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Wankat, Phillip C. – Chemical Engineering Education, 2009
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology started the first US chemical engineering program six score years ago. Since that time, the chemical engineering curriculum has evolved. The latest versions of the curriculum are attempts to broaden chemical engineering to add product engineering, biology and nanotechnology to the traditional process…
Descriptors: Chemical Engineering, Engineering Education, Curriculum Development, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Ramalho, Maria J.; Pereira, M. Carmo – Journal of Chemical Education, 2016
In this work, a laboratory experiment to introduce graduate students to nanotechnology is described. Students prepared poly(lactic-"co"-glycolic acid) (PLGA) nanoparticles using two different synthesis procedures, a single and a double emulsion-solvent evaporation method. The students also performed a physicochemical characterization of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Laboratories, Laboratory Experiments, Science Experiments
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Allam, Yosef; Tomasko, David L.; Trott, Bruce; Schlosser, Phil; Yang, Yong; Wilson, Tiffany M.; Merrill, John – Chemical Engineering Education, 2008
A micromanufacturing lab-on-a-chip project with a nanotechnology component was introduced as an alternate laboratory in the required first-year engineering curriculum at The Ohio State University. Nanotechnology is introduced in related reading and laboratory tours as well as laboratory activities including a quarter-length design, build, and test…
Descriptors: Science Laboratories, Computer Storage Devices, Biomedicine, Engineering Education
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Sharpe, Erica; Andreescu, Silvana – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
We describe a laboratory experiment that employs the Nanoceria Reducing Antioxidant Capacity (or NanoCerac) Assay to introduce students to portable nanoparticle-based paper sensors for rapid analysis and field detection of polyphenol antioxidants. The experiment gives students a hands-on opportunity to utilize nanoparticle chemistry to develop…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Laboratories, Laboratory Experiments, Science Experiments
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Pense, Christine M.; Cutcliffe, Stephen H. – Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 2007
Nanotechnology promises to amend an understanding of elemental properties, alter the basic techniques of manufacturing, and improve disease diagnosis. There is a disconnect among the positive predictions of scientists and researchers, the fears of public interest groups, and the developers of products. A new framework for evaluating the social…
Descriptors: Public Opinion, Technology, Science and Society, Case Studies
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Mankidy, Bijith D.; Coutinho, Cecil A.; Gupta, Vinay K. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2010
The diffusion coefficient of polymers is a critical parameter in biomedicine, catalysis, chemical separations, nanotechnology, and other industrial applications. Here, measurement of macromolecular diffusion in solutions is described using a visually instructive, undergraduate-level optical refraction experiment based on Weiner's method. To…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Science Instruction
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Jacobberger, Robert M.; Machhi, Rushad; Wroblewski, Jennifer; Taylor, Ben; Gillian-Daniel, Anne Lynn; Arnold, Michael S. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
Graphene's unique combination of exceptional mechanical, electronic, and thermal properties makes this material a promising candidate to enable next-generation technologies in a wide range of fields, including electronics, energy, and medicine. However, educational activities involving graphene have been limited due to the high expense and…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, High Schools, College Science
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Field, Dennis W. – Journal of Technology Studies, 2009
Simulation is a powerful tool in developing and troubleshooting manufacturing processes, particularly when considering process flows for manufacturing systems that do not yet exist. Simulation can bridge the gap in terms of setting up full-scale manufacturing for nanotechnology products if limited production experience is an issue. An effective…
Descriptors: Manufacturing, Manufacturing Industry, Computer Simulation, Technology