MSE 118C – Biological Performance of Materials.

Course Number: MSE 118C
Course Units: 4
INSTRUCTOR: Professor Kevin Healy 


Bioengineering C105B/Mechanical Engineering C105B or equivalent, Bioengineering 102 and 104, Engineering 45, and Molecular and Cell Biology 130 recommended.


This course is intended to give students the opportunity to expand their knowledge of topics related to biomedical materials selection and design. Structure-property relationships of biomedical materials and their interaction with biological systems will be addressed. Applications of the concepts developed include blood-materials compatibility, biomimetic materials, hard and soft tissue-materials interactions, drug delivery, tissue engineering, and biotechnology. Also listed as Bioengineering C118. (F)

Course Format:

Three hours of lecture and one hour of discussion per week.