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Nanomaterials for Civil and Environmental Applications

Learn about the field of nanotechnology with a special emphasis on nanomaterials synthesis, characterizations and their applications in civil and environmental engineering.

Nanomaterials for Civil and Environmental Applications

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Starts Sep 27
Ends Nov 6
Estimated 5 weeks
2–3 hours per week
Instructor-paced
Instructor-led on a course schedule
Free
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About this course

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This course will introduce students to the field of nanotechnology with a special emphasis on nanomaterials synthesis, characterizations and their applications in civil and environmental engineering. The specific applications will include, but not limited to, tailoring mechanical property, durability, self-cleaning, self-sealing, self-sensing, energy harvesting and other multi-functionality. It integrates the fields of materials science, civil engineering and electrical engineering. The basic concepts will be discussed including nano-scale effect, process-structure-property relationship, nano- and micro-structure property characterizations, multi-functional materials, nano-device fabrication and their applications for energy harvesting, water infiltrations and environmental sensing. lab will be provided to students enrolled in the course to learn nano and micro-structure characterizations skills.

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What you'll learn

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  • Basic concepts of nanomaterials and nanostructures
  • Nanomaterials fabrication methods
  • Nanotechnology for materials properties modifications

Week 1:

  • Nanomaterials in Civil Application
  • Concrete Mechanical Property
  • Nanomaterials for Improvement of Microstructure and Mechanical Performance
  • Brittle Strengthening Mechanism

Week 2:

  • Concrete Durability
  • Corrosion, FT and Scaling
  • Sulfate Attack and ASR

Week 3:

  • Nanomaterials for Self-Healing Concrete
  • Nanomaterials for Self-Cleaning Concrete
  • Photocatalysis
  • Thermal Energy Harvesting

Week 4:

  • Introduction to NDT Methods
  • Nanomaterials for Early Age Strength Sensing
  • Nanomaterials for Self-Sensing Concrete
  • Nanomaterials for Internal Curing

Week 5:

  • Nanotechnology for Environmental Applications Overview
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Air Pollution Control
  • Soil Remediation

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