The Bioengineering undergraduate laboratories host a variety of laboratory programs, from Middle School programs through Graduate level courses. If you are interested in using the lab for a class or event, please contact the lab staff.
Continuation of the freshman introductory bioengineering course. This course introduces students to the design process and emphasizes its role in engineering. In lab students will explore microcontrollers and rapid prototyping techniques in connection to the development of biomedical devices.
This course investigates the application of materials science and engineering to biomedical applications, with a focus on polymers, ceramics, and metals. The course will cover concepts related to basic material fabrication and synthesis, structure and property characterization, as well as applications of biomaterials. The lecture and recitation will be complemented with laboratory examples.
The first of a of a two laboratory course sequence designed to integrate real world experiences into various Bioengineering and Bioengineering Science courses. Current modules include experiments in dialysis, drug delivery, and neuroscience and limb control of insects.
The second of two laboratory courses that are taken during the junior year. The goal of these laboratories is to provide students with hands-on experience in utilizing fundamental engineering skills to solve complex medical problems. Current modules involve microfluidics, quorum sensing in bacteria, ECG analysis and filter design, and spectroscopy and construction of a low-cost spectrophotometer.
Students develop and design their own full-year projects.
Mechatronics is the combination of mechanical, electrical and computer engineering principles in the design of electromechanical systems. Biomechatronics is the application of these principles to human biology and includes orthopaedic, hearing, respiratory, vision and cardiovascular applications. In this hands-on, project-based course, these biomechatronic systems will be explored. Students will learn the basic mechanical and electrical elements needed to complete a biomechatronic design challenge including basic circuits, design considerations, material fabrication, microcontrollers and mechanisms (e.g. converting rotational motion into linear motion). Students will carry out a final design project utilizing these building blocks.
The Undergraduate Bioengineering labs support other classes that use the facilities. These courses include:
The Undergraduate Bioengineering labs provide laboratory space and assist in a number of special programs, such as: