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Nanoelectronic devices are an integral part of our life, including the billion-plus transistors in every smartphone, each of which has an active region that is only a few hundred atoms in length. This previously unimaginable scale has become possible by thoroughly understanding the critical mechanisms that take place at the scale of individual atoms and molecules. Similarly, nanophotonic devices are built into the core of modern life through technologies such as fiber-optic communications, also known as the backbone of the internet.

You can now learn how to design advanced nanoelectronics and nanophotonics from the creators of nanoHUB, the global nanotechnology research and education portal, even with no prior background in nanotechnology or quantum mechanics. A uniquely designed sequence of courses will help you develop a unified understanding of the essential physics of nanoscale electronic and photonic devices (e.g., field effect transistors, interconnects, lasers and modulators) as well as their important applications in integrated circuits and future electronic and photonic systems.

This sequence of short courses builds all critical concepts from the ground up. Starting from the familiar concepts behind Ohm’s law, the lessons in these short courses lead naturally to a new perspective on even some of the basic physics concepts. This unique viewpoint not only clarifies many old questions about what happens at smaller length scales than we can readily observe but also provides a powerful approach to new questions at the frontier of modern nanoelectronics, such as how devices can be built to control the spin of electrons or other exotic states. Concepts and applications in nanophotonics and fiber optics communications are also discussed. Furthermore, you will learn about the key enabling characteristics of the latest advances in nanophotonic, plasmonic, and metamaterial components and systems.

These courses are intended to be broadly accessible to students in any branch of science or engineering. Students should have a basic familiarity with calculus, elementary differential equations, and elementary circuit concepts such as Ohm’s law. No prior acquaintance with quantum mechanics is assumed. An introductory level understanding of basic semiconductor physics will also be helpful. This topic will be briefly reviewed in this MicroMasters® program and pointers to web-based lectures that cover background topics will be provided.

Our distinguished faculty will share their unique perspective built over 30+ years of leading-edge research and educational innovation in nanotechnology.

What you'll learn

  • Essential physics of transistors, including modern nanoscale transistors.
  • How to design high-performance nanoelectronics.
  • Technology considerations and circuit applications.
  • How to model modern photonic nanostructures and fiber optics.
  • How to account for quantum transport phenomena in nanoscale devices and spintronics.

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From Purdue University, PurdueX via edX
Hours 241
Instructors Peter Bermel, Haejun Chung, Yubo Sun, Supriyo Datta, Shuvro Chowdhury, Risi Jaiswal, Sayan Roy, Mark S. Lundstrom, Evan Witkoske, Jan Kaiser, Dallas Morisette, Bikram K. Mahajan, Woojin Ahn
Language English
Subjects Science

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Nanophotonic Modeling

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Fundamentals of Current Flow (You were viewing this course)

Very different from what is taught in standard courses, "Fundamentals of Current Flow" provides a unified conceptual framework for ballistic and diffusive transport of both...

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Introduction to Quantum Transport

This course introduces the Schrödinger equation, using the tight-binding method to discuss the concept of bandstructure and E(k) relations, followed by an introduction to the NEGF...

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Fiber Optic Communications

This course will aim to introduce students to the fundamentals of fiber optic communications, which constitute the backbone of the internet. The course will start with a refresher...

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Fundamentals of Transistors

The transistor has been called the greatest invention of the 20th century - it enabled the electronics systems that have shaped the world we live in. Today's nanotransistors are a...

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Semiconductor Fundamentals

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From Purdue University, PurdueX via edX
Hours 241
Instructors Peter Bermel, Haejun Chung, Yubo Sun, Supriyo Datta, Shuvro Chowdhury, Risi Jaiswal, Sayan Roy, Mark S. Lundstrom, Evan Witkoske, Jan Kaiser, Dallas Morisette, Bikram K. Mahajan, Woojin Ahn
Language English
Subjects Science

Careers

An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile (33rd - 99th).

Adjunct Professor, Statics and Mechanics of Materials $30k

Automobile Mechanics Teacher $58k

Mining Rock Mechanics Engineer Job $59k

Helicopter Mechanics School Instructor $61k

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIANS / AUTOMOTIVE MECHANICS $64k

Rice Quantum Institute/Applied Physics Graduate Program Administrator $67k

Quantum Computing Theorist $83k

Applied Mechanics Group Leader $86k

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