This interdisciplinary course is designed to help the students to understand the newly emerging research resulting from the convergence of soft-materials science and nanoelectronics. Recent progress in nanotechnology allows us to use nanomaterials for bioelectronics including biosensing and bioimaging. In this field, the interface between nanomaterials and organic molecules is a key to produce functional applications. The students will gain the knowledge of recent progress in nanotechnology for biological applications. Especially, basis of physical properties of nanomaterials and its application for biosensing will be presented.
The aim of this lecture is to understand physics of soft-materials in nanoscale and its application in bio-nanotechnology. First, overview of nanotechnology will be presented. Next, physics of nanomaterials and soft-materials will be discussed to make a further understanding for their application in sensing. Furthermore, the interface between biomolecules and nanomaterials will be discussed as a key technology for the functionalization of nanomaterials for bio-applications.
nanomaterials, biomolecules, biosensing
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Each student chooses and reads a recent technical paper related to "biosensing". Students discuss the mechanism of sensing and materials used in a sensor described in the paper. The lecture will proceed to answer questions students have.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction of recent bionanotechnology||Report about a recent technical paper related to "sensing"|
|Class 2||Introduction of sensing with nanomaterials|
|Class 3||Mechanisms of sensing|
|Class 4||Sensing techniques in devices|
|Class 5||Physical chemistry of low-dimensional nanomaterials I|
|Class 6||Physical chemistry of low-dimensional nanomaterials II|
|Class 7||Interface between biomolecules and nanomaterials bridging biology and electronics||Report|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to have time for reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
homework and presentation
Fundamental understanding of physical chemistry