Rene M Overney
CHEM E 498
Topics of current interest in the field. Subject matter changes from quarter to quarter.
The course provides an introduction to nanotechnology and nanoscience based on fundamental principles. It introduces the students to macroscopic limits of material properties and molecular structures, interaction forces, molecular transport properties, thermodynamic principles, cooperative and nanoscale phenomena, and device and process technologies.
Student learning goals
learn about theories and concepts of nanoscale systems based on fundamental principle
gain an appreciation for the importance of nanotechnology in science and engineering
hear about the basics for continuing education in molecular and nanoscale science and engineering
obtain awareness of the technological and societal transformation anticipated through nanotechnological progress in the near future
General method of instruction
Lecture course with weekly homework and exams (2 midterms one final)
Prerequisites: Either CHEM 142 or CHEM 145; either MATH 126, MATH 129, or MATH 136; and PHYS 121
Class assignments and grading
See "general method of instructions".
Homework: 10% 2 Midterm Exams: 50% 1 Final Examination: 40%