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Teaching

      Teaching Courses 

  • MICROSYSTEM AND LAB ON A CHIP (SPRING 2016)

  • MATERIALS IN LIFE (SUMMER 2016)

  • MICROSYSTEM AND LAB ON A CHIP (FALL 2016)

  • MICROSYSTEM AND LAB ON A CHIP (FALL 2017)

MICROSYSTEM AND LAB ON A CHIP

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Course Goals and Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will learn: basics of microfluidics, materials and fabrication technologies, multifunctional microdrops, on-chip energy generation, harvesting and conversion; nanoscale effects of physics, chemistry, materials, mechanics, electronics, heat, photonics;  materials self-assembly and self-organization; bioinspired materials; self-propelled micromotors; chaos and reductionism; integration of properties, effects and functions at the nano-, micro,- mesoscale. Moreover, students will work on important problems facing our societies  and they will learn how to prepare technical oral presentation for a broad public. Course objectives:

- Understand main advantages of microfluidics for new materials production, diagnostics, drugs delivery and lab-on-a-chip;

- Understand scaling laws required for practical calculations of nano/- materials  properties and devices;

- Understand methods of fabrication, characterization and research of properties;

- Develop problem solving skills and develop individual research idea;

- Develop professional presentation skills.

Detailed weekly schedule of lecture topic and required readings:

1. Introduction

2. Bioinspired Materials: From Elephants to Nanorobots

3. Basics of Microfluidics

4. Micro/- and Nanobubbles

5. Culinary Reactions: Science & Cooking

6. Multifunctional Microdrops for Diagnostics & Drugs Delivery

7. Multifunctional Microdrops for Production of New Materials

8. On-Chip: Energy Generation, Harvesting and Solar Fuels

9. Nano- Physics, Materials, Mechanics

10. Nano- Electronics, Heat

11. Nano- Photonics, Chemistry

12. Materials Self-Assembly and Self-Organization

13. Chaos and Reductionism

14. Nanomaterials Genome: Integration of Properties, Effects and Functions at the Nano-, Micro,- Mesoscale

15. Quiz, Oral Presentation by Students

 

 

Assignment/Grading breakdown

A: Excellent (85-100%); A :90-100%; A-:85-89%; B: Good (75-84%); B+:82-84%; B :78-81%; B-:75-77% C: Average (64-74%); C+:72-74%; C :68-71%; C-:64-67%; D: Pass (60-63%); F: Failure (0-59%)

Topics for Oral Presentations (based on Whitesides paper future technologies)

1.Energy harvesting [microfluidics]

2.Flexible and wearable electronics [electronics]

3. Humans and machines: robotics [mechanics]

4. Man-made nanomachines [mechanics]

5. Atomic layer deposition [materials]

6. Molecular basis and origin of life [chemistry]

7. How does the brain think? [chaos, self-organization]

8. Dissipative systems: oceans, atmosphere, metabolism, flames [physics, chemistry]

9. Megacities in balance: public health, energy and waist [chemistry]

10. Biosensors and healthcare [chemistry]

11. The microbiome, nutrition and other hidden variable in health [biology]

12. Climate instability, CO2 and solar fuels [chemistry]

13. Molecular electronics [electronics]

14. Water desalination and it’s unique role in society [chemistry]

15. Heterogeneous and biological catalysis [chemistry]

16. Energy device: solar cell [electronics]

17. Energy device: fuel cell [electronics]

18. Energy device: battery [electronics]

19. Light-emitting diode [electronics]

20. Lasers and their applications [physics, electronics]

21. Future displays [optics]

22. Impossible materials [materials]

23. Lab-on-a-Chip: diagnostics [bioelectronics]

24. Microdrops [microfluidics]

25. Machine learning, big data analysis [information technology]