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Nanotechnology Applications: Issues In Implementing Engineering Technology Curriculum

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2005 Annual Conference


Portland, Oregon

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June 12, 2005

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June 12, 2005

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June 15, 2005



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Curriculum Development in Manufacturing ET

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10.956.1 - 10.956.11



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Venkitaswamy Raju

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Nanotechnology Applications: Issues in Implementing Engineering Technology Curriculum

Venkitaswamy Raju and Prema Muthuswamy

School of Engineering Technologies State University of New York-Farmingdale Farmingdale, NY 11735

A. Introduction

Nanotechnology deals with working on matter at the molecular scale. It promises to revolutionize the way in which we live and change our world for ever. From the design and manufacture of electronics products to production of medicine and treatment of patients, nanotechnology offers enormous advantages over other technologies employed thus far. Educational institutions can help shape the way in which nanotechnology is employed in industry by educating engineers and technologists and providing leadership in research and technology transfer. Academic programs in nanotechnology will be interdisciplinary in nature and will require far larger resources than required in the past of traditional technology programs. This paper will provide a brief account of nanotechnology, present the worldwide activities in the development and application of nanotechnology and the need to prepare engineers and technologists for nanotechnology implementation in industry. It will then outline the curricular elements leading undergraduate and graduate level education in nanotechnology. It will also discuss the key issues relating to the development and implementation of a nanotechnology curriculum. In view of the current state of development of nanocomposites and their role in many industries, special emphasis will be placed on the development of a lab for nanocomposities. The broader curricular elements that will be dealt in the paper are:

Topics in Nanoprocessing and Biomedical Technology Topics in Micro and Nanofabrication Bio Nano Manufacturing Processes Bio Nano Manufacturing for Pharmaceutical Applications Nano Materials and Composites Manufacturing Nano Scale Electronics Manufacturing

B. Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology is the creation of functional materials, devices, and systems through control of matter on the nanometer (1 to 100+ nm) length scale and the exploitation of novel properties and phenomena developed at that scale. Nanotechnology represents a scientific and technological revolution that is based upon the ability to systematically “Proceedings of the 2005 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright 2005, American Society for Engineering Education”

Raju, V. (2005, June), Nanotechnology Applications: Issues In Implementing Engineering Technology Curriculum Paper presented at 2005 Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon. 10.18260/1-2--15029

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