Prof. Douglas Lauffenburger
Prof. Alan Grodzinsky
20.430J / 2.795J / 6.561J / 10.539J / HST.544J
This course covers the following topics: conduction, diffusion, convection in electrolytes; fields in heterogeneous media; electrical double layers; Maxwell stress tensor and electrical forces in physiological systems; and fluid and solid continua: equations of motion useful for porous, hydrated biological tissues. Case studies considered include membrane transport; electrode interfaces; electrical, mechanical, and chemical transduction in tissues; electrophoretic and electroosmotic flows; diffusion/reaction; and ECG. The course also examines electromechanical and physicochemical interactions in biomaterials and cells; orthopaedic, cardiovascular, and other clinical examples.
Lauffenburger, Douglas, and Alan Grodzinsky. 20.430J Fields, Forces, and Flows in Biological Systems (BE.430J), Fall 2004. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/biological-engineering/20-430j-fields-forces-and-flows-in-biological-systems-be-430j-fall-2004 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA