Gregory Salamo
Director
205 NANO
479-575-5931
salamo@uark.edu

Min Zou
Co-Director
212 NANO
479-575-6671
mzou@uark.edu

nano@uark.edu
http://nano.uark.edu

Nanotechnology Minor Faculty Coordinators and Curriculum Committee

  • Gregory Salamo, Distinguished Professor, Physics
  • Min Zou, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Jin-Woo Kim, Professor, Biological and Agricultural Engineering
  • David Zaharoff, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Donald Keith Roper, Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Gregory J. Thoma, Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Jingyi Chen, Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Fisher Yu, Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering
  • Steve Tung, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Po-Hao Adam Huang, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

The Nanotechnology minor is an interdisciplinary program that provides students with foundational knowledge and skills related to the emerging field of nanotechnology, including hands-on experience in several major areas of nanotechnology, such as synthesis of nanomaterials, nanoscale imaging, nanostructure assembly and manipulation, device and system integration, and performance evaluation. The Nanotechnology minor draws faculty expertise and coursework from the College of Engineering and the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences and utilizes state-of-the-art equipment and facilities at the Institute for Nanoscience and Engineering. The Nanotechnology minor is intended to prepare participating students for a career in which nanotechnology is playing an increasingly important role, and increase students' research competitiveness for graduate studies. The Nanotechnology minor is designed to be accessible to students majoring in engineering, physics, or chemistry and biochemistry. It is open to all students who have the necessary prerequisites to enroll in the courses that constitute the minor.

Requirements for the Nanotechnology Minor


Students wishing to participate in the Nanotechnology minor must declare participation formally. The students are required to meet with the faculty coordinator of an individual department who will help the student to develop a list of courses suitable for the minor and a schedule for taking those courses. Examples of model programs for each participating department are given below.

Students need to take a total of 15 credit hours, which includes 6 credit hours of required courses and 9 credit hours of elective courses and must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses used to fulfill the requirements of the Nanotechnology minor.

Required Courses (6 hours)
Nanotechnology Laboratory3
Nanotechnology Laboratory (Fa)
Honors Nanotechnology Laboratory (Fa)
Nanotechnology Laboratory (Fa)
Honors Nanotechnology Laboratory (Fa)
Nanotechnology Laboratory (Fa)
Honors Nanotechnology Laboratory (Fa)
Nanotechnology Laboratory (Fa)
Honors Nanotechnology Laboratory (Fa)
Nanotechnology Laboratory (Fa)
Honors Nanotechnology Laboratory (Fa)
Nanotechnology Research (Independent Study or Honors Thesis in nanotechnology)3
Students can choose from the following courses:
Special Problems (Sp, Su, Fa)
Honors Thesis (Sp, Su, Fa)
Honors Thesis (Sp, Su)
Honors Individual Study (Sp, Su, Fa)
Special Problems (Sp, Su, Fa)
Chemistry Research (Sp, Su, Fa)
Special Problems (Sp, Su, Fa)
Honors Special Problems (Irregular)
Individual Study in Mechanical Engineering (Sp, Su, Fa)
Honors Mechanical Engineering Research (Sp, Fa)
Senior Thesis (Sp, Su, Fa)
Projects (Irregular)
Honors (Sp, Su, Fa)
Elective Courses
A minimum of 9 hours of elective courses selected from the following:9
Measurement and Control for Biological Systems (Sp)
Honors Measurement and Control for Biological Systems (Sp)
Transport Phenomena in Biological Systems (Fa)
Food and Bio-Product Systems Engineering (Fa)
Biosensors & Bioinstrumentation (Odd years, Sp)
Food and Bio-Product Systems Engineering (Fa)
Biomaterials (Fa)
Biomolecular Engineering (Sp)
Advanced Biomaterials and Biocompatibility (Irregular)
Chemical Engineering Materials Technology (Sp)
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I (Fa)
Instrumental Analysis (Sp)
Energy Conversion and Storage (Even years, Fa)
Nanotechnology in Engineering & Medicine (Irregular)
Semiconductor Devices (Irregular)
Introduction to Nanomaterials and Devices (Irregular)
MEMS and Microsensors (Fa)
Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering (Sp, Su, Fa)
Introduction to Tribology (Irregular)
Materials Laboratory (Irregular)
Electronics in Experimental Physics (Odd years, Sp)
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (Fa)
Physics of Devices (Odd years, Fa)
Solid State Physics (Even years, Sp)
Introduction to Optical Properties of Materials (Even years, Sp)
or from other appropriate courses not on this list if approved first by the Nanotechnology Minor Curriculum Committee and by the course instructor.

Below are model programs for students from different participating departments. Students also have the flexibility to design their own programs according to the stated requirements above.

Model program for a student majoring in Biological Engineering

Required Courses (6 hours)6
Nanotechnology Laboratory (Fa)
Honors Nanotechnology Laboratory (Fa)
Special Problems (Sp, Su, Fa)
Honors Thesis (Sp, Su, Fa)
Elective Courses (9 hours)9
Measurement and Control for Biological Systems (Sp)
Honors Measurement and Control for Biological Systems (Sp)
Food and Bio-Product Systems Engineering (Fa)
Biosensors & Bioinstrumentation (Odd years, Sp)

Model program for a student majoring in Biomedical Engineering

Required Courses (6 hours)6
Nanotechnology Laboratory (Fa)
Honors Nanotechnology Laboratory (Fa)
Honors Thesis (Sp, Su)
Honors Individual Study (Sp, Su, Fa)
Elective Courses (9 hours)9
Biomaterials (Fa)
Biomolecular Engineering (Sp)
Advanced Biomaterials and Biocompatibility (Irregular)

Model program for a student majoring in Chemical Engineering

Required Courses (6 hours)6
Nanotechnology Laboratory (Fa)
Honors Nanotechnology Laboratory (Fa)
Special Problems (Sp, Su, Fa)
Elective Courses (9 hours)9
Chemical Engineering Materials Technology (Sp)
CHEG 5023
Nano Bio Photonics (will be co-listed 4000-level course in the future)
CHEG 4043
Colloids and Surfaces

Model program for a student majoring in Chemistry

Required Courses (6 hours)6
Nanotechnology Laboratory (Fa)
Honors Nanotechnology Laboratory (Fa)
Chemistry Research (Sp, Su, Fa)
Elective Courses (9 hours)9
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I (Fa)
Instrumental Analysis (Sp)
Energy Conversion and Storage (Even years, Fa)

Model program for a student majoring in Electrical Engineering

Required Courses (6 hours)6
Nanotechnology Laboratory (Fa)
Special Problems (Sp, Su, Fa)
Honors Special Problems (Irregular)
Elective Courses (9 hours)9
Nanotechnology in Engineering & Medicine (Irregular)
Semiconductor Devices (Irregular)
Introduction to Nanomaterials and Devices (Irregular)

Model program for a student majoring in Mechanical Engineering

Required Courses6
Nanotechnology Laboratory (Fa)
Honors Nanotechnology Laboratory (Fa)
Individual Study in Mechanical Engineering (Sp, Su, Fa)
Honors Mechanical Engineering Research (Sp, Fa)
Elective Courses9
Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering (Sp, Su, Fa)
Introduction to Tribology (Irregular)

Model program for a student majoring in Physics

Required Courses (6 hours)6
Nanotechnology Laboratory (Fa)
Honors Nanotechnology Laboratory (Fa)
Senior Thesis (Sp, Su, Fa)
Honors (Sp, Su, Fa)
Elective Courses (9 hours)9
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (Fa)
Solid State Physics (Even years, Sp)
Introduction to Optical Properties of Materials (Even years, Sp)