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Physics of NanoBiosystems

01UCXPE

A.A. 2022/23

Course Language

Inglese

Course degree

Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Nanotechnologies For Icts (Nanotecnologie Per Le Ict) - Torino/Grenoble/Losanna

Course structure
Teaching Hours
Lezioni 54
Esercitazioni in laboratorio 6
Teachers
Teacher Status SSD h.Les h.Ex h.Lab h.Tut Years teaching
Ricciardi Carlo Professore Associato FIS/03 54 0 6 0 4
Teaching assistant
Espandi

Context
SSD CFU Activities Area context
FIS/03
ING-INF/01
3
3
C - Affini o integrative
B - Caratterizzanti
Attività formative affini o integrative
Ingegneria elettronica
Valutazione CPD 2021/22
2022/23
Biology and medicine are probably the principal application fields of nanotechnologies. On the other hand, more and more micro/nanosystems are bio-inspired, i.e. they are developed thanks to design rules taken from nature. In this context, the term nanobiosystem can refer to very different devices and applications dealing with nanoscale phenomena coupled with biological units (biomolecules, cells, ...). Examples are: lab-on-chip (LOC), artifical synapses, nanobiosensors, theranostic nanoparticles, DNA nanomachines, etc... The course, on the second semester of the first year of Master of Science in Nanotechnologies For ICTs, deals with the scaling at micro and nanosize of main physical phenomena involved in biomedicine. The student will gain the ability to comprehend how a nanosystem can link to biological functions, thus being able to design a nanobiosystem. The course is entirely taught in English.
Biology and medicine are probably the principal application fields of nanotechnologies. On the other hand, more and more micro/nanosystems are bio-inspired, i.e. they are developed thanks to design rules taken from nature. In this context, the term nanobiosystem can refer to very different devices and applications dealing with nanoscale phenomena coupled with biological units (biomolecules, cells, ...). Examples are: lab-on-chip (LOC), artifical synapses, nanobiosensors, theranostic nanoparticles, DNA nanomachines, etc... The course, on the second semester of the first year of Master of Science in Nanotechnologies For ICTs, deals with the scaling at micro and nanosize of main physical phenomena involved in biomedicine. The student will gain the ability to comprehend how a nanosystem can link to biological functions, thus being able to design a nanobiosystem. The course is entirely taught in English.
The student will gain the following knowledge about: - new concepts on materials properties at micro/nano-scale - design of micro/nano-biosystems - fundamentals of artificial synapses - fundamentals of micro/nano-fludics - fundamentals of micro/nano-mechanics - biomedical applications (diagnostics) of M/NEMS and LOC The student will gain the following skills: - ability to understand and identify the key properties of micro/nano-scale materials and devices - ability to exploit micro/nano-scale phenomena - ability to exploit nanobiosystems for biomedical applications (diagnostics)
The student will gain the following knowledge about: - new concepts on materials properties at micro/nano-scale - design of micro/nano-biosystems - fundamentals of artificial synapses - fundamentals of micro/nano-fludics - fundamentals of micro/nano-mechanics - biomedical applications (diagnostics) of M/NEMS and LOC The student will gain the following skills: - ability to understand and identify the key properties of micro/nano-scale materials and devices - ability to exploit micro/nano-scale phenomena - ability to exploit nanobiosystems for biomedical applications (diagnostics)
- General physics (mechanics, thermodynamics, electromagnetisms, optics) - Fundamentals of chemistry - Elements of quantum mechanics and electronics - Elements of materials science - Elements of micro and nanofabrication
- General physics (mechanics, thermodynamics, electromagnetisms, optics) - Fundamentals of chemistry - Elements of quantum mechanics and electronics - Elements of materials science - Elements of micro and nanofabrication
The course is divided in four parts: I. Scaling of classical physics; quantum effects in nanoparticles and resistive switching devices (1,5 cfu) II. Fundamentals of micro/nano-fluidics (1,5 cfu) III. Fundamentals of micro/nano-mechanics (1 cfu) IV. Sensor science and case studies of nanobiosystems for diagnostics (2 cfu)
The course is divided in four parts: I. Scaling of classical physics; quantum effects in nanoparticles and resistive switching devices (2 cfu) II. Fundamentals of micro/nano-mechanics (1 cfu) III. Fundamentals of micro/nano-fluidics (2 cfu) IV. Sensor science and case studies of nanobiosystems for diagnostics (1 cfu)
The course structure is mainly lesson in class, with some exercises during the lectures. An experimental session at laboratories of DISAT – Department of Applied Science and Technologies is scheduled at the end of the course, where students, in small groups and under professor supervision, will implement an experiment based on nanomechanical sensors.
The course structure is mainly lessons (in class or online or blended, depending on emergency conditions), with some exercises during the lectures. An experimental session at laboratories of DISAT – Department of Applied Science and Technologies is scheduled during the course, where students, in small groups and under professor supervision, will implement an experiment based on nanomechanical sensors. If the students will not be allowed in the lab, data sets will be directly given to the students to be analyzed.
Reading materials comprehend the slides uploaded by the teacher on the website (“portale della didattica”), as well as supporting papers uploaded on the same site. Demonstration are made on the blackboard, with reference to the following books: Senturia, Microsystem Design, Kluwer Tabeling, Introduction to Microfluidics, Oxford Press Colin, Microfluidics, Wiley Schmid, Villanueva, Roukes, Fundamentals of Nanomechanical Resonators, Springer
Reading materials comprehend the slides uploaded by the teacher on the website (“portale della didattica”), as well as supporting papers uploaded on the same site. Demonstration are made on the blackboard, with reference to the following books: Senturia, Microsystem Design, Kluwer Tabeling, Introduction to Microfluidics, Oxford Press Colin, Microfluidics, Wiley Schmid, Villanueva, Roukes, Fundamentals of Nanomechanical Resonators, Springer
Modalità di esame: Prova scritta (in aula); Prova orale facoltativa; Elaborato scritto prodotto in gruppo;
Exam: Written test; Optional oral exam; Group essay;
Final exam is composed by: - a written exam of 90 minutes with definitions, demonstrations and open questions on issues discussed during the course; any use of educational material (books, notes, slides, etc.) is interdicted - an optional oral presentation on close examination of a topic suggested by the teacher or a detailed report with data analysis on the lab experience (up to 3 added points). The written test is mandatory, it is passed with a score of at least 18/30 and the maximum mark is 30/30. The exam aims to test the student ability to understand and revise the topics covered in class lectures.
Gli studenti e le studentesse con disabilità o con Disturbi Specifici di Apprendimento (DSA), oltre alla segnalazione tramite procedura informatizzata, sono invitati a comunicare anche direttamente al/la docente titolare dell'insegnamento, con un preavviso non inferiore ad una settimana dall'avvio della sessione d'esame, gli strumenti compensativi concordati con l'Unità Special Needs, al fine di permettere al/la docente la declinazione più idonea in riferimento alla specifica tipologia di esame.
Exam: Written test; Optional oral exam; Group essay;
Final exam is composed by: - a written exam of 90 minutes with definitions, demonstrations and open questions on issues discussed during the course; any use of educational material (books, notes, slides, etc.) is interdicted; - up to 2 points can be added with an optional oral presentation on close examination of a topic suggested by the teacher (two research papers to be analyzed) or a report with a detailed data analysis on the lab experience (outcomes for data analysis are given by the teacher assistant during the lab). The written test is mandatory, it is passed with a score of at least 18/30 and the maximum mark is 30/30. The exam aims to test the student ability to understand and revise the topics covered in class lectures.
In addition to the message sent by the online system, students with disabilities or Specific Learning Disorders (SLD) are invited to directly inform the professor in charge of the course about the special arrangements for the exam that have been agreed with the Special Needs Unit. The professor has to be informed at least one week before the beginning of the examination session in order to provide students with the most suitable arrangements for each specific type of exam.
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