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About the Course

Nanotechnology and nanosensors are broad, interdisciplinary areas that encompass (bio)chemistry, physics, biology, materials science, electrical engineering and more. The present course will provide a survey on some of the fundamental principles behind nanotechnology and nanomaterials and their vital role in novel sensing properties and applications. The course will discuss interesting interdisciplinary scientific and engineering knowledge at the nanoscale to understand fundamental physical differences at the nanosensors. By the end of the course, students will understand the fabrication, characterization, and manipulation of nanomaterials, nanosensors, and how they can be exploited for new applications. Also, students will apply their knowledge of nanotechnology and nanosensors to a topic of personal interest in this course. ---------------- COURSE OBJECTIVES The course main objective is to enhance critical, creative, and innovative thinking. The course encourages multicultural group work, constructing international 'thinking tanks' for the creation of new ideas. Throughout the course, you will be asked to reflect upon your learning, think "out of the box", and suggest creative ideas. The course is set to encourage the understanding of: 1. The importance of nanoscale materials for sensing applications. 2. Approaches used for characterizing sensors based nanomaterials. 3. Approaches used for tailoring nanomaterials for a specific sensing application. 4. Metallic and semiconductor nanoparticles. 5. Organic and inorganic nanotubes and nanowires. 6. Optical, mechanical and chemical sensors based on nanomaterials. 7. Hybrid nanomaterial-based sensors. ---------------- We recommend that you read the following supplementary reading materials: -Jiří Janata, Principles of Chemical Sensors, Springer, 2d Edition (1989). -Roger George Jackson, Novel Sensors and Sensing, CRC Press (2004). _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Teaching Team About Professor Haick Hossam Professor Hossam Haick is an expert in the field of nanotechnology, nanosensors, and non-invasive disease diagnosis. Prof. Haick is the recipient of the prestigious Marie Curie Excellence Award, ERC Award, and the FP-7 Health Award. He is also the recipient of more than 42 international honors and prizes for his achievements, including a Knight of the Order of Academic Palms (conferred by the French Government) and the “List of the World’s Top 35 Young Scientists”, and the Discovery Award of the Bill & Melinda Gates. Prof. Haick is the founder and the leader of a European consortium of eight universities and companies for the development of advanced generation of nanosensors for disease diagnosis. He also serves as an associate editor of the two journals and serves as an advisory consultant to the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) – the world's authority for chemical information - a senior scientific advisory member of several national and international companies and institutes, and as a scientific evaluator in the European Commission. Email: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Course Staff Meital Bar-Segev, Teaching Assistant: Received her B.A. (Cum Laude) in Chemistry and B.Sc (Cum Laude) in Materials Engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (both in 2010). During her studies, she worked in a student position at Tower Semiconductors Ltd. After graduation she worked at Alfred Mann Institute in the Technion (AMIT) as a process development engineer. Currently, she performs her Ph.D. degree (direct track) in the Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute (RBNI) of the Technion under the supervision of Prof. Hossam Haick. The research of Meital focuses is the development of electronic skin based on nanoparticles. Abeer Watted, Teaching Assistant: Received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Transportation and Highways Engineering from the Technion. She is a Ph.D. student at the Faculty of Education in Science and Technology at the Technion, under the supervision of Asst. Prof. Miri Barak. She received a second master degree in Educatu in Science and Technology from the Technion in 2013. Her research focuses on science education and inquiry-based laboratories. Currently, Abeer works as a lecturer at Al-Qasemi Academic College of Education, where she serves also as the head of Civil Engineering Department. Maya Usher, Teaching Assistant: Received her B.A. and M.A. (Cum Laude) in Communication Studies from Sapir Academic College and Ben Gurion University- Israel (2009; 2013 respectively). Currently, Maya is a PhD. candidate at the Faculty of Education in Science and Technology at the Technion, under the supervision of Asst. Prof. Miri Barak. Her research focuses on examining online collaborative learning in small multicultural groups. Muhammad Khatib, Teaching Assistant: Received his B.Sc in Biochemical Engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (2015). His final research project, conducted with Prof. Avi Schroeder, dealt with harnessing liposome-based drug delivery systems to applications in precise agriculture. Currently, he performs his Ph.D. (special track) in the Department of Chemical Engineering of the Technion under the supervision of Prof. Hossam Haick, and his research focuses on self-healing devices for monitoring infectious diseases. Miri Barak, Pedagogical Advisor: Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Education in Science and Technology, Technion- Israel Institute of Technology. She is the Head of the Science and Learning Technologies group and the advisor of graduate students. Her academic activities focus on developing, integrating, and evaluating science education curricula at school and higher education levels. Her studies involve the use of information and communication technologies (ICT), with emphasis on emerging web-2.0 and cloud applications, to foster meaningful learning and high-order thinking....

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Nov 29, 2018

Nice course. Thanks to Professor Dr. Hossam Haick & his team for this valuable nanotechnology & nanosensors syllabus. everything was done perfect. syllabus, quiz and all. Thanks one and all. Great..


Jun 28, 2017

The course was very good and interesting and very much informative i like to have some more courses in terms of IOT devices, web based program development and industrial automations

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By 王照娟

Dec 10, 2019

This course has helped me a lot, not only provides me with the professional knowledge, also let me feel the ideological differences between people from different areas, complete thoughts and academic impact.

By Dr.Shridhar N M

Apr 25, 2020

Skillful course. Thanks to Professor Dr. Hossam Haick & his team for the worthful nano-technology & nano-sensors syllabus. Everything was done perfect. syllabus, quiz and all.

Thanks one and all. Great.

By Yasuri N P

Mar 20, 2021

Actually, this is a good course. This course content is really interesting and also helpful to improve my basic knowledge of nanotechnology and it always encourage to develop my future research studies.


Feb 4, 2022

Very interesting course. I have access to basic knowledge of nanotechnology and nano semiconductors. The applications of nanosemiconductors are really vast and need us to explore it.

By namal d

Sep 1, 2021

This course is the one of the best course i have participated and learn lot of things related to nanotechnology.Also professor explained all the lessons in comprehensive way.

By Deepa A

Jul 10, 2020

This course content of all different types of nanomaterials and techniques to determine them. Besides this it also covered various aspects of nanotechnology

By Christian

May 22, 2019

The information of this course is very good and the excellent explanation, even for people who do not speak English is understood wonderfully, Great Course.

By Iron M A

Apr 10, 2020

The content of the topic is relevant to Chemistry, Engineering, etc. This is a good start for those students who wants to hone their skills in Nanoscience.

By Paulina G

Jun 5, 2017

Course was very interesting and was connected with my field of studies. I have lernet a lot of new information and I liked my own work during project.

By Shankar J

Jul 1, 2020

The course on Nanotechnology and Nanosensors part1 is well designed in all respects.

Worth taking this course.

The content provided is too good

By Mukesh B

Aug 6, 2020

A very deep understanding about nano technology. A great course and i will recommend for people having deep interest in electronics.

By Jesús A C B

Apr 9, 2017

Excellent course, I leave very motivated to redirect my career towards the area of nanotechnology applied in the field of medicine

By Irvin G C H

Nov 21, 2019

I like the information it has and I think this course is very useful for everyone who wants to introduce himself to nanotechnology

By Anjali R

Dec 30, 2021

This was my first course in coursera and it was really fun to do. I got basic knowledge regarding Nanotechnology which I needed.


Jul 16, 2020

The lecture is amazing to watch and enjoyable every word he is discussing contain some information i really liked the lecturer

By Harold L

Jul 8, 2020

great course with great course information! A great supplement to anyone taking courses or needing a refresher in this area.


Jun 2, 2020

Well designed introduction to nanoscience and nanotechnology. Conceptual clarity and the focus of the course is remarkable.

By Dr.Ch. R S K

Jul 18, 2020

The course is organized in good manner and I was specially impressed with the procedure project is implemented.

By Ravi S

Apr 22, 2020

very good course you will learn the basic of nano materials their way of explaining the things is also very good

By Mohammed f

Jun 24, 2020

It was good experience. The way you taught us that was good. And for that, I want to say thank you soooooo much

By Hebaalshater

Aug 31, 2020

It is amazing course .I have learned alot abou nanotechnology. the professor taught in a simple and easy way.


May 15, 2020

It's very good to learn from courseera we gained a lot of knowledge which is useful for our career Thank a lot

By Hiếu T T

Dec 3, 2021

This is a useful course for the fundamental knowledge of nano. I hope people in this field may be interested.

By V K

May 14, 2020

Wonderful course, It has given us so much in depth knowledge on the nano scale devices and materials. Thanks.

By Bala K

Aug 6, 2021

This was a beautiful and well organized course, it gave me a lot of self confidence and belief in my talents