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ECE Course Syllabus

ECE6200 Course Syllabus


Biomedical Applications of Microelectromechanical Systems (3-0-3)

Technical Interest

ECE 6450


Catalog Description
MEMS processing technologies, design of fabrication process flows, and applications of the technologies to the development of biomedical micro instrumentation an detection methodologies.

No Textbook Specified.

Indicators (SPIs)
SPIs are a subset of the abilities a student will be able to demonstrate upon successfully completing the course.

Outcome 1 (Students will demonstrate expertise in a subfield of study chosen from the fields of electrical engineering or computer engineering):
1.	Design systems that probe biological processes using microelectromechanical 
        systems (MEMS).
2.	Demonstrate working knowledge of the principles of operation and the 
        compatibility with biological material of various types of MEMS
3.	Critically analyze an application of MEMS in solving a problem in biomedicine

Outcome 2 (Students will demonstrate the ability to identify and formulate advanced problems and apply knowledge of mathematics and science to solve those problems):
1.	Quantitatively model and design microfluidic systems for analyzing biological materials at the cellular and molecular scales.  

Outcome 3 (Students will demonstrate the ability to utilize current knowledge, technology, or techniques within their chosen subfield):
1.	Read and communicate results from BioMEMS publications from archival research journals and conference proceedings.

Topical Outline
Introduction to MEMS Devices and Applications, Biomedical Applications of MEMS 

Materials & Biocompatibility

MEMS Fabrication Technologies
* Design of MEMS Fabrication Processes
* Driving Forces for Biomedical Relevant Actuators and Geometrical
* Scaling Effects

Sensing Mechanisms for Biosensors and Geometrical Scaling Effects

Microfluidic Systems Design
* Micropumps
* Microvalves
* Flow Rate Sensors
* Integrated Fluid Mixers

DNA Analysis Systems  PCR, Electrophoresis and Arrays

DNA-based Sensors

Sample Pretreatment Systems, Integrated Sample Manipulation

Cellular Analysis Systems

Nano-Particle Separation Systems

Neural Stimulation and Recording Arrays 

Bead based Biosensors, Magnetic Sensors for Biomedical Applications

Magnetics & Microfluidics

Cantilever based Biosensors 

Chemical Sensors


Technical Presentations