Fundamentals of analog and digital circuit analysis and design as applied to biomedical instrumentation and measurement of biological potentials. Passive circuit components, node and mesh analysis, transient behavior, operational amplifiers, frequency response, analog filter design, diode, transistors, biological signal acquisition, binary math and logical operators, digital circuit design, circuit simulation tools and techniques. Laboratory exercises supplement the topics presented in class lectures.
This course teaches students how to design, model, fabricate, and experimentally validate microfluidic devices. Students learn basic fluid mechanics and mass transport concepts. They learn how to use the finite-element software package COMSOL to model fluid flow and mass transport in microfluidic devices. They learn how to fabricate devices using polymer micromolding. They learn how to experimentally verify a device with a microscope and fluorescent tracers.