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Syllabus ( CHEM 725 )


   Basic information
Course title: Chemistry of Nanomaterials
Course code: CHEM 725
Lecturer: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Elif OKUTAN
ECTS credits: 7.5
GTU credits: 3 (3+0+0)
Year, Semester: 2020-2021, Fall and Spring
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: This course is aim to introduce principles and the most up-to-date applications of nanomaterials to the life sciences and participate knowledge on synthesis, and functionalization of novel nanomaterials. Also necessary knowledge will be given for methods that are employed to determine the structure of nanomaterials.
   Learning outcomes Up

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

  1. Explain the fundamentals of nanotechnology

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Chemistry in a specialized way
    2. Understand relevant research methodologies and techniques and their appropriate application within his/her research field,
    3. Develop an awareness of continuous learning in relation with modern technology
    4. Find out new methods to improve his/her knowledge.
    5. Effectively express his/her research ideas and findings both orally and in writing
    6. Be aware of issues relating to the rights of other researchers and of research subjects e.g. confidentiality, attribution, copyright, ethics, malpractice, ownership of data,

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Seminar/presentation
  2. Apply the methods to characterize nanomaterials

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Chemistry in a specialized way
    2. Understand relevant research methodologies and techniques and their appropriate application within his/her research field,
    3. Analyze critically and evaluate his/her findings and those of others
    4. Gain original, independent and critical thinking, and develop theoretical concepts and tools,
    5. Develop an awareness of continuous learning in relation with modern technology
    6. Find out new methods to improve his/her knowledge.
    7. Effectively express his/her research ideas and findings both orally and in writing
    8. Be aware of issues relating to the rights of other researchers and of research subjects e.g. confidentiality, attribution, copyright, ethics, malpractice, ownership of data,

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Seminar/presentation
  3. Obtain and use the related literature procedures for his/her interest of research

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Chemistry in a specialized way
    2. Understand relevant research methodologies and techniques and their appropriate application within his/her research field,
    3. Gain original, independent and critical thinking, and develop theoretical concepts and tools,
    4. Develop an awareness of continuous learning in relation with modern technology
    5. Find out new methods to improve his/her knowledge.
    6. Effectively express his/her research ideas and findings both orally and in writing
    7. Support his/her ideas with various arguments and present them clearly to a range of audience, formally and informally through a variety of techniques
    8. Write progress reports clearly on the basis of published documents, thesis, etc
    9. Be aware of issues relating to the rights of other researchers and of research subjects e.g. confidentiality, attribution, copyright, ethics, malpractice, ownership of data,

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Seminar/presentation
  4. Obtain knowledge about nanomaterials disciplinary and industrial applications

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Chemistry in a specialized way
    2. Understand relevant research methodologies and techniques and their appropriate application within his/her research field,
    3. Develop an awareness of continuous learning in relation with modern technology
    4. Find out new methods to improve his/her knowledge.
    5. Effectively express his/her research ideas and findings both orally and in writing
    6. Be aware of issues relating to the rights of other researchers and of research subjects e.g. confidentiality, attribution, copyright, ethics, malpractice, ownership of data,

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Seminar/presentation
   Contents Up
Week 1: Introduction and brief history of Nanotechnology
Week 2: Essential Technologies for Nano
Week 3: Structure of Carbon, Natural and Synthetic Allotropes of Karbon
Week 4: Fullerenes and Fullerene Derivatives
Week 5: Fullerene Chemistry and Applications
Week 6: Carbon Nanotubes, structure and properties
Week 7: Carbon Nanotube Chemistry and applications
Week 8: Midterm Exam- Nanofabrication
Week 9: Graphene and related materials- Structure and Properties
Week 10: Graphene and related materials- Chemistry and Applications
Week 11: Inorganic Nanomaterials , nanocomposites
Week 12: Nano Measurement and Characterization Tools- Scanning Electron Microscopy, Transmission Electron Microscopy and Energy-Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy
Week 13: Nano Measurement and Characterization Tools- Raman, X-ray and Optical Characterization
Week 14: Project, Seminar/presentation
Week 15*: -
Week 16*: Final exam
Textbooks and materials: There is no textbook for this course. All reading material will be posted to a class website for download.
Recommended readings: Nanotechnology: An Introduction, Jeremy Ramsden, Elsevier
  * 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 25
Other in-term studies: - 0
Project: 14 15
Homework: - 0
Quiz: - 0
Final exam: 16 60
  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: 3 14
Practice, Recitation: 0 0
Homework: 4 9
Term project: 3 7
Term project presentation: 3 1
Quiz: 0 0
Own study for mid-term exam: 3 6
Mid-term: 2 1
Personal studies for final exam: 3 6
Final exam: 2 1
    Total workload:
    Total ECTS credits:
*
  * ECTS credit is calculated by dividing total workload by 25.
(1 ECTS = 25 work hours)
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