BME 590 Microfluidic Device Design - Fall 2017
Lectures: 10:15–11:30 TR, 4155 Engineering Building III
Office: Glenn Walker, 4206C EB3, firstname.lastname@example.org
Office hours: Drop in or check my calendar and email me for an appointment Labs: Room 4205 Engineering Building III
By the end of the course, students will be able to:
- Use COMSOL to model a simple microfluidic device
- Design a mask for a microfluidic device
- Create a master and micromold a microfluidic device
- Experimentally validate the performance of a microfluidic device
No textbook is assigned for this course. The texts listed below provide a good overview of the field and are available in the library.
- N.-T. Nguyen and S. T. Wereley, Fundamentals and Applications of Microfluidics, Artech House, Boston, MA, 2002.
- G. Karniadakis and A. Beskok, Micro Flows: Fundamentals and Simulations, Springer-Verlag, 2001.
- J. Cheng and L. K. Kricka, Biochip Technology, Taylor & Francis, 2001.
- A. Manz and H. Becker, Microsystem Technology in Chemistry and Life Science, Springer-Verlag, 1998.
- M. Madou, Fundamentals of Microfabrication, 2nd ed., CRC, 2002.
- G. T. A. Kovacs, Micromachined Transducers Sourcebook, McGraw Hill, 1998.
The final course grade comprises:
Final grades will be assigned based on the following scale:
Lab Reports: Succinct lab reports will be due before the start of the following week’s lab.
Final Report: Each student will prepare a final 10 page report on their design and findings. Report guidelines will be forthcoming. The report will be due during finals week.
Presentation: Each student will prepare and give a 15 min presentation describing their design and findings. The presentations will take place during finals week. Additionally, throughout the semester, each student will give short 5–10 minute presentations on their progress, troubles, and successes to develop presentation skills and address any issues.
||Fluid mechanics cont’d||Slides|
||Fluid mechanics cont’d||Slides|
||Modeling I||1 - COMSOL Modeling I||Student Notes
||Modeling II||2 - COMSOL Modeling I|
||Device Modeling I||3 - Device Modeling I|
||Device Modeling I cont’d|
||Device Modeling II||4 - Device Modeling II|
||Device Modeling II cont’d|
||Device Modeling III||No lab (Fall Break)|
||Device Modeling III cont’d||5 - Device Modeling III|
||Device Modeling III cont’d|
||Mask Design||6 - Mask Design||Slides|
||Mask Design cont’d|
||Fabrication I||7 - Fabrication I (SU-8)||Slides|
||Fabrication I cont’d|
||Fabrication II||8 - Fabrication II (PDMS)||Slides|
||Fabrication II cont’d|
||Characterization||9 - Device Characterization||Slides|
||Data Analysis||10 - Data Analysis||Slides
||Data Analysis cont’d|
||Nanofluidics||No lab (Thanksgiving)|
||Applications of BioMEMS||11 - Final Report
Students are expected to adhere to the guidelines for academic integrity outlined in the NCSU Code of Student Conduct. Cases of misconduct will be addressed according to the procedures outlined in the Code. Your signature on any submitted work implies that you have neither given nor received unauthorized aid.
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Online class evaluations will be available to students at classeval.
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