Spain, Barcelona

Discovering the Fascinating World of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

when 25 June 2019 - 12 July 2019
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 840

This course aims at introducing the student into the world of nanoscience and nanotechnology as emerging scientific disciplines with the potential of revolutionizing and changing human´s way of life. The course will be divided into three sections to help the student to discover and grasp the great power of the small.
The first one has the objective to introduce the student in the concept of nanoscale, in the ingredients that drove the birth of such fields together with the impact that can have in our society and more importantly in the fundamentals behind the emerging of new phenomena and properties at the nanoscale inconceivable in the macroscopic world.
The second section will introduce the student to the synthesis, properties and applications of nanomaterials. Special attention will be paid on nanomaterials with novel capabilities that can be exploited for applications in sustainable energy, health, environmental remediation and information and communication technology.
The last section will provide the student with the tools for approaching the nanoworld for its visualization, characterization and modification. The student will acquire theoretical and practical knowledge in the main steps of nanofabrication of functional nanosystems.

Course leader

Maria Jose Esplandiu and Xavier Borrise
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona/ Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB)

Target group

The UAB Barcelona Summer School is open to standing local and international undergraduates and graduates students. International students who have been accomplished the first year of their undergraduate or at least the 50% of their first year credits at their home university could also be enroled at the programme. A working knowledge of the language instruction is highly recommended.

Course aim

This course aims at introducing the student into the world of nanoscience and nanotechnology as emerging scientific disciplines with the potential of revolutionizing and changing human´s way of life.

Credits info

6 EC
All subjects are accredited with 6 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) that your university might transfer to you own degree programme (depending on your home university’s regulations), especially if it has a mobility programme in place with the UAB.

Fee info

EUR 840: Full course's registration fee.

Scholarships

No.