BME 590 Introduction to Nano-biomaterials

Chemical, physical, biological, and engineering aspects of nanostructured materials used in medical implants. Regulatory and legal aspects of nano-enabled medical device development. 3 credit hours.


• Prerequisite

Introduction to the Materials Science of Biomaterials (BME (MSE) 203), Human Physiology for Engineers I (BME 301) and Human Physiology for Engineers II (BME 302)

• Course Objectives

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

  1. Describe the fundamental properties of synthetic and natural nanostructured biomaterials, list new and different classes of nanostructured materials used in biomedical applications, and explain the various factors (materials properties, biologic response, etc.) that define the utility and applications of these materials.
  2. Recognize properties of cells, nucleic acids, proteins, and immunology as these topics relate to nanostructured biomaterials·
  3. Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to topics such as processing, characterization, and end use of nanostructured biomaterials.
  4. Analyze and interpret data related to characterization of nanostructured biomaterials·
  5. Design a medical device or a prosthesis using nanostructured biomaterials in order to meet desired clinical needs
  6. Identify contemporary issues in nanostructured biomaterials engineering from current events and discuss the practice of ethical responsibility related to development and use of nanostructured biomaterials in clinical applications.

• Course Requirements

Your grade will be based on your performance in weekly presentations based on highly cited research papers in the field.

• Textbook

Optional: Biomaterials Science: An Introduction to Materials in Medicine - Buddy D. Ratner, Allan S. Hoffman, Frederick J. Schoen, Jack E. Lemons
Edition: Second Edition
ISBN: 0125824637
Cost: $91.20
This textbook is optional.

• Computer and Internet Requirements

NCSU and Engineering Online have recommended minimum specifications for computers. For details, click here.

• Instructor
  Dr. Roger Jagdish Narayan, Professor
Biomedical Engineering
Box 7115
NCSU Campus
Raleigh, NC 27695

Phone: 919-696-8488
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