Nanotechnology is at the base of an enormous amount of diverse applications. Think about chips of your mobile, new efficient solar panels or biomedical applications like lab-on-a-chip. In this course you will learn what nanotechnology implies, where the production and analysis are mainly important.
This course is about ‘nanotechnology’ and is one of the key research themes at the University of Twente. Over 500 researchers are active in this field. They focus on key enabling technologies – nanotechnology, photonics, micro- and nano-electronics, biomolecular and polymer science, advanced materials, lab-on-chip, microfluidics – and exciting new cross-overs. The bachelor studies that are partly or exclusively concerned with nanotechnology are Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Applied Physics.
Example topics for this course:
- Basics of nanotechnology
- Producing nanotechnology
- Scientific poster
- Producing in the lab
- Analysis techniques
- You will develop and analyze a chip.
- You will learn how to deliver an effective presentation.
- You will apply the concepts AFM and STM in different situations and you are able to estimate when which method is most relevant.
- You will create a detailed log about the development and analysis of a produced chip.
- You will understand the importance of nanotechnology in current science.
- Methods: Interactive lectures, tutorials, group work
- Course level: Intermediate
- Target group: High school students preparing for a bachelor’s programme at an University (minimum age of 15 years) with an interest in nanotechnology
- Required knowledge: Basic understanding of physics
InspireU will start with a challenging case on Monday from a real health organization. This health organization will state a modern problem for which a multidisciplinary solution is needed. Therefore you will be divided in a group of four people, which consists of one member of each course. At the end of each afternoon when all the group members have followed their courses, you will come together in your group to discuss and think about the problem, everybody with his own knowledge. On the final day of InspireU, you will combine all experiences and knowledge in an inspiring brainstorm session. At the end of this day you will provide advice and your final solution to the problem owner. The problem owner decides which group has the best applicable and specific solution, and this group will win the Think Tank!