Nanotechnology Semester 7 (BE Fourth Year) BE Biotechnology University of Mumbai Topics and Syllabus

CBCGS [2019 - current]
CBGS [2015 - 2018]
Old [2000 - 2014]


100 Basics and Scale of Nanotechnology
  • Introduction, Scientific revolutions, Time and length scale in structures, Definition of a nanosystem, Dimensionality and size dependent phenomena, Surface to volume ratio-Fraction of surface atoms, surface energy and surface stress, surface defects, Properties at nanoscale (optical, mechanical, electronic and magnetic)
200 Different Classes of Nanomaterials
  • Classification based on dimensionality, Quantum Dots, Wells and Wires, Carbon-based nano materials (buckyballs, nanotubes, graphene), Metalbased nanomaterials (nanogold, nanosilver and metal oxides), Nanocomposites, Nanopolymers, Nanoglasses, Nano ceramics, Biological nanomaterials
300 DNA and Protein Based Nanostructures
  • DNA-gold particle conjugates, Polymer nanocontainers, Nanopores and nanomembranes for biochemical sensing, Micro and nanofluidic devices in biological studies, Peptide nanotubes and their applications in electronics, antibacterial agents; protein self assembly, nanochips, nanopolymers
400 Nano-bioanalytics
  • Luminescent Quantum Dots for Biological Labeling, Nanoparticle Molecular Labels
  • Surface Biology: Analysis of Biomolecular Structure by Atomic Force Microscopy and Molecular Pulling-Force Spectroscopy, Biofunctionalized Nanoparticles for Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering and Surface Plasmon Resonance, Bioconjugated Silica Nanoparticles for Bioanalytical Applications
500 Nanotechnology in Food, Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Nanocomposites for food packaging, nanomaterials in cosmetics, Regenerative medicine -Nanostructured collagen mimics in tissue engineering, synthesis of nanodrugs, polymeric nanoparticle for Drug and gene delivery, Micelles for drug delivery, Nanotechnology in cancer research, Preparation of nanobiomaterials - Polymeric scaffolds collagen, Elastins, Mucopolysaccharides, proteoglycans, cellulose and derivates, Dextrans, Alginates,Pectins, Chitin
  • Toxicity and Environmental Risks of Nanomaterial

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