Biomedical Engineering Lab
Biomedical Engineering Laboratory

Present Courses

Biomedical Engineering Design, Research, and Modeling
ENGN 1930L

This course introduces students to design, modeling and analysis of biological systems. The first portion of the course will focus on biomedical engineering design, based on real-world examples, while the second half of the course will be tailored to solving problems related to the independent research students will complete with faculty members. Presentations will be given by the students on their individual design approach and results. The course also emphasizes the Matlab programming language, which allows them to implement the design models discussed in class.

Level: Undergraduate

Microfluidic chip design

Biosensors and Applied Microfluidics
ENGN 2910M

The development of microfluidics technology has mainly been driven by the need to miniaturize, integrate, and automate biochemical analyses to increase speed and reduce costs. The course includes dispersion, fluid flow, reactions, separations, sample stacking, DNA and Protein sizing and cell sorting in microfluidic channels. There will be 1-2 lab sessions to perform experiments using microfluidic chips. The course is relevant to physicists, chemists, biologists and engineers.

Level: Graduate

Microfluidic platform

Previous Courses

Fluid Mechanics
ENGN 0810

Properties of fluids, dimensional analysis. Fluid statics, forces on submerged surfaces, kinematics. Conservation equations. Frictionless incompressible flows, Euler's equations, Bernoulli's equation: thrust, lift, and drag. Vorticity and circulation. Navier-Stokes equation, applications. Laminar and turbulent boundary layers, flow separation. Steady one-dimensional compressible flow. Sound, velocity, flow with area change, normal shocks. Lectures, laboratory. Prerequisites: EN 3, 4, and 72; AM 33 or the equivalent

Level: Undergraduate

Formation of a boundary layer

Transport and Biotransport Processes
ENGN 1110

To develop a fundamental understanding of mass transport in chemical and biological systems. The course includes: mechanism of transport, biochemical interactions and separations; mass transport in reacting systems; absorption; membrane and transvascular transport; electrophoretic separations; pharmacokinetics and drug transport; equilibrium stage processes; distillation and extraction. Other features: design concepts; modern experimental and computing techniques; laboratory exercises.

Level: Undergraduate

Transport in a plant