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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 applications. Basic engineering principles and methodology, including the roles of standards, safety, and intellectual property. The purpose, structure, format, and essential components of engineering technical reports. Introduction to the areas of nanomedicine, nanomaterials, and nanoelectronics. 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 LEC 0.15Course ID: 011916
Introduction to Nanomaterials Health Risk; Nanotechnology Engineering Practice
Introduction to types of nanomaterials hazards: their identification, toxicity, and characterization; exposure health-risk assessment; cancer and non-cancer 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 co-operative 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 109 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 014982
Societal and Environmental Impacts of Nanotechnology
An introduction to the field of nanotechnology and its ability to impact society and affect sustainability. How utilization of nanotechnology has simultaneously improved societal standards of living and introduced new ethical, health, and environmental concerns will be examined. Topics covered will include: the history of changing perceptions of and attention devoted to developments in nanotechnology; special health and environmental concerns associated with nanomaterials; the development and means of implementation of regulations to deal with the use of nanomaterials; ethical issues associated with nanotechnology and its applications. Intellectual property issues in general, and those pertaining to nanotechnology specifically, will also be discussed briefly. Relevant case studies will be presented and discussed. [Offered: F]
Prereq: Engineering students only

NE 111 LEC,TST 0.25Course ID: 014677
Introduction to Engineering Computing
Introduction to digital computers, hardware, and software organization. Programming fundamentals (using Python). Algorithms and control structures. Computer communication. Building new functions, making iterations and loops. Use of an engineering prototypical programming environment (using MATLAB).
[Note: This course is offered online. Offered: F]
Prereq: 1A Nanotechnology Engineering students only

NE 112 LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 011924
Linear Algebra for Nanotechnology Engineers
Matrices, operations on matrices. Determinants. Adjoints and inverses. Solution of linear equations: elimination and iterative methods. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors with engineering applications. 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
Introduction to Computational Methods
Spreadsheets for problem solving, plotting, fitting data. Problem solution plotting, and creating complex programs in an engineering prototypical programming environment. Elementary numerical methods: Taylor-series summations, roots of equations, roots of polynomials, direct and indirect solution methods for systems of linear, and nonlinear algebraic equations, integration. Applications in nanotechnology engineering. [Offered: W]
Prereq: Level at least 1B Nanotechnology Engineering students.
Antireq: CHE 121, CIVE 121, CS 115, 123, 134, 135, 145, ECE 150, GENE 121, PHYS 139, SYDE 121

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
Nomenclature, stereochemistry and reactions of important classes of organic compounds. Reaction mechanisms and energetics. Aromaticity and simple molecular orbital theory of conjugated systems. [Offered: W]
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 LEC,TST 0.15Course ID: 011917
Nanotoxicology; 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 co-operative 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 LEC 0.15Course ID: 011918
Nanomaterials and Environmental Impact; Nanotechnology Engineering Practice
Environmental fate and behaviour, bio-availability, consumer exposure, environmental exposure-assessment, aquatic toxicology, bio-accumulation and biomagnification. 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 co-operative 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 215 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: F]
Prereq: MATH 119, NE 112; Level at least 2A Nanotechnology Engineering students.
Antireq: CHE 220, CIVE 224, ME 202, STAT 202, 206, 220, 230, SYDE 213

NE 216 LAB,LEC,TST,TUT 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 and Fourier 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

NE 217 LAB,LEC,TST,TUT 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: NE 216; 2B Nanotechnology Engineering students only

NE 220L LAB 0.25Course ID: 012582
Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory
Labs following the NE 125 Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering course. This laboratory course introduces students to techniques for the characterization of various materials, such as metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites. Experimental exercises will study the physical properties and characteristics of materials, including mechanical, thermal, electrical, and structural/morphological properties at different length scales. [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. An introduction to cell biochemistry. [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 Nanomaterials
Chemical descriptions of synthesis of nanoscale materials; electronic structures from atoms to the solid state; review of basic quantum chemistry, orbitals; band structures, density of states; crystalline and non-crystalline solids; surface modification reactions: catalytic, electrical, optical, and magnetic properties of nanomaterials. [Offered: S]
Prereq: NE 122, 125, 232; Level at least 2B 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: F]
Prereq: NE 121, 125, 131; Level at least 2A Nanotechnology Engineering students.
Coreq: NE 216.
Antireq: CHEM 356, ECE 405, PHYS 233, 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; Level at least 2A Nanotechnology Engineering students.
Antireq: ECE 106, GENE 123, PHYS 241, SYDE 283

NE 242 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 011937
Semiconductor Physics and Devices
Introduction to the physical principles and electrical behavior of semiconductor materials and devices: electronic band structure, charge carriers, doping, carrier transport, pn-junctions, metal-oxide-semiconductor capacitors, transistors, and related optoelectronic devices (photodetectors, light emitting diodes, solar cells). [Offered: S]
Prereq: NE 125, 232, 241; 2B Nanotechnology Engineering students only.
Antireq: ECE 331

NE 250 PRJ 0.13Course ID: 015209
Work-term Report 1
An engineering report based upon a technical project, activity, or analysis carried out by the student, normally during work-term employment following the 2A academic term. Evaluation is based upon a level of written communication, technical proficiency, and engineering analysis appropriate to a second year engineering student. A first draft of the report is due the second Friday following the official start of lectures for the 2B academic term, and the final version of the report is due on the last Friday of the second month of the 2B academic term. [Offered: S]
Prereq: Level at least 2B Nanotechnology Engineering students.
Antireq: MSCI 391, WKRPT 200, 201

NE 300s


NE 301 LEC 0.15Course ID: 011919
Nanomaterials and Human Risks, Benefits; Nanotechnology Engineering Practice
Detoxification and bioactivation pathways; surface modification; biopersistence; quantum dots and cellular imagining; biomedical applications of nanomaterials. 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 co-operative 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 0.00Course ID: 011920
Nanotechnology Engineering Practice
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 co-operative education and professional or career development. [Offered: F]
Prereq: Level at least 3B Nanotechnology Engineering

NE 307 SEM 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
Continuum Mechanics for Nanotechnology Engineering
Scaling analysis of differential equations. Tensor operations and tensor calculus. Kinematics of a continuum: material and spatial frames, strain and displacement, conservation of mass. Stress, conservation of momentum and energy. Linear elastic solids: Hooke's Law, infinitesimal elasticity theory and the Navier-Cauchy equation. Newtonian viscous fluids: hydrostatics, Navier-Stokes equations, flow regimes, and the Reynolds number. Engineering applications: plane elastic waves and vibrations, buoyancy forces, Couette, Poiseuille, and Stokes flows. [Offered: S]
Prereq: NE 216, 217; 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. The laboratory exercises focus upon the synthesis and characterization of nano-based materials. Specifically, the synthesis of carbon nanotubes, quantum dots, magnetic ceramics, or other common nanomaterials will be investigated, and sample preparations for various characterization tools will be carried out. Characterization techniques such as infrared and Raman spectroscopy, x-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscope (SEM), and magnetic inductive heating will be utilized. [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
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, MNS 322

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 115/215, 225, 232; 3A Nanotechnology Engineering students only.
Antireq: CHEM 450 (topic: Statistical Mechanics), PHYS 359

NE 335 LEC 0.50Course ID: 011940
Soft Nanomaterials
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 333; Level at least 3B Nanotechnology Engineering students.
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: NE 216, 217, 242, 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.
Antireq: ECE 433

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, NE 216, 242; Level at least 3A Nanotechnology Engineering students only.
Antireq: ECE 240, 241, 242, 332, SYDE 292

NE 345 LEC 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: Level at least 3B Nanotechnology Engineering

NE 350 PRJ 0.13Course ID: 015210
Work-term Report 2
An engineering report based upon a technical project, activity, or analysis carried out by the student, normally during work-term employment following the 2B academic term. Evaluation is based upon a level of written communication, technical proficiency, and engineering analysis appropriate to a third year engineering student. A first draft of the report is due the second Friday following the official start of lectures for the 3A academic term, and the final version of the report is due on the second Friday of the second month of the 3A academic term. [Offered: S, first offered Spring 2018]
Prereq: Level at least 3A Nanotechnology Engineering students.
Antireq: MSCI 392, WKRPT 300, 301

NE 352 LEC 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 334; Level at least 3B Nanotechnology Engineering students only.
Antireq: CHEM 450 (topic: Surface Science and Nanotechnology)

NE 353 LEC 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 343; Level at least 3B Nanotechnology Engineering students

NE 381 LEC 0.50Course ID: 015220
Introduction to Nanoscale Biosystems
Specific aspects of biosystems required for the engineering of nanobiotechnological applications: topics to be covered may include surface and bulk science concepts needed for the development of lab-on-chip systems and those aspects of molecular biology of the cell necessary for application to medical diagnostics. Elements of design required for the development of modern instrumentation may also be covered, thereby providing a solid foundation for more advanced topics and applications. [Offered: F]
Prereq: Level at least 3B Nanotechnology Engineering students

NE 400s


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 450 PRJ 0.13Course ID: 015211
Work-term Report 3
An engineering report based upon a technical project, activity, or analysis carried out by the student, normally during work-term employment following the 3B academic term. Evaluation is based upon a level of written communication, technical proficiency, and engineering analysis appropriate to a fourth year engineering student. The report is due on the last Friday of the first month of the 4A academic term. [Offered: F, first offered Fall 2019]
Prereq: Level at least 4A Nanotechnology Engineering students.
Antireq: MSCI 491, WKRPT 400, 401

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 0.50Course ID: 014071
Simulation Methods
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: Level at least 3B Nanotechnology Engineering

NE 452 LEC 0.50Course ID: 014072
Special Topics in Nanoscale Simulations
Topics in this theme area may include: an overview of modern computational methods and algorithms in nanoscale materials, such as steered molecular dynamics, ab initio molecular dynamics, multiscale modelling, dissipative particle dynamics, transition path sampling, phase-field modelling, quantum simulations using Feynman path integral techniques, condensed-phase spectroscopy, linking of simulations to experiment, simulations and their practical applications. [Offered: W]
Prereq: NE 451; 4B Nanotechnology Engineering students

NE 453 LEC 0.50Course ID: 015391
Special Topics in Nanotechnology Engineering
Special topics that significantly span two (or more) areas of concentration in or that provide methodologies relevant to nanotechnology engineering will be offered from time to time when resources are available. [Offered: F,W]
Prereq: Nanotechnology Engineering students

NE 454A LAB 0.25Course ID: 015212
Nano-instrumentation Laboratory 1
Application of experimental tools and techniques in nano-instrumentation. Experimental exercises involve circuit simulation and design, circuit prototyping, design of a driver circuit for a quartz crystal microbalance (QCM), printed circuit board (PCB) design and layout optimization, and the use of various characterization instrumentation. [Offered: F]
Prereq: 4A Nanotechnology Engineering students

NE 454B LAB 0.25Course ID: 015213
Nano-electronics Laboratory 1
Application of experimental tools and techniques involved in nanotechnology. Experimental exercises may involve simulation, design, optimization of micro-electro-mechanical-system (MEMS) devices, and the generation of a mask layout. [Offered: F]
Prereq: 4A Nanotechnology Engineering students

NE 454C LAB 0.25Course ID: 015214
Nanobiosystems Laboratory 1
Application of experimental tools and techniques in nanobiotechnology. Experimental exercises may involve simulation and design, optimization, nanoparticle formulation reactions, microfluidics, and the use of various characterization instrumentation. [Offered: F]
Prereq: 4A Nanotechnology Engineering students

NE 454D LAB 0.25Course ID: 015215
Nanostructured Materials Laboratory 1
Application of experimental tools and techniques in nanomaterials. Experimental exercises may involve design, use of image analysis software, optimization, electrodeposition, encapsulation and templating, synthetic chemistry protocols, and the use of selected characterization instrumentation. [Offered: F]
Prereq: 4A Nanotechnology Engineering students

NE 455A LAB 0.25Course ID: 015216
Nano-instrumentation Laboratory 2
Application of experimental tools and techniques in nano-instrumentation. Experimental exercises involve printed circuit board (PCB) assembly and soldering, measurement of the formation of a nonanethiol self- assembled monolayer, determination of the partition coefficient for a solvent vapour into a monolayer-protected-cluster film deposited on a quartz crystal microbalance (QCM), and the use of various characterization methods. [Offered: W]
Prereq: NE 454A; 4B Nanotechnology Engineering

NE 455B LAB 0.25Course ID: 015217
Nano-electronics Laboratory 2
Application of experimental tools and techniques employed in nanotechnology. Experimental exercises may involve microfabrication (photolithography, film deposition, and etching) and testing of micro-electro-mechanical-system (MEMS) devices. [Offered: W]
Prereq: NE 454B; 4B Nanotechnology Engineering

NE 455C LAB 0.25Course ID: 015218
Nanobiosystems Laboratory 2
Application of experimental tools and techniques employed in Nanobiotechnology. Experimental exercises may involve investigation of microbial culture protocols, biosensor applications, and the use of various characterization techniques. These exercises also stress the need for safe handling of micro-organisms and biomaterials. [Offered: W]
Prereq: NE 454C; 4B Nanotechnology Engineering students

NE 455D LAB 0.25Course ID: 015219
Nanostructured Materials Laboratory 2
Application of experimental tools and techniques employed in nanomaterials. Experimental exercises investigate catalytic activity enhancement by nanoparticles in fuel cell reactions. This includes the use of synthetic chemistry protocols to prepare nanoparticles on multi-walled carbon nanotubes. The exercise also stresses safe handling of nanomaterials and the use of various characterization methods. [Offered: W]
Prereq: NE 454D; 4B Nanotechnology Engineering

NE 459 PRJ 0.50Course ID: 012240
Nanotechnology Engineering Research Project
A nanotechnology engineering research project that requires students to demonstrate initiative and to assume responsibility. Students will select projects at the end of the 4A term. Although students may propose their own projects, 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 0.50Course ID: 011947
Micro and Nano-instrumentation
Fabrication technology for development of micro and nanosensors, actuators, and modules (e.g., micro or, nano-electromechanical systems, micro or nanofluidics channels). Integration using examples drawn from chemical analysis micro and nano-instrumentation. An overview of current micro and nano-instrumentation. [Offered: F]
Prereq: NE 352, 353; 4A Nanotechnology Engineering students

NE 469 LEC 0.50Course ID: 012241
Special Topics in Micro and Nano-instrumentation
Topics in this theme area may include: micro and nanosensors, micro and nano-actuators, 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 0.50Course ID: 011951
Nano-electronics
Transport phenomena. Quantum confinement. Single molecule transistors. Resonant tunnelling devices. Large area and mechanically flexible electronics. Deposition and patterning techniques. [Offered: F]
Prereq: 4A Nanotechnology Engineering students

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 0.50Course ID: 011955
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 381; 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 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 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