ME 397: BioMEMS and BioNEMS: Materials, Manufacturing and Devices

Fall 2015, TTH 11:00am - 12:30pm, ETC 9.130

Course Description: Micro/Nano technology has been used to create many new materials and devices with a vast range of applications in materials science, electronics and photonics, and biomedical applications. BioMEMS and BioNEMS is the application of micro/nano technology in the fields of biomedical and health sciences by offering advantages of small size (from submicron to a few mm), low cost, high throughput, and importantly requiring much less sample/reagent.

Metamaterials In this course, the working principle analysis, design, material selection, fabrication and testing of various types of micro/nano biodevices - with an emphasis on biocompatible and bioresorbable devices that interact with cells and integrate with the human body - will be discussed.

The course will dedicate several lectures to manufacturing and device characterization on the micro/nano scale. Laboratory exercises (teamwork) will be arranged so that students can accumulate hands-experience in manufacturing and characterization of BioMEMS and BioNEMS devices using state-of-the-art equipment and technology.

The class will also discuss the use of a variety of biomaterials in optics and photonics, electronics and optoelectronic applications for biomedical and life sciences.

Course Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, students will have a good understanding about the fundamentals of BioMEMS and BioNEMS, and accumulate hands-on experience in the design, manufacturing and characterization of BioMEMS and BioNEMS devices. Prerequisites: This course has no prerequisites for senior students and graduate students.

ME 324: Dynamics

Spring 2015, MWF 09:00am - 10:00am, ETC 2.108

Course Content: This course will cover the dynamics of mechanical systems including particles and rigid bodies. See class web site for a detailed course outline.

Course Objectives:

  1. Understand the mathematical theory behind kinematics and dynamics
  2. Learn principles of equations of motion, work/energy and impulse/momentum
  3. Decipher which principles are most appropriate under various conditions
  4. Expand this knowledge to rigid bodies
  5. Connect real world situations to dynamic models
Prerequisites: C or better in EM 306 and M 408D.
Corequisites: ME 318
Text: Dynamics (13th edition), R. C. Hibbeler.