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NE 100s


NE 100 LAB,LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 011923
Introduction to Nanotechnology Engineering
An introduction to nanotechnology engineering and its various applications. Introduction to basic methods and principles used by engineers. Introduction to the engineering profession, including standards, safety, and intellectual property. Professional development, including résumé skills, interview skills, and preparation for co-op terms. [Offered: F]
Prereq: 1A Nanotechnology Engineering students.
Antireq: CHE 100, CIVE 125, ECE 100, ME 100, SYDE 101

NE 101 SEM 0.00Course ID: 011915
Nanotechnology Engineering Practice
Areas of research and professional practice in Nanotechnology Engineering; exposure to concepts from other Engineering disciplines; support material for the 1A academic term. [Offered: F]
Prereq: 1A Nanotechnology Engineering students only

NE 102 SEM 0.10Course ID: 011916
Health Risk Assessment and Nanotechnology Engineering Practice
Introduction to types of nanomaterials hazards: their identification, toxicity, and characterization; exposure health risk assessment; cancer and noncancer risks. Areas of research and professional practice in Nanotechnology Engineering; exposure to concepts from other Engineering disciplines; support material for the 1B academic term, including aspects of cooperative education and professional or career development.
[Note: This course is graded as CR/NCR and is considered as DRNC. Offered: W]
Prereq: Level at least 1B Nanotechnology Engineering

NE 112 LAB,LEC,TST 0.50Course ID: 011924
Linear Algebra with Numerical Applications
Matrices, operations on matrices. Determinants. Adjoints and inverses. Solution of linear equations: elimination and iterative methods. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors with engineering applications. Numerical methods. Complex numbers. [Offered: F]
Prereq: 1A Nanotechnology Engineering.
Antireq: MATH 114, 115, 125/106, 136, 146, SYDE 114

NE 113 LAB,LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 011925
Engineering Computation
Introduction to digital computers, hardware and software organization. Programming fundamentals. Algorithms and control structures. Computer communication. Spreadsheets for problem solving, plotting, fitting data, building new functions, and making iterations and loops. Problem solution, plotting, and creating complex programs in an engineering prototyping programming environment. Elementary numerical methods (e.g., Taylor-series summations, roots of equations, roots of polynomials, systems of linear and nonlinear algebraic equations, integration). Applications in nanotechnology engineering. [Offered: F]
Prereq: 1A Nanotechnology Engineering students.
Antireq: CHE 121, CIVE 121, CS 115, 123, 134, 135, 145, ECE 150, GENE 121, PHYS 139, SYDE 121

NE 115 LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 011926
Probability and Statistics
Elementary probability theory. Random variables and distributions. Binomial, Poisson, and normal distributions. Elementary sampling. Statistical estimation. Tests of hypotheses and significance. Regression. Goodness-of-fit tests. [Offered: W]
Prereq: MATH 117, NE 112; Level at least 1B Nanotechnology Engineering students only.
Coreq: MATH 119.
Antireq: CHE 220, CIVE 224, ME 202, STAT 202, 206, 220, 230, SYDE 213

NE 121 LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 011928
Chemical Principles
Chemical reactions. Mass and charge balance. Introduction to the first, second, and third laws of thermodynamics. Chemical kinetics. Chemical equilibrium. Applications of chemical equilibrium principles to proton-transfer and electron-transfer reactions. Electronic structure of atoms and molecules. Periodicity and chemical bonding. [Offered: F]
Prereq: 1A Nanotechnology Engineering students.
Antireq: CHE 102, CHEM 120, 123, SYDE 183

NE 122 LAB,LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 012237
Organic Chemistry for Nanotechnology Engineers
Structure, nomenclature and reactions of important classes of organic compounds. Interconversions of functional groups. Mechanisms of chemical reactions. Introduction to nuclear magnetic resonance, ultraviolet and infrared spectroscopy. [Offered: W] No Special Consent Required.
Prereq: NE 121; Level at least 1B Nanotechnology Engineering students.
Antireq: CHEM 262/262L, 264, 266/266L

NE 125 LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 012238
Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering
Fundamentals of crystalline structure, crystal defects, and noncrystallinity. Structure and properties of metals, ceramics, glasses, amorphous materials, polymers, and composites. Processing and concepts of engineering design of materials. [Offered: W]
Prereq: NE 121; Level at least 1B Nanotechnology Engineering students
.Antireq: CHE 241, CIVE 265, ME 135/235

NE 131 LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 011930
Physics for Nanotechnology Engineering
A first course in physics that introduces basic topics in classical mechanics, wave mechanics, and physical optics. [Offered: W]
Prereq: MATH 117; Level at least 1B Nanotechnology Engineering students.
Antireq: PHYS 111, 115, 121, SYDE 182

NE 200s


NE 201 SEM 0.10Course ID: 011917
Nanotoxicology and Nanotechnology Engineering Practice
Nanotoxicology, including inhalation and dermal exposure effects; translocation, cytotoxicity, mutagenicity, and neurotoxicity; carbon nanotubes as cancer hazards. Areas of research and professional practice in Nanotechnology Engineering; exposure to concepts from other Engineering disciplines; support material for the 2A academic term, including aspects of cooperative education and professional or career development.
[Note: This course is graded as CR/NCR and is considered as DRNC. Offered: F]
Prereq: 2A Nanotechnology Engineering students only

NE 202 SEM 0.10Course ID: 011918
Nanomaterials Exposure Assessment and Nanotechnology Engineering Practice
Nanomaterials exposure assessment, including characterization, nanometrics, external and internal dosages, biomarkers, and occupational exposure assessment. Areas of research and professional practice in Nanotechnology Engineering; exposure to concepts from other Engineering disciplines; support material for the 2B academic term, including aspects of cooperative education and professional or career development.
[Note: This course is graded as CR/NCR and is considered as DRNC. Offered: S]
Prereq: Level at least 2B Nanotechnology Engineering

NE 216 LAB,LEC,TST 0.50Course ID: 013158
Advanced Calculus 1 for Nanotechnology Engineering
Ordinary differential equations with constant coefficients. Boundary value problems and applications to quantum mechanics. Laplace transforms, Fourier series and applications. Numerical solution of ordinary differential equations. [Offered: F]
Prereq: MATH 119; 2A Nanotechnology Engineering students.
Antireq: AMATH 350, MATH 218, 228
(Cross-listed with MATH 211N)

NE 217 LAB,LEC,TST 0.50Course ID: 013160
Advanced Calculus 2 for Nanotechnology Engineering
Gradient, Divergence and Curl: Applications. Line and Surface Integrals. Green's, Gauss', and Stokes' Theorems: Applications to electromagnetism and fluid mechanics. Numerical solution of partial differential equations. [Offered: S]
Prereq: MATH 211N/NE 216; 2B Nanotechnology Engineering students only
(Cross-listed with MATH 212N)

NE 220L LAB 0.25Course ID: 012582
Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory
Labs following the NE 125 Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering course. Lab topics are: Mechanical stress-strain test on metals, polymers and semiconductors; Measurement of heat capacity of materials; Measurement of Tg of polymers; Characterization of macro-, meso- and micro-structures of materials, using optical microscopes; Mechanical stress-strain test on alloys and ceramics. [Offered: F]
Prereq: NE 125; 2A Nanotechnology Engineering students only

NE 224 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 011933
Biochemistry for Nanotechnology Engineers
An introduction to the chemistry of amino acids, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids. Structure and properties of proteins and enzymes. [Offered: F]
Prereq: NE 122; 2A Nanotechnology Engineering students.
Antireq: CHEM 233, 237

NE 225 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 012239
Structure and Properties of Matter: From Nanoscale to Bulk
Chemical description of electronic structure from atoms to the solid state; basic quantum chemistry, orbitals, band structure and density of states; electrical and optical properties; physical interactions from the atomic level to the solid state; reactions in liquid media, sol-gel processes; crystalline and non-crystalline solids (local defects, mesoscopic order, non-periodic structure); fundamentals of diffraction theory and application to amorphous materials. [Offered: F]
Prereq: NE 121, 125; 2A Nanotechnology Engineering students only

NE 226 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 011934
Characterization of Materials
Materials structure analysis. Materials composition and chemical bonding analysis. In-situ analysis and monitoring of fabrication process parameters. Materials properties characterization. [Offered: S]
Prereq: NE 125; 2B Nanotechnology Engineering students only.
Coreq: NE 232

NE 226L LAB 0.25Course ID: 014070
Laboratory Characterization Methods
This laboratory course introduces students to six materials characterization techniques employed routinely by nanotechnology engineers in their practices. Specifically, the six techniques are: Fourier-Transform Infrared (FTIR), Raman light-scattering, and ultra-violet and visible (UV-Vis) spectroscopies, ellipsometry, X-ray diffraction (XRD), and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). This course is intended to familiarize students with the instrumentation involved, prior to its application to nanomaterials in a follow--up laboratory course, NE 320L. [Offered: S]
Prereq: 2B Nanotechnology Engineering students.

NE 232 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 011935
Quantum Mechanics
Historical background; the differential equation approach to quantum mechanics; treatments of solvable problems such as the particle-in-a-box, harmonic oscillator, rigid rotor, and the hydrogen atom; introduction to approximation methods for more complex systems; application to solid state problems, including band theory. [Offered: S]
Prereq: MATH 211, NE 121, 125, 131; 2B Nanotechnology Engineering students.
Antireq: CHEM 356, PHYS 234

NE 241 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 011931
Electromagnetism
Coulomb's law and electric field, Gauss' law and electric flux, energy and potential, dielectrics, capacitance, Poisson's and Laplace's equations, electric current, metallic conductors, Ohm's law, Kirchhoff's voltage and current laws, resistance, electrical energy dissipation, Ampere's law, magnetic circuits, Faraday's law, inductance, electrical energy storage. [Offered: F]
Prereq: MATH 119, NE 112; 2A Nanotechnology Engineering students.
Antireq: ECE 106, 126, GENE 123, ME 123, PHYS 241, SYDE 283

NE 242 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 011937
Electronic Devices
Introduction to semiconductor devices and theory, energy bands, carriers, carrier transport, homojunctions, heterojunctions, charge, pn junctions, biasing, equilibrium, transient behaviour, MOS devices, bipolar devices, disordered semiconductors, thin-film devices, organic semiconductors, solar cells, and sensors. [Offered: S]
Prereq: NE 125, 241; 2B Nanotechnology Engineering students only.
Coreq: NE 232

NE 300s


NE 301 SEM 0.10Course ID: 011919
Environmental Impact, Ecotoxicology, and Nanotechnology Engineering Practice
Environmental fate and behaviour, bioavailability, consumer exposure, environmental exposure assessment, aquatic toxicology, bioaccumulation and biomagnification. Areas of research and professional practice in Nanotechnology Engineering; exposure to concepts from other Engineering disciplines; support material for the 3A academic term, including aspects of cooperative education and professional or career development.
[Note: This course is graded as CR/NCR and is considered as DRNC. Offered: S]
Prereq: Level at least 3A Nanotechnology Engineering

NE 302 SEM 0.10Course ID: 011920
Nanomaterials Risks/Benefits and Nanotechnology Engineering Practice
Detoxification and bioactivation pathways; surface modification; biopersistence; quantum dots and cellular imaging; biomedical applications of nanomaterials. Areas of research and professional practice in Nanotechnology Engineering; exposure to concepts from other Engineering disciplines; support material for the 3B academic term, including aspects of cooperative education and professional or career development.
[Note: This course is graded as CR/NCR and is considered as DRNC. Offered: F]
Prereq: Level at least 3B Nanotechnology Engineering

NE 307 TUT 0.25Course ID: 011963
Introduction to Nanosystems Design
Introduction to the engineering design process: problem definition and needs analysis; process synthesis, analysis, optimization and troubleshooting; safety and environmental protection in design; written and oral communication for design reports. Students form four-person design teams and start a team-oriented project based on the knowledge and skills acquired in previous courses and on co-operative work terms, culminating in a design proposal presentation. [Offered: F]
Prereq: 3B Nanotechnology Engineering students only

NE 318 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 011938
Mathematical Methods for Nanotechnology Engineering
Introduction to Fourier series and their use in boundary value problems. Review of the conservation laws and associated differential equations. Mathematical description of solids and fluids: forces, displacement, stresses, strains and their relations. Analysis of the response of micromechanical systems to electrical, thermal, magnetic, and mechanical forces. Viscoelastic properties of polymeric and biological systems. Fundamentals of transport phenomena: mass, heat, charge, momentum and energy. Molecular transport mechanisms. [Offered: S]
Prereq: MATH 211, 212; 3A Nanotechnology Engineering students only

NE 320L LAB 0.25Course ID: 012874
Characterization of Materials Laboratory
Follow-up labs associated with the NE 226 (Characterization of Materials) course. Lab topics may include: Reflective, transmissive, and polarized light optical microscopy; surface topography, and image analysis by scanning electron microscopy; film thickness determination by ellipsometry; crystal lattice measurements by x-ray diffractometry, infrared and Raman spectroscopy. [Offered: S]
Prereq: NE 226; 3A Nanotechnology Engineering students only

NE 330L LAB 0.25Course ID: 013323
Macromolecular Science Laboratory
Labs associated with NE 333 (Macromolecular Science 1) course. Lab exercises exploring the kinetics of radical co-polymerization, the analysis of copolymer composition, concepts in the determination and control of polymer molecular weight distribution, and the kinetics and particle size development in emulsion polymerization. [Offered: F]
Prereq: NE 333; 3B Nanotechnology Engineering students.
Antireq: CHEM 471L

NE 333 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 011936
Macromolecular Science 1
Basic definitions and polymer nomenclature, molecular weight averages and distributions, constitutional and configurational isomerism, rubber elasticity, step-growth and free-radical chain-growth polymerizations, emulsion polymerization. [Offered: S]
Prereq: NE 225; 3A Nanotechnology Engineering students only.
Antireq: CHE 541, CHEM 370

NE 334 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 011939
Statistical Thermodynamics
Statistical mechanics vs. thermodynamics. Review of statistical concepts. Canonical and grand canonical ensembles. Entropy. General formulation of statistical thermodynamics. Fermi-Dirac, Bose-Einstein and Boltzmann statistics. Quantum ideal gases. Specific heat of solids. Electrons in metals and semiconductors. Radiation: the photon gas. [Offered: S]
Prereq: NE 115, 225, 232; 3A Nanotechnology Engineering students only.
Antireq: CHEM 450 (topic: Statistical Mechanics), PHYS 359

NE 335 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 011940
Macromolecular Science 2
Introduction to the applications of macromolecules in nanotechnology. Block copolymers and self-assembled polymerization. Micelles and colloids. Dendrimers and molecular brushes. Supramolecular polymers, polymeric blends and macromolecular nanocomposites. Polymer templates. Applications in the manufacturing of nanostructured materials and nanoscale devices. [Offered: F]
Prereq: NE 233/333; 3B Nanotechnology Engineering students only.
Antireq: CHE 541, CHEM 471

NE 336 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 011941
Micro and Nanosystem Computer-aided Design
Modeling and simulation. Lumped versus distributed approaches. Review of differential-equation systems, constitutive relations, boundary conditions, and solvers for complex, coupled transport problems pertinent to micro and nanosystems. Coupling strategies. Numerical schemes for nonlinear systems. Basic modeling and simulation of micro and nanosystems, and fluidic systems. Relevant nanotechnology applications: optical, thermal, mechanical, and fluidic microstructures, and nanoscale devices. [Offered: F]
Prereq: MATH 211, 212, NE 224, 318,334; 3B Nanotechnology Engineering students only

NE 340L LAB 0.25Course ID: 012875
Microfabrication and Thin-film Technology Laboratory
Labs associated with the NE 343 (Microfabrication and Thin-film Technology) course. Lab topics may include: thin film deposition by PECVD and PVD (sputtering); photolithography; dry and wet etching; and C-V and I-V analysis of MIS structures. [Offered: F]
Prereq: NE 343; 3B Nanotechnology Engineering students only

NE 343 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 011942
Microfabrication and Thin-film Technology
Key processes for electronic device fabrication. Single crystal growth. Substrate preparation. Homoepitaxy, heteroepitaxy, and molecular-beam epitaxy. Ion implantation. Oxidation and diffusion. Physical and chemical vapor deposition. Sputtering and evaporation. Etching. Micromachining. Spin coating and printing. Photolithography. Effects of device scaling on chip performance. Process integration. Yield and reliability. [Offered: S]
Prereq: NE 121, 125, 242; 3A Nanotechnology Engineering students only

NE 344 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 011943
Electronic Circuits and Integration
Basic circuit theory. Circuit definitions. Nonlinear elements. Opamp circuits. Diode circuits. Transistor terminal characteristics. Circuit biasing and load line. Small-signal equivalent circuits. Single stage small-signal amplifiers. Introduction to digital circuits, the transistor switch, inverter circuits, ring oscillators and delay analysis, static and dynamic characteristics of basic digital circuit operation. Small, medium, and large-scale integration, circuit layout and integration issues. [Offered: S]
Prereq: MATH 119, 211, NE 242; 3A Nanotechnology Engineering students only.
Antireq: ECE 241, 332, SYDE 292

NE 352 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 011945
Surfaces and Interfaces
Surfaces and interfaces in microelectronics and nanofabrication. Physicochemistry of interfaces. Capillary phenomena and molecular self-assembly. Structure and properties of clean and adsorbate covered surfaces (metals, semiconductors, oxides). Reactions at surfaces and catalysis. Surface electrochemistry, growth and diffusion, nanoscale structure formation/surface patterning, biological interfaces. [Offered: F]
Prereq: NE 225, 226, 232, 334; 3B Nanotechnology Engineering students only.
Antireq: CHEM 450 (topic: Surface Science and Nanotechnology)

NE 353 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 011946
Nanoprobing and Lithography
Theory and application of nanoprobing based on scanning probe microscopy (scanning tunneling microscopy, atomic force microscopy, scanning near-field optical microscopy). Nanolithographic techniques (extreme-UV lithography, X-ray lithography, e-beam lithography, focused ion beam lithography, nano-imprint lithography and soft lithography). [Offered: F]
Prereq: NE 224, 343; 3B Nanotechnology Engineering students only.
Coreq: NE 335

NE 400s


NE 401 SEM 0.00Course ID: 011921
Nanotechnology Engineering Practice
Areas of research and professional practice in Nanotechnology Engineering; exposure to concepts from other Engineering disciplines; support material for the 4A academic term, including aspects of professional or career development. [Offered: F]
Prereq: Level at least 4A Nanotechnology Engineering

NE 402 SEM 0.00Course ID: 011922
Nanotechnology Engineering Practice
Areas of research and professional practice in Nanotechnology Engineering; exposure to concepts from other Engineering disciplines; support material for the 4B academic term, including aspects of professional or career development.. [Offered: W]
Prereq: 4B Nanotechnology Engineering students only

NE 408 PRJ 0.50Course ID: 011964
Nanosystems Design Project
Design work for the project proposed in NE 307, culminating in a progress report presentation. [Offered: F]
Prereq: NE 307; 4A Nanotechnology Engineering students only

NE 409 PRJ 0.50Course ID: 011965
Nanosystems Design Project and Symposium
Completion and presentation of the design project from NE 307 and NE 408. Teams communicate their design in the form of a final report, a poster, and a seminar presentation. [Offered: W]
Prereq: NE 408; 4B Nanotechnology Engineering students only

NE 445 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 011944
Photonic Materials and Devices
Review of geometrical and wave optics. Optical measurements and instrumentation. Coherent radiation and lasers. Optical communications and optical networks. Optical detectors. Photonic devices. Displays. [Offered: F]
Prereq: NE 121, 131, 232, 141/241, 242; 4A Nanotechnology Engineering students only.
Antireq: PHYS 356

NE 450L LAB 0.25Course ID: 012876
Nanoprobing and Lithography Laboratory
Labs associated with the NE 353 (Nanoprobing and Lithography) course. Lab topics may include: Scanning probe microscopic characterization of polymer and bio-polymer surfaces; scanning tunneling characterization of semiconductors and thin films; fluorescence and laser microscopic testing of proteins; micro-contact printing using molecular self-assembly, nano-soft lithography by AFM. [Offered: F]
Prereq: NE 224, 335, 353; 4A Nanotechnology Engineering students only

NE 451 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 014071
Simulation Methods in Nanotechnology Engineering
This course provides an introduction to and an overview of computational methods that are currently employed for the simulation of structural and bulk properties of matter, particularly as applied to physical and biological systems at the nanometer scale. Topics to be covered in this course include energy functions and force fields, geometry optimization, normal mode analysis, and reaction--path techniques at the molecular level, and an introduction to the simulation of static and dynamic properties of substances via both Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics (MD) methodologies. [Offered: F]
Prereq: 4B Nanotechnology Engineering students.

NE 454L LAB 0.50Course ID: 012877
Nanotechnology Engineering Advanced Laboratory 1
Laboratory exercises associated with the technical elective courses NE 461 (Micro and Nanoinstruments), NE 471 (Physics, Technology, and Applications of Nanoelectronics), NE 481 (Nanoscale Biosystems) and NE 491 (Nanostructured Materials). Lab topics may include: lithography, film deposition, etching, assembly and testing of a micro- or nanoinstrument; measurement of quantum effects in electron gas, optoelectronic characterization of diodes and OLEDs, electrical characterization of thin-film transistors, deposition and patterning techniques; cell biopotential measurements, cell adhesion measurements using optical and atomic force microscopy, protein and peptide surface adhesion and nanopatterning; zeolite, polymer nanocomposite, and semiconductor quantum dot synthesis and characterization. Laboratory exercises are chosen on the basis of technical elective choices. [Offered: F]
Prereq: NE 320L, 340L; 4A Nanotechnology Engineering students only.
Coreq: NE 450L

NE 455L LAB 0.50Course ID: 012878
Nanotechnology Engineering Advanced Laboratory 2
Laboratory exercises associated with the technical elective courses NE 469 (Special Topics in Micro and Nanoinstruments), NE 479 (Special Topics in Nanoelectronics), NE 489 (Special Topics in Nanoscale Biosystems) and NE 499 (Special Topics in Nanostructured Materials). Lab topics may include: design, fabrication and testing of a micro- or nanofluidic or electronic device; design, fabrication and testing of organic light emitting diodes or organic thin-film transistors; peptide-mediated drug delivery, biomolecular surface patterning and simple peptide/DNA chips; preparation and characterization of MCM-41, preparation and testing of nylon-clay nanocomposite, characterization of morphology and mechanical properties of high-impact nanostructured polymer blends. Laboratory exercises are chosen on the basis of technical elective choices. [Offered: W]
Prereq: NE 454L; 4B Nanotechnology Engineering students only

NE 459 PRJ 0.50Course ID: 012240
Nanotechnology Engineering Research Project
A nanotechnology engineering assignment requiring the student to demonstrate initiative and assume responsibility. The student will select a project at the end of the 4A term. Students can propose their own project. A faculty member will provide supervision. A project report is required at the end of the 4B term. [Offered: W]
Prereq: 4B Nanotechnology Engineering students only

NE 461 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 011947
Micro and Nanoinstruments
Fabrication technology for development of micro and nanosensors, actuators, and modules (e.g., microelectromechanical systems, nanoelectromechanical systems, micro or nanofluidics channels). Integration using examples drawn from chemical analysis micro and nanoinstruments. An overview of current micro and nanoinstruments. [Offered: F]
Prereq: NE 242, 335, 343, 344, 352, 353; 4A Nanotechnology Engineering students only

NE 469 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 012241
Special Topics in Micro and Nanoinstruments
Topics in this theme area may include: micro and nanosensors, micro and nanoactuators, micro and nanofluidics, micro and nanoscale fabrication, emerging and unconventional nanofabrication technologies. (Note: Each year, at least one elective course will be offered in this theme area. For a current list of offerings, see the Associate Director for Nanotechnology Engineering.) [Offered: W]
Prereq: 4B Nanotechnology Engineering students only

NE 471 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 011951
Physics, Technology, and Applications of Nanoelectronics
Transport phenomena. Quantum confinement. Single molecule transistors. Resonant tunnelling devices. Large area and mechanically flexible electronics. Deposition and patterning techniques. [Offered: F]
Prereq: NE 232, 242, 335, 343, 344, 352, 353; 4A Nanotechnology Engineering students only

NE 479 LEC 0.50Course ID: 012242
Special Topics in Nanoelectronics
Topics in this theme area may include: quantum effects in electronic devices, molecular electronics, solid state nanoelectronics, organic electronics, advanced nanofabrication technologies such as vacuum deposition, electron beam patterning and nanolithography. (Note: Each year, at least one elective course will be offered in this theme area. For a current list of offerings, see the Associate Director for Nanotechnology Engineering.) [Offered: W]
Prereq: 4B Nanotechnology Engineering students only

NE 481 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 011955
Introduction to Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
Overview of biomedical engineering principles, and their utilization in understanding how our bodies interact with nano-and biomaterials: topics related to innate and acquired inflammatory response, cellular and humoral immunity, complement systems and thrombosis, biocompatibility, and toxicity will be covered. Route of administered nanoparticles will be introduced. This course will also study the formulation and manufacturing process for producing nanoparticles in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. [Offered: F]
Prereq: NE 115, 122, 125, 226, 233/333, 352, 353; 4A Nanotechnology Engineering students only

NE 489 LEC 0.50Course ID: 012243
Special Topics in Nanoscale Biosystems
Topics in this theme area may include: nanoscale biomaterials for medical and drug delivery devices, biointerfaces, biomembranes, nanoscale patterning on biological interfaces, biomicroelectromechanical systems (BioMEMS), biomimetics, biochips, self-assembly of peptides and proteins, bioseparation, biosensors. (Note: Each year, at least one elective course will be offered in this theme area. For a current list of offerings, see the Associate Director for Nanotechnology Engineering.) [Offered: W]
Prereq: 4B Nanotechnology Engineering students only

NE 491 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 011959
Nanostructured Materials
Application of inorganic nanostructured materials and nanocomposites. Synthesis and processing techniques for inorganic nanomaterials and the devices that use them. Students will be required to provide critical analyses and seminar presentations of patents utilizing nanomaterials.[Offered: F]
Prereq: NE 226, 335, 352; 4A Nanotechnology Engineering students only

NE 499 LEC 0.50Course ID: 012244
Special Topics in Nanostructured Materials
Topics in this theme area may include: membrane nanotechnology, nanoengineered catalysts, nanoengineered polymers, and nanocomposites; manufacturing of nanotubes, nanoparticles, quantum dots, nanowires and other nanomaterials (Note: Each year, at least one elective course will be offered in this theme area. For a current list of offerings, see the Associate Director for Nanotechnology Engineering.) [Offered: W]
Prereq: 4B Nanotechnology Engineering students only