Graduate Courses

BiS 500 Bioinformation & Bioelectronics (Syllabus ) - Fall 2002, Fall 2003, Spring 2005
This course is designed to give graduate students an in-depth acquaintance with the emerging interdisciplinary research field of BioSystems. Special emphasis will be placed on the research methods, trends and applications of three major interdisciplinary areas: BioInformation System, BioElectronic System, and BioNano/Micro System. Three instructors discuss fundamental issues and perspectives of the novel interdisciplinary research areas, where biology, medicine, information science, electronics, and mechanical engineering are converged and integrated.

BiS 521 Biology for Engineers (Syllabus ) - Spring 2003
This course deals with biology fundamentals and associated subjects required for engineers to understand and acquire multidisciplinary technology in the fused areas of biological sciences and engineering. To accommodate those who do not have the biological background, the course covers the biological principles and engineering applications of general biology including: biochemistry, genetics, and physiology. Subsequently, special emphasis is placed on applying engineering concepts to biological problems.

BiS 571 BioElectroMechanics  (Syllabus ) - Fall 2003, Fall 2005, Fall 2007, Spring 2010, Spring 2012, Spring 2015, Spring 2017
This course provides a fundamental understanding of bioelectromechanical systems (BioMEMS) and lab-on-a-chip technologies. Particularly, lectures focus on the basic fabrication technologies for lab-on-a-chip applications and theoretical aspects of microfluidics. Several working principles of micro total analysis systems and lab-on-a-chips are introduced and discussed to address the fundamental aspects of analytical, biomedical, diagnostic, and therapeutic devices. Lectures are also complemented by a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) laboratory, covering the basic knowledge and practical use of CFD in a typical microfluidic device.  

BiS 572 Microtransducers and Laboratory (Syllabus ) - Fall 2006
This course discusses working principles, materials, configurations and performance specifications of microtransducers based on MEMS technology. On these basis, experiments using mechanical, electrical, optical, thermofluidic and biochemical microtransducers, are provided.

BiS 673 Bioelectronic Devices (Syllabus )- Fall 2002, Spring 2005, Fall 2008, Spring 2011, Spring 2013, Spring 2016, Spring 2018
This course covers advanced topics in the design and industrial application of biological detection technologies for biosensor, DNA chip, protein chip, microfluidic device, and lab-on-a-chip. In part A, fundamental principles in these areas have emphasized to understand the biological recognition mechanism and to exploit the transducer technologies for biomolecular assay system. In part B, topics also include a state-of-the-art technology for bioelectronic devices, micro total analysis system (µTAS) and an integrated nano/micro system for biomolecular manipulation, separation, and detection. Each student is required to select one application topic and lead one discussion session.

BiS 771 Nanobiotechnology (Syllabus ) - Spring 2004
This course deals with the most up-to-date application of nanotechnology to the life sciences. Lecture is focused on the nanofabrication. This course also covers the following discussion topics in the field of nanobiotechnology: one is the application of nano-scaled tools to biological systems and the other is the use of biological systems as templates in the development of novel nano-scaled products. Special applications include nanomedicine, nanobiosensor, nanofluidics, and nano-bio devices and systems. Each student is required to select one application topic and lead one discussion session.  

BiS 987 Biofusion Seminar (Syllabus ) - Fall 2016
In this course, graduate students provide an oral presentation on their recent ongoing work in order to have comments from students and professors in other research fields within bioengineering.