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Course title and number Term Meeting times and location ECEN 660: BioMEMS and Lab-on-a-Chip Spring 2014 Tu/Th 12:45PM 2:00PM, ZEC 223A Lecture: 3 hours Credit: 3 Lab: 0 hours

Course Description and Prerequisites Introduction to BioMEMS and Lab-on-a-Chip; microfabrication techniques for BioMEMS device fabrication; Microfluidic devices and systems; microsystems for chemical and biomedical applications. Course Prerequisites: None. Learning Outcomes or Course Objectives The objective of this course is to introduce students into the BioMEMS and Lab-on-a-Chip field, which is the application of micro and nano technologies for biological and medical applications. Students learn basics in micro/nano fabrication, with a strong emphasis on fabrication methods for polymer based BioMEMS devices such as soft lithography, injection molding, micro contact printing to name a few. Microfluidic components such as microvalve, micropump, and microfluidic channels that form the key functional blocks in Lab-on-a-Chip devices are introduced. With this knowledge, students than learn BioMEMS applications in separation, minimally invasive diagnosis tools, implantable devices, drug delivery, optofluidics, and microsystems for cellular studies and tissue engineering. NO prior knowledge or experience in biology required. Instructor Information Name Telephone Email address Office hours Office location Prof. Arum Han, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 979-845-9686 arum.han@ece.tamu.edu Appointment by Email 309C WEB Textbook and/or Resource Material Textbooks: S. S. Saliterman, Fundamentals of BioMEMS and Medical Microdevices, Wiley, 2005 Class notes and handouts

References: A. Manz, H. Becker, Microsystem Technology in Chemistry and Life Sciences, Springer, 1999 O. Geschke, H. Klank, and P. Telleman, Microsystem Engineering of Lab-on-achip Devices, John Wiley & Sons, 2nd Edition, 2004 M. J. Madou, Fundamentals of Microfabrication, CRC Press, 2nd Edition, 2002

G. T. A. Kovacs, Micromachined Transducers Source Book, MacGraw-Hill, 1998 N. T. Nguyen, S. Wereley, Fundamentals and Applications of Microfluidics, Artech House Publishers, 2002 Grading Policies Homework & attendance: 10% Midterm: 30% Final: 30% Term Project (paper and presentation): 30% Project paper and presentation will be graded based on how good of a review you provide for your selected topic, how logical, innovative, and feasible your proposed idea is, and how well you present your work to the class. Your grades will be calculated on the basis of total points earned. The points can be curved based on class average and may lower the following standard. Grading Scale (out of 100): A: 90-100; B: 80-89; C: 70-79; D: 60-69; F: 59 or lower Course Topics, Calendar of Activities, Major Assignment Dates Week 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Topic (tentative, subject to change) Introduction to MEMS and BioMEMS Microfabrication techniques for MEMS Microfabrication techniques for BioMEMS I Microfabrication techniques for BioMEMS II MEMS Actuators Principles of Microfluidics Surface Chemistry Microfluidic devices I Microfluidic devices II Microfluidic devices III Miniaturized Chromatography systems Midterm (2/20) Chemical analysis systems Particle separation systems Drug delivery devices Implantable devices Microsystem for DNA/Protein analysis Minimally invasive diagnosis tools Neural Interface Microsystems for Cellular studies I

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Microsystems for Cellular studies II Microsystem for Tissue Engineering BioMEMS Packaging Nanotechnology in BioMEMS I Nanotechnology in BioMEMS II TBD TBD Class Presentations I Class Presentations II Final Exam: 4/24 (during regular class hour)

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