What does the word “nano” mean? Why is there so much interest in all things nano? This course aims to introduce you to the exciting world of nanotechnology. You will learn about the basic chemistry and physics that reveal the exciting properties of the nanoworld. Hands-on experiments and demonstrations will enable you to explore nanoscale phenomena through a scientific perspective and shed light on how these intriguing materials can improve society. At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to explain what makes the “nano” so interesting and how this new type of matter will directly influence your life.
- Synthesize your own nanostructured materials in exciting laboratory experiments.
- Utilize cutting-edge scientific instrumentation to understand your nanomaterial.
- Gain valuable experience in nanoscience research.
Dr. Jared Baker is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Elmira College. He teaches a variety of chemistry courses, including General and Analytical Chemistry as well as Instrumental Analysis. An analytical chemist by training, Dr. Baker’s research interests incorporate the use of chromatographic and electrophoretic separation techniques in new and novel ways to investigate problems of environmental interest. Many of his current projects involve the investigation of nano-scale phenomena and the potential environmental impact of engineered nanomaterials.