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BG 4215: Biomedical Nanotechnology SYLLABUS Semester 1, 2009 Lecturers Changming Li Office: N1.3-B2-12 Tel: 6790-4485 Email:

sg Load Academic units: 3 AUs; Lectures: 39 hours; Tutorials: 0 Scope This course will explore the world of micro/nanotechnology for applications in biomedical engineering. Topics that will be covered are prospects of nanomedicine and its importance in medical diagnostics, pathways to molecular manufacturing, molecular transport, and nano-sensor for medical applications.

Sierin Lim Office: N1.3-B3-06 Tel: 6514-1085 Email:

Prerequisites Nil Assessment Homework assignments (20%); due at the end of the semester Final Examination (80%) References 1. G. L. Hornyak, J. Dutta, H. F. Tibbals and A. K. Rao, Introduction to Nanoscience. 2008, Boca Raton: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. 2. C. M. Niemeyer and C. A. Mirkin, Nanobiotechnology I & II, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & KGaA, Weinheim, 2004. Available for check-out at NTU library. 3. Goodsell, D.S., Bionanotechnology: lessons from nature, Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley-Liss, Inc., 2004. Available as e-book at NTU library: [library] [publisher] 4. M. Ferrari, A. P. Lee, and J. Lee., Biological and Biomedical Nanotechnology, Springer, 2006. 5. Varadan, V.K., L. Chen, and J. Xie, Nanomedicine: design and applications of magnetic nanomaterials, nanosensors and nanosystems. First ed. 2008, West Sussex: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Course Schedule Lectures: Mondays 1:30-2:30 PM (CBE SR2, N1.2-B3-02); Tuesdays 1:30-3:30 PM (BIE TR2, N1.3-B4M-04)
Week 1 2 3 4 5 6 Mon, 10 Aug Tue, 11 Aug Mon, 17 Aug Tue, 18 Aug Mon, 24 Aug Tue, 25 Aug Mon, 31 Aug Tue, 1 Sep Mon, 7 Sep Tue, 8 Sep Mon, 14 Sep Tue, 15 Sep Mon, 21 Sep Tue, 22 Sep (Make up lecture @11:30A CBE SR3) 28 Sep 2 Oct Mon, 5 Oct Tue, 6 Oct Mon, 12 Oct Tue, 13 Oct Mon, 19 Oct Tue, 20 Oct Mon, 26 Oct Tue, 27 Oct Mon, 2 Nov Tue, 3 Nov Mon, 9 Nov Tue, 10 Nov Thu, 19 Nov @ 13:00-15:30 Fri, 13 Nov Topic No lecture National Day Introduction; Basics of nanomaterials Properties and phenomena (selected topics from Hornyak, Ch. 5-9) Nanomaterials characterization (Hornyak, Ch.3) Nanomaterials fabrications (Hornyak, Ch. 4) Modification of nanomaterials; Self-assembly (Hornyak, Ch. 10 & 12) Nano drug delivery systems No lecture Hari Raya Puasa Biomedical applications; Ethics and Safety RECESS Nanolithography Nanolithography Electrochemistry for bionanotechnology Biosensors Biochips, microfluidics Biochips, microfluidics and bioMEMS FINAL EXAMS HW due C. M. Li C. M. Li C. M. Li C. M. Li C. M. Li C. M. Li Lecturer S. Lim S. Lim S. Lim S. Lim S. Lim S. Lim

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