Pre-requisite: At least one 600 level course related to materials


Concept of nano materials – scale / dimensional aspects, Top-down and bottom-up approaches for preparing nano materials


Advantages and limitations at the nano level – thermodynamic aspects at the nano level, health and environmental issues.

  Characterization of nano materials and nano structures, important characterization techniques for nano size measurement.  

Overview of properties of nano materials, Introduction to nano composites, processing of nanocomposites.


Applications in different areas such as semi conductors, sensors, nanostructured bioceramics and nanomaterials for drug delivery applications.


1.        Gunter Schmid, “Nanoparticles: From Theory to Applications”, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co., 2004.


2.        Zehetbauer M.J., R.Z.Valiev, “Nanoparticles by Severe Plastic Deformation”, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co., 2004.


3.        Poole and Owens, “Introduction to nano technology”, Wiley.