Biomedical Applications of Microelectromechanical Systems (BioMEMS) and Bionanotechnology (3) Introduction to BioMEMS and Bionanotechnology. Topics include: electromechanical and chemical biosensors, microfluidics microscale separations, and surface patterning for cellular engineering.
BIOE 510 Biomedical Applications of Microelectromechanical Systems (BioMEMS) and Bionanotechnology (3)
Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) have been developed for a wide range of applications from automotive to medical devices. Nanoscale devices within MEMS have a particular usefulness in biological applications due to their small volumes, low energy sensing, and minimal force actuators. Increased efficacy of instruments and new areas of application are also emerging from specific and successful biomedical applications of MEMS (bioMEMS). Advanced development of nanotechnology and bioMEMS for biomedical and biotechnological applications requires basic foundations from biophysics, biochemistry, solid state devices, and polymer engineering.
The objectives of this course are: to build a basic foundation for understanding of mechanisms on electrical, mechanical, chemical, and optical transducers in the context of biomedical applications; and, to teach critical thinking considering microengineering design and fabrication, material compatibility with biological systems, and cellular interaction at the interface. Finally current MEMS activities will be reviewed with emphasis on the examination of the viability of nanoscale devices and bioMEMS technology in particular biomedical applications.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.