BME 38800/ 3 Cr.
This course covers foundational knowledge in the fields of materials science and engineering. Emphasis is placed on the materials used in biomedical applications and the relationship between material properties and the performance of these biomaterials.
- Available Online: No
- Credit by Exam: No
- Laptop Required: No
P: BME 38100 and CHEM-C 106
Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction, 9th edition by Williams D. Callister Jr. and David G. Rethwisch. ISBN 978-1-118-32457-8
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Describe the structure-function relationship between chemical and bulk properties of materials.
- Provide examples of biomedical applications for different classes of materials.
- Identify material properties that are critical for the proper function of metallic, polymeric, ceramic, and composite biomaterials.
- Interpret phase diagrams for single- and multiple-component materials.
- Describe corrosion of metals and degradation of polymers and identify the possible consequences of each.
- Select appropriate biomaterials for specific applications, considering function, biocompatibility, and relevant engineering constraints.
- Propose appropriate processing techniques for improving material properties for specific biomaterial applications.
- Identify the important biomaterial design criteria for specific biomedical applications.
- Communicate effectively, both in oral and written formats, with regards to biomaterials science and engineering.