nanoHUB is a project hosted by Purdue University’s (Indiana, US) Network for Computational Nanotechnology. A successful online community has been created over a number of years. My Nov. 16, 2010 posting noted that they had over 150,000 users at that time. Their latest (Dec. 2, 2011) newsletter notes a new initiative, nanoHUB-U,
We are launching a series of online short courses on nanoscience and nanotechnology that will be offered over the next couple of years. This initiative builds on the open content we have on nanoHUB.org. We think the approach is unique – the courses are designed to be broadly accessible without many prerequisites, and the material is presented in an original way. Students get access to a completely new set of lectures not available on nanoHUB, extensive lecture notes, exams, homeworks, Q & A forums, and exercises using nanoHUB tools.
We’re starting with Prof. Supriyo Datta’s Fundamentals of Nanoelectronics on January 23, 2012.
Here’s a little more information about the course from the registration page,
Fundamentals of Nanoelectronics Part I: Basic will be the first offering of two, five-week online courses. This offering is based on unique courses developed at Purdue, whose videotaped lectures posted on the nanoHUB have attracted 75,000+ viewers since 2004, with enthusiastic reviews. Part I is accessible to anyone familiar with calculus and elementary differential equations.
Here’s a little information about the instructor,
Supriyo Datta is the Thomas Duncan Distinguished Professor at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University. He is a Fellow of the IEEE (Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and the APS (American Physical Society) and his books
- Electronic Transport in Mesoscopic Systems, Cambridge (1995)
- Quantum Transport: Atom to Transistor, Cambridge (2005)
are standard in the field. This course is based on his soon to be published book
* Lessons from Nanoelectronics: A New Perspective on Transport, World Scientific (2012)
which seeks to convey the key concepts to non-specialists.
He has received IEEE Technical Field Awards both for research and for graduate teaching and was recently awarded the Procter Prize for “outstanding contribution to scientific research and demonstrated ability to communicate the significance of this research to scientists in other disciplines.”
This course is $30US.