BME I7700 Microfluidic Devices in Biotechnology

Fundamentals of modern microfluidic devices with applications to biomedical measurements, e.g., electrophoretic systems, flow cytometers, and immunoassays. Review of fundamental properties of microfluidic systems including the effects of fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and electromagnetic phenomena on biological systems. Theory of Navier-Stokes, Nerst-Planck and convection transfer equations will be discussed. Critical overview of design, manufacture, and operation of micrometer scale systems that use photolithographic and surface treatment techniques for device development. Special projects will also be used to analyze biomedical inventions on the horizon.



Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.