In each of the topics below the fundamental scientific or engineering principles on
which they are based are discussed and then extended to practical devices.
1. MEMS and NEMS (Prof. R Silva – 10 lectures): Fundamentals of MEMS and NEMS design and processing, use in sensors, Microsystems technology and applications Mechanics on the nanoscale.
2. Energy (Dr M Shkunov - 10 lectures): introduction to energy, fundamentals of solar cell structure and operation, common solar materials including c-Si, a-Si, CIGS, organic materials, multi-junction structures. Structure and operation of fuel cell. Batteries and supercapacitors. Current and future challenges.
3. Modelling on the nanoscale (Prof. O Hess – 10 lectures): nanomechanics, computational nanoscale Fluid Mechanics, nanothermodynamics: Nonlinear nanodynamics, Theory of nanophotonics