About this Course
Learn about novel sensing tools that make use of nanotechnology to screen, detect and monitor various events in personal or professional life. Together, we will lay the groundwork for infinite innovative applications, starting from diagnosis and treatments of diseases, continuing with quality control of goods and environmental aspects, and ending with monitoring security issues. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 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 two parts 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 two parts of the course are 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: hhossam@technion.ac.il _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 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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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Section
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1 hour to complete

Nanowire-based Sensors

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Reading
5 videos (Total 69 min), 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Definition and Properties of Nanowires14m
Fabrication of Nanowires18m
Sensing Application of Nanowires11m
Nanowires Sensors for Gas Sensing Applications22m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Nanowire-based Sensors20m

2

Section
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1 hour to complete

Carbon Nanotube-based Sensors

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Reading
4 videos (Total 60 min), 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Fabrication and Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes14m
Sensing Application of Carbon Nanotubes18m
Carbon Nanotubes Sensors for Gas Sensing Applications16m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Carbon Nanotube-based Sensors18m

3

Section
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3 hours to complete

Sensors based on Nanostructures of Metal Oxide

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Reading
3 videos (Total 47 min), 2 quizzes
Video3 videos
Sensing Mechanisms for Metal Oxide Gas Sensors10m
Improvements in Sensitivity for Metal Oxide Sensors15m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Sensors Based on Nanostructures of Metal Oxide18m

4

Section
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1 hour to complete

Sensors based on Polymeric Nanostructures

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Reading
4 videos (Total 66 min), 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Synthesis of Polymeric Nanostructures14m
Sensors Based on Polymeric Nanostructures13m
Polymeric Nanostructures Sensors for Gas Sensing Applications22m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Sensors Based on Polymeric Nanostructures20m

5

Section
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9 hours to complete

Electronic Skin Based on Nanotechnology

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Reading
3 videos (Total 42 min), 2 quizzes
Video3 videos
Electronics Skin Based on Nanowires and Field Effect Transistors13m
Electronic Skin Based on Gold Nanoparticles and Carbon Nanotubes13m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Electronic Skin Based on Nanotechnology14m
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Top Reviews

By JBJun 8th 2017

Excellent course, I congratulate Professor Haick for his dedication to the organization of the subjects and their explanation in each class

By OOJul 6th 2017

This course was tasking but very rewarding! I came from 0% Nanotechnology knowledge to 80% with this course. It has improved my creativity.

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Prof. Hossam Haick

Head of the Laboratory for Nanomaterial-Based Devices (LNBD) and Volatile Biomarkers

About Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

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