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Syllabus for

Academic year
KFK181 - Bionanotechnology
Syllabus adopted 2014-02-13 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPNAT
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering

Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students
Block schedule: C

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0107 Examination 5,0 c Grading: TH   5,0 c   31 May 2018 pm SB,  06 Oct 2017 am M,  28 Aug 2018 am M
0207 Laboratory 2,5 c Grading: UG   2,5 c    

In programs

MPNAT NANOTECHNOLOGY, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)


Bitr professor  Aldo Jesorka


KFK180   Bionanotechnology


In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

Course specific prerequisites

General knowledge in chemistry corresponding to Kemi med biokemi (KOK041, General chemistry, 21 ECTS credits). Knowledge of inorganic and organic chemistry corresponding to Oorganisk och organisk kemi (KOK080, Inorganic and organic chemistry, 9 ECTS credits).


The objectives of the course is to teach several aspects of nanotechnology including fabrication in soft and solid materials, self-assembly, self-organization, thin film deposition, thin-film technology, and many more. The course furthermore teaches various aspects of nanofluidics and microfluidics, as well as chemical reaction dynamics in small-scale systems.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

Learning goals:
  • Understand the fundamentals, concepts, current applications and potentials of bionanotechnology
  • Fabricate microfluidic devices and apply them
  • Manipulate probe and characterize single cells
  • Be able to select and apply appropriate analytical methods
  • Know the chemical and biological foundations of self-assembly and self-organization on the nanoscale


  • Optical spectroscopy, UV/VIS-, NIR-, R- and Raman
  • Fluorescence & laser-based instrumentation,
  • Optical, electron- and scanning-probe-microscopy
  • Hydrodynamics in microfluidic and nanofluidic systems
  • Microfabrication, miniaturized bioanalysis, biomimetic
    systems, cell-based sensors, single-cell manipulation
  • Biosensors, microscale drug screening, array-techniques for bioanalysis,
  • Supramolecular and macromolecular design,
  • Self-organization & self-assembly
  • Molecular recognition

Laboratory Exercises:
Microfabrication, Microfluidics, Single-cell manipulation, Single cell biosensors. Lab reports are mandatory.


Laboratory exercises.


The course is not based on a particular text book. Course scripts will be provided. Recommended reading:

 "Nanobiotechnology: Concepts, Applications and Perspectives"  av C. M. Niemeyer and C. A. Mirkin


Written exam .

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