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Thomas Duncan Distinguished Professor, Purdue University.
Well-known both for his contributions to scientific research, and for his ability to communicate.
Elected to the National Academy of Engineering for his work on quantum transport modeling in nanoscale electronic devices.
Reviews from live online offering in Spring 2012
“Thank you very much for a very well organised and a very well taught course. The teaching by Prof. S.Datta was so awesome that it has inspired me to become a Nano Scientist.”
“I loved the course! Professor Datta is one of the best lecturers I have ever had the pleasure to assist a class from. He is very clear in thought and very direct to the point.“
“I was very pleased with the lecture style. It was very appropriate for the online video format. It felt like our professor was having a conversation or a chalk talk and not so much lecturing to 500+ students. His explanations were clear and logical. The homework problems and quiz questions are very helpful.”
“The course is extremely well organized. The instructor is amazing in explaining the concepts in a simple and very effective way. The homework and quizzes provide us with hands on knowledge and complement the topics taught very well.
The time allocated for each lecture is very good. Many other online lectures span an hour to deliver the same amount of information. Here the information is crisp and conveyed to us in a well planned manner. The use of different colours in explaining the concepts was very important and was done very well.”
Prof. Supriyo Datta presented nanoHUB-U’s first online courses in Spring 2012: Two 5-week courses refined and condensed from his original 2-semester (30 weeks) course on Nanoelectronics and Quantum Transport at Purdue University.
Nearly a thousand students registered for these courses, and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive:
“The course was just awesome…. and Prof Datta’s style of delivering lecture is mind blowing.”
Over 35% of those registered went on to complete the exams and receive proofs of completion and digital badges.
We have now made these courses available in self-paced format.
Both these courses are intended to be broadly accessible to students in any branch of science or engineering.
Part 1 assumes basic familiarity with calculus and elementary differential equations. Part 2 also requires familiarity with matrix algebra.
NO prior acquaintance with quantum mechanics is assumed.
Part 1: Basic Concepts
is designed to convey, the key concepts developed in the last 20 years which constitute the fundamentals of nanoelectronics and mesoscopic physics:
Part 2: Quantum Models
provides an introduction to more advanced topics, including the Non-Equilibrium Green’s Function (NEGF) method widely used to analyze quantum transport in nanoscale devices:
S.Datta, Lessons from Nanoelectronics: A New Perspective in Transport, World Scientific (2012). World Scientific
Nanoelectronic devices are an integral part of our life, including the billion-plus transistors in every smartphone, each of which has an active region that is only a few hundred atoms in length.
Fundamentals of Nanoelectronics, Parts 1 and 2, are unique courses developed at Purdue designed to convey the new concepts that have emerged since 1985, which constitute the fundamentals of nanoelectronics and mesoscopic physics.
Even with NO prior background in quantum mechanics, you should learn about cutting-edge developments and concepts that will prepare you for research in nanoelectronics.
Indeed we hope you will be excited to join the field and help invent the new devices that will shape the electronics of this century and meet its challenges.
This self-paced course is available at no cost to anyone with a nanoHUB.org account.
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