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Syllabus ( NANO 617 )


   Basic information
Course title: Industrial Applications of Nanotechnology
Course code: NANO 617
Lecturer: Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Osman EKSİK
ECTS credits: 7.5
GTU credits: 3 (3+0+0)
Year, Semester: 2019-2020, Fall and Spring
Level of course: Second Cycle (Master's)
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: To give students the vision of the place of Nanotechnology in industry.
   Learning outcomes Up

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

  1. Envision the place of Nanotechnology in industry

    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. Cognitive, Practical
    4. To manage nanotechnology-focused solutions and products commercialization processes.
    5. To take an active role in Product Development and Research-Development processes
    6. Ability to work independently and take responsibility
    7. Acquire scientific knowledge.
    8. Design and conduct independent research projects.
    9. To understand the basic principles and applications of new tools and / or software required for thesis work.
    10. Write progress reports based on published documents, dissertations, articles.
    11. Demonstrating professional and ethical responsibility.

    Method of assessment

    1. Seminar/presentation
    2. Term paper
  2. To learn synthesis methods and characterization techniques of nanostructures.

    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 manage nanotechnology-focused solutions and products commercialization processes.
    3. To be able to closely follow the industrial studies about nanoscience and nanotechnology in the world and in our country.
    4. Ability to work independently and take responsibility

    Method of assessment

    1. Seminar/presentation
    2. Term paper
  3. To learn environmental, health and safety issues related to nanotechnology industry.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. To manage nanotechnology-focused solutions and products commercialization processes.
    2. Learning Competence
    3. Field-based Competence

    Method of assessment

    1. Seminar/presentation
    2. Term paper
   Contents Up
Week 1: Introduction to Nanotechnology
Week 2: Synthesis Methods & Characterization Techniques of Nanostructures
Week 3: Green Nanotechnology and Its Applications
Week 4: Nanotechnology in Waste Water Purification Technology
Week 5: Nanotechnology in Textile
Week 6: Nanotechnology in Agriculture
Week 7: Nanotechnology in Energy Storage
Week 8: Midterm Exam
Week 9: Nanotechnology in Medicine and Its Applications
Week 10: Military Applications of Nanotechnology
Week 11: Nanotechnology and Ethics
Week 12: Nanotechnology Applications in Automotive
Week 13: Students Seminar
Week 14: Students Seminar
Week 15*: Review
Week 16*: Final Exam
Textbooks and materials: Nanotechnology: Global Strategies, Industry Trends and Applications. Jurgen Schulte
Recommended readings: Nanotechnology, A gentle introduction to next big idea. Rathner & Rathner
The Next Big Thing Is Really Small: How Nanotechnology Will Change the Future of Your Business, Jack Uldrich & Deb Newberry, also available in Turkish!!
Nanobilim ve Nanoteknoloji, Şakir Erkoç
Nanoteknoloji ve Nano-Malzeme Süreçleri – Doç. Dr. Tarık Baykara, Tübitak MAM
Nanotechnology for Dummies, 2nd Edition, Earl Boysen, Nancy C. Muir, Desiree Dudley
  * 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: 9 25
Other in-term studies: 0
Project: 1-14 35
Homework: 0
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: 5 14
Practice, Recitation: 0 0
Homework: 0 0
Term project: 3 14
Term project presentation: 3 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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