Courses

Undergraduate and graduate courses at both UIUC and NCA&T incorporate Nano-CEMMS research findings to give students the benefit of the most up-to-date knowledge about nanotechnology. New nanotechnology-specific courses are available at both institutions:

ME 598 –Fundamentals of Nanomanufacturing
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
This course:

  • Discusses the barriers to manufacturing at the nanoscale
  • Surveys and categorizes processes and techniques currently used for nanoscale processing and assembly
  • Introduces the research directions being pursued by various Nano-CEMMS labs
  • Provides students with hands-on experience on relevant hardware

Topics:

  • Primary drivers and challenges to manufacturing at the Nanoscale
  • Different paradigms being used (self-assembly, directed assembly, etc.)
  • Processes (patterning, removal, deposition and manipulation techniques)
  • Sensing and Instrumentation (scanning probe and beam systems, spectroscopy)
  • Positioning Systems (considerations in designing nano-positioning systems, actuation, position sensing)


CHEN 655-01 - Nanomaterials Science and Engineering
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
This course:

  • Explains the most current and promising nanotechnologies in the chemical industries
  • Applies topics in nanoscience and nanoengineering to industrial applications
  • Allows students to design novel, innovative nanotechnologies for future applications

Topics:

  • Microelectronics and Photolithography
  • Chemical Power Systems, Sensors and Electrochemical Engineering
  • Photovoltaics, Photonic Systems, Microreactors, and -Advanced Catalyst Systems
  • Nanomanufacturing and –MEMS
  • New Drug Delivery Systems for Advanced Medical Sciences
  • Nanofluidics
  • Thin Film/Interfacial Phenomena
  • Quantum Chemistry
  • Shape Selective Catalysis and Nanocatalysts
  • Nanotoolbits and Nanobots
  • Nanobiotechnology and Nanobioengineering

INEN 885 – Nano/Micro and Bio Manufacturing
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
This course:

  • Addresses the translation of fundamental nanotechnology concepts to practical industrial applications
  • Emphasizes various micro/nano and bio manufacturing techniques to create miniaturized devices
  • Introduces the supporting infrastructure, measurement tools, characterization devices, and positioning systems for nanomanufacturing
  • Discusses the practical applications of micro/nano and bio manufacturing in semiconductors, opto-electronics, novel sensors, and biomedical field


Nano-CEMMS related content has also been added to the following existing courses at UIUC and NCA&T:

CHBE 594 – Microchemical Systems
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
This course:

  • Explains the theory, fabrication, and characterization of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and nanoscale devices

Topics:

  • Turbulence
  • Hydrodynamic instability
  • Process dynamics
  • Interfacial phenomena
  • Reactor design
  • Cellular bioengineering
  • Properties of matter at high pressure
  • Phase transitions


CHEM 578 – Combinatorial Chemistry
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
This course:

  • Provides an overview of all aspects of combinatorial chemistry and the synthesis of multiple.


ECE444 – IC Device Theory and Fabrication
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
This course:

  • Explains the physical theory, design, and fabrication of devices suitable for integrated circuitry

Topics:

  • Electrical properties of semiconductors
  • techniques for fabricating integrated circuit devices such as p-n junction diodes, bipolar transistors, and field effect transistors (epitaxial growth, oxidation, photolithography diffusion, ion implantation, metallization, characterization)


ECE572 – Quantum Electronics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
This course:

  • Provides a brief theoretical introduction to quantum mechanics and atomic physics

Topics:

  • Applications in spin resonance
  • Modern maser theory


ECE 485 – Intro MEM Devices and Systems (Same as IE 485 and ME 485)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
This course:

  • Introduces the principles, fabrication techniques, and applications of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS).

Topics:

  • Sensors
  • Actuator principles
  • Integrated microfabrication techniques for MEMS
  • MEMS devices and systems


ME370 – Mechanical Design
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
This course:

  • Discusses the kinematics and dynamics of machinery

Topics:

  • Analytical kinematics
  • Force analysis
  • Cam design and balancing
  • Application of elementary mechanics of solids to analyze and size machine components for stress and deflection
  • Finite element analysis


MEEN 785-01 - Fundamentals of Thin Film Phenomenon
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
This course:

  • Introduces the role of thin film materials in engineering and applied science

Topics:

  • Overviews of materials science and thin films
  • Preparation of thin films
  • Substrate surfaces and thin film nucleation
  • Film structure and its determination
  • Physical properties of thin films


MEEN 260 - Materials Science
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
This course:

  • Gives student opportunities to work on group assignments

Topics:

  • Atomic and crystal structure and chemical bond types
  • Mechanical, thermal and electrical properties of materials
  • Unique characteristics of ceramics, polymers and metallic materials
  • Testing material properties