2020 Advanced Nano Science

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Graduate major in Chemical Science and Engineering
Nakajima Ken  Pan Wei  Zhao Lingyun 
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Course description and aims

This course is for students in Tokyo Tech-Tsinghua University joint graduate program. The course mainly deals with the fundamental concepts of nano-science. Since the instructors and the topics change every year, the course contents will be changed year by year. This year, the course topic would be divided into two; (1) nano-materials such as low heat-conductive ceramics and ionic conductive materials, (2) Nanobiomaterials with tissue engineering and cancer theranotics. By these topics, students will catch the overview of nano-science field.

Teaching the knowledge of ceramic nano materials synthesis process, structure and property characterization and application.

Over the last decade, the integration of advances in materials and life sciences with cutting-edge nanotechnologies has driven biomaterials science into the "nano era". A new term, nanobiomaterials which describing biomaterials with the constituent or surface feature sized between 1 and 100nm, but usually 1-100 nm in at least one dimension, has emerged and caused great attention, either in research or industry. Because of their unique nano effects and characteristics, nanobiomaterials possess extraordinarily unique structures and properties. Therefore, nanobiomaterials have blossomed into one of the most important branches in biomaterials, which show great promising in biomedical applications, such as regenerative medicine, cancer therapy, molecular imaging and theranostics, diagnostics, and drug delivery.
The Course, Nanobiomaterials, aims to address state-of-the-art research progresses in the field of nanobiomaterials. The main topics include nanotechnologies for nanobiomaterials fabrication, developments in biomedical applications, and the challenges of biosafety in clinical applications.

Student learning outcomes

Learn the knowledge of ceramic nano materials synthesis, structure and property characterization.

After the course learning, the students will master the scope and classification of the field of nanobiomaterials and compile a broad spectrum from fundamental principles to current technological advances, from materials synthesis to biomedical applications along with future prospects.


Nano Materials, Ceramics, Nano Materials Synthesis, Nanobiomaterials, Regenerative Medicine, Tissue Engineering, Cancer Theranostics, Magnetic Nanoparticles

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Intensive course

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction to nano-science Explain the field and meaning of nano-science
Class 2 Oxide nanofibers (1) Explain the oxide nanofibers synthesis process, mophology and structure analysis
Class 3 Oxide nanofibers (2) Explain the application of oxide nanofibers as oxide nanofibers in catalyst
Class 4 Oxide nanofibers (3) Explain the knowledge of electrical property and applications of ceramic nano fibers
Class 5 Defect engineering in development of low thermal conductivity materials Explain the knowledge of point defect on thermal conductivity
Class 6 Oxide nanofibers (4) Explain ionic conductive materials
Class 7 Review of the first half of the course (classes 1-6) Test level of understanding and self-evaluate achievement for classes 1-6.
Class 8 Overview of Nanobiomaterials Explain basic ideas about nanomaterials, biomaterials, the history and future prospect of nanobiomaterials, including the classification and application.
Class 9 Nanobiomaterials & Tissue Engineering (1) Explain tissue engineering, especially tissue engineering triad (cell, scaffold and growth factor). Also explain the design and fabrication of scaffold.
Class 10 Nanobiomaterials & Tissue Engineering (2) Explain the significance of the application of nanobiomaterials in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.
Class 11 Magnetic Nanobiomaterials in Cancer Theranotics Explain magnetic nanobiomaterials in cancer theranotics
Class 12 Nanobiomaterials and Cancer Theranostics (1) Explain cancer and the application of nanobiomaterials in cancer therapies, including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiotherapy, ect.
Class 13 Nanobiomaterials and Cancer Theranostics (2) Explain the application of nanobiomaterials in cancer targeted treatment and theranotics, including passive targeting, active targeting, physic-chemical targeting and homotypic targeting
Class 14 Review of the latter half of the course (classes 8-13) Test level of understanding and self-evaluate achievement for classes 8-13.


Nanobiomaterials: Classification, fabrication and biomedical application
Edited by XM Wang, M Ramalingam, XD Kong, LY Zhao
Wiley-VCH, 2018, ISBN: 978-3-527-34067-5

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Non required.

Assessment criteria and methods

Q and A, Report

Related courses

  • MAT.M407 : Advanced Solid State Physics
  • MAT.M421 : Advanced Course of Quantum Chemistry

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

No prerequisites are necessary.

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

Ken Nakajima: knakaji[at]mac.titech.ac.jp
Wei Pan: panw[at]tsinghua.edu.cn
Lingyun Zhao: lyzhao[at]tsinghua.edu.cn

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