NEW BEE COURSE
BEE4550/6550: Biologically Inspired Microsystems Engineering Fall 2015
Mingming Wu email@example.com
This course will cover fundamental principles that nature uses to build and control living systems at molecular, cellular and tissue levels; engineering principles for fabricating micro- and nano- meter scale devices. The course will focus on solving problems at the intersections of biology and microsystems engineering. The lab session will provide students with hands-on experiences in cell culture, micro-fabricated devices and live cell imaging.
A drawing of Escherichia coli (30,000x, by Goodsell). E.coli is a micro-swimmer
invented by nature. It has its own set of nano-scale motors and micro-scale propellers.
Essentials: This course (3 credit option) satisfies BEE lab requirement, as well as Biological, Bioprocessing and Environmental engineering concentration requirement. Lectures Wed/Fri 8:40 – 9:55am; Labs Mon 1:25 – 4:25pm. If you do not take the course with the lab component, it is 2 credit hours; otherwise, it is 3 credit hours.
Final presentations from students:Presentation2: Cephalopod Inspired Elastomers Fluoresce at the Microscale " "Presentation3: Geobacter-Based Sensors for Contaminant Detection in Wastewater " "Presentation4: The DNA brain: Micro-scale computation using DNA strand displacement "