NSF Summer Institute on Nano Mechanics
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Science Fundamentals for Nano-and Bio-Mechanics of Materials  
 
Mon. July 31
Tech
Tues. August 1
Tech
Wed. August 2
Tech
Thurs. August 3
Tech
Fri. August 4
Tech
8:30-12:00
L1
L2
L5
L6
L8
L9
L10
L12
L13
L16
L17
1:00-4:30
L3
L4
L7
L10
L11
L14
L15

Program Outline
Each session is 3 hrs with breaks in between each topic.
L: (lecture)
 

Lectures (L)
L1: Introduction to materials science and engineering; atomic bonding and structure
L2: Imperfections and diffusion
L3: Dislocations, fracture and fatigue
L4: Phase diagrams
L5: Electrical, optical, and magnetic properties
L6: Corrosion and electrochemistry
L7: Ceramics, polymers and composites
L8: Prosthetic implant materials
L9: Molecules of life
L10: Structure of cells and cell transport
L11: Energy and enzyme activities
L12: Photosynthesis
L13: Glycolysis and respiration
L14: The genetic code: transcription and translation
L15: Protein synthesis, regulation and degradation
L16: Cytoskeleton and cell movement
L17: Tools of genetic engineering: gene splicing, cloning, and sequencing