Course Contents


NANO 511 Fundamentals of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

The aim of this course is to teach the basic principles of nanoscience to students coming from various disciplines such as chemistry, physics, biology and engineering and to provide an overview of nanotechnology. The definition and development of nanotechnology, its present state and objectives, economic benefits for the world and our country, environmental and sociological effects, the physical rules that distinguish it from the micro scale, the rules that form the basis of nanotechnology and their effects on the physical and chemical properties of nanostructures, a general look at the "bottom up" and "top down" production techniques, electronic structures of atoms, molecules and nanoparticles, and the process of commercialization and future of nanotechnology are the subjects of this course.

NANO 512 Advanced Fabrication Techniques in Nanotechnology

This course covers the production techniques and applications for nanomaterials in the field of nanotechnology. Although the production techniques that make up the content of the course are mostly developed for devices and circuits in the semiconductor industry, their applications cover many different areas such as photonics, optoelectronics, microfluidics, spintronics and biotechnology. Techniques such as oxidation, rapid thermal annealing, silicon on insulator (SOI) technologies, thin film coating and spraying, epitaxy, laser ablation, photolithography and electron beam lithography used in micro and nano production techniques will be explained. Some techniques which constitute the course content will be shown in laboratory environment.

NANO 513 Advanced Characterization Techniques in Nanotechnology

It is essential that the nanoparticles and nanomaterials are fully characterized and their properties are known in order to obtain pure products from nanostructures, to commercialize them, and to advance research in nanotechnology. The aim of this course is to teach the basic principles of the main advanced characterization techniques used in nanotechnology and to enable students to use them in their research. For this purpose, the theory of characterization techniques such as Raman, FTIR, XRF, XPS, STM, Mass Spectrometer, LEED, RHEED, FIB (Focused Ion Beam), MOKE, VSM, SQUID and Hall effects will be explained and will be shown practically to graduate students.

NANO 514 Electron Spectroscopy and Microscopy of Nanomaterials

XPS (X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy), UPS (Ultraviolet Photoelectron Spectroscopy) and AES (Auger Electron Spectroscopy) techniques that use the principle of getting information about the surface of the material by stimulating the electrons will be explained. In addition to these techniques, a comprehensive information will be given about the electron microscopes (TEM and SEM). Methods of preparing polymers and biological samples for SEM and examination of nanoparticles' sizes and morphological properties using TEM will be demonstrated in practice.

NANO 515 Nanotechnology for Energy Applications

The most imminent problem of the 21st century is the increasing need for energy and the dependence on fossil fuels decreasing in amount, and the global climate change and pollution this situation brings along. That is why the studies in recent years have increasingly focused on finding alternative and renewable sources of energy needed for production, transportation, lighting and heating, and meeting the large-scale need for production at low costs and reducing its ecological footprints as much as possible. This course will describe sustainable energy production, efficient energy storage and energy sustainability. The place of nanotechnology in the field of energy, thermal-electrical energy conversion, nanogenerators for mechanical energy conversion, graphene for energy production, dye-sensitive photoelectrochemical devices, fuel batteries, batteries and hydrogen production will be taught. Hydrogen storage and electrochemical energy storage (Li-ion batteries, supercapacitors) as well as green fabrication and carbon dioxide capture and the potential for energy production of the catalysts will be discussed.

NANO 516 Economics, Politics and Ethics of Nanotechnology

The aim of this course is to demonstrate to nanotechnology students that nanotechnology is not only a technical and scientific subject, but also a topic with economic, political and ethical dimensions in the world and give them a broad perspective and vision. The course is mainly designed as 3 chapters: (1) commercialization of nanotechnology in the user market, (2) effects of nanotechnologhy on health, safety and environment, and (3) national and international policies and ethical values of nanotechnology. The impacts on the areas of the national nanotechnology policies of the developed and developing countries, the whole system and its actors, the general policies about nano in our country, strategic focus areas, governance mechanisms, interface agencies, R&D support policies, national budget share, commercialization strategies, and health, safety and environmental policies will be examined in this course.

NANO 517 Project Management and Entrepreneurship

This course mainly consists of two parts: (1) project management and (2) entrepreneurship. Project management section consists of topics such as project life cycle and processes, project selection, project financing, project definition, project planning,  project implementation and control, risk and resource planning, project and change management, management of R&D projects, management of new product development projects, commercialization of R&D and product development projects, leadership and organization for project management. Entrepreneurship includes topics such as internal and external entrepreneurship, SMEs, idea development, types and methods of feasibility analysis, business model development, business plan writing, team building, creating an entrepreneurial culture within the company. Graduates who successfully complete the course will gain managerial process knowledge and features such as management, organization, leadership, entrepreneurship and motivation.

NANO 615 Nanophotonics

The aim of this course is to provide participants with a basic understanding of the interaction of light and matter with nanostructures and to raise the level of knowledge of graduate students to a level that is easily followed by a new but very active area of nanophotonics. The course includes following topics: Propagation of light in matter, quantum dots, photonic crystals and applications, basics of plasmonics and plasmonic devices.


NANO 616 Nano and Micro Electromechanical Systems

With this course, it is aimed to provide the physical and chemical theoretical background required for the production of electromechanical systems (MEMS and NEMS) in nano and micro structures. Subjects such as general clean room safety, lithography, additive and subtractive processes, micromachining techniques, deep reactive ion etching (DRIE), clean room production, packaging, scaling, microfluidics, small scale pressure sensors, mass sensors, biosensors, radio frequency switches and signal filters and inertial sensors (accelerometer and gyroscope) will be covered.

NANO 617 Industrial Applications of Nanotechnology 

Nanotechnology has entered into all areas that affect our lives today. Textiles that are easy to clean, durable bottles with long shelf life, materials with antibacterial properties, intelligent electronic systems are examples of them. In this course industrial applications of nanotechnology in the world will be explained with examples and information will be given about its place in Turkish industry. Trips will be organized to spin-off companies and factories that are active in the nano field in the Marmara region. This course aims to gain vision by taking the opinions of the influential leaders. Information will be given about applications in biotechnology, agriculture, medical products, computer and electronics technology, environment, energy, materials and manufacturing, as well as nanoscience and nanotechnology in the defense and space sector.

NANO 618     Nanobiotechnology

This course aims at understanding the biological, physical and chemical properties of nanostructures with the main objective of biotechnological use and providing basic information about their applications in biotechnology. Students who successfully complete this course will understand the interaction of biomolecules with the surface, propose methods for designing bioconjugate and production of nanostructured materials, have knowledge about enzyme reactors, carriers and surfaces. They will also be able to use the basic principles of microfluidics to solve biotechnical and bioanalytical problems that may explain the effect of the carrier on the biomolecular activity.

NANO 619 Nanomagnetism and Spin Electronics

This course aims to teach the source of magnetism, magnetism types, magnetic materials in nano scale and spin electronics applications. In this context, the information will be given about magnetoresistive biosensors, bio-nanoparticles, magnetic RAMs, spin injection and detection in nanostructures, and exchange bias.

NANO 620 Nanoelectronics 

The aim of this course is to give basic information about nanoelectronic structures and to explain modern nanoelectronic components. Since electronic devices have diminished in size over time, they become systems where the validity of classical mechanics is lost and quantum mechanics are valid. For this reason, people engaged in the field of electronics need to be familiar with the science of nanoelectronics. Topics will include quantum concepts, nanoscale resistance and capacitance, transport issues, band structure and transistors. Students who take this course will be able to follow and work on scientific publications related to nanoelectronics.

NANO 621 Computational Methods in Nanoscience

The aim of this course is to provide the theoretical knowledge necessary for electronic structure calculations. Students who have successfully completed this course will be able to theoretically calculate the electronic band structure and various physical properties of nanomaterials (hydrogen storage materials, non-friction surfaces, nanowires, quantum dots).

NANO 623    Scientific Writing and Technical Communication Skills

This course aims to improve students’ scientific writing and technical talking skills in English. Main focus will be given to learning the concepts for the preparation of impressive scientific proposals, journal publications, technical papers and learn how to present each one of them with the best way possible. There will also be emphasis on communication skills for presenting on the work, debating a scientific idea and using the technical language and the digital tools in both writing and talking about nanotechnology. Examples from the journal papers and presentations in the field of nanotechnology will be given throughout the course. More importantly, workshops that will enable the students’ active participation in the classroom will be prepared.

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