Fundamentals in Nanoscience 2019

Course details

Fundamentals in Nanoscience, NANS1001
Time: 6.9.2019–29.11.2019
Lectures: Every Friday at 9-12 in YNC330
Dr. Kaisa Helttunen (nanochemistry)
Prof. Jussi Toppari (nanophysics)
Prof. Gerrit Groenhof (nanobiology)
Credits: 6 ECTS
Evaluation: General scale, 0-5
Registration: Sisu

Learning outcomes

After passing this course the student has an overview about nanoscience. He/she recognizes the size-classes and the main properties of nano-objects. He/she will learn fundamentals of the theoretical and experimental techniques in nanoscience. After the course, he/she has a clear picture about scientific literature in nanoscience and he/she can fluently provide short concise presentations from various themes in nanoscience.


The course is taught by specialists from fields of physics, chemistry and biology. Introduction of the general ideas and concepts of nanoscience. Topics include physical, chemical and biological aspects of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Completion methods

Every week includes 2-3 h lectures plus one optional hour for discussion. The course contains teamwork sessions, where students presents their findings on given topics in teams. Students also write essays about given topics about nano science. An estimated time for the home work is 8 h weekly. An exam takes place at the end of the course.

Assessment details

Accepted grade requires the basic knowledge from the nano sciences.The essays and team-works for each student will be evaluated individually. The weight of the exam is 50% of the whole grade.


Basic knowledge from physics, chemistry and biology.

Course material

Material distributed at the lectures, plus the students participate in preparation of the study-material.