NanoEngineering (NANO)

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Courses

For course descriptions not found in the UC San Diego General Catalog, 2014–15, please contact the department for more information.

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Courses in NanoEngineering (NANO)

All students enrolled in nanoengineering courses or admitted to the nanoengineering major are expected to meet prerequisite and performance standards, i.e., students may not enroll in any NanoEngineering courses or courses in another department that are required for the major prior to having satisfied prerequisite courses with a C– or better. (The department does not consider D or F grades as adequate preparation for subsequent material.) Additional details are given under the program outline, course descriptions, and admission procedures for the Jacobs School of Engineering in this catalog.

Lower Division

NANO 1. Nanoengineering Seminar (1)

Overview of nanoengineering. Presentations and discussions of basic knowledge and career opportunities in nanotechnology for professional development. Introduction to campus library resources. P/NP grades only. Prerequisites: none.

NANO 15. Engineering Computation Using Matlab (4)

Introduction to the solution of engineering problems using computational methods. Formulating problem statements, selecting algorithms, writing computer programs, and analyzing output using Matlab. Computational problems from nanoengineering, chemical engineering, and materials science are introduced. The course requires no prior programming skills. Cross-listed with CENG 15. Prerequisites: none.

Upper Division

NANO 100L. Physical Properties of Materials Lab (4)

Experimental investigation of physical properties of materials such as: thermal expansion coefficient, thermal conductivity, glass transitions in polymers, resonant vibrational response, longitudinal and shear acoustic wave speeds, Curie temperatures, UV-VIS absorption and reflection. Prerequisites: NANO 108.

NANO 101. Introduction to Nanoengineering (4)

Introduction to nanoengineering; nanoscale fabrication: nanolithography and self-assembly; characterization tools; nanomaterials and nanostructures: nanotubes, nanowires, nanoparticles, and nanocomposites; nanoscale and molecular electronics; nanotechnology in magnetic systems; nanotechnology in integrative systems; nanoscale optoelectronics; nanobiotechnology: biomimetic systems, nanomotors, nanofluidics, and nanomedicine. Priority enrollment given to NanoEngineering majors. Prerequisites: Chem 6B, Phys 2B, and Math 20C. Department approval required.

NANO 102. Foundations in Nanoengineering: Chemical Principles (4)

Chemical principles involved in synthesis, assembly, and performance of nanostructured materials and devices. Chemical interactions, classical and statistical thermodynamics of small systems, diffusion, carbon-based nanomaterials, supramolecular chemistry, liquid crystals, colloid and polymer chemistry, lipid vesicles, surface modification, surface functionalization, catalysis. Priority enrollment given to NanoEngineering majors. Prerequisites: Chem 6C, Math 20D, and NANO 101. Department approval required.

NANO 103. Foundations in Nanoengineering: Biochemical Principles (4)

Principles of biochemistry tailored to nanotechnologies. The structure and function of biomolecules and their specific roles in molecular interactions and signal pathways. Nanoscale detection methods. Prerequisites: BILD 1, Chem 6C, and NANO 101.

NANO 104. Foundations in Nanoengineering: Physical Principles (4)

Introduction to quantum mechanics and nanoelectronics. Wave mechanics, the Schroedinger equation, free and confined electrons, band theory of solids. Nanosolids in 0D, 1D, and 2D. Application to nanoelectronic devices. Priority enrollment given to NanoEngineering majors Prerequisites: Math 20D, NANO 102. Department approval required.

NANO 106. Crystallography of Solids (4)

Structural forms of solids. Crystal symmetry, unit cells, lattices, and indexes. Point groups and space groups of crystals. International tablets for X-ray crystallography. Methods of diffraction analysis: X-ray and electron diffraction. Prerequisites: NANO 101.

NANO 108. Materials Science and Engineering (4) 

Structure and control of materials: metals, ceramics, glasses, semiconductors, polymers to produce useful properties. Atomic structures. Defects in materials, phase diagrams, micro structural control. Mechanical, rheological, electrical, optical and magnetic properties discussed. Time temperature transformation diagrams. Diffusion. Scale dependent material properties. Prerequisites: NANO 101.

NANO 110. Modeling of Nanoengineering Systems (4)

Engineering computation applied to nanotechnology: linear systems, nonlinear equations, optimization, solution of ordinary and partial differential equations, microfluidics simulation, quantum mechanical methods, Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics methods. Students will write programs and use open-source and commercial software. Prerequisites: Math 20F, NANO 102, NANO 104.

NANO 111. Characterization of Nanoengineering Systems (4)

Fundamentals and practice of methods to image, measure, and analyze materials and devices that are structured at the nanometer scale. Optical and electron microscopy; scanning probe methods; photon-, ion-, electron-probe methods, spectroscopic, magnetic, electrochemical, and thermal methods. Prerequisites: NANO 102 or CENG 102.

NANO 112. Synthesis and Fabrication of Nanoengineering Systems (4)

Introduction to methods for fabricating materials and devices in nanoengineering. Nano-particle, -vesicle, -tube, and -wire synthesis. Top-down methods including chemical vapor deposition, conventional and advanced lithography, doping, and etching. Bottom-up methods including self-assembly. Integration of heterogeneous structures into functioning devices. Prerequisites: NANO 102 and NANO 104.

NANO 114. Probability and Statistical Methods for Engineers (4)

Probability theory, conditional probability, Bayes theorem, discrete random variables, continuous random variables, expectation and variance, central limit theorem, graphical and numerical presentation of data, least squares estimation and regression, confidence intervals, testing hypotheses. Cross-listed with CENG 114. Prerequisites: Math 20F.

NANO 120A. Nanoengineering System Design I (4)

Principles of product design and the design process. Application and integration of technologies in the design and production of nanoscale components. Engineering economics. Initiation of team design projects to be completed in NANO 120B. Prerequisites: NANO 110.

NANO 120B. Nanoengineering System Design II (4)

Principles of product quality assurance in design and production. Professional ethics. Safety and design for the environment. Culmination of team design projects initiated in NANO 120A with a working prototype designed for a real engineering application. Prerequisites: NANO 120A.

NANO 140. Introduction to Molecular Simulations (4)

Principles of molecular simulations. The students will gain hands-on experience with development of molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo codes, performing simulations, and analyzing simulation results. The students will also learn to apply molecular simulation techniques for solving nanoengineering problems. Prerequisites: NANO 102, NANO 103, and NANO 104.

NANO 143. Nanomedicine (4)

History of nanomedicine; length scale; main topics of nanomedicine: drug delivery, drugs and therapy, in vivo imaging, in vitro diagnosis, biomaterials, and active implants; nanomedicine in practice for disease treatment and diagnostics: cancers, cardiovascular diseases, immune diseases, and skin diseases. Prerequisites: NANO 101, 102, 103, 104, or consent of instructor.

NANO 145. Introduction to Nanomachines (4)

Understanding nanoscale motion, scaling laws, motion control at the nanoscale, biological nanomotors, molecular nanomachines, design of artificial nanomotors, propulsion mechanisms of artificial nanomotors, applications, and future opportunities and challenges. Prerequisites: NANO 101, 102, 103, 104, or consent of instructor.

NANO 146. Nanoscale Optical Microscopy and Spectroscopy (4)

Fundamentals in optical imaging and spectroscopy at the nanometer scale. Diffraction-limited techniques, near-field methods, multi-photon imaging and spectroscopy, Raman techniques, Plasmon-enhanced methods, scan-probe techniques, novel sub-diffraction-limit imaging techniques, and energy transfer methods. Prerequisites: NANO 103 and 104.

NANO 147. BioNanotechnology (4)

Introduction to biofabrication and bioengineering as applied to nanoscience and nanoengineering. Biological nanostructures, bioelectronics, and biophysics. Basic biochemistry, genetic engineering, and library screening techniques. Bioconjugation and characterization of biological systems on surfaces and nanoscale materials. Biological synthesis of inorganic nanocrystals. Prerequisites: NANO 101, 102, 103, and 104.

NANO 148. Thermodynamics of Materials (4)

Fundamental laws of thermodynamics for simple substances; application to flow processes and to non-reacting mixtures; statistical thermodynamics of ideal gases and crystalline solids; chemical and materials thermodynamics; multiphase and multicomponent equilibria in reacting systems; electrochemistry. Prerequisites: NANO 104.

NANO 150. Mechanics of Nanomaterials (4)

Continuum, quantum, and statistical mechanics, interatomic forces and intermolecular interactions, nanomechanics of self-assembly, pattern formation, hierarchical ordering, defects, surfaces, and interfaces, plasticity, creep, fracture and fatigue, adhesion, friction and wear, nanorheology, nanotribology, composite materials, carbon nanomaterials, biological materials. Prerequisites: NANO 104.

NANO 156. Nanomaterials (4)

Basic principles of synthesis techniques, processing, microstructural control, and unique physical properties of materials in nanodimensions. Nanowires, quantum dots, thin films, electrical transport, optical behavior, mechanical behavior, and technical applications of nanomaterials. Cross-listed with MAE 166. Prerequisites: upper-division standing.

NANO 158. Phase Transformations and Kinetics (4)

Materials and microstructures changes. Understanding of diffusion to enable changes in the chemical distribution and microstructure of materials, rates of diffusion. Phase transformations, effects of temperature and driving force on transformations and microstructure. Prerequisites: NANO 108 and NANO 148.

NANO 161. Material Selection in Engineering (4)

Selection of materials for engineering systems, based on constitutive analyses of functional requirements and material properties. The role and implications of processing on material selection. Optimizing material selection in a quantitative methodology. NanoEngineering majors receive priority enrollment. Prerequisites: NANO 108. Department approval required.

NANO 162. Nanosensors: Principles, Design, and Applications (4)

Why nanosensors? Nanosensors based on different nanomaterials, fabrication of nanosensors, large-scale integration of nanosensor arrays, common recognition elements, surface chemistry and functionalization, signal transduction, practical applications. Prerequisites: department stamp.

NANO 164. Advanced Micro- and Nano-materials for Energy Storage and Conversion (4)

Materials for energy storage and conversion in existing and future power systems, including fuel cells and batteries, photovoltaic cells, thermoelectric cells, and hybrids. Prerequisites: NANO 101 and NANO 102.

NANO 168. Electrical, Dielectric, and Magnetic Properties of Engineering Materials (4)

Introduction to physical principles of electrical, dielectric, and magnetic properties. Semiconductors, control of defects, thin film, and nanocrystal growth, electronic and optoelectronic devices. Processing-microstructure-property relations of dielectric materials, including piezoelectric, pyroelectric and ferroelectric, and magnetic materials. Prerequisites: NANO 102 and NANO 104.

NANO 174. Mechanical Behavior of Materials (4)

Microscopic and macroscopic aspects of the mechanical behavior of engineering materials, with emphasis on recent development in materials characterization by mechanical methods. The fundamental aspects of plasticity in engineering materials, strengthening mechanisms, and mechanical failure modes of materials systems. Prerequisites: NANO 108.

NANO 174L. Mechanical Behavior Laboratory (4)

Experimental investigation of mechanical behavior of engineering materials. Laboratory exercises emphasize the fundamental relationship between microstructure and mechanical properties, and the evolution of the microstructure as a consequence of rate process. Prerequisites: NANO 174.

NANO 192. Senior Seminar in NanoEngineering (1)

The Senior Seminar Program is designed to allow senior undergraduates to meet with faculty members in a small group setting to explore an intellectual topic in chemical engineering (at the upper-division level). Topics will vary from quarter to quarter. Senior Seminars may be taken for credit up to four times, with a change in topic, and permission of the department. Enrollment is limited to twenty students with preference given to seniors. Prerequisites: department stamp or consent of instructor.

NANO 195. Teaching (2-4)

Teaching and tutorial assistance in a NanoEngineering course under supervision of an instructor. Tutorial assistance will come in the form of weekly meetings, discussions, or papers where the students will receive guidance from the instructor on the progress of their project. Students must have ninety or more units and a 3.0 GPA average in the major. P/NP grades only. Prerequisites: upper division and department stamp.

NANO 197. Engineering Internship (1-4)

Coordinated through the UC San Diego Academic Internship Program, this course provides work experience through industry, government offices, hospitals, and their practices. Students work in local industry or hospital under faculty supervision. Faculty member will monitor student’s progress within the internship. Students may not earn more than a total of seven units of NANO 197. Prerequisites: completion of ninety units; 2.5 GPA or higher; consent of faculty adviser; and department stamp.

NANO 198. Directed Group Study (1-4)

Directed group study on a topic or in a field not included in the regular department curriculum, by special arrangement with a faculty member. P/NP grades only. Prerequisites: consent of instructor and department stamp.

NANO 199. Independent Study for Undergraduates (4)

Independent reading or research on a problem by special arrangement with a faculty member. P/NP grades only. Prerequisites: upper division and department stamp.

NanoEngineering Graduate Courses

NANO 200. Graduate Seminar in Chemical Engineering (1)

Each graduate student in NANO is expected to attend three seminars per quarter, of his or her choice, dealing with current topics in chemical engineering. Topics will vary. Cross-listed with CENG 205. S/U grades only. May be taken for credit four times. Prerequisites: graduate standing.

NANO 201. Introduction to Nanoengineering (4)

Understanding nanotechnology, broad implications, miniaturization: scaling laws; nanoscale physics; types and properties of nanomaterials; nanomechanical oscillators, nano(bio)electronics, nanoscale heat transfer; fluids at the nanoscale; machinery cell; applications of nanotechnology and nanobiotechnology. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.

NANO 202. Intermolecular and Surface Forces (4)

Development of quantitative understanding of the different intermolecular forces between atoms and molecules and how these forces give rise to interesting phenomena at the nanoscale, such as flocculation, wetting, self-assembly in biological (natural) and synthetic systems. Cross-listed with CENG 212. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.

NANO 203. Nanoscale Synthesis and Characterization (4)

Nanoscale synthesistop-down and bottom-up; chemical vapor deposition; plasma processes; soft-lithography; self-assembly; layer-by-layer. Characterization; microscopy; scanning probe microscopes; profilometry; reflectometry and ellipsometry; X-ray diffraction; spectroscopies (EDX, SIMS, Mass spec, Raman, XPS); particle size analysis; electrical, optical. Cross-listed with CENG 213. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.

NANO 204. Nanoscale Physics and Modeling (4)

This course will introduce students to analytical and numerical methods such as statistical mechanisms, molecular simulations, and finite differences and finite element modeling through their application to nanoengineering problems involving polymer and colloiod self-assembly, absorption, phase separation, and diffusion. Cross-listed with CENG 214. Prerequisites: NANO 202 or consent of instructor.

NANO 205. Nanosystems Integration (4)

Scaling issues and hierarchical assembly of nanoscale components into higher order structures which retain desired properties at microscale and macroscale levels. Novel ways to combine top-down and bottom-up processes for integration of heterogeneous components into higher order structures. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.

NANO 208. Nanofabrication (4)

Basic engineering principles of nanofabrication. Topics include: photo-electronbeam and nanoimprint lithography, block copolymers and self-assembled monolayers, colloidal assembly, biological nanofabrication. Cross-listed with CENG 208. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.

NANO 210. Molecular Modeling and Simulations of Nanoscale Systems (4)

Molecular and modeling and simulation techniques like molecular dynamics, Monte Carlo, and Brownian dynamics to model nanoscale systems and phenomena like molecular motors, self-assembly, protein-ligand binding, RNA, folding. Valuable hands-on experience with different simulators. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.

NANO 212. Computational Modeling of Nanosystems (4)

Various modeling techniques like finite elements, finite differences, and simulation techniques like molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo to model fluid flow, mechanical properties, self-assembly at the nanoscale, and protein, RNA and DNA folding. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.

NANO 227. Structure and Analysis of Solids (4)

Key concepts in the atomic structure and bonding of solids such as metals, ceramics, and semiconductors. Symmetry operations, point groups, lattice types, space groups, simple and complex inorganic compounds, structure/property comparisons, structure determination with X-ray diffraction. Ionic, covalent, metallic bonding compared with physical properties. Atomic and molecular orbitals, bands verses bonds, free electron theory. Cross-listed with MATS 227, MAE 251 and Chem 222. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.

NANO 230. Synchrotron Characterization of Nanomaterials (4)

Advanced topics in characterizing nanomaterials using synchrotron X-ray sources. Introduction to synchrotron sources, X-ray interaction with matter, spectroscopic determination of electronic properties of nanomagnetic, structural determination using scattering techniques and X-ray imaging techniques. Cross-listed with CENG 230. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.

NANO 234. Advanced Nanoscale Fabrication (4)

Engineering principles of nanofabrication. Topics include: photo-, electron beam, and nanoimprint lithography, block copolymers and self-assembled monolayers, colloidal assembly, biological nanofabrication. Relevance to applications in energy, electronics, and medicine will be discussed. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.

NANO 238. Scanning Probe Microscopy (4)

Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) detectors, imaging, image interpretation, and artifacts, introduction to lenses, electron beam-specimen interactions. Operating principles and capabilities for atomic force microscopy and scanning tunneling microscopy, Scanning optical microscopy and scanning transmission electron microscopy. Prerequisites: none.

NANO 239. Nanomanufacturing (4)

Fundamental nanomanufacturing science and engineering, top-down nanomanufacturing processes, bottom-up nanomanufacturing processes, integrated top-down and bottom-up nanofabrication processes, three-dimensional nanomanufacturing, nanomanufacturing systems, nanometrology, nanomanufactured devices for medicine, life sciences, energy, and defense applications. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.

NANO 242. Biochemisty and Molecular Biology (4)

Course is designed to give nanoengineering students from a variety of backgrounds a working knowledge of biochemistry and molecular biology. While the course offers biochemistry basics and key themes in molecular biology, it will emphasize the role of engineering innovations. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.

NANO 243. Nanomedicine (4)

Introduction to nanomedicine; diffusion and drug dispersion; diffusion in biological systems; drug permeation through biological barriers; drug transport by fluid motion; pharmacokinetics of drug distribution; drug delivery systems; nanomedicine in practice: cancers, cardiovascular diseases, immune diseases, and skin diseases. Cross-listed with CENG 207. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.

NANO 244. BioNano Machines (4)

The structure and operational principles of different nature biomotors will be discussed. Related bio-inspired efforts aimed at developing artificial nanomotors will also be covered, along with the prospects of using biomotors and synthetic nanomotors in engineering environments. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.

NANO 247A. Advanced BioPhotonics (4)

Basic physics and chemistry of interaction of photons with matter; photonic radiation pressure; advanced optoelectronic detection systems, devices, methods, time-resolved fluorescent, chemiluminescent methods, fluorescent energy transfer techniques, quantum dots, near-field optical techniques, mechanisms of light sensitive biological systems including chloroplasts for photosynthetic energy conversion and basis of vision processes. Cross-listed with BENG 247A and ECE 247A. Prerequisites: graduate standing.

NANO 247B. BioElectronics (4)

Topics include photolithographic techniques for high-density DNA microarray production, incorporation of CMOS control into electronic DNA microarrays, direct electronic detection technology, bio-fuel cells, highly integrated devices (lab-on-a-chip, in vivo biosensors, etc.) Form heterogeneous materials and components. Cross-listed with BENG 247B and ECE 247B. Prerequisites: graduate standing.

NANO 247C. BioNanotechnology (4)

Nanosensors, nanodevices for clinical diagnostics, biowarfare agent detection; nanostructures for drug delivery; nanoarrays, nanodevices, nanoanalytical devices and systems, methods for modification or functionalization of nanoparticles, nanostructures with biological molecules; nanostructural aspects of fuel cells; biofuel cells; potential use of DNA, other biomolecules. Cross-listed with BENG 247C and ECE 247C. Prerequisites: graduate standing.

NANO 250. Mechanics of Nanomaterials (4)

Elements of continuum mechanics; quantum and statistical mechanics; interatomic forces and intermolecular interactions; thermodynamics and diffusion materials; nanomechanics of self-assembly, pattern formation, and hierarchical ordering, defects, thin films, surfaces, and interfaces; plasticity, creep, fracture, and fatigue, nanomechanics, nanorheology, and nanotribology. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.

NANO 251A. Magnetic Materials: Principles and Applications (4)

The basis of magnetism: classical and quantum mechanical points of view. Different kinds of magnetic materials. Magnetic phenomena including anisotropy, magnetostriction, domains, and magnetization dynamics. Current frontiers of nanomagnetics research, including thin films and particles. Optical, data storage, and biomedical engineering applications of soft and hard magnetic materials. Cross-listed with MAE 265B and MATS 251B. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.

NANO 252. Biomaterials and Biomimetics (4)

Fundamental ways engineers adopt and adapt ideas from nature and make new engineering materials. Protein-based structural materials; biomineralisation: biosilification, calcium-carbonates, calcium-phosphates, composite mechanics applied to natural materials; biomimetic pattern formation; biomimetic adhesion: attachment devices-mechanisms in nature, biomimetic adhesives; biomimetic flight. Cross-listed with CENG 256. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.

NANO 253. Nanomaterials and Properties (4)

This course discusses synthesis techniques, processes, microstructural control, and unique physical properties of materials in nanodimensions. Topics include nanowires, quantum dots, thin films, electrical transport, electron emission properties, optical behavior, mechanical behavior, and technical applications of nanomaterials. Cross-listed with MAE 267. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.

NANO 255. Electrochemistry (4)

Application of electrochemical techniques to chemistry research. Basic electrochemical theory and instrumentation: the diffusion equations, controlled potential, and current methods. Electrochemical kinetics, Butler-Volmer, Marcus-Hush theories, preparative electrochemistry, analytical electrochemistry, solid and polymer electrolytes, semiconductor photoelectrochemistry. Cross-listed with Chem 240. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.

NANO 256. Microfluids (4)

This course covers the design, microfabrication, operational principles, basic transport processes and diverse applications of microfluidic and nanofluidic (lab-on-a-chip) systems. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.

NANO 257. Polymer Science and Engineering (4)

Quantitative basic understanding of different branches of polymer science varying from polymer chemistry, characterization, thermodynamics, rheological properties, smart materials, self-assembly in biopolymers (natural) and synthetic polymers, and applications of polymers ranging from medicine to structure. Cross-listed with MATS 257 and BENG 242. Restricted to BE 75, MS 76, CE 75, and NA 75 majors. Prerequisites: none.

NANO 258. Nanoscale Transport Phenomenon (4)

Various nanoscale systems where macroscopic laws of mass, heat, and momentum transfer break down; nonequilibrium statistical mechanics concepts such as transition state and Green-Kubo theories, and molecular simulations for modeling nanoscale transport issues will be introduced. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.

NANO 259. Heterogeneous Catalysis (4)

Physics and chemistry of heterogeneous catalysis; adsorption-desorption kinetics, chemical bonding, isotherms, kinetic models, selection of catalysts, poisoning, experimental techniques. Cross-listed with CENG 253. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.

NANO 260. Nanofabrication Reaction Engineering (4)

Chemical reaction kinetics coupled with material and energy transport processes for fabrication of nanostructured materials and devices. Chemical vapor deposition, etching, and patterning of films. Nanoparticle, nanofiber, and nanotube growth. Theory, simulation, and reactor design. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.

NANO 261. Nanoscale Energy Technology (4)

Examines the role nanotechnology will play in addressing the many scientific and engineering challenges for new energy production. Topics include nanotechnology’s role in improving photovoltaics, fuel-cells, batteries, energy transmission, and conversion of renewable (green) and nonrenewable sources. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.

NANO 262. Nanosensors (4)

This course illustrates how the ability to tailor the properties of nanomaterials can be used for designing powerful sensing and biosensing devices. Nanosensors based on metal nanoparticles, semiconductor nanowires and nanocrystals, and carbon nanotubes will be covered. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.

NANO 263. Magnetic Nanodevices (4)

The basis of magnetism: classical and quantum mechanical points of view. Introduction to thin film and nanomagnetism, including interfacial magnetism, coupling and magneto-transport. Application of nanomagnetism in devices including magnetic recording, MRAM, magnetic processing, and biomedical engineering. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.

NANO 264. Solid-State and Nanochemistry (4)

Course covers concept in nano and solid-state chemistry for graduate students, with the objective of understanding nanomaterials from a chemical perspective. Topics include descriptive crystal chemistry, structure determination, free electron gas and dimensional solids, tight-binding approximation, band structure. Recommended preparation: Background equivalent to NANO 203. Prerequisites: department approval required.

NANO 265. Thermodynamics of Solids (4)

The thermodynamics and statistical mechanics of solids. Basic concepts, equilibrium properties of alloy systems, thermodynamic information from phase diagrams, surfaces and interfaces, crystalline defects. Cross-listed with MATS 201A, MAE 271A and ECE 238A. Prerequisites: None.

NANO 298. Independent Study in Nanoengineering (4)

Independent reading or research on a problem as arranged by faculty member. S/U grades only. Prerequisites: department approval required.

NANO 299. Graduate Research in Nanoengineering (1–12)

Graduate research in nanoengineering. S/U grades only. May be taken for credit four times for a maximum of twelve units. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.

Courses in Chemical Engineering (CENG)

All undergraduate students enrolled in Chemical Engineering courses or admitted to the Chemical Engineering program are expected to meet prerequisite and performance standards, i.e., students may not enroll in any Chemical Engineering courses or courses in another department which are required for the major prior to having satisfied prerequisite courses with a C– or better. (The program does not consider D or F grades as adequate preparation for subsequent material.) Additional details are given under the program outline, course descriptions, and admission procedures for the Jacobs School of Engineering.

Lower Division

CENG 1. The Scope of Chemical Engineering (1)

Demonstrations and discussions of basic knowledge and the opportunities in chemical engineering for professional development. Introduction to campus library and computer resources. Use of personal software tools such as spreadsheeting and student edition of Matlab. P/NP grades only. Prerequisites: none.

CENG 15: Engineering Computation Using Matlab (4)

Introduction to solution of engineering problems using computational methods. Formulating problem statements, selecting algorithms, writing computer programs, and analyzing output using Matlab. Computational problems from nanoengineering, chemical engineering, and materials science are introduced. The course requires no prior programming skills. Cross-listed with NANO 15. Prerequisites: none.

Upper Division

CENG 100. Process Modeling and Computation in Chemical Engineering (4)

Introduction to elementary numerical methods with applications to chemical engineering problems using a variety of problem solving strategies. Error analysis. Concepts of mathematical modeling, material and energy balances, and probability and statistics with applications to design problems. Prerequisites: Chem 6C or consent of instructor.

CENG 101A. Introductory Fluid Mechanics (4)

Kinematics and equation of motion; hydrostatics; Bernoulli’s equation; viscous flows; turbulence, pipe flow; boundary layers and drag in external flows; applications to chemical, structural, and bioengineering. Students may not receive credit for both MAE 101A and CENG 101A. Prerequisites: admission to the major and grades of C– or better in Phys 2A, Math 20D or 21D, and 20E, or consent of instructor.

CENG 101B. Heat Transfer (4)

Conduction, convection, radiation heat transfer; design of heat exchangers. Students may not receive credit for both MAE 101C and CENG 101B. Prerequisites: admission to the major and a grade of C– or better in CENG 101A.

CENG 101C. Mass Transfer (4)

Diffusive and convective mass transfer in solids, liquids, and gases; steady and unsteady state; mass transfer coefficients; applications to chemical engineering and bioengineering. Prerequisites: admission to the major and grade of C– or better in CENG 101A.

CENG 102. Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (4)

Thermodynamic behavior of pure substances and mixtures. Properties of solutions, phase equilibria. Thermodynamic cycles. Chemical equilibria for homogeneous and heterogeneous systems. Prerequisites: CENG 100 and Math 20D, or consent of instructor.

CENG 113. Chemical Reaction Engineering (4)

Principles of chemical reactor analysis and design. Experimental determination of rate equations, design of batch and continuous reactors, optimization of selectivity in multiple reactions, consideration of thermal effects and residence time distribution. Introduction to multi-phase reactors. Prerequisites: CENG 100 and Math 20D, or consent of instructor.

CENG 120. Chemical Process Dynamics and Control (4)

Examination of dynamic linear and linearized models of chemical processes. Stability analysis. Design of PID controllers. Selection of control and manipulated variables. Root locus, Bode and Nyquist plots. Cascade, feed-forward and ratio controls. Prerequisites: admission to the major and grades of C– or better in Math 21D or Math 20D. (Students may not receive credit for both MAE 141A or MAE 143B and CENG 120.)

CENG 122. Separation Processes (4)

Principles of analysis and design of systems for separation of components from a mixture. Topics will include staged operations (distillation, liquid-liquid extraction), and continuous operations (gas absorption, membrane separation) under equilibrium and nonequilibrium conditions. Prerequisites: admission to the major and grades of C– or better in CENG 100, CENG 102, and CENG 101C.

CENG 124A. Chemical Plant and Process Design I (4)

Principles of chemical process design and economics. Process flow diagrams and cost estimation. Computer-aided design and analysis. Representation of the structure of complex, interconnected chemical processes with recycle streams. Ethics and professionalism. Health, safety, and the environmental issues. Prerequisites: admission to chemical engineering major and grades of C– or better in CENG 113 and CENG 122, or consent of instructor.

CENG 124B Chemical Plant and Process Design II (4)

Engineering and economic analysis of integrated chemical processes, equipment, and systems. Cost estimation, heat and mass transfer equipment design and costs. Comprehensive integrated plant design. Optimal design. Profitability. Prerequisites: admission to chemical engineering major and grade of C– or better in CENG 124A.

CENG 176A. Chemical Engineering Process Laboratory I (4)

Laboratory projects in the areas of applied chemical research and unit operations. Emphasis on applications of engineering concepts and fundamentals to solution of practical and research problems. Prerequisites: CENG 113, CENG 122, and MAE 170, or consent of instructor.

CENG 176B. Chemical Engineering Process Laboratory II (4)

Training in planning research projects, execution of experimental work, and articulation (both oral and written) of the research plan and results in the areas of applied chemical technology and engineering operations related to mass, momentum, and heat transfer. Prerequisites: CENG 176A.

CENG 192. Senior Seminar in Chemical Engineering (1)

The Senior Seminar Program is designed to allow senior undergraduates to meet with faculty members in a small group setting to explore an intellectual topic in chemical engineering (at the upper-division level). Topics will vary from quarter to quarter. Senior Seminars may be taken for credit up to four times, with a change in topic, and permission of the department. Enrollment is limited to twenty students with preference given to seniors. Prerequisites: department stamp or consent of instructor.

CENG 199. Independent Study for Undergraduates (4-4)

Independent reading or research on a problem by special arrangement with a faculty member. P/NP grades only. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.

Chemical Engineering Graduate Courses

CENG 205. Graduate Seminar in Chemical Engineering (1)

Each graduate student in chemical engineering is expected to attend one seminar per quarter, of his or her choice, dealing with current topics in chemical engineering. Topics will vary. Prerequisites: none.

CENG 207. Nanomedicine (4)

Introduction to nanomedicine; diffusion and drug dispersion; diffusion in biological systems; drug permeation through biological barriers; drug transport by fluid motion; pharmacokinetics of drug distribution; drug delivery systems; nanomedicine in practice: cancers, cardiovascular diseases, immune diseases, and skin diseases. Prerequisites: none.

CENG 208. Nanofabrication (4)

Basic engineering principles of nanofabrication. Topics include: photo, electron beam, and nanoimprint lithography, block copolymers and self-assembled monolayers, colloidal assembly, biological nanofabrication. Prerequisites: none.

CENG 210A. Fluid Mechanics I (4)

Basic conservation laws, flow kinematics. The Navier-Stokes equations and some of its exact solutions, nondimensional parameters and different flow regimes, vorticity dynamics. Cross-listed with MAE 210A. Prerequisites: MAE 101A-B and MAE 110A, or consent of instructor.

CENG 211. Introduction to Nanoengineering (4)

Understanding nanotechnology, broad implications; miniaturization: scaling laws; nanoscale physics; types and properties of nanomaterials; nanomechanical oscillators, nano(bio)electronics, nanoscale heat transfer; fluids at nanoscale; machinery cell; applications of nanobiotechnology and nanobiotechnology. Prerequisites: none.

CENG 212. Intermolecular and Surface Forces (4)

Development of quantitative understanding of the different intermolecular forces between atoms and molecules and how these forces give rise to interesting phenomena at the nanoscale, such as flocculation, wetting, and self-assembly in biological (natural) and synthetic systems. Prerequisites: none.

CENG 213. Nanoscale Synthesis and Characterization (4)

Examination of nanoscale synthesis—top-down and bottom-up; physical deposition; chemical vapor deposition; plasma processes; sol-gel processing; soft-lithography; self-assembly and layer-by-layer; molecular synthesis. Nanoscale characterization; microscopy (optical and electron: SEM, TEM); scanning probe microscopes (SEM, AFM); profilometry; reflectometry, and ellipsometry; X-ray diffraction; spectroscopies (EDX, SIMS, Mass spec, Raman, XPS); particle size analysis; electrical, optical, magnetic, mechanical, thermal. Prerequisites: none.

CENG 214. Nanoscale Physics and Modeling (4)

Expanded mathematical analysis of topics introduced in CENG 212. Introduction of both analytical and numerical methods through application to problems in nanoengineering. Nanoscale systems of interest include colloidal systems, block-copolymer based self-assembled materials, molecular motors made out of DNA, RNA, or proteins, etc. Nanoscale phenomena including self-assembly at the nanoscale, phase separation within confined spaces, diffusion through nanopores and nanoslits, etc. Modeling techniques include quantum mechanics, diffusion and kinetics theories, molecular dynamics, etc. Prerequisites: CENG 212 or consent of the instructor.

CENG 215. Nanosystems Integration (4)

Discussion of scaling issues and how to carry out the effective hierarchical assembly of diverse molecular and nanoscale components into higher order structures that retain the desired electronic/photonic, structural, mechanical, or catalytic properties at the microscale and macroscale levels. Novel ways to combine the best aspects of both top-down and bottom-up processes to create a totally unique paradigm change for the integration of heterogeneous molecules and nanocomponents into higher order structures. Prerequisites: none.

CENG 221A. Heat Transfer (4)

Conduction, convection, and radiation heat transfer development of energy conservation equations. Analytical and numerical solutions to heat transport problems. Specific topics and applications vary. Cross-listed with MAE 221A. Prerequisites: MAE 101A-B-C or CENG 101A-B-C or consent of instructor.

CENG 221B. Mass Transfer (4)

Fundamentals of diffusive and convective mass transfer and mass transfer with chemical reaction. Development of mass conservation equations. Analytical and numerical solutions to mass transport problems. Specific topics and applications will vary. Cross-listed with MAE 221B. Prerequisites: MAE 101A-B-C or CENG 101A-B-C, or consent of instructor.

CENG 230. Synchrotron Characterization of Nanomaterials (4)

Advanced topics in characterizing nanomaterials using synchrotron X-ray sources. Introduction to synchrotron sources, X-ray interaction with matter, spectroscopic determination of electronic properties of nanomagnetic, structural determination using scattering techniques and X-ray imaging techniques. Cross-listed with NANO 230. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.

CENG 251. Thermodynamics (4)

Principles of thermodynamics of single and multicomponent systems. Phase equilibria. Estimation, calculation, and correlation of properties of liquids and gases. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.

CENG 252. Chemical Reaction Engineering (4)

Analysis of chemical rate processes; complex kinetic systems. Chemical reactor properties in steady state and transient operations; optimal design policies. The interaction of chemical and physical transport processes in affecting reactor design and operating characteristics. Uniqueness/multiplicity and stability in reactor systems. Applications of the heterogeneous reactor systems. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.

CENG 253. Heterogeneous Catalysis (4)

Physics and chemistry of heterogeneous catalysis. Adsorption/desorption kinetics, chemical bonding, isotherms, kinetic models, selection of catalysts, poisoning, experimental techniques. Cross-listed with NANO 259. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.

CENG 254. Biochemical Engineering Fundamentals (4)

Introduction to microbiology as relevant to the main topic, biological reactor analysis. Fermentation and enzyme technology. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.

CENG 255. Electrochemical Engineering (4)

Fundamentals of electrochemistry and electrochemical engineering. Structure of the double layer, cell potential and electrochemical thermodynamics, charge transfer kinetics, electrochemical transport phenomena, and introduction to colloidal chemistry. Applications such as corrosion prevention, electroplating, reactor design, batteries and fuel cells. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.

CENG 256. Biomaterials and Biomimetics (4) 

Fundamental ways engineers adopt and adapt ideas from nature and make new engineering materials. Protein-based structural materials; biomineralization; biosilification, calcium-carbonates, calcium-phosphates, composite mechanics applied to natural materials; biomimetic pattern formation, biomimetic adhesion: attachment devices-mechanisms in nature, biomimetic adhesives; biomimetic flight. Cross-listed with NANO 252. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.

CENG 258: Special Topics in Chemical Engineering (4)

Directed study in chemical engineering using topics not covered in regular course offerings. Prerequisite: consent of instructor and department stamp.

CENG 259. Seminar in Chemical Engineering (4)

Presentations on research progress by graduate students and by visitors from industrial and academic research laboratories. May be repeated for credit. S/U grades only. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.

CENG 296. Independent Study in Chemical Engineering (4)

Independent reading or research on a problem as arranged by a faculty member. Must be taken for a letter grade only. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.

CENG 299. Graduate Research in Chemical Engineering (1–12)

S/U grades only. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.