Nanoscience is leading to the next industrial revolution...
Nanoscience is about the phenomena that occur in systems with nanometer dimensions, where unique aspects of nanosystems and material functions arise. Nanomaterials are opening up remarkable promise for new development of most modern technologies.
The course introduces students to the theory and fundamentals of synthetic methods, structure-property relationships, characterisation of nanomaterials, and application in plastic opto-electronics, biomedical and diagnostic devices, disease therapy and drug delivery. This course would aid anyone as a practitioner in the field of nanomaterials.
What do I do in this course?
Topics in CHEM3014 allow students to develop a thorough understanding of how chemical principles apply to the design, synthesis and application of nanomaterials science and nanotechnology.
  • Understand molecular structure-property relationships.
  • Justify molecular interaction in nanoscale.
  • Realise mechanisms of nanomaterials.
  • Develop skills to propose synthetic routes to nanomaterials.
  • Apply nanochemistry to practical nanoscience and vice versa.
  • Develop written and oral communication skills.
Career relevance of this course:
Nanoscience is an exciting, cutting-edge discipline.
Chemistry and nanomaterials science and nanotechnology impacts on a large range of discipline areas, where in-depth knowledge of materials chemistry and nanotechnology is essential.
To develop advanced materials, scientists need to have a strong understanding of chemical functions and how to apply and how to synthesise these.  Materials science has been an established major employer of chemistry graduates, while nanotechnology is rapidly gaining in importance.
Importantly, students are increasingly required to develop broad quantitative expertise and strong communication skills. The concepts covered and practices involved in CHEM3014 will provide the knowledge applicable to advanced studies, research and industry placements.
Program planning advice:
The course coordinator recommends this course for inclusion in the Chemistry & Chemical Biology field of the Chemical Sciences dual major in the BSc. It is also recommended for inclusion in the Chemistry major in the BSc and in the Chemical Biotechnology major in the BBiotech.

For an official description of this course, including prerequisites and contact hours, and for the official rules of programs, including majors requirements, see the UQ Programs & Courses website.