Teaching

NANO 102
This course is intended primarily as introduction to the chemistry of nanoscale systems for undergraduates. Topics include: Atomic, molecular, and extended structures; Band structure; Quantum dots; Carbon-based materials; Descriptive crystal chemistry; Nanoparticle synthesis; Surface energy; Self-assembly; Special topics in nanosynthesis and nanofabrication.

NANO 264
This course will cover key concepts in nano- and solid-state chemistry for graduate students and advanced undergraduates. This objective of this course is to explore fundamental chemical principles of bonding, electronic structure, and atomic arrangements, and to apply these principles toward engineering nanomaterials and systems. Topics covered include: descriptive crystal chemistry, structure determination, phase diagrams, free electron gas in dimensional solids, tight-binding approximation, band structure; nanomaterials synthesis.

CENG 258
This course will serve as a graduate-level introduction to catalysis and surface science. A specific focus will be given to nanocatalytic materials, where reducing the physical dimensions of the catalyst material results in chemical properties that are non-scalable from the bulk. Topics include: surface structure, adsorption/desorption kinetics, chemical bonding, thermodynamics of the surface, experimental techniques, and nanoscale materials.

NANO 203/CENG 213
This course will cover key concepts in nanosynthesis and material characterization for graduate students and advanced undergraduates. The goal of this class is to explore different strategies for synthesizing low-dimensional nanomaterials (e.g., nanocrystals, nanotubes, nanowires) and common techniques for nanoscale materials characterization. In addition, this course will cover fundamental chemical principles of bonding, electronic structure, and atomic arrangements.

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