Courses for Fall 2017

Scaling in Engineering introduces the scaling laws for engineering systems including multi-scale systems consist of different length scales (nano-, micro-, or macro-scales). When system modeling, design and fabrication processes are being performed scaling and interaction of different length scales becomes prominent. This course covers the fundamental properties of scales, design theories, modeling methods and manufacturing issues with different application examples. Examples of engineering systems include micro-/macro-robotics, micro-/macro-actuators, MEMS, microfluidics, micromanipulators (AFM, Microinjection technologies), robotic surgery (da Vinci Robots), biosensors, MRI machines, and solar energy panels. Students master the materials through problem sets, scientific discussions with specialists from industry or medicine, and project preparation and presentations.

Biomechatronics aims to present students the knowledge in the cross area of biomechatronics, medical robotics, and surgical robotics while providing fundamentals of human body as a physiological system. This course will widen their eyesight and increase their creativity to better produce engineering-inspired products, and to engineer tools that will better serve the human beings.