Course planning

Course
NANOTECHNOLOGIES
NANOBIOTECHNOLOGY
2nd semester 2013-2014

 

Prior background: please note that although this course has no formal precedencies, the students are expected to have basic university-level knowledge in classical and quantum mechanics, classical and statistical thermodynamics, electromagnetism, chemical kinetics, transport phenomena, and biochemistry and molecular biology.

 

Note: course planning as of February 3, 2013. May be modified during classes

 

INTRO TO NANOTECH AND NANOBIOTECH
A1: Introduction. What are nanosciences and nanotechnologies?
A2: Scaling phenomena

 

TOP-DOWN NANOTECHNOLOGY: MICROFAB TO NANOTECH
A3: Micro and nanofabrication I
A4: Micro and nanofabrication II

 

TOP-DOWN NANOTECHNOLOGY: MICROREACTORS, MICROMACHINES AND LAB-ON-A-CHIP
A5: Micro and nanoelecromechanical systems – sensors and actuators I
A6: Micro and nanoelecromechanical systems – sensors and actuators II

A7: Micro and nanofluidics I

A8: Micro and nanofluidics II

A9: Case studies in microreactors, microfluidics, and lab-on-a-chip devices I
A10: Case studies in microreactors, microfluidics, and lab-on-a-chip devices II
Visit to INESC-MN clean room and demonstrations

 

SCANNING PROBE TECHNIQUES: IN BETWEEN TOP-DOWN AND BOTTOM-UP
A11: Nanocharacterization and scanning probe microscopies I
A12: Nanocharacterization and scanning probe microscopies II

Presentation P1 (expected week of April 7)

 

BOTTOM-UP NANOTECHNOLOGY: NANO-TO-MATERIALS, MOLECULAR NANOTECH
A13: Nanofabrication by self-assembly e self-organization I
A14: Nanofabrication by self-assembly e self-organization II
A15: Nanomaterials and nanelectronics I
A16: Nanomaterials and nanoelectronics II

 

NANOBIOTECH: NANO-TO-BIO AND BIO-TO-NANO
A17: Nano in bio: nanoparticles and BioMEMS I
A18: Nano in bio: nanoparticles and BioMEMS II

A19: Biochips I
A20: Biochips II

 

Special homework sHW (expected week of May 19)

 

PERSPECTIVES
A21: Biotechnology in nanotechnology
A22: Future perspectives of nanotechnology and biotechnology


Estimate ECTS

1 ECTS=28 hours of academic work

6 ECTS x 28 = 168 h full expected work hours for this course

 

NANO
classes = 12 x 24 = 48 h
P1 preparation and attendance = 20 h

 

sHW preparation =10 h
~6.5 h/week for study, revision, homeworks, and class preparation