|Instructor(s)||Maryam Navi [Coordinator]|
Office: ENG 450
Office Hours: Thursdays 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
|Calendar Description||Biophysical and chemical principles of biomedical microelectromechanical systems (bioMEMS) for the measurement of biological phenomena and clinical applications. micro-and nano-scale devices for the manipulation of cells and biomolecules. Topics include solid-state transducers, optical transducers, electrochemical transducers, biomedical microelectronics, microfluidics, and hybrid integration of microfabrication technology.|
|Prerequisites||BME 674 and EES 612 and BME 423|
|Learning Objectives (Indicators)|
At the end of this course, the successful student will be able to:
NOTE:Numbers in parentheses refer to the graduate attributes required by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB).
3.0 hours of lecture per week for 13 weeks
|Teaching Assistants||Huma Inayat email@example.com Wednesday 8:00 - 10:00 AM|
Michael Nigro firstname.lastname@example.org Wednesday 12:00 - 2:00 PM and Monday 12:00 - 2:00 PM
Labs: held in ENG 306
Note: In order for a student to pass a course with "Theory and Laboratory" components, in addition to earning a minimum overall course mark of 50%, the student must pass the Laboratory and Theory portions separately by achieving a minimum of 50% in the combined Laboratory components and 50% in the combined Theory components. Please refer to the "Course Evaluation" section for details on the Theory and Laboratory components.
|Examinations||Midterm exam in Week 7 of the course on February 27, will be 2 hours, closed book and will cover all material from Weeks 1-6.|
Final exam during exam period will be three hours, closed-book and will cover all material from Weeks 1-13.
|Other Evaluation Information||Labs: Students will run labs every week starting from the 2nd week. All labs will be related to the design and simulation of bioMEMS components/devices using the software package of Coventorware. The laboratory manuals will be posted on course shell on D2L. Each lab will worth 5% and will be marked based on attendance and the lab report that accompanies each lab.|
Lab reports: For labs 1-3, each lab group must submit one written lab report per lab within one week of completing the lab (to the TA at the start of the next lab.) Note that all process files are to be handed in with lab write-ups.
Course Project: Students will complete a course project on a topic of their choosing. Students will work in groups of up to 4 members. Groups must be emailed to the course instructor by the end of week 1 (Friday at 3pm). Topic selection will occur by the 3rd week of the term and must be approved by the course instructor (topics emailed by 3pm Friday). Details of the term project will be given during class and posted on the BME804 course shell. Each group will submit a final 5-page report of the term project design at the end of the term worth 10% (due the last week of term, April 9, 2020 by 3pm to the course instructor). Each group will present their design in weeks 12 or 13 of the course, in a 10 minute oral presentation worth 10%.
|Other Information||Lectures: Thursdays 8:00-11:00 AM, KHE 225|
Lecture Topics: Introduction to MEMS and BioMEMS. Introduction to MEMS and their
Lecture Topic: Silicon Microfabrication Part I. Mask creation - silicon wafer preparation - Thinfilms deposition such as SiO2 resist (positive or negative) application - UV exposure and
Lecture Topic: Silicon Microfabrication Part II. Thin films - thin film processes - micromachining
Lecture Topic: Soft Fabrication and Polymers. “Soft” lithography - micromolding - 3-D photo
Lecture Topic: Microfluidic Principles Part I. Microfluidics lab-on-a-chip - silicon and polymer
Lecture Topic: Microfluidic Principles Part II. Electro-osmosis - electorphoresis - Streaming
Midterm Exam (2 hours closed book covers chapters 1-5 in class)
Lecture Topic: Sensor Principles and Microsensors. Thermal - radiation - mechanical - flow -
Lecture Topic: Microactuators and Drug Deliver. Role of actuators - activation methods - drug
Lecture Topic: Clinical Laboratory Medicine. Antibodies - chemistries - hematology -
Lecture Topic: Micro Total Analysis Systems. Capillary array - electrophoresis - cell molecule -
Lecture Topic: Packaging power and safety. System integration - RF safety - data transmission.
Course Project: Project Presentations (in class)
Introductory Tutorial – Introduction to ConventorWare
Lab 1 - Electrostatic 2D micro-mirror design and simulation
Lab 2 - Electro-thermal micro-gripper Simulation
Lab 3 – Micro pumps
When possible, students are required to inform their instructors of any situation which arises during the semester which may have an adverse effect upon their academic performance, and must request any consideration and accommodation according to the relevant policies as far in advance as possible. Failure to do so may jeopardize any academic appeals.
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