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Nanotechnology and Bionanotechnology


This course is divided in three major modules: 1) Introduction to nanotechnology; 2) Microscopic characterization of nanomaterials; 3) Topics in bionanotechnology. This latter module may vary depending on the specific interests of the students.


The aim of this course is to introduce the students to the new interdisciplinary area of bionanotechnology. In the end of the course the students should be able to recognize the major principles of nanotechnology, and to understand the underlying chemical and physical principles. The students will also have a general perspective about some applications of nanotechnology in biological fields. The students should also improve their skills in communicating science either orally and written.

Recommended Books

"Nanobiotechnology Concepts, Applications and Perspectives" Christof M. Niemeyer and Chad A. Mirkin, Eds. Wiley, Weinheim, 2004 "Nanotechnology: A Gentle Introduction to the Next Big Idea", Mark Ratner, Daniel Ratner, Prentice Hall, 2002

Teaching Staff

Prof Eulália Pereira (course coordinator) Dr. Peter Eaton Dr. Craig Medforth


Lecture: 28h Practical courses: 14h

Grading System

Oral presentation: 30% Written assignment: 30% Final exam: 40%

About SERP-Chem

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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


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