Biomaterials (MSE 298A)

Materials Science and Engineering 298A
Biomaterials for Biomedical (Bio-functional) Applications

Course Outline

  1. Introduction
  2. Biomaterials Interaction
    1. With surface
    2. Physics
      Chemistry
    3. With cell, tissue and organism
  3. Metals, Ceramics and Composites as Biomaterials
  4. Polymers as Biomaterials
    1. Natural polymers as biomaterials
    2. Synthetic polymers as biomaterials
    3. Biodegradable polymers
      Hydrogels
      1. Biomolecules, Hybrid Molecules and Tissues ( Engineering ) as Biomaterials
      2. Stimuli – Responsive Biomaterials
        1. Thermally sensitive
        2. pH sensitive
        3. Drug delivery chips
        4. Photonic systems e.g. quantum dots
        5. Devices that sense and respond
        6. Gene delivery vectors RF / ID