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Rene M Overney
CHEM E 498
Seattle Campus

Special Topics in Chemical Engineering

Topics of current interest in the field. Subject matter changes from quarter to quarter.

Class description

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)

Recommended preparation

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%


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Additional Information
Last Update by Rene M Overney
Date: 03/27/2008