NME 220 – Spring 2013
Introduction to Molecular and Nanoscale Principles
Course Coordinator: Professor René M. Overney
245 Benson, 206-543-4353, E-mail the instructor
Vance Jaeger (e-mail: email@example.com), Benson Hall, B17
(e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org), Foege Hall, N310
GWN 301 (Lecture – attendance mandatory)
F 1:30-2:20 MLR 301 (Recitation – attendance mandatory)
Overney: W 1:30-2:30 (Benson 245)
Jaeger: Thu 12:30 - 1:30 (Benson B17)
Weintraub: Thu 1:30 - 2:30
Course Textbook: Nanotechnology – Understanding
Small Systems (2nd Ed.) by B. Rogers et al., CRC Press (2011)
Prerequisites: Either CHEM 142, CHEM 144, or
CHEM 145; either MATH 126 or MATH 136; PHYS 121
The course provides an introduction to nanotechnology
and nanoscience based on fundamental principles. It introduces the students
to macroscopic limits of material properties and molecular structures,
interaction forces, molecular transport properties, thermodynamic
principles, cooperative and nanoscale phenomena, and device and process
Specific Course Objectives:
theories and concepts of nanoscale systems based on fundamental principles,
- give students an appreciation
for the importance of nanotechnology in science and engineering,
- provide a basis
for continuing education in molecular and nanoscale science and
progress is measured with weekly homework and exams, whether students master
the theories and concepts of nanoscale systems.
Course Credit and Attendance
credit is based on the performance in Homework and Participation in Class
and Recitation (20%), Exam 1 (25%), Exam 2 (25%) and
Exam 3 (30%). Attendance is required for lectures and recitations.
one-hour exams and a two-hour comprehensive third exam. All
examinations are required, and there will be no make-ups. Missing an
examination or not turning one in is graded as a failure (0.0).
assigned electronically on Monday
and due the following Monday at the beginning of the
lecture at 12:30 p.m.
and Solutions are posted at
is graded based on effort! To pass this course a 75 % HW score is required.
as part of the homework.
1 No Lecture – HW1 and Reading
24 Exam 1: Wednesday, 12:30-1:20 p.m. (GWN
May 15 Exam
2: Wednesday, 12:30-1:20 p.m. (GWN
May 27 Holiday
7 Exam 3: Friday, 12:30-2:20 p.m. (GWN & MLR
If any student has a learning disability
or other special needs, please inform the instructor the first week of
class so we can make special arrangements to accommodate you.
Programs in Nanoscience and Molecular Engineering (NME)
NME 220 is a required course for NME
Option Programs offered at the University of Washington (http://www.moles.washington.edu/academics/nme/
For more information or questions
concerning specific departmental NME Option Programs, please contact the
appropriate departmental Student Advising Office: