 30% 30% 40% -
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"
The Others 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 A class.
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • Contact via e-mail, the e-mail addresses to So Yoon Lee: soyoon[at]
  • Contact via e-mail, the e-mail addresses to Izabela Rzeznicka: izabela[at]
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
  • Course that cultivates a basic problem-solving skills
Active-learning course
About half of the classes are interactive
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicable
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
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