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Course work in BIOMATERIALS is designed to provide advanced undergraduate and graduate-level introduction to the use of materials in medicine.

Designed for students of diverse backgrounds and specializations (biology; chemistry; biological  chemical, electrical, and mechanical engineering; materials science and engineering; physics; etc.), prerequisites have been held to a minimal background in basic science and tutorials will be provided where needed (contact instructor for more details (EAV3@PSU.EDU ).

MatSE/BioE 404 is a required course for the "Materials Option" of the undergraduate BIOENGINEERING curriculum and an elective available to all students.  This course provides a background in mechanisms of the biological response to materials.

MatSE/BioE 517 expands content of MatSE/BioE 404 into BIOMATERIALS SURFACE SCIENCE.  An independent research topic with a written/oral presentation is required for graduate credit (contact instructor for more details (EAV3@PSU.EDU).

MatSE 403 is a required course for the "Materials Option" of the undergraduate BIOENGINEERING curriculum and an elective available to all students.  This course provides a background in the use of materials in medicine and ins instructed by Professor Paul Brown (brown@matse.psu.edu) in which I participate as an occasional guest lecturer.

MatSE 597 is an experimental course that examines interaction of fluids (especially water) with materials and how this impacts diverse technologies ranging from biomaterials to thin films.  Specific topics include water chemistry, the hydrophobic effect, surfactancy, theory and practice of contact angles and wettability, capillarity, statistical mechanics and thermodynamic theory of the interface.  Concepts are presented from a history-of-science perspective.