Science and Technology of Nanomaterials (ML807)

Course Name: 

Science and Technology of Nanomaterials


M.Tech. in Materials Engineering




Elective Courses (Ele)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-0-0) 3

Course modules and teaching hours: 

Introduction: Definitions, classification, fundamental principles, fullerences, nanoparticles, nanoclusters, nanowires, nanotubes, nanolayers, nanopores, supramolecules. Properties: Size dependence of properties such as electrical, physical, optical and chemical. Synthesis: Top-down and bottom-up approaches, plasma arcing, chemical vapor deposition, electrodeposition, sol-gel synthesis, high energy milling/ball milling, nanolithography, self assembly, Langmuir-Blodgett films. Characterization: Scanning tunneling microscopy, transmission electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy. Application: Nanomachines and nanodevices, impact of nanomaterials in the areas of materials manufacturing, health care,data storage, clean energy etc. Society and nanotechnology: Challenges and fears, impact on health and environment.


Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Contact us

Dr. Ravishankar K. S, Head
Department of MME, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangaluru - 575 025
Karnataka, India.
  • Hot line: +91-0824-2473050

Contact details for Placements and Interships


Faculty Co-ordinator: Dr. Saumen Mandal 

Student Co-ordinator: Yoganath P