Program and Curriculum-Engineering Research Accelerator - Carnegie Mellon University

NEEP Program and Curriculum

The NEEP-IGERT has four components:

  1. Required courses focusing on the fundamental concepts of nanotechnology, nanomaterials, environmental fate and transport, biological activity, risk assessment, and environmental decision making.
  2. Project courses integrating the fundamentals from required courses with ongoing bench research.
  3. Inter-institutional and international laboratory exchange programs.
  4. Outside internships and research experiences with corporate partners.

NEEP-IGERT Course Requirements:

  • 12-725 Fate, Transport and Physiochemical Processes of Organic Contaminants in Aquatic Systems (typically offered fall semester)
  • 19-710 Environmental Regulation and Policy for Manmade Nanomaterials (offered every other fall semester)
  • **-*** NEEP IGERT Nanotechnology Seminar (Seminar number will change based on host department-offered every fall semester)
  • 12-730 Environmental Nanotechnology (typically offered spring semester)
  • 27-565 Nanostructured Materials OR 27-764 Nanostructured Material OR equivalent nanomaterials class approved by advisor
  • 06-*** or 39-8** Nanomaterial Characterization Laboratories OR relevant lab course as approved by advisor (e.g. 27-763 Electron Optical Methods of Materials)
  • **-*** Nanotechnology Design Capstone Course (typically offered spring semester)
  • Policy Courses* Choose one of the following after discussing the options with your advisor
    • 19-702 Quantitative Method for Policy Analysis
    • 12-706 Civil Systems Investment Planning and Pricing
    • 19-301 Decision Making Methods for EPP
    • 88-623 Decision Analysis and Decision Support Systems

Elective courses offerings will be flexible and based on the student’s departmental requirements. Electives for NEEP students may include:

  • Techniques in Electron Microscopy (03-620)
  • Nanoparticles (09-507)
  • Proximal Probe Techniques: New tools for nanoscience /technology (09-723)
  • Nanostructured Materials (27-565)
  • Advanced Polymeric Biomaterials (42-711)
  • Spectroscopy (09-541)
  • Innovation for Energy and the Environment (19-688)
  • Nano/Micro Manufacturing (24-757)
  • Micro/Nano Robotics (24-675)
  • Physical Chemistry of Macromolecules (06-609)
  • Physical Chemistry of Colloids and Surfaces (06-607)
  • Molecular Bioengineering: Structure, Mechanics and Energetics (42-508)
  • Biological Transport (42-724)
  • Organic Chemistry of Polymers (09-741)
  • Quantum Mechanics I (33-755)
  • Statistical Mechanics (33-765)
  • Introduction to Applied Policy Analysis (19-701)
  • Quantitative Methods for Policy Analysis (19-702)
  • Public Policy & Regulation (88-444, 19-681)
  • Global Competitiveness: Firms, Nations and Technological Change (19-611)
  • Science, Technology, and Ethics (19-448)
  • Technology, Economy, and Society (19-742).
  • Combustion Air Pollution Control (19-740)
  • Introduction to Sustainable Engineering (12-712)
  • Industrial Ecology and Green Engineering Design (12-713)
  • Life Cycle Assessment (12-714)
  • Case Studies in Sustainable Engineering (12-715).
  • Molecular Simulation of Materials (24-623)
  • Microfluidics (24-715)
  • Applied Data Analysis (19-704)Mathematical Modeling of Environmental Quality Systems (19-726/12-726)
  • Molecular Modeling and Computational Chemistry (09-560).

More information on NEEP course offerings can be found in the Carnegie Mellon Schedule of Classes: https://enr-apps.as.cmu.edu/open/SOC/SOCServlet