Course Meeting Times
Lectures: 2 sessions / week, 1.5 hours / session
This course includes the analysis and design at a molecular scale of materials used in contact with biological systems, including biotechnology and biomedical engineering. Topics include molecular interactions between bio- and synthetic molecules and surfaces; design, synthesis, and processing approaches for materials that control cell functions; and application of state-of-the-art materials science to problems in tissue engineering, drug delivery, vaccines, and cell-guiding surfaces.
This course covers the fundamental concepts (physical chemistry, chemistry, and materials physics, and biology) behind the design at a molecular scale of synthetic materials with biological functions.
|Homework (which may include Problem Sets, and Critical Evaluation of Recent Research Literature)||30%|
There is no final exam for the course.
20.462J does not have an assigned textbook; readings from selected texts and primary literature sources will be used throughout the course. Some of the useful text resources (in no particular order) include: