Zachary Seguin

NE Courses

NE 100 – Introduction to Nanotechnology Engineering

An introduction to nanotechnology engineering and its applications. Basic engineering principles and methodology, including the roles of standards, safety, and intellectual property. The purpose, structure, format, and essential components of engineering technical reports. Introduction to the areas of nanomedicine, nanomaterials, and nanoelectronics. Professional development, including résumé skills, interview skills, and preparation for co-op terms. [Offered: F]

NE 101 – Nanotechnology Engineering Practice

Areas of research and professional practice in Nanotechnology Engineering; exposure to concepts from other Engineering disciplines; support material for the 1A academic term. [Offered: F]

NE 102 – Introduction to Nanomaterials Health Risk; Nanotechnology Engineering Practice

Introduction to types of nanomaterials hazards: their identification, toxicity, and characterization; exposure health-risk assessment; cancer and non-cancer risks. Areas of research and professional practice in Nanotechnology Engineering; exposure to concepts from other Engineering disciplines; support material for the 1B academic term, including aspects of co-operative education and professional or career development.

NE 109 – Societal and Environmental Impacts of Nanotechnology

An introduction to the field of nanotechnology and its ability to impact society and affect sustainability. How utilization of nanotechnology has simultaneously improved societal standards of living and introduced new ethical, health, and environmental concerns will be examined. Topics covered will include: the history of changing perceptions of and attention devoted to developments in nanotechnology; special health and environmental concerns associated with nanomaterials; the development and means of implementation of regulations to deal with the use of nanomaterials; ethical issues associated with nanotechnology and its applications. Intellectual property issues in general, and those pertaining to nanotechnology specifically, will also be discussed briefly. Relevant case studies will be presented and discussed. [Offered: F]

NE 111 – Introduction to Programming for Engineers

Introduction to programming and numerical computing using a high-level interpreted programming language. Programming fundamentals, computer architecture, design and use of functions, strings and text input/output, relational operators, conditionals, lists, loops, designing algorithms, numerical computing, plotting, and file input/output.

NE 112 – Linear Algebra for Nanotechnology Engineers

Matrices, operations on matrices. Determinants. Adjoints and inverses. Solution of linear equations: elimination and iterative methods. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors with engineering applications. Complex numbers. [Offered: F]

NE 113 – Introduction to Computational Methods

Spreadsheets for problem solving, plotting, fitting data. Problem solution plotting, and creating complex programs in an engineering prototypical programming environment. Elementary numerical methods: Taylor-series summations, roots of equations, roots of polynomials, direct and indirect solution methods for systems of linear, and nonlinear algebraic equations, integration. Applications in nanotechnology engineering. [Offered: W]

NE 115 – Probability and Statistics

Elementary probability theory. Random variables and distributions. Binomial, Poisson, and normal distributions. Elementary sampling. Statistical estimation. Tests of hypotheses and significance. Regression. Goodness-of-fit tests. [Offered: F]

NE 121 – Chemical Principles

Chemical reactions. Mass and charge balance. Introduction to the first, second, and third laws of thermodynamics. Chemical equilibrium. Applications of chemical equilibrium principles to proton-transfer reactions. Electronic structure of atoms and molecules. Periodicity and chemical bonding. [Offered: F]

NE 122 – Organic Chemistry for Nanotechnology Engineers

Nomenclature, stereochemistry and reactions of important classes of organic compounds. Reaction mechanisms and energetics. Aromaticity and simple molecular orbital theory of conjugated systems. [Offered: W]

NE 125 – Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering

Fundamentals of crystalline structure, crystal defects, and noncrystallinity. Structure and properties of metals, ceramics, glasses, amorphous materials, polymers, and composites. Processing and concepts of engineering design of materials. [Offered: W]

NE 131 – Physics for Nanotechnology Engineering

A first course in physics that introduces basic topics in classical mechanics, wave mechanics, and physical optics. [Offered: W]

NE 140 – Linear Circuits

Charge, current and voltage. Resistance, Ohm's Law, Kirchhoff's voltage and current laws. Nodal, mesh analysis and source transformation. Superposition, Thévenin and Norton equivalents. Capacitance, inductance, electrical energy dissipation and first-order transient response circuits. Phasors, impedances and alternating current (AC) steady state analysis. Signals, amplifier concepts and nonlinear circuit analysis. Diodes circuit applications. Ideal operational amplifier circuits. Frequency filter types and active filter circuits' configuration. [Offered: W, first offered Winter 2019]

NE 201 – Nanotoxicology; Nanotechnology Engineering Practice

Nanotoxicology, including inhalation and dermal exposure effects; translocation, cytotoxicity, mutagenicity, and neurotoxicity; carbon nanotubes as cancer hazards. Areas of research and professional practice in Nanotechnology Engineering; exposure to concepts from other Engineering disciplines; support material for the 2A academic term, including aspects of co-operative education and professional or career development.

NE 202 – Nanomaterials and Environmental Impact; Nanotechnology Engineering Practice

Environmental fate and behaviour, bio-availability, consumer exposure, environmental exposure-assessment, aquatic toxicology, bio-accumulation and biomagnification. Areas of research and professional practice in Nanotechnology Engineering; exposure to concepts from other Engineering disciplines; support material for the 2B academic term, including aspects of co-operative education and professional or career development.

NE 215 – Probability and Statistics

Elementary probability theory. Random variables and distributions. Binomial, Poisson, and normal distributions. Elementary sampling. Statistical estimation. Tests of hypotheses and significance. Regression. Goodness-of-fit tests. [Offered: F]

NE 216 – Advanced Calculus 1 for Nanotechnology Engineering

Ordinary differential equations with constant coefficients. Boundary value problems and applications to quantum mechanics. Laplace and Fourier transforms, Fourier series and applications. Numerical solution of ordinary differential equations. [Offered: F]

NE 217 – Advanced Calculus 2 for Nanotechnology Engineering

Gradient, Divergence and Curl: Applications. Line and Surface Integrals. Green's, Gauss', and Stokes' Theorems: Applications to electromagnetism and fluid mechanics. Numerical solution of partial differential equations. [Offered: S]

NE 220L – Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory

Labs following the NE 125 Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering course. This laboratory course introduces students to techniques for the characterization of various materials, such as metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites. Experimental exercises will study the physical properties and characteristics of materials, including mechanical, thermal, electrical, and structural/morphological properties at different length scales. [Offered: F]

NE 222 – Organic Chemistry for Nanotechnology Engineers

Nomenclature, stereochemistry and reactions of important classes of organic compounds. Reaction mechanisms and energetics. Aromaticity and simple molecular orbital theory of conjugated systems. Applications to nanomaterials and/or devices. [Offered: F, first offered Fall 2019]

NE 224 – Biochemistry for Nanotechnology Engineers

An introduction to the chemistry of amino acids, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids. Structure and properties of proteins and enzymes. An introduction to cell biochemistry. Applications to nanobiotechnology. [Offered: S, first offered Spring 2020]

NE 225 – Structure and Properties of Nanomaterials

Electronic orbitals in atoms, molecules and the solid state. Structures and properties of covalent and ionic solid nanoparticles including their catalytic, electrochemical, electrical, optical and magnetic properties. Semiconductors and carbon/silicon-based nanoparticles. Examples discussed include carbon nanoparticles, dendrimers, micelles and quantum dots. [Offered: S]

NE 226 – Characterization of Materials

Materials structure analysis. Materials composition and chemical bonding analysis. In-situ analysis and monitoring of fabrication process parameters. Materials properties characterization. [Offered: S]

NE 226L – Laboratory Characterization Methods

This laboratory course introduces students to six materials characterization techniques employed routinely by nanotechnology engineers in their practices. Specifically, the six techniques are: Fourier-Transform Infrared (FTIR), Raman light-scattering, and ultra-violet and visible (UV-Vis) spectroscopies, ellipsometry, X-ray diffraction (XRD), and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). This course is intended to familiarize students with the instrumentation involved, prior to its application to nanomaterials in a follow-up laboratory course, NE 320L. [Offered: S]

NE 232 – Quantum Mechanics

Historical background; the differential equation approach to quantum mechanics; treatments of solvable problems such as the particle-in-a-box, harmonic oscillator, rigid rotor, and the hydrogen atom; introduction to approximation methods for more complex systems; application to solid state problems, including band theory. [Offered: F]

NE 241 – Electromagnetism

Coulomb's law, electric field and electric flux, Gauss's law, electric potential, potential and field, magnetic field, Ampere's law, solenoid, electromagnetic induction, magnetic flux, Lenz' law, Faraday's law, capacitors and capacitance, inductors and inductance, Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic fields and waves, polarization. [Offered: F]

NE 242 – Semiconductor Physics and Devices

Introduction to the physical principles and electrical behavior of semiconductor materials and devices: electronic band structure, charge carriers, doping, carrier transport, pn-junctions, metal-oxide-semiconductor capacitors, transistors, and related optoelectronic devices (photodetectors, light emitting diodes, solar cells). [Offered: S]

NE 250 – Work-term Report 1

An engineering report based upon a technical project, activity, or analysis carried out by the student, normally during work-term employment following the 2A academic term. Evaluation is based upon a level of written communication, technical proficiency, and engineering analysis appropriate to a second-year engineering student. [Offered: S]

NE 301 – Nanomaterials and Human Risks, Benefits; Nanotechnology Engineering Practice

Detoxification and bioactivation pathways; surface modification; biopersistence; quantum dots and cellular imagining; biomedical applications of nanomaterials. Areas of research and professional practice in Nanotechnology Engineering; exposure to concepts from other Engineering disciplines; support material for the 3A academic term, including aspects of co-operative education and professional or career development.

NE 302 – Nanotechnology Engineering Practice

Areas of research and professional practice in Nanotechnology Engineering; exposure to concepts from other Engineering disciplines; support material for the 3B academic term, including aspects of co-operative education and professional or career development. [Offered: F]

NE 307 – Introduction to Nanosystems Design

Introduction to the engineering design process: problem definition and needs analysis; process synthesis, analysis, optimization and troubleshooting; safety and environmental protection in design; written and oral communication for design reports. Students form four-person design teams and start a team-oriented project based on the knowledge and skills acquired in previous courses and on co-operative work terms, culminating in a design proposal presentation. [Offered: F]

NE 318 – Continuum Mechanics for Nanotechnology Engineering

Scaling analysis of differential equations. Tensor operations and tensor calculus. Kinematics of a continuum: material and spatial frames, strain and displacement, conservation of mass. Stress, conservation of momentum and energy. Linear elastic solids: Hooke's Law, infinitesimal elasticity theory and the Navier-Cauchy equation. Newtonian viscous fluids: hydrostatics, Navier-Stokes equations, flow regimes, and the Reynolds number. Engineering applications: plane elastic waves and vibrations, buoyancy forces, Couette, Poiseuille, and Stokes flows. [Offered: S]

NE 320L – Characterization of Materials Laboratory

Follow-up labs associated with the NE 226 (Characterization of Materials) course. The laboratory exercises focus upon the synthesis and characterization of nano-based materials. Specifically, the synthesis of carbon nanotubes, quantum dots, magnetic ceramics, or other common nanomaterials will be investigated, and sample preparations for various characterization tools will be carried out. Characterization techniques such as infrared and Raman spectroscopy, x-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscope (SEM), and magnetic inductive heating will be utilized. [Offered: S]

NE 330L – Macromolecular Science Laboratory

Labs associated with NE 333 (Macromolecular Science 1) course. Lab exercises exploring the kinetics of radical co-polymerization, the analysis of copolymer composition, concepts in the determination and control of polymer molecular weight distribution, and the kinetics and particle size development in emulsion polymerization. [Offered: F]

NE 333 – Macromolecular Science

Basic definitions and polymer nomenclature, molecular weight averages and distributions, constitutional and configurational isomerism, rubber elasticity, step-growth and free-radical chain-growth polymerizations, emulsion polymerization. [Offered: S]

NE 334 – Statistical Thermodynamics

Statistical mechanics vs. thermodynamics. Review of statistical concepts. Canonical and grand canonical ensembles. Entropy. General formulation of statistical thermodynamics. Fermi-Dirac, Bose-Einstein and Boltzmann statistics. Quantum ideal gases. Specific heat of solids. Electrons in metals and semiconductors. Radiation: the photon gas. [Offered: S]

NE 335 – Soft Nanomaterials

Introduction to the applications of macromolecules in nanotechnology. Block copolymers and self-assembled polymerization. Micelles and colloids. Dendrimers and molecular brushes. Supramolecular polymers, polymeric blends and macromolecular nanocomposites. Polymer templates. Applications in the manufacturing of nanostructured materials and nanoscale devices. [Offered: F]

NE 336 – Micro and Nanosystem Computer-aided Design

Modeling and simulation. Lumped versus distributed approaches. Review of differential-equation systems, constitutive relations, boundary conditions, and solvers for complex, coupled transport problems pertinent to micro and nanosystems. Coupling strategies. Numerical schemes for nonlinear systems. Basic modeling and simulation of micro and nanosystems, and fluidic systems. Relevant nanotechnology applications: optical, thermal, mechanical, and fluidic microstructures, and nanoscale devices. [Offered: F]

NE 340L – Microfabrication and Thin-film Technology Laboratory

Labs associated with the NE 343 (Microfabrication and Thin-film Technology) course. Lab topics may include: thin film deposition by PECVD and PVD (sputtering); photolithography; dry and wet etching; and C-V and I-V analysis of MIS structures. [Offered: F]

NE 343 – Microfabrication and Thin-film Technology

Key processes for electronic device fabrication. Single crystal growth. Substrate preparation. Homoepitaxy, heteroepitaxy, and molecular-beam epitaxy. Ion implantation. Oxidation and diffusion. Physical and chemical vapor deposition. Sputtering and evaporation. Etching. Micromachining. Spin coating and printing. Photolithography. Effects of device scaling on chip performance. Process integration. Yield and reliability. [Offered: S]

NE 344 – Electronic Circuits

Metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET), circuit biasing and load-line analysis. Small-signal equivalent circuits and single stage amplifier configurations. Differential and multistage MOSFET amplifiers. The cascode configuration, current mirror and active loads. Feedback circuit configurations and stability. Oscillators, waveform shaping circuits and delay analysis. Introduction to digital circuits, the transistor switch, inverter circuits and complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) logic circuits. [Offered: F, first offered Fall 2021]

NE 345 – Photonic Materials and Devices

Wave nature of light, refractive index and dispersion, group velocity, irradiance and Poynting vector, Snell's law, Fresnel's Equation, antireflection coatings, absorption of light, temporal and spatial coherence, dielectric waveguides and optical fibers, planar waveguides, dispersion in waveguides; light emitting diodes (LED), pn junction, LED materials, stimulated emission, lasers, photodetectors, photovoltaic devices, solar cells. [Offered: F]

NE 350 – Work-term Report 2

An engineering report based upon a technical project, activity, or analysis carried out by the student, normally during work-term employment following the 2B academic term. Evaluation is based upon a level of written communication, technical proficiency, and engineering analysis appropriate to a third-year engineering student. [Offered: F]

NE 352 – Surfaces and Interfaces

Surfaces and interfaces in microelectronics and nanofabrication. Physicochemistry of interfaces. Capillary phenomena and molecular self-assembly. Structure and properties of clean and adsorbate covered surfaces (metals, semiconductors, oxides). Reactions at surfaces and catalysis. Surface electrochemistry, growth and diffusion, nanoscale structure formation/surface patterning, biological interfaces. [Offered: F]

NE 353 – Nanoprobing and Lithography

Theory and application of nanoprobing based on scanning probe microscopy (scanning tunneling microscopy, atomic force microscopy, scanning near-field optical microscopy). Nanolithographic techniques (extreme-UV lithography, X-ray lithography, e-beam lithography, focused ion beam lithography, nano-imprint lithography and soft lithography). [Offered: F]

NE 381 – Introduction to Nanoscale Biosystems

Specific aspects of biosystems required for the engineering of nanobiotechnological applications: topics to be covered may include surface and bulk science concepts needed for the development of lab-on-chip systems and those aspects of molecular biology of the cell necessary for application to medical diagnostics. Elements of design required for the development of modern instrumentation may also be covered, thereby providing a solid foundation for more advanced topics and applications. [Offered: F]

NE 401 – Nanotechnology Engineering Practice

Areas of research and professional practice in Nanotechnology Engineering; exposure to concepts from other Engineering disciplines; support material for the 4A academic term, including aspects of professional or career development. [Offered: F]

NE 402 – Nanotechnology Engineering Practice

Areas of research and professional practice in Nanotechnology Engineering; exposure to concepts from other Engineering disciplines; support material for the 4B academic term, including aspects of professional or career development.. [Offered: W]

NE 408 – Nanosystems Design Project

Design work for the project proposed in NE 307, culminating in a progress report presentation. [Offered: F]

NE 409 – Nanosystems Design Project and Symposium

Completion and presentation of the design project from NE 307 and NE 408. Teams communicate their design in the form of a final report, a poster, and a seminar presentation. [Offered: W]

NE 445 – Photonic Materials and Devices

Review of geometrical and wave optics. Optical measurements and instrumentation. Coherent radiation and lasers. Optical communications and optical networks. Optical detectors. Photonic devices. Displays. [Offered: F]

NE 450 – Work-term Report 3

An engineering report based upon a technical project, activity, or analysis carried out by the student, normally during work-term employment following the 3B academic term. Evaluation is based upon a level of written communication, technical proficiency, and engineering analysis appropriate to a fourth-year engineering student. [Offered: W, first offered Winter 2019]

NE 450L – Nanoprobing and Lithography Laboratory

Labs associated with the NE 353 (Nanoprobing and Lithography) course. Lab topics may include: Scanning probe microscopic characterization of polymer and bio-polymer surfaces; scanning tunneling characterization of semiconductors and thin films; fluorescence and laser microscopic testing of proteins; micro-contact printing using molecular self-assembly, nano-soft lithography by AFM. [Offered: F]

NE 451 – Simulation Methods

This course provides an introduction to and an overview of computational methods that are currently employed for the simulation of structural and bulk properties of matter, particularly as applied to physical and biological systems at the nanometer scale. Topics to be covered in this course include energy functions and force fields, geometry optimization, normal mode analysis, and reaction--path techniques at the molecular level, and an introduction to the simulation of static and dynamic properties of substances via both Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics (MD) methodologies. [Offered: F]

NE 452 – Special Topics in Nanoscale Simulations

Topics in this theme area may include: an overview of modern computational methods and algorithms in nanoscale materials, such as steered molecular dynamics, ab initio molecular dynamics, multiscale modelling, dissipative particle dynamics, transition path sampling, phase-field modelling, quantum simulations using Feynman path integral techniques, condensed-phase spectroscopy, linking of simulations to experiment, simulations and their practical applications. [Offered: W]

NE 453 – Special Topics in Nanotechnology Engineering

Special topics that significantly span two (or more) areas of concentration in or that provide methodologies relevant to nanotechnology engineering will be offered from time to time when resources are available. [Offered: F,W]

NE 454A – Nano-instrumentation Laboratory 1

Application of experimental tools and techniques in nano-instrumentation. Experimental exercises involve circuit simulation and design, circuit prototyping, design of a driver circuit for a quartz crystal microbalance (QCM), printed circuit board (PCB) design and layout optimization, and the use of various characterization instrumentation. [Offered: F]

NE 454B – Nano-electronics Laboratory 1

Application of experimental tools and techniques involved in nanotechnology. Experimental exercises may involve simulation, design, optimization of micro-electro-mechanical-system (MEMS) devices, and the generation of a mask layout. [Offered: F]

NE 454C – Nanobiosystems Laboratory 1

Application of experimental tools and techniques in nanobiotechnology. Experimental exercises may involve simulation and design, optimization, nanoparticle formulation reactions, microfluidics, and the use of various characterization instrumentation. [Offered: F]

NE 454D – Nanostructured Materials Laboratory 1

Application of experimental tools and techniques in nanomaterials. Experimental exercises may involve design, use of image analysis software, optimization, electrodeposition, encapsulation and templating, synthetic chemistry protocols, and the use of selected characterization instrumentation. [Offered: F]

NE 454L – Nanotechnology Engineering Advanced Laboratory 1

Application of experimental tools and techniques in the areas of nano-instrumentation, nano-electronics, nano-biotechnology, nanomedicine, and nanomaterials. Experimental exercises may involve lithography, film desposition, etching, simulation and design, optimization, micro-electro-mechanical-system (MEMS) fabrication, nano particle formulation reactions, encapsulation, synthetic chemistry protocols, cell culture protocols, and the use of various characterization instrumentation. [Offered: F]

NE 455A – Nano-instrumentation Laboratory 2

Application of experimental tools and techniques in nano-instrumentation. Experimental exercises involve printed circuit board (PCB) assembly and soldering, measurement of the formation of a nonanethiol self- assembled monolayer, determination of the partition coefficient for a solvent vapour into a monolayer-protected-cluster film deposited on a quartz crystal microbalance (QCM), and the use of various characterization methods. [Offered: W]

NE 455B – Nano-electronics Laboratory 2

Application of experimental tools and techniques employed in nanotechnology. Experimental exercises may involve microfabrication (photolithography, film deposition, and etching) and testing of micro-electro-mechanical-system (MEMS) devices. [Offered: W]

NE 455C – Nanobiosystems Laboratory 2

Application of experimental tools and techniques employed in Nanobiotechnology. Experimental exercises may involve investigation of microbial culture protocols, biosensor applications, and the use of various characterization techniques. These exercises also stress the need for safe handling of micro-organisms and biomaterials. [Offered: W]

NE 455D – Nanostructured Materials Laboratory 2

Application of experimental tools and techniques employed in nanomaterials. Experimental exercises investigate catalytic activity enhancement by nanoparticles in fuel cell reactions. This includes the use of synthetic chemistry protocols to prepare nanoparticles on multi-walled carbon nanotubes. The exercise also stresses safe handling of nanomaterials and the use of various characterization methods. [Offered: W]

NE 455L – Nanotechnology Engineering Advanced Laboratory 2

A continuation and/or extension of NE 454L. [Offered: W]

NE 459 – Nanotechnology Engineering Research Project

A nanotechnology engineering research project that requires students to demonstrate initiative and to assume responsibility. Students will select projects at the end of the 4A term. Although students may propose their own projects, a faculty member will provide supervision. A project report is required at the end of the 4B term. [Offered: W]

NE 461 – Micro and Nano-instrumentation

Fabrication technology for development of micro and nanosensors, actuators, and modules (e.g., micro or, nano-electromechanical systems, micro or nanofluidics channels). Integration using examples drawn from chemical analysis micro and nano-instrumentation. An overview of current micro and nano-instrumentation. [Offered: F]

NE 469 – Special Topics in Micro and Nano-instrumentation

Topics in this theme area may include: micro and nanosensors, micro and nano-actuators, micro and nanofluidics, micro and nanoscale fabrication, emerging and unconventional nanofabrication technologies. (Note: Each year, at least one elective course will be offered in this theme area. For a current list of offerings, see the Associate Director for Nanotechnology Engineering.) [Offered: W]

NE 471 – Nano-electronics

Transport phenomena. Quantum confinement. Single molecule transistors. Resonant tunnelling devices. Large area and mechanically flexible electronics. Deposition and patterning techniques. [Offered: F]

NE 479 – Special Topics in Nanoelectronics

Topics in this theme area may include: quantum effects in electronic devices, molecular electronics, solid state nanoelectronics, organic electronics, advanced nanofabrication technologies such as vacuum deposition, electron beam patterning and nanolithography. (Note: Each year, at least one elective course will be offered in this theme area. For a current list of offerings, see the Associate Director for Nanotechnology Engineering.) [Offered: W]

NE 481 – Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology

Overview of biomedical engineering principles, and their utilization in understanding how our bodies interact with nano- and biomaterials: topics related to innate and acquired inflammatory response, cellular and humoral immunity, complement systems and thrombosis, biocompatibility, and toxicity will be covered. Route of administered nanoparticles will be introduced. This course will also study the formulation and manufacturing process for producing nanoparticles in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. [Offered: F]

NE 489 – Special Topics in Nanoscale Biosystems

Topics in this theme area may include: nanoscale biomaterials for medical and drug delivery devices, biointerfaces, biomembranes, nanoscale patterning on biological interfaces, biomicroelectromechanical systems (BioMEMS), biomimetics, biochips, self-assembly of peptides and proteins, bioseparation, biosensors. (Note: Each year, at least one elective course will be offered in this theme area. For a current list of offerings, see the Associate Director for Nanotechnology Engineering.) [Offered: W]

NE 491 – Nanostructured Materials

Application of inorganic nanostructured materials and nanocomposites. Synthesis and processing techniques for inorganic nanomaterials and the devices that use them. Students will be required to provide critical analyses and seminar presentations of patents utilizing nanomaterials.[Offered: F]

NE 499 – Special Topics in Nanostructured Materials

Topics in this theme area may include: membrane nanotechnology, nanoengineered catalysts, nanoengineered polymers, and nanocomposites; manufacturing of nanotubes, nanoparticles, quantum dots, nanowires and other nanomaterials (Note: Each year, at least one elective course will be offered in this theme area. For a current list of offerings, see the Associate Director for Nanotechnology Engineering.) [Offered: W]