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Latest Online Courses

Thermal Resistance in Electronic Device  (nanoHUB-U's first short-short course)
Eric Pop, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
Mark Lundstrom, Don and Carol Scifres Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University


Welcome to nanoHUB-U

Transcending disciplines with short courses accessible to students in any branch of science or engineering.

Cutting-edge topics distilled into short lectures with quizzes, homework, and practice exams.

Self-paced courses

  • Learn at your own pace.

Instructor-led courses

Coming Soon:

  • Nanophotonic Modeling (edX), October 2016, Sign up for this new free course!
  • BioDesign: Cellular Design Principles (edX), February 2017

Full semester courses in nanoHUB-U format

  • Learn about the fundamentals of nanoelectronics, solid state devices, and quantum transport in full semester courses in the nanoHUB-U format.


  • Use nanoHUB-U on your campus


  • nanoHUB-U currently offers certificates only for instructor-led courses through edX.

Q & A Forums

Faculty-curated Q & A pages for specific topics.

Visit a particular forum to get answers or to submit a question.

Transport Fundamentals - Bottom-Up Approach

Transport Fundamentals - Ballistic Conductance and Conductivity

Transport Fundamentals - NEGF


Lessons from Nanoscience

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nanoHUB-U courses

edX Instructor-Led Courses


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Certificates are available with successful completion of an instructor-led course.

  • Nanophotonic Modeling (edX) COMING SOON, October 2016,
    Peter Bermel, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University
  • BioDesign:  Cellular Design Principles (edX), February 2017
    Jenna Rickus, Professor of Biological Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University

edX Archived Courses

  • Muhammad Ashraful Alam, Jai N. Gupta Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University
  • Pedro Irazoqui, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, Associate Head of Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University

Self-Paced Courses

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