Nanostructured Materials is a graduate level course offered at RPI for those interested in the science and technology of a new class of materials that has been making a silent revolution in the last decade. The common ground here is that the building blocks of these materials, be it metal, ceramic or polymers, are nanometer size particles (and hence the name nanostructured materials). It is realized that the properties of materials can be engineered by controlling the sizes of these building blocks in the 1-100 nm size range and their assembly. The emphasis in this course is to introduce students to the science of the building blocks of nanostructured materials, their chemical and structural characterization, material behavior, and the technological implications of these materials. Special attention is devoted to presenting new developments in this field and future perspectives.


Funding Provided by NSF CTS-9871894 and DMR-9733028 (CAREER)

Designed by Marco Aimi

& Revised by Sheldon Sequeira