Nanotechnology 101 Lecture Series




Welcome to Nanotechnology 101 (nano101), a series of lectures designed to provide an undergraduate-level introduction to nanotechnology. In contrast, the Nanotechnology 501 series offers lectures directed at the graduate and professional level.

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In This Series

  1. New Directions in MEMS for Wireless Harsh-Environment Sensors

    Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Dimitrios Peroulis

  2. Non-Conjugated Radical Polymers as an Emerging Class of Transparent Conductors for Flexible Polymer Thermoelectric Applications

    Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Bryan W. Boudouris

    Thermoelectric devices are capable of converting low-value waste heat energy into higher value electricity in a silent, direct manner and without the need for moving parts. As such, they present themselves as promising, environmentally-friendly energy conversion modules. Polymer-based...

  3. Quantum Dots: Artificial Atoms & Molecules in the Solid-State

    Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Rajib Rahman

    In this lecture, I will describe how quantum dots are similar to atoms in the periodic table, with the exception that these artificial atoms can be engineered to suit the needs of various applications. Starting from the quantum mechanics of the Hydrogen atom, I will describe two simple models of...

  4. Implantable Networks of Wireless Nanoelectronic Devices

    Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Pedro Irazoqui

  5. Overview of Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM)

    Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ron Reifenberger

    An introductory talk about scanning probe microscopes (SPMs) at the undergraduate level to explain what an SPM does and how it functions.

  6. Introduction to Molecular Dynamics

    Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Alejandro Strachan

    This short presentation will describe the idea behind MD simulations and demonstrate its use in real applications.

  7. Single Molecule Imaging in Live Cells

    Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Kenneth Ritchie

    Bacteria, such as Escherichia coli and Caulobacter crescentus, are the most studied and perhaps best-understood organisms in biology. The advances in understanding of living systems gained from these organisms are immense....

  8. Low Temperature Plasmas: A Foundation for Future Technologies

    Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Sergey Macheret

  9. Introduction to Molecular Dynamics

    Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Alejandro Strachan

  10. Surprising Nanophotonic Phenomena in Nature and Photonic Modeling with S4

    Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Peter Bermel

    I will show how S4sim, a transfer matrix-based optical simulation tool available on can be used to precisely calculate these behaviors. A few exciting real-world applications of this work will also be briefly discussed.