Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Students get familiar with current topics in multidisciplinary nanoscience and nanotechnology.

The course provides a general introduction to various topics in rapidly evolving nanotechnology such as nanolithography, fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, graphene and other 2D materials, quantum dots, self-assembly, quantum computation, magnetoresistance, molecular electronics, nanoelectronics measurement strategies, NEMS and sensors, quantum-confined optoelectronics, organic optoelectronic nanostructures, photonic crystals, biomimetic nanostructures and nanofluidics.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 02.03.2022 - 13.04.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Harri Lipsanen, Zhipei Sun, David Mackenzie, Nicklas Anttu

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Multidisciplinary nanoscience and nanotechnology including brief introduction to key topics such as nanolithography, self-assembly, scanning probe microscopy, nanocarbons, semiconductor quantum dots and nanowires, molecular electronics, single electron devices, quantum computing, magnetoresistance, NEMS, semiconductor and organic optoelectronic nanostructures, photonic crystals, biomimetic nanostructures and nanofluidics.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Home exercises and exam.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures, exercises, exam 39 h 
    Independent study 78 h


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lecture slides, exercise material and additional supporting material

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    7 Affordable and Clean Energy

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Spring IV

    2021-2022 Spring IV

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.