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Introductory Nano Courses

Dakota County Technical College
Course Name: Fundamentals of Nanotechnology I

Course Description: The course provides an introduction into nanoscience and includes the history of nanotechnology and also an introduction into the tools used to study the world at the nanoscale. This course also covers a sense of scale, exponential notation, surface area to volume ratio, molecular and atomic structure and the various forces that are predominant at various scale levels (macro, micro and nano). Understanding of these concepts is fundamental to learning how nanoscale interactions and phenomena differ from those in our common macroscale world. Societal impacts along with a technology maturity model are also considered as they apply to nanoscience. Finally this first course provides specific study of the application of nanotechnology to biological areas such as the study of proteins, drug interactions, cell operation and ion channels. Sensing systems and newly developed diagnostic tools that are a result of understanding the biological system at the nanoscale are also discussed. 


Course Contact: Deb Newberry   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  651-423-8328


Dakota County Technical College
Course Name: Fundamentals of Nanotechnology II

Course Description: The second semester course focuses on the material science, chemistry and physics aspects of the nanoscale. The course begins with the discussion of elemental material attributes and how environment can impact properties and performance of the starting material. Crystal structure and material properties are then discussed with an emphasis on differences in interactions and measurements at various scale realms. Using the current semiconductor fabrication process as a foundation, students are introduced to the concepts and limitations of current photolithography and etching processes. New approaches toward electronic circuits are introduced as students gain an understanding of the current process and necessary operation concepts for todays electronic devices. Finally, the concepts of fluid mechanics, optics, photonics and lasers are discussed with an emphasis on new devices and applications based on nanoscale properties.

Course Contact: Deb Newberry   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  651-423-8328

Foothill College
Course Name: Nanoscience

 

Course description ---- Introduction to science at the nanoscale and principles of nanotechnology, including quantum effects, size and scale, nanostructures and nanomaterial, and applications of nanotechnology. Includes hand-on demonstrations and laboratory experiments, tours of academic and commercial facilities, and guest lectures from industry. Students will also learn to use an AFM (Atomic Force Microscope) and SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope).

Course contact --- Robert Cormia This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 650.949.7456


Foothill College
Course Name: Nanotechnology Applications

Course description ---- Introduction to the principles of nanoscience and nanotechnology, the world of the atom, size and scale, structure properties relationships, and fabrication and characterization of key nanostructured materials, including nanocarbon, silicon micromachines and semiconductors, plastics, polymers and composites, metals and alloys, glasses and ceramics, nanoparticles, and thin films. Includes hands-on demonstrations, tours of academic and commercial laboratories, and guest speakers from industry. Students will also learn to use an AFM (Atomic Force Microscope) and SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope).

Course contact --- Robert Cormia This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 650.949.7456


Oakton Community College
Course Name: Fundamentals of Nanotechnology I

Courses description: Course introduces the nanoworld, including topics in nanophysics, nanochemistry and nanobiology, including forces, fluidics, wave nature of light, atoms and molecules, nanoscale structures, biological function at the nanoscale and practical applications in each field. Hands-on laboratory activities make use of dip-pen nanolithography, atomic force microscopy, fluorescence microscopy and nanoparticle characterization.

Course Contacts: John Carzoli   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 847-376-7042

John Ireland   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  847-635-1684


Oakton Community College
Course Name: Fundamentals of Nanotechnology II

Courses description: Course continues discussion of topics covered in Phy 140 at greater depth, including topics in nanophysics, nanomechanics, nanoelectronics, and nanobiology, including forces, fluidics, wave nature of light, photonics, atomic and molecular bonds, nanoscale structures, unit cells, crystals, quantum mechanics, electronic band structure, conductivity, and thermal properties of materials. Hands-on laboratory activities make use of dip-pen nanolithography, atomic force microscopy, fluorescence microscopy, nanoparticle characterization, scanning electron microscopy, UV-Vis spectroscopy, nanoparticle synthesis and carbon nanotube synthesis.

Course Contacts: John Carzoli   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  847-376-7042

John Ireland   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  847-635-1684


Chippewa Valley Technical College
Course Name: Fundamentals of Nanoscience 

Course Description: Nanotechnology, the capability to observe and manipulate systems at the molecular or atomic scale, is affecting many aspects of science and technology. This course will provide an introduction to the history, tools, materials, and current and emerging applications of Nanotechnology. Emphasis will be on the tools used to observe at the nanoscale and the synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials.  The application of Nanotechnology to fields such as electronics, materials, energy, and biology will be studied.

Course Contact: Hans Mikelson  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



North Central Technical College
Course Name: Science of Nanotechnology 1

Courses description ---- This course provides an introduction to Nanoscience and includes the history of Nanotechnology and also an introduction to the tools used to study the world at the nanoscale. This course also covers a sense of scale, exponential notation, surface area to volume and the various forces that are predominant at various scale levels (macro, micro and nano)

Course contact --- Frank Fernandes   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  715-803-1399


North Central Technical College
Course Name: Science of Nanotechnology 2

Courses description ---- This course focuses on the material science, chemistry and physics aspects of the nanoscale. The course begins with a discussion of elemental attributes and how the environment can impact properties and performance of the starting material.  Crystal structure and material properties are then discussed with an emphasis on differences in interactions and measurement at the various scale realms.

Course contact --- Frank Fernandes   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   715-803-1399


Southeast Technical College
Course Name: Introduction to Emerging Technology

Courses description: This course will provide an overview of nanotechnology, what the word "nanotechnology" means, and where it comes from. It also explores the differences between the macro-scale, micro-scale, and nano-scale. We will explore how old nanotechnology is with a brief history and why nanotechnology is so popular today. We will look at nanotechnology today including the worldwide investment in nanotechnology, workforce demands, equipment used in nanotechnology, and some examples of nanotechnology being used to enhance consumer products. 

Course Instructor-Marc Kalis - Electronics/ Biomedical Technology/ Nano Tech   Phone: 507-453-2674   E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


College of Lake County
Course Name: Introduction to Nanoscience

Course Description: This course introduces students to the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology, the understanding and the capability to observe and manipulate systems at the molecular or atomic scale that is affecting all traditional sciences. It provides an introduction to the history, tools, materials, and current and emerging applications of nanotechnology.

Course Contact: Ahmad Audi  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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