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Syllabus ( NANO 630 )


   Basic information
Course title: Nanofiber Production and Applications
Course code: NANO 630
Lecturer: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nuray KIZILDAĞ
ECTS credits: 7.5
GTU credits: 3 (3+0+0)
Year, Semester: 2020, Fall
Level of course: Third Cycle (Doctoral)
Type of course: Area Elective
Language of instruction: English
Mode of delivery: Face to face
Pre- and co-requisites: None
Professional practice: No
Purpose of the course: The aim of this course is to give students an insight of nanofibers, properties & production techniques, nanofibers with different configurations, functionalization, characterization and evaluation, applications, commercialization of nanofibers, and challenges & future trends.
   Learning outcomes Up

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Explain the materials used in nanofiber production and properties of nanofibers.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. To gain in-depth knowledge and experience about basic concepts and methods in nanoscience and nanotechnology.
    2. To be knowledgeable and practical about the production and characterization techniques of materials and devices in nano scale.
    3. Acquire scientific knowledge
    4. Develop an awareness of continuous learning in relation with modern technology.

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Homework assignment
    3. Term paper
  2. Explain the nanofiber production methods, basic principles of electrospinning, fiber formation mechanisms during electrospinning, nanofiber characterization techniques.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. To be knowledgeable and practical about the production and characterization techniques of materials and devices in nano scale.
    2. To follow the scientific publications in the field of nanotechnology and have an idea about the researches.
    3. Develop an awareness of continuous learning in relation with modern technology.

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Homework assignment
    3. Term paper
  3. Explain the usage areas of nanofibers and the properties required by these areas.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. To be knowledgeable and practical about the production and characterization techniques of materials and devices in nano scale.
    2. To follow the scientific publications in the field of nanotechnology and have an idea about the researches.
    3. Develop an awareness of continuous learning in relation with modern technology.

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Homework assignment
    3. Term paper
   Contents Up
Week 1: Introduction to nanoscience and nanotechnology
Week 2: Introduction to nanofibers
Week 3: Fabrication of nanofibers: Non-electrospinning techniques
Week 4: Electrospinning technique: Setup, theory and nanofiber formation
Week 5: Electrospinning parameters
Week 6: Modified electrospinning techniques
Week 7: Functionalization of nanofibers
Week 8: Midterm Exam
Week 9: Characterization and evaluation of nanofibers
Week 10: Applications of nanofibers: Filtration, biomedical applications, sensors
Week 11: Applications of nanofibers: Energy conversion and storage, reinforcement and other applications
Week 12: Technological issues and towards industrialization
Week 13: Challenges and Future Trends
Week 14: Students Seminar (Term project presentations)
Week 15*: Students Seminar (Term project presentations)
Week 16*: Final Exam
Textbooks and materials: Ders notları, bilimsel makaleler ve “Önerilen kaynaklar” kısmında belirtilen kitaplar
Recommended readings: Handbook of Nanofibers, Barhoum A., Bechelany M., Makhlouf A.S.H. (eds.), Springer, 2019.
Fundamentals of Applications of Micro- and Nanofibers, Yarin A.L., Pourdeyhimi B., Ramakrishna S. (eds.), Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Synthesis and Applications of Electrospun Nanofibers, Asmatulu R., Khan W.S. (eds.), Elsevier, 2019.
Functional Nanofibers and Their Applications, Wei D. (ed.), Woodhead Publishing Limited, 2012.
  * Between 15th and 16th weeks is there a free week for students to prepare for final exam.
Assessment Up
Method of assessment Week number Weight (%)
Mid-terms: 8 30
Other in-term studies: 0
Project: 4-15 20
Homework: 2-7 10
Quiz: 0
Final exam: 16 40
  Total weight:
(%)
   Workload Up
Activity Duration (Hours per week) Total number of weeks Total hours in term
Courses (Face-to-face teaching): 3 14
Own studies outside class: 4 14
Practice, Recitation: 0 0
Homework: 2 6
Term project: 4 12
Term project presentation: 1 2
Quiz: 0 0
Own study for mid-term exam: 10 1
Mid-term: 3 1
Personal studies for final exam: 10 1
Final exam: 3 1
    Total workload:
    Total ECTS credits:
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  * ECTS credit is calculated by dividing total workload by 25.
(1 ECTS = 25 work hours)
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