Instruction offered by members of the Faculty of Science.
Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Functional definitions of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Understanding/predicting the behaviour of nanomaterials. Investigation of nanomaterials whose properties depend on size. Exploration of a building up approach to design and fabrication of functional nanomaterials. Examination of applications of nanoscience and nanotechnology in society. Course Hours:3 units; H(3-0) Prerequisite(s):18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents) in courses offered by the Faculty of Science.
The fundamental understanding of Nanoscience gained in Nanoscience 301 will be extended and applied to designing experiments and simulations to test hypotheses regarding Nanoscience. Course Hours:3 units; H(3-3/2) Prerequisite(s):Nanoscience 301.
Using nanotechnology examples, the fundamentals of quantum mechanics that are relevant to nanoscience and nanotechnology are covered. Course Hours:3 units; H(3-0-1T) Prerequisite(s):Applied Mathematics 217 or Mathematics 275 or Mathematics 249, 251 or 265 or 281 and Mathematics 211 or 213 and Physics 223 and 255. Antirequisite(s):Credit for Nanoscience 443 and Physics 543 will not be allowed. Notes:Open only to Nanoscience Concentrators or Minors, or by consent of the Program Director. Prior or concurrent completion of Applied Mathematics 219 or Mathematics 253 or 283 is strongly recommended.
This lab/tutorial course will place the students in a nanotechnology setting. Students will design and execute self-directed projects and will present results to their peers. Course Hours:6 units; F(0-6) Prerequisite(s):Nanoscience 401. Notes: Open only to Nanoscience Minors, or by consent of the Program Director.
Integration of Nanotechnology and Biology for Medical Applications
The use of nanoscience and nanotechnology principles for medical applications in diagnostics and therapy will be explored in lectures, student presentations and group projects. Course Hours:3 units; H(3-0) Prerequisite(s):Nanoscience 401.
Special Problems in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
A discussion of current topics in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. This seminar course will place the student in a setting where best practices of scientific presentation are imparted through giving presentations related to Nanoscience Course Hours:3 units; H(3-0) Prerequisite(s):Nanoscience 301. MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT