Nanotechnology and Nature

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3 Credits

ELEC 464

Examples of nature's fabrication methods, sensors, actuators, energy harvesting, signaling and information processing, and comparisons with artificial methods.

Course Outline

The course will cover examples of nature's fabrication methods, sensors, actuators, energy harvesting, signaling and information processing, and comparisons with artificial methods. This course will accommodate students from various backgrounds, providing a short introduction to topics including biology and biochemistry as needed.

Course Objectives

By the end of the term, students should be able to evaluate current literature, and be able to place the work into the context of previously published work. Student should also be able to identify current research, trends, and applications in bio-nanotechnology and understand the underlying fundamental concepts.

Textbook

Molecular Biology of the Cell, 4th Ed., Alberts et al.

 

 


 

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