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Postgraduate Course: Nanomaterials in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering (MSc) (PGEE11170)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course will discuss the synthesis, characterisation and application of nanomaterials used in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering.
Course description 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)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( 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 0 )
Additional Information (Learning and Teaching) Other study hours
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Written Exam %: 100
Practical Exam %:
Coursework %:
Feedback Feedback sheet, open office hours 1 hour per week,
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. To know the concept of nanomaterials and their role in science and industry.
  2. To grasp the synthesis method and characterisation approaches of nanomaterials.
  3. To design nanomaterials for specific applications.
  4. To make students aware of environmental and health implications of nanomaterials.
Reading List
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.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Course organiserDr Norbert Radacsi
Tel: (0131 6)51 3571
Course secretaryMrs Shona Barnet
Tel: (0131 6)51 7715
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