Introduction

Introduction

Together with genetic engineering, nanotechnology is seen as one of the two most important growth areas this century. It is anticipated that nanotechnology will impact many aspects of our life, ranging from medicine and industry, to crime and warfare. It is thus important for us to improve the public awareness as well as to prepare our younger generation for this new emerging field.

Many topics discussed or debated in nanoscience are frontier and futuristic, although some are now well understood and have immediate technological applications. This module will provide students the exposure and knowledge needed for them to make informed judgement, and/or to participate in this coming technological revolution.