David G. Castner
Offered at a graduate level periodically by faculty members within the Department of Bioengineering; concerns areas of research activities with current and topical interest to bioengineers. Prerequisite: undergraduate or graduate courses (or equivalent) determined individually for each special topic.
Topics to be covered: Surface Modification, Biorecognition AFM, Surface Plasmon Resonance, Advanced XPS, Sum Frequency Generation Spectroscopy, Advanced ToF-SIMS, Multivariate Analysis, Multi-technique surface analysis and instrument evaluation
Student learning goals
Learn advanced analysis methods for characterizing complex surfaces.
General method of instruction
Lectures and student presentations
Prerequisites are BIOEN 492/592 or CHEME 458/558
Class assignments and grading
Reading current surface analysis literature.
Grades will be based on student performance in oral presentations, paper critiques and the final exam. See course website for further details.