Learn from the best this fall… take CHME 467/567 Nanoscience & Nanotechnology

It’s not everyday you get to learn from one of the most prolific and respected researchers in a particular field of study.  This is your chance!  This course is taught by renowned educator and nanoscience researcher, Dr. Hongmei Luo.  Dr. Luo has been recognized for excellence in both engineering education and nanoscience and electrochemical research by her peers in numerous professional organizations:

  • 2016 Robert L. Westhafer Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Activity, NMSU
  • 2016 Distinguished Career Award from University Research Council for Exceptional Achievements in Creative Scholarly Activity, NMSU
  • 2016 Nanoscience Research Leader Award, Publishing Division of Cognizure
  • 2015 Advisor for the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad, China Scholarship Council, for Gen Chen’s Ph.D study at NMSU
  • 2015 Outstanding Reviewer for the Journal of Power Sources, Elsevier, Netherlands
  • 2015 Bromilow Award for Research Excellence, NMSU College of Engineering
  • 2014 Bromilow Award for Teaching Excellence, NMSU College of Engineering
  • 2014 Ed and Harold Foreman Faculty Excellent Award, NMSU College of Engineering
  • 2012 the Early Career Award from University Research Council for Exceptional Achievements in Creative Scholarly Activity, NMSU
  • 2009 Research Accomplishment Award, Superconductivity Technology Center, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • 2008 Research Accomplishment Award, Superconductivity Technology Center, Los Alamos National Laboratory

This is a lecture/laboratory course designed to present the basic concepts, the techniques and the tools to synthesize and characterize nanometer scale materials, and the latest achievements in current and future nanotechnology applications in engineering, materials, physics, chemistry, biology, electronics and energy. It is intended for a multidisciplinary audience with a variety of backgrounds. This course should be suitable for graduate students as well as advanced undergraduates. Topics covered will include: nanoscience and nanotechnology, nanofabrication, self-assembly, colloidal chemistry, sol-gel, carbon nanotubes, graphene, thin film, lithography, physical vapor deposition, chemical vapor deposition, quantum dots, lithium batteries, X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, nanoelectronics, nanophotonics and nanomagnetics, etc. Taught with PHYS 520 and CHME 567.  Crosslisted with: PHYS 467 and PHYS 520. Prerequisite(s): (CHEM 116 or CHEM 112G) AND (PHYS 211 or PHYS 215) AND (EH&S Safety training to include the courses: (1) Employee & Hazard Communication Safety (HazCom); (2) Hazardous Waste Management; and (3) Laboratory Standard.).

This course is one of the electives available to students pursuing the Materials Engineering minor offered through CHME.


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