ECE 6200 Biomedical Applications of MEMS

The course is on design and fabrication of biomedical microelectromechanical systems (BioMEMS) as well as applications of these technologies to biomedical research and clinical analysis. The topics covered throughout the course include: MEMS materials and micro-fabrication technologies, scaling laws, design and analysis of micro-fabrication process flow, sensing mechanisms, chemical and biological sensor types and their characteristics, fundamentals of microfluidics, micro-scale fluid transport and flow control, lab-on-a-chip (LOC) systems, applications of LOC in cellular and bimolecular analysis, clinical applications of LOC, Implantable BioMEMS and biocompatibility, tissue engineering and organ-on-a-chip systems.

ECE 3040 Microelectronic Circuits

The course is on fundamentals of semiconductor materials, devices and microelectronic circuits. The topics covered throughout the course include: Basis semiconductor physics, crystal structures, carrier generation, recombination and transport, doping, optical absorption, operation principles and circuit models of the p-n junction, bipolar junction transistor (BJT) operation principles and models, metal oxide semiconductor (MOS) capacitor, MOSFET device physics, operation and circuit models, single stage amplifier, differential amplifier, operational amplifier, op-amp circuits, digital circuits, AND/NAND, OR/NOR gates, CMOS inverters, gates, CMOS logic.