Information Package / Course Catalogue
Biomedical Applications of Mems Nems
Course Code: MME500
Course Type: Area Elective
Couse Group: Second Cycle (Master's Degree)
Education Language: English
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 3
Prt.: 0
Credit: 3
Lab: 0
ECTS: 8
Objectives of the Course

The objective of the course is to help students learn various biomedical applications of micro/nano electromechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS).

Course Content

Basics of MEMS/NEMS technologies, MEMS ultrasonic transducers for biomedical applications, Lab-on-chip (LOC) devices and microfluidics for biomedical applications and Applications of MEMS/NEMS technologies for minimally invasive medical procedures will be covered in this course.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1.1. To be able to understand basic principles of MEMS/NEMS devices
2.2. To be able to understand the in-vitro and in-vivo cell and tissue applications using MEMS/NEMS
3.3. To be able to select suitable MEMS/NEMS technologies for a given biomedical application
4.4. To be able to apply principles and capabilities of MEMS/NEMS technologies to biomedical problems and have strong research skill.
5.5. To be able to conduct literature search and present on a given topic.
Recommended or Required Reading
1.1. Albert Folch, Introduction to BioMEMS, CRC Press, 2013
2.2. Marc J. Madou, From MEMS to Bio-MEMS and Bio-NEMS: Manufacturing Techniques and Applications, 3rd Edition, CRC Press, 2011.
3.3. Steven Saliterman, Fundamentals of BioMEMS and medical microdevices, Wiley Interscience, 2006.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Basics of MEMS/NEMS technologies
Week 2 - Theoretical
Substrate and cell patterning
Week 3 - Theoretical
Microfluidics Fundamentals
Week 4 - Theoretical
Micromixers
Week 5 - Theoretical
Hydrogel microdevices and microstructures
Week 6 - Theoretical
Softlithography and its biomedical applications
Week 7 - Theoretical
Molecular biology on-chip: Point of care diagnostics, problems with microfluidic sample preparation
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm Exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
Cell based chips for biotechnology: Cell sorting, cell trapping, microfluidic cell culture laboratories.
Week 10 - Theoretical
BioMEMS/NEMS for biology: cell-cell communication , developmental biology on-chip
Week 11 - Theoretical
Tissue microengineering
Week 12 - Theoretical
Implantable micro devices
Week 13 - Theoretical
Applications of MEMS/NEMS technologies for minimally invasive medical procedures
Week 14 - Theoretical
Cellular microinjection for therapeutic and research applications
Week 15 - Theoretical
MEMS/NEMS based biosensors
Week 16 - Final Exam
Final Exam
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%20
Final Examination1%50
Assignment3%10
Project1%20
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory1453112
Assignment36018
Term Project1201030
Midterm Examination116218
Final Examination120222
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)200
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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OÇ-1
4
5
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4
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4
4
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4
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5
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