ECTS - Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (CEAC420) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology CEAC420 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
CEAC 104
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Question and Answer, Team/Group.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Murat Kaya
Course Assistants
Course Objectives Enable students understand the science of the ``nano`` in physics, engineering, chemistry, biology and medicine, Acquire a basic understanding of the current state of the development of nanotechnologies,Give information about the preparation and characterization techniques of various types of nanostructures, Highlight the major applications of nanoscale phenomena and structures in technology and science, Acquire an understanding of innovation in the nanotechnology sector, Give information about problems caused by nanoparticles and safety assessment for the nanoparticles.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Basic knowledge of the physical principles, mathematical methods and techniques appropriate about nanosize.
  • Types of nanostructures.
  • Synthesis and characterization techniques.
  • An understanding of some of the most common applications of nanoscale phenomena.
  • The importance and application of nanoscience in engineering, chemistry and biology.
  • Information about the safety of nanoparticles.
Course Content The state of the art of nanoscience, the rapid progress in experimental techniques and theoretical studies, physical principles, and a number of nanoscale measuring methods on synthesis and characterization of nanosystems, technological application of nanoscience, nanochemistry and nanobiology, nanomedicine.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction and Some Physical Principles Chapter 1
2 Introduction and Some Physical Principles Chapter 1
3 Synthesis of Nanomaterials Chapter 3
4 Synthesis of Nanomaterials Chapter 3
5 Microscopy – Nanoscopy Chapter 2
6 Other Characterization Techniques Chapter 2
7 Nanocrystals – Nanowires – Nanolayers Chapter 4
8 Nanocrystals – Nanowires – Nanolayers Chapter 4
10 Applications of Nanotechnology Chapter 7 ve 9
11 Applications of Nanotechnology Chapter 7 ve 9
12 Nanochemistry –Chemistry on the Nanoscale, Catalysis, Renewable Energy, Batteries, and Environmental Protection Chapter 10
13 Nanochemistry –Chemistry on the Nanoscale, Catalysis, Renewable Energy, Batteries, and Environmental Protection Chapter 10
14 Biology on the Nanoscale Chapter 11 and 12
15 Presentations


Course Book 1. H.-E.Schaefer, Nanoscience, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
Other Sources 2. B. Bhushan, Springer handbook of nanotechnology, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2004
3. Z. L. Wang, Characterization of Nanophase Materials, Wiley-WCH, 2000
4. 3.) W.C.W. Chan, Bio-Applications of Nanoparticles, Landes Bioscience and Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, 2007
5. D. L. Feldheim, C. A. Foss, Jr., Metal Nanoparticles, Marcel Dekker Inc., 2002
6. A.I. Kirkland, J.L. Hutchison, Nanocharacterisation, The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2007
7. M. Hosokawa, K. Nogi, M. Naito, T. Yokoyama, Elsevier, 2007
8. G. Schmid, Nanoparticles: From Theory to Application, WILEY-VCH Verlag, 2004
9. M. Ratner, D. Ratner, Nanotechnology: A Gentle Introduction to the Next Big Idea, Prentice Hall, 2002

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation 1 20
Project 1 20
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 25
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 35
Toplam 4 100
Percentage of Semester Work 65
Percentage of Final Work 35
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 An ability to access, analyze and evaluate the knowledge needed for the solution of advanced chemical engineering and applied chemistry problems.
2 An ability to self-renewal by following scientific and technological developments within the philosophy of lifelong learning.
3 An understanding of social, environmental, and the global impacts of the practices and innovations brought by chemistry and chemical engineering.
4 An ability to perform original research and development activities and to convert the achieved results to publications, patents and technology.
5 An ability to apply advanced mathematics, science and engineering knowledge to advanced engineering problems.
6 An ability to design and conduct scientific and technological experiments in lab- and pilot-scale, and to analyze and interpret their results.
7 Skills in design of a system, part of a system or a process with desired properties and to implement industry.
8 Ability to perform independent research.
9 Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment and to work as a part of a team.
10 An understanding of the professional and occupational responsibilities.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 1 16
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 15 15
Project 1 15 15
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 15 15
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 129