Course Information

TuTh 12:45 - 2:00 p.m.

Fall 2011

Instructor, Professor Karen L. Wooley

This course is being team taught as a distance-learning course, together with CHEM 555, offered at Washington University in Saint Louis, Saint Louis, MO, USA, TuTh 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Instructor, Professor John-Stephen A. Taylor)


*Nanomedicine art courtesy of Dr. Laurent Levy, Ph.D.,


CHEM 228 and CHEM 315 or equivalents.


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This course will detail recent advances made in the field of nanotechnology, from fundamental principles to designs for medical applications. This course will provide the basic principles of nanotechnology as a foundation for the design of advanced nanostructured materials that are capable of interacting with and mediating biological processes, and will include highlights of nanomaterials that are undergoing clinical trials and/or have reached commercialization for medical applications.