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World Scientific Publishing Company: Lessons from Nanoscience

More than 50 years of research and development have created the sophisticated technologies that have shaped the world we live in. The transformation of engineering education from the practice-driven vacuum tube era to our science-driven semiconductor era played an important role in this success. Today we face new challenges in educating students, engineers, and applied scientists for a new era of electronics. Engineers will continue to need a deep understanding of their specialty, but they now also need a much broader understanding of science and technology than in the past. They need to be comfortable working from the atomic scale to the macroscale – from the materials and devices level to the system level. Lessons from Nanoscience aims to bring new approaches and new ways of thinking to materials, devices, and systems. The goal is to re-think the way we teach these topics so that working from the nanoscale to the system scale is seamless and intuitive. The Lessons from Nanoscience lecture notes series is one component of an ambitious educational initiative that includes free, online short courses offered through nanoHUB-U.

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Lessons from Nanoscience Lecture Notes may:

  • Treat fundamental concepts in a way that seamlessly connects the nanoscale to the macroscale 
  • Provide starting points for those just entering new fields of science or technology 
  • Discuss techniques once restricted to specialists that are now becoming widely used. 

Lessons from Nanoscience Lecture Notes are:

  • Short (150-350 pages) 
  • Broadly accessible without a long set of pre-requisites. 
  • Published by World Scientific in low cost paperback versions. 

Authors who share our vision for an exciting new era of electronics driven by new approaches to education are invited to contact us with their ideas and submit a Prospectus.


Mark Lundstrom and Supriyo Datta, series editors
Purdue University
lundstro@purdue.edu, datta@purdue.edu

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Current titles


Vol. 5 Lessons from Nanoelectronics by Supriyo Datta, Purdue University


Vol. 2 Near-Equilibrium Transport: Fundamentals and Applications, by Mark Lundstrom, Purdue University and Changwook Jeong, Purdue University



Vol. 3 Thermal Energy at the Nanoscale, by Tim Fisher, Purdue University



Vol. 4  Fundamentals of Atomic Force Microscopy, Part I: Foundations, by Ronald Reifenberger, Purdue University



Vol. 6 Fundamentals of Nanotransistors by Mark Lundstrom, Purdue University



Vol. 7 Applied Thermal Measurements at the Nanoscale by Zhen Chen, Southeast University, China, and Chris Dames, University of California, Berkeley

Forthcoming titles in the series:

Fall 2016: Mark Lundstrom, Purdue University, Essential Physics of Nanoscale Transistors

Spring 2017: Muhammad Alam, Purdue University, Nano-biosensors: Three Easy Pieces

Fall 2017: Alejandro Strachan, Purdue University, Atomistic View of Materials

Fall 2017: Avik Ghosh, University of Virginia, Nanoelectronics: A Molecular View

Spring 2018: Jaijeet Roychowdhury, Univ. of California Berkeley, Developing Simulation-Ready Compact Models

Spring 2018: Kaustav Banerjee, Univ. of California Santa Barbara, Circuit Design Perspectives: the NANO approach

Fall 2018: Tsu-Jae King Liu, Univ. of California Berkeley, and Nuo Xu, Samsung Semiconductors Inc., FinFET Design and Applications

Fall 2018: Zhen Chen and Chris Dames, Univ. of California Berkeley, Applied Thermal Measurements at the Nanoscale

Fall 2018: Babak Ziaie, Introduction to Neural Interfaces

Fall 2018: Ali Shakouri, Energy Conversion Devices from Nanoscale to Macroscale

Fall 2018: Juan Carlos Cuevas (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), Edgar Meyhofer (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor), Pramod Reddy (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) Thermal Radiation at the Nanoscale

Spring 2019: Tony Low, Univ. of Minnesota, 2D Materials Device Physics

Spring 2019: Saeed Mohammadi, Purdue University, Nano-Devices: From Device Modeling to Circuit and System Implementation

Related on-line resources can be found at:

nanoHUB-U and Electronics from the Bottom Up