Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials Online Course & Certificate

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

Nanoparticles have one or more dimensions of the order of 100nm or less. These materials have novel properties that differentiate them from the bulk material at the nanoscale, and differ depending on materials, fields and applications. “Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials” is a course that provides a comprehensive overview of the preparation, characterization, function, and environmental implications of nanoparticle uses. The types of nanoparticles will include inorganic, organic, and hybrid nanoparticles. This course will also cover synthesis, characterization, analysis, and functions of such nanoparticles.


After completing Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials, students will be equipped with a basic understanding of the following:

  • Describe the physical properties of nanoparticles
  • Describe tools for structure and property characterization of nanoparticles
  • Describe applications for nanoparticles


This course is for those who want to understand and apply nanoparticle and nanomaterial technology to commercial applications. A basic understanding of chemistry is recommended.

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

  • Module 1- What are nanoparticles?
  • Module 2- Polymer nanoparticles
  • Module 3- Ceramic nanoparticles
  • Module 4- Metal nanoparticles
  • Module 5- Metal oxide nanoparticles
  • Module 6- Magnetic nanoparticles
  • Module 7- Semiconductor dots
  • Module 8- Dendrimers
  • Module 9- Nanofibers
  • Module 10- Carbon nanowires
  • Module 11- Nanotoxicity


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