This course introduces to the fundamentals of nano-scale engineering and manufacturing. Current and future applications of nanostructured materials will be reviewed with respect to their impact in commercial products and technologies. Particular emphasis will be placed in biomedical applications. The main physical forces controlling the nucleation and deposition of nanostructures will be presented allowing a better understanding of key design factors at the nano-scale. Well-established and novel synthesis/fabrication methods nanostructures will be critically discussed giving a broad overview of the state-of-the-art nanomanufacturing processes. Standard characterization methods will be elucidated using various examples and exercises throughout the course.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
engineering and physics concepts to the non-continuum domain.
2. Understand the fundamental forces controlling the dynamic and static response of materials at the nano-scale.
3. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of state-of-the-art nano-fabrication methods.
4. Determine and evaluate processing conditions to engineer functional nanomaterials.
5. Design and analyse scalable system for the continuous production of nanomaterials.
6. Practice and explain the state-of-the-art characterization methods for nanomaterials, understanding and critiquing nanomaterial safety and handling methods
Mapping of Learning Outcomes to Assessment and Professional Competencies.
Indicative AssessmentTutorial Problems (18%); Scientific Article Discussion (22%); Final Exam (60%)
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WorkloadOne two-hour lecture and one one/two-hour tutorial per week.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Nanotechnology Commercialisation by Takuya Tsuzuki (Australian National University, Australia)
Assumed KnowledgeBasic Thermodynamics
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|20 Jul 2015
|07 Aug 2015
|31 Aug 2015
|30 Oct 2015