CHEN40810 Nanomaterials

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module is designed to give a broad introduction to nano-engineering as they relate to the formation of both nanomaterials as well as surfaces, with controlled functionality. Amongst the topics covered are: synthesis of nanomaterials, characterization techniques for evaluating their chemical and physical properties, and their applications in various industries. There is an emphasis on topics relevant to current research areas within the School, with particular emphasis on energy and sustainability. The module has a strong focus on industrial applications of Nanotechnology. Examples of applications in energy production, energy storage and sustainability will be demonstrated.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to:

- Synthesize nanomaterials with controlled morphologies and functionality, such as spheres, tubes, rods, plates, cuboids etc.
- Identify and apply the most appropriate methods for engineering their surfaces in order to tailor their functionality according to the targeted application.
- Apply various characterization techniques as to study their physical, mechanical and chemical properties and their surfaces.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the role of nanotechnology in industrial applications.

Learning outcomes on transferable skills:

- Critical thinking and problem solving.
- Working effectively in a multidisciplinary environment.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
- Lectures with clear learning outcomes and real life examples.
- Interactive learning environment where questions and brief discussions take place.
- Constructive feedback will be given throughout the module's timeframe.
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

At least a 2:1 in Chem or Mech Eng

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Class Test: Assessment 1 will be based on the lectures given from week 1 to week 6. Week 7 n/a Graded No


Examination: End of term examination will be based on reading material given during the term. 1 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No


Class Test: Assessment 2 will be based on lectures given from week 7 to week 12. Week 12 n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

General and constructive feedback on the assignments will be given to the class. If individual feedback is requested, this will become available to the student if the request is within reason.

Name Role
Dr Marziyeh Jannesari Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Thurs 12:00 - 12:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Wed 13:00 - 13:50