Nanotechnology is rapidly establishing itself as a key technology, in industries ranging from microelectronics to health care, with a consequent demand for appropriately trained graduates. Nanotechnology is the manipulation of matter on an atomic, molecular, and supramolecular scale for a wide range of applications. This minor draws in the interdisciplinary research excellence of the London Centre for Nanotechnology, LCN, a multidisciplinary enterprise operating at the forefront of science and technology. Structured to form the bridge between the physical and biomedical sciences, it brings together two of the world’s leading institutions in Nanotechnology, namely University College London (UCL) and Imperial College London.
Module 1 (Year 2, Term 2) – Introduction to Nanotechnology
The aim of this module is to introduce Engineering students to the materials, methodology and applications for the topic known as ‘nanotechnology’, that is the application of nanometre scale material and devices for Engineering.
Module 2 (Year 3, Term 1) – Nanoscale Processing and Characterisation
This module is broken up into two parts: Nanoscale Processing and Fabrication taught by Prof. Huiyun Liu, and Electrical Characterisation of Nanoelectronic Devices taught by Prof. Paul Warburton.
Module 3 (Year 3, Term 2) – Advanced Nanotechnology and Nanosystems
The module builds on ELEC211P ‘Introduction to Nanotechnology’, by studying advanced topics in nanotechnology, encompassing electronics, energy applications, fluidics, nano-robotics, biosensors and medical applications.
Prof Richard Jackman
Dept Electronic & Electrical Engineering
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