Concepts in Nanotechnology
North Seattle Community College
Jan 27, 2014 to Mar 10, 2014
Cost per enrollment: Free
- Provides video lectures
- Uses discussion forums
- Has prerequisites
Full course description
Concepts in Nanotechnology is a six-week introduction to nanotechnology. The course is designed at a pre-college level, with no college level chemistry, math, or physics experience required. You will learn what nanotechnology is and what it means for something to be a nanomaterial. You will also learn about the applications and commercial products that use nanotechnology. This is an exciting opportunity to delve into the nano-world.
The course is taught entirely in English and aimed at a U.S. high school level. You need to be familiar with the basic concepts of chemistry, such as the theory of atoms and the periodic table of elements. Basic algebra skills, such as how to deal with equations containing variables, fractions, and exponents is necessary. No prerequisite knowledge in nanotechnology, materials science, or physics is required.
Peter D. Kazarinoff, Ph.D.
Professor of Nanotechnology and Engineering
Peter D. Kazarinoff, Ph.D. is an instructor at North Seattle Community College in Seattle, Washington. Peter teaches courses in nanotechnology, materials science, and engineering. He is also the managing director of SHINE, Seattle's Hub for Industry Driven Nanotechnology Education, a National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technical Education (ATE) Regional Center. Peter completed his doctoral work at the University of Washington in materials science and engineering; his research was on n-type semiconducting polymers in OFETs and OPV applications.