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MTE4597

Faculty of Engineering

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)G Simon

Synopsis

This unit aims to develop an understanding of synthetic methods, properties and applications of nanomaterials and nanofabrication techniques. The nanomaterials include one-dimensional nanotubes, nanorods, nanowires and nanofibres, two-dimensional thin films, nanoporous materials and nanocomposites. Nanofabrication techniques such as lithography and self-assembly will be introduced. Nanocomposites based on biomimicry will be discussed. Case studies in nanomaterials.

Objectives

On completion of this unit, students will understand the concepts of nanostructures and nanofabrication, with a thorough knowledge of synthesis, properties and applications of nanomaterials. They will understand engineering applications of nanomaterials in engineering applications, particularly as relates to making nanocomposites with other materials. They will understand the usefulness of the biomimetic approach in designing synthetic structures based on nature. Students will appreciate new advances lying at the interface of engineering and biology. They should have improved skills in team work, understanding the literature, completing tasks as part of a team, and also obtain improved oral and written communication skills.

Assessment

Lab experiments: 10%
Projects: 20%
Individual tests: 20%
Examination (3 hours): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Professor George Simon

Contact hours

Two 1 hour lectures, one 1 hour tutorial/practice session, 8.5 hours of private study per week, and two 3 hour laboratory sessions per semester

Prerequisites

MTE2541 or MSC2011

Prohibitions

CHE4192