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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Nanotechnology and Nanosensors, Part1 by Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

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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....

Top reviews

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 Pratikshrivastav

Aug 30, 2020

Overall it was fun, interactive, knowledgeable .

By Solanki M B

Jan 9, 2019

can i get certificate for complete this course ?

By Usha S K

Jun 21, 2020

The course was very interesting and exciting

By kausar n m

May 12, 2020

very nice course, easy to understand

By Manali G

May 10, 2017

Nice course. Learnt many new things

By Mihir K S

Oct 3, 2020

Nice Content and Good Instructor.

By Jorge A A L

May 6, 2020

It is a good intermediate course

By gourav m

Aug 7, 2020

good and excellent lecture.

By Priya M

May 16, 2020

Good Opportunity to learn

By Navya M K

Jun 3, 2020

its good and useful

By Chandan B

Aug 16, 2020

It was really good


Apr 13, 2017

very good course

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By Nischay

Jun 4, 2020

Nice course

By Aakash v

May 12, 2017

good enough

By Pacha J

Jul 3, 2020


By Brad M

Oct 14, 2020

The course content was adequate for the topic, unfortunately the execution was quite lacking.

Most of the video lectures were the prof reading directly from the text book. I found it easier to learn the content by reading by myself. The frequent mispronunciation of many of the words by the presenter was very distracting.

It was only the occasional embedded video that supplemented the printed material that was worth watching, and even some of that was questionable as to its merit.

I also found that some of the quiz questions were from sections of the text that were covered in subsequent videos. In addition, the wording of some of the questions made no sense. It would be a good idea to have someone familiar with this material proof read the quizzes.

[I would be happy to perform this task in return for credit to apply towards course certificates.]

It was unclear exactly how to submit the written projects. I don't think the "attached file method" was functional, and had to cut and paste the text into one of the text boxes before it would appear in the submitted content for review. (and which of the two should it go in?) The first student review that I performed was also lost so I had to do four of them before I could see my marks.

Lastly, the written projects were poorly done. The last one in particular seemed to be more of a gleaning of ideas from the students for future development by the prof. The topic was more IoT and less nanotechnology and Nano sensors. The poor execution of this course makes me re-consider taking part II, even though I am really interested in learning the material.

By Abbas A

Jun 19, 2020

Watch the lectures and read the book. The book is very informative. The professor is very knowledgeable. Mots learning is done outside of course lectures. Establish group dynamics very early on. This class makes substantial use of peer-review and grading can often feel arbitrary.

By Chinmay D

Sep 26, 2020

The quizzes had a few irrelevant questions along with some questions from lectures of the upcoming weeks. The pacing of the course, along with the content delivery, was a bit fast and could be improved. The videos explaining various tools and techniques were really helpful.

By Muhammad A A

Sep 1, 2018

The course contents were really informative and well delivered. Maybe in the future you could add more practical examples of nanosensors and the detailed description of how each sensor works. But as for introductory level the course was really good.

By Tanushree G

Jul 4, 2020

Tough the syllabus and the course material is highly up to date and informative respectively, but the professor isn't actually explaining anything or interacting at all. He does zero eye contact and is plainly reading out the slides.

By Gj

Jun 3, 2017

The accent of the speaker is not understandable, I had to learn by the e-book provided with course in extra materials. However the was good to pursue

By Eoin P

May 18, 2017

very good. I dont agree with the peer review system. Quizes are a better idea.

By Katarzyna S

Apr 27, 2020

Videos are intresting, but the assigments were't interesting for me.