This course will introduce students to the relevant concepts governing the synthesis, science, and engineering of nanomaterials. Course modules will cover the fundamental scientific principles controlling assembly of nanostructured materials; the types of nanomaterials that are extent; synthesis, measurement and computational tools; new properties at the nanoscale, and existing and emerging applications of nanomaterials. In addition, an emphasis will be placed on understanding how these scientific and technological advances have broader societal, ethical, regulatory and environmental ramifications. Synthesizing this information, students should be equipped with understanding of the fundamental principles and tools that will prepare them for subsequent more specific advanced study and/or research into virtually any class of nanomaterials.
MSE 556 Nanocryatlline Materials (First Semester 2020-2021)