General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Syntesis, Application And Characterization Of Nanomaterials
Language English
Module lecturer prof. UAM dr hab. Radosław Mrówczyński
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position Profesor
Faculty Faculty of Chemistry
Semester 2021/2022 (summer)
Duration 30
USOS code 02-SACNA


Module aim (aims)

The main of this course is to acquaint students with modern synthesis methods of various classes nanomaterials based iron oxides, gold, carbon material ( graphene, nanotubes, nanodiamonds). During this course the fundamental features of each nanomaterial classes will be discussed. Later on the basics of modern nanomaterials characterization methods will be presented. Further selected application of nanomaterials will be presented in water remediation, catalysis, energy storage. The big part of the course will be devoted to functionalization of nanomaterials and their application in nanomedicine with particular focus on novel anticancer combined therapies.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)


Introduction to nanotechnology and nanomaterials – historical aspects - 2 h

Classes of nanomaterials and properties (e.g. iron oxide, gold, carbon nanomaterials, 2D nanomaterials) – 9 h

Characterization techniques for nanomaterials – basic principles – 4 h

Strategies towards functionalization of nanomaterials – 5 h

Application of nanomaterials – 5 h

Modern anticancer therapies using nanomaterials – 5 h

Reading list

1st Edition Basic Principles of Nanotechnology By Wesley C. Sanders CRC Press 2019
Concepts of Nanochemistry By Ludovico Cademartiri, Geoffrey A. Ozin, Wiley 2009
Review articles in the topic