Energy Nanotechnology Online Course & Certificate

20 contact hours
Used For:
2 Continuing Education Units
Course and Certificate:

Nanotechnology can be used to enhance new and existing energy systems, including conventional and renewable energy sources. Energy Nanotechnology is an introductory course that provides a comprehensive overview of nanomaterials used for energy production, storage, transmission and conservation. Synthesis, characterization, application and toxicity of nanomaterials used for energy sources such as solar cells, fuel cells, supercapacitors and batteries will be the main focus of this course.

After completing Energy Nanotechnology, students will be equipped with a basic understanding of the following:

  • Nanotechnology overview
  • Nanotechnology properties
  • Energy production using nanotechnology
  • Energy storage using nanotechnology
  • Energy transmission and conservation using nanotechnology


This course is for those who want to understand nanotechnology and their current and future markets.


 Students will be assigned 5 homework assignments, and 1 final exam. 

What is Nanotechnology?

  • Nanomaterials
  • Synthesis
  • Characterization techniques


  • Optical properties
  • Electrical properties
  • Thermal properties

Energy Storage

  • Solar cells
  • Fuel cells
  • Thermoelectricity

Energy Production

  • Biofuel catalysts
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Hydrogen storage
  • Supercapacitors
  • Heat generation

Energy Transmission and Conservation

  • Heat insulation
  • Smart grids and control
  • Energy-efficient transportation
  • Zero energy buildings


 This course is Instructor-led and delivered through our award-winning online Learning Management System.