Educational offer

Dear Students!

We would like to invite you to take part in the nanotechnology courses, offered by the Academic Centre for Materials and Nanotechnology. That special program is composed of four subjects, taught entirely in English. It is a unique opportunity to discover more about the nanoscience, which is nowadays one of the most developing branch of science.

The program is based on the practical approach, including the trainings in the modern laboratories of ACMiN, using the state-of-the art apparatus for fabrication and characterization of materials and nanostructures. All the courses will be given by the scientists working at our Centre. You can find below a short description of all the courses and the links to syllabus.

Go ahead and check out our program!  

How to enroll?

Tokens of given type are required to sign up for the courses. If you don’t have tokens for course you’d like to register for, permission from the dean is required prior to the enrollment. The enrollment is carried through USOS system, under token registration link in the News tab. The registration is open and will last until 11 October 2021.

Molecular Nanoelectronics

The course consists of three parts. The first part deals with basic principles of classical electronics: construction and operational properties of basic active components, structure and fabrication technology of monolithic integrated circuits. Technological and physical limits of classical electronic semiconducting devices are also included in this part. The second part is mostly devoted to synthesis, properties and electronic structure of molecular precursors used in molecular electronics. Properties critical for applications of these materials in electronics are especially emphasized. The third part of the course discusses techniques used for fabrication and investigation of nanoelectronic structures using single molecules and thin layers. Organic field effect transistors, organic photovoltaic systems and molecular optoelectronic switches are described in detail.

  • Academic teacher: prof. dr hab. Konrad Szaciłowski
  • Module ECTS credits: 2
  • Course: lectures (15 h)
  • Master course
  • Semester: spring
  • Syllabus

Computational Methods for Nanosystems

The classes will cover necessary theoretical formalism and computer laboratory exercises with the use of high performance cluster. The emphasis will be placed on discussing the principal experimental effects in the field of physics of nanostructures and then carrying out numerical calculations on the computer which reproduce the given effect. Selected problems are to be solved by the students as calculation projects with the use of the KWANT package.The topics covered by the course include: quantum size effect (two-dimensional electron gas, quantum wells, quantum dots and quantum wires); description of electron transport through nanostructures (ballistic transport and diffusive transport, Landauer Formula, Tsu-Esaki model, quantum point contact); electron transport in the presence of magnetic field (Landau levels, quantum Hall effect, quantum rings and Aharonov-Bohm effect). Exemplary project realized within the classes is available here.

  • Academic teachers: dr Andrzej Biborski, dr inż. Michał Zegrodnik, prof. AGH
  • Module ECTS credits: 4
  • Course: workshops (30 h)
  • Bachelor course, Master course
  • Semester: spring
  • Syllabus

Applications of Synchrotron Radiation

The course introduces future materials engineers and scientists to the unique characterization techniques available at synchrotron and X-ray laser facilities. Students learn on basic properties of synchrotron radiation and the physical phenomena observed when intensive UV and X-rays interact with matter. Several lectures are devoted to review the state-of-the-art characterization techniques utilizing synchrotron light for materials characterization. Laboratory and workshop classes are focused on practical aspects of synchrotron experiments, including preparation of beamtime application, sample handling techniques, data analysis, and experiment at the XAS beamline at synchrotron Solaris.

  • Academic teachers: dr hab. inż. Marcin Sikora
  • Module ECTS credits: 4
  • Course: lecture (10 h), laboratory classes (10 h), workshop classes (10 h)
  • Bachelor course, Master course
  • Semester: winter
  • Syllabus

Nanoscale functional materials

The course introduces future materials engineers and scientists to the world of unique physico-chemical properties of materials with reduced
dimensionality. Lecture clases will introduce basic concepts of nanotechnology and functional properties of materials. Based on a review
of recent scientific publications students will familiarize with the latest achievements in the production and use of functional
nanomaterials (nanoparticles, nanowires, films, and nanostructures) as well as with methods of synthesis and processing of materials in
nanoscale (thin film deposition, nanolitography). It will be followed by review of techniques used for testing the properties of nanomaterials
(microscopy, diffraction, spectroscopy, and methods of testing of functional properties). During workshop classes students (working in
small groups) will participate in the preparation of selected nanoscale functional materials (films, composites, nanoparticles or nanosctuctures)
and their analysis by means of microscopy, spectroscopy, thermogravimetry, numerical simulations, etc. All the activities will be
performed under supervision of scientists in charge of selected laboratories at ACMiN AGH.

  • Academic teachers: dr hab. inż. Marcin Sikora, dr hab. inż. Angelika Kmita, dr inż. Aleksandra Szkudlarek
  • Module ECTS credits: 4
  • Course: lecture (15 h), laboratory classes (15 h)
  • Bachelor course, Master course
  • Semester: summer
  • Syllabus