Postgraduate Course: Nanomaterials in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering (MSc) (PGEE11170)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course will discuss the synthesis, characterisation and application of nanomaterials used in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering.
1. Introduction and properties of nanomaterials and nanotechnology (Norbert)
2. Chemistry of nanomaterials (surface coating, the significance of surface) (Michael)
3. Fabricating nanomaterials (top-down, bottom-up) (Norbert)
4. Fabricating nanomaterials (physical, chemical and biological approaches) (Michael)
5. Characterisation of nanomaterials 1 (Norbert)
6. Characterisation of nanomaterials 2 (Michael) / Computational nanotechnology (Lev)
7. Nanomaterials for chemical engineering and chemical engineering of nanomaterials (Norbert/Michael)
8. Nanomaterials for health (drug delivery, bioimaging, vaccine, therapy, diagnosis, antibacterial, sensing, etc.) (Michael)
9. Nanomaterials for energy (battery, catalyst, solar energy, hydrogen generation, etc.) (Norbert)
10.Nanomaterials for environment (sensing, adsorbents, etc.) (Michael)
11. Sustainability, health and environmental aspects of nanomaterials (Norbert)
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2019/20, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 20,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 10,
Formative Assessment Hours 2,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Other Study Hours 64,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Additional Information (Learning and Teaching)
Other study hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Written Exam %: 100
Practical Exam %:
||Feedback sheet, open office hours 1 hour per week,
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- To know the concept of nanomaterials and their role in science and industry.
- To grasp the synthesis method and characterisation approaches of nanomaterials.
- To design nanomaterials for specific applications.
- To make students aware of environmental and health implications of nanomaterials.
|Nanoparticle Technology Handbook, 2nd Edition edited by Kiyoshi Nogi, Makio Naito and Toyokazu Yokoyama. Elsevier, 2012|
Fundamentals of Nanotechnology edited by Gabor L. Hornyak, John J. Moore, H.F. Tibbals, Joydeep Dutta. CRC Press, 2008.
The Chemistry of Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Properties and Applications edited by C. N. R. Rao, Achim Müller, Anthony K. Cheetham. Wiley-VCH, 2004.
Nanostructures and Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications; 2nd edition, London: World Scientific Publishing, 2011.
Introduction to Particle Technology, 2nd Edition edited by M.Rhodes. West Sussex: John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 2008.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Norbert Radacsi
Tel: (0131 6)51 3571
|Course secretary||Mrs Shona Barnet
Tel: (0131 6)51 7715