804023 What you always wanted to know about nanoparticles (and never dared to ask) (in Eng.)

Vorlesung und Seminar
Vortragende/r (Mitwirkende/r)
Tan, Cherng-Wen Darren , Ehmoser, Eva-Kathrin , Part, Florian
Angeboten im Semester
Wintersemester 2018/19
Unterrichts-/ Lehrsprachen


Nanotechnology is one of the "hot topics" of our time. News reports and public opinions range from hype to hysteria about safety concerns.

In this course we will address a wide range of questions and issues concerned with nanomaterials including their technological and biomedical potential and the possible impact on cells, organisms and the environment.

•Nanomaterial definitions: natural vs. man-made (engineered or ENMs) nanomaterials; differences of nanomaterials vs. bulk materials; Nanomaterials used today
• Investigating on the nano scale: Methods and technologies for characterization of ENMs (from scattering to spectroscopic methods); Synthesis and manufacturing of ENMs; Fabrication and Functionalization
• Nano risk assessment: Nanotoxicity – a valid term?; Nano risk assessment of a selected product; Possible effects of ENMs on living systems; Models, calculations and simulations for ENM exposure, distribution, etc; Cell culture and animal models for nano risk assessment


After completing the course the students …
-Can describe the special characteristics of nano-structured materials.
-Know different methods for ENM fabrication and analysis.
-Understand the critical aspects of ENM risk assessment for organisms and the environment.
-Understand the need for standardization in the field of nanotechnology (especially tracing methods), know current efforts and strategies and are able to critically assess the ongoing developments.
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