Nanotechnology and Soft Matter

Course Information
TitleΝανοτεχνολογία και Χαλαρή Ύλη / Nanotechnology and Soft Matter
SchoolChemical Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID20002631

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos CΗīmikṓn Mīchanikṓn (2021-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesSpring-5

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
General Prerequisites
Physical Chemistry I and II are recommended as prerequisites
Learning Outcomes
With the successful completion of the course, the students should be able to: -understand the peculiarities and the behavior of nanomaterials and nanostructures -understand the broad spectrum of phenomena and applications of nanoscience and nanotechnology -combine previous knowledge of physical chemistry, materials and chemical engineering and apply them to the production of innovative materials based on soft matter
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction to nanostructures, nanomaterials and soft matter. Modern techniques for the characterization of nanostructures and nanomaterials. Bulk phases vs. interfaces and interphases. Theory of wetting phenomena. Preparation and characterization of superhydrophobic and superhydrophilic surfaces. Introduction to biomimetic and supramolecular chemistry. Association colloids. Modern applications of nanomaterials and colloids and perspectives in soft matter developments and applications.
Interfaces, nanosystems, colloids, superhydrophobicity, self-assembly
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Computer slides and presentations, use of the electronic platform "elearning" for communication with the students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment43
Written assigments65
Student Assessment
Term paper / project . 20% of final mark Final written exams. 80% of final mark
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Κ. Παναγιώτου, Διεπιφανειακά Φαινόμενα και Κολλοειδή Συστήματα. Ζήτη 1998
Additional bibliography for study
J. Berg, An Introduction to Interfaces and Colloids, The bridge to Nanoscience, World Scientific, New Jersey, 2012 Ch. Poole and F. Owens, Introduction to Nanotechnology, Wiley-Interscience, New York, 2003
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