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:Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
- Understand the fundamental principles of nanotechnology and their application to biomedical engineering.
- Apply engineering and physics concepts to the nano-scale and non-continuum domain.
- Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of state-of-the-art nano-fabrication methods.
- Evaluate processing conditions to engineer functional nanomaterials.
- Evaluate current constraints, such as regulatory, ethical, political, social and economical, encountered when solving problems in living systems.
- Apply and transfer interdisciplinary systems engineering approaches to the field of bio- and nanotechnology projects.
- Practice and explain state-of-the-art characterization methods for nanomaterials, understanding and critiquing nanomaterial safety and handling methods required during characterization
Professional Skills Mapping:
- Tutorial 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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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|8725||24 Jul 2017||31 Jul 2017||31 Aug 2017||27 Oct 2017||In Person||N/A|