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Course Descriptions

Engineering Physics at Rose-Hulman will provide students with a unique opportunity to learn the foundation concepts of physics and make a concentrated study in micro and nano technology. Engineering physicist will be able to apply both scientific and engineering approaches to a wide variety of problems which otherwise is not possible with any traditional engineering or science degree.

EP 380 - Nanotechnology, Entrepreneurship & Ethics

  • Credit Hours: 3.5R-1.5L-4C
  • Term Available: S
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Corequisites: None

Scaling laws in small systems; mechanical, biological, fluidics, and thermal systems. Nanomaterials and nanofabrication. Nanomechanics: cantilever oscillation, atomic-force microscopy (AFM) and its applications, nano-biotechnology, machinery of cell, and molecular motors. Nanoscale optics, Nanoscale heat: conduction, convection, and blackbody radiation. Basics of fluidics, nanoscale fluidics and applications, entrepreneurship and ethics, concepts and tools in innovation and social impacts of nanotechnology.