The primary objective of this course is to teach the chemistry and engineering skills needed to solve challenges in the biomaterials and tissue engineering area. This includes macromolecular chemistry & material science, physical characterization & properties, materials & biology, and focused biomaterial sections. The course will concentrate on fundamental principles in biomedical engineering, material science, and chemistry. This course uses a combination of lectures, guest lectures, student presentations, and self-directed learning to examine the structure and properties of hard materials (ceramics, metals) and soft materials (polymers, hydrogels).
This colloquium is open to upper level BME students who previously took, or are currently enrolled in, BME300 and are pursuing BME Departmental Honors. The class will meet once weekly and use out-of-class readings/podcasts with in-class discussions to delve deeper into synthesis, analysis, and especially application of biomaterials in medicine. The purpose of this course is to enhance your knowledge of translational biomaterials in a research setting by fostering your ability to read, critically analyze, and discuss relevant scientific research articles. At the end of the course, you will also compose an original "perspective" style manuscript (or other format) detailing your opinion on the future of biomaterials and the literature evidence supporting your argument. Topics to be discussed will be decided collectively.
This course is an introduction to core Biomedical Engineering principles, as well as an overview of critical facets of mammalian cell biology and human physiology important to practicing Biomedical Engineers. The course covers biological topics of cell division, DNA, receptor-ligand binding, matrix protein assembly, tissue engineering, and cell motility, using a quantitative engineering perspective. Within this biological framework, students learn the basic principles of mass and energy balances, as well as a brief introduction to thermodynamics and transport processes. (Gen. Ed. BS)
This course will develop an understanding of the principles of statics and dynamics. Specific topics covered in this course include force and moment vectors, resultants, principles of statics and free-body diagrams, applications to simple trusses, frames, and machines, properties of areas, second moments, internal forces in beams, laws of friction, principles of particle dynamics, mechanical systems and rigid-body dynamics, kinematics and dynamics of plane systems, and energy and momentum of two-dimensional bodies and systems.
This course provides an introduction to laboratory techniques in biomedical engineering. Laboratory exercises and demonstrations will explore topics, such as data acquisition, whole body monitoring, cell culture technique, microscopy, and material property characterization of biological materials. Students will learn proper handling of laboratory chemicals, operate common analytical instruments, describe the theory and applications of various analytical instruments, and practice laboratory safety.
This course is intended to lead students through the process of design including identification, invention and implementation of new solutions to biomedical challenges. Students will work on identifying a need in the field, understanding the design challenges and how to design a potential solution. This will cover ethics of design, regulations of design, searching for existing solutions, standards, a stakeholder analysis, market analysis and need, concept generation and screening. Students will learn how to include globalization and innovation into designs.
This course is intended to provide an introduction to dynamic mathematical modeling of cellular processes. The emphasis is on using computational tools to investigate models of cellular phenomena. Throughout the semester, students will develop skills to construct and analyze models of cellular networks, including: metabolic networks, signal transduction pathways, gene regulatory networks, and electrophysiology.