Nanotechnology I: Materials in Emerging Technologies
Discover the advanced materials that are enabling today’s cutting-edge technologies as well as tomorrow’s emerging technologies. With these materials, you can build better products, solve bigger problems, and improve quality of life across the globe. Applications include medical devices and sensors, gene editing, drones, 3D and 4D printing.
What you can learn.
- Discover the concepts underlying the next generation of emerging technologies in terms of basic scientific principles pertaining to materials
- Develop an overall understanding of how matter behaves at very small dimensions, and how this can be exploited to develop new technologies
- Understand how to design and utilize advanced materials for a wide range of novel applications
- Explain how cutting-edge applications of nano-medicine work, such as the selective elimination of cancer cells, disabling of viruses, tissue regeneration, and creation of artificial muscles.
About this course:This course provides an in-depth overview of the advanced materials enabling modern and emerging technologies. New materials are powerful engines of innovation, constantly being discovered and applied to novel products and solutions. With special emphasis on nanotechnology and its practical applications, you will explore the fundamental principles underlying the next generation of human brain to computer interfaces, personalized healthcare, air and water purification, flexible electronics, green energy generation and storage, and much more.
It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Nanotechnology I: Materials in Emerging Technologies.