BIONANOTECHNOLOGY

BIONANOTECHNOLOGY

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Code
84336
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 11159 BIOENGINEERING (LM-21) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ING-IND/34
LANGUAGE
Italian (English on demand)
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA ( BIOENGINEERING)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Nanotechnology and bionanotechnology: definitions, history, markets nanoscale phenomena nanostructured materials natural biological assemblies at the nanoscale techniques to characterize and manipulate at the nanoscale biomolecules and molecular recognition.

Teaching methods

Combination of traditional lectures (42 hours), scientific seminars given by invited scientist (4 hours), and classroom discussion of the scientific papers presented by each student (10 hours) , hands-on sessions in laboratory (8 hours). 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

•    Nanoscale phenomena and quantum structures: Schrodinger equation, potential well, tunnel effect
•    Surfaces and interfaces: surface energy, crystallography, physical and chemical adsorption
•    Surface and thin film characterization techniques
•    Microscopy techniques: X-ray, Scanning Electron (SEM), Transmission Electron (TEM), Scanning Probe (SPM)
•    Single molecule force spectroscopy techniques
•    Synthesis and properties of nanomaterials: nanoparticles, conductive polymers, carbon nanotubes, graphene and carbon derivatives
•    Nanodevices for controlled drug release, for biomedical imaging, nanobiosensors

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Appointments by e-mail.

Ricevimento: By appointment via email

Exam Board

ROBERTO RAITERI (President)

LAURA PASTORINO (President)

DAVIDE FRANCESCO RICCI

ERMANNO DI ZITTI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Combination of traditional lectures (42 hours), scientific seminars given by invited scientist (4 hours), and classroom discussion of the scientific papers presented by each student (10 hours) , hands-on sessions in laboratory (8 hours). 

EXAMS

Assessment methods

Oral presentation to the class of a specific topic proposed by the teacher which has been further developed by the student, plus an oral test on the course contents