Materials Science and Engineering 298A Biomaterials for Biomedical (Bio-functional) Applications Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • Biomaterials Interaction

Physics

Chemistry

  1. With surface
  2. With cell, tissue and organism
  • Metals, Ceramics and Composites as Biomaterials
  • Polymers as Biomaterials

Biodegradable polymers

Hydrogels

  1. Natural polymers as biomaterials
  2. Synthetic polymers as biomaterials
    1. Biomolecules, Hybrid Molecules and Tissues ( Engineering ) as Biomaterials
    2. Stimuli – Responsive Biomaterials
      1. Thermally sensitive
      2. pH sensitive
      3. Drug delivery chips
      4. Photonic systems e.g. quantum dots
      5. Devices that sense and respond
      6. Gene delivery vectors RF / ID