ENGRMAE 153 Advanced BIOMEMS Manufacturing Techniques (2015-2016)

ENGRMAE 153 Advanced BIOMEMS Manufacturing Techniques

(Not required for any major.)
Catalog Data:

ENGRMAE 153 Advanced BIOMEMS Manufacturing Techniques (Credit Units: 4) Graduate/ undergraduate introduction to BIOMEMS. Advanced biotechnology/biomedicine equipment based on MEMS and NEMS is covered. Fundamentals of MEMS/NEMS sensing techniques and the biological and physics principles involved and the preferred MEMS and NEMS manufacturing techniques are explained. Graduate students will complete several additional assignments on micro- and nano-machining processes. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
Recommended Textbook:

Relevant recent papers will be given to graduate students for further study

Marc J. Madou
Relationship to Student Outcomes
This course relates to Student Outcomes: EAC e.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Identify, formulate, and solve support reactions of trusses, beams, and frames. (EAC e)

2. Apply the force method to analyze statically indeterminate beams and frames.

3. Use approximate methods to evaluate the statically indeterminate structural responses.

4. Employ the stiffness method to solve complex trusses, beams, and frames.

Prerequisites by Topic

Consent of Instructor.

Lecture Topics:
  1. Class I. Introduction: From MEMS and BIOMEMS to NEMS and BIONEMS

  2. Class II. Electrochemistry Background (I)

  3. Class III. Electrochemistry Background (II) and Applications

  4. Class IV. Optics Background (I)

  5. Class V. Optics Background (II) and Applications

  6. Class VI. MEMS and NEMS Processes (I)

  7. Class VII. MEMS and NEMS Processes (II)

  8. Class VIII. MEMS and NEMS Processes (III)

  9. Class IX. DNA Arrays

  10. Class X. DNA Amplification-PCR

  11. Class XI. Microfluidics Based Equipment Compared

  12. Class XII CD-fluidics

  13. Class XIII. Scaling (I)

  14. Class XIV. Scaling (II)

  15. Class XV. Biomimetics(I)

  16. Class XVI. Biomimetics (II)

Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

Report Writing (WORD)

Laboratory Projects:


Professional Component

Contributes toward Mechanincal Engineering Topics courses. Students learn how to go from product design to optimum implementation.

Design Content Description
Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:

HW: 30%

Midterm: 30%

Final: 40%

Total: 30%

Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

August 6, 2014
Senate Approved:
February 14, 2012
Approved Effective:
2012 Winter Qtr