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Graduate Concentration in Biomechanics

The Biomechanics concentration prepares students for collaborative research across the disciplines of engineering, biology and the sciences. Students must be enrolled in a graduate degree program from one of the participating departments (Bioengineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Science and Engineering). Students who choose the Biomechanics concentration must earn a B or better in each concentration course and complete at least 12 hours from the course options. Courses taken toward this concentration will count toward the student's degree, but only one course may overlap with other concentrations.

Current course options include:

ABE 446 Biological Nanoengineering (4 hr)
BIOE 406 Bone Biology and Biomechanics (3 hr)
BIOE 479 Cancer Nanotechnology (3 hr)
ME/BIOE 482 Musculoskeletal Tissue Mechanics (3 or 4 hr)
ME 483 Mechanobiology (4 hr)
MSE 474 Biomaterials and Nanomedicine (3 hr)
PHYS 475 Biological Physics (4 hr)
TAM 461 Cellular Biomechanics (4 hr)

Graduate Concentration in Cancer Nanotechnology

The Cancer Nanotechnology concentration prepares students for collaborative research across the disciplines of engineering, biology and the sciences, with an emphasis on the use of nanotechnology in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Students must be enrolled in a graduate degree program from one of the participating departments (Bioengineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Science and Engineering). Students must earn a B or better in each concentration course and must complete 12 credit hours from the course options. Of these 12 hours, one must be a core cancer course and one a core nanotechnology course. Students may elect to take a second core cancer course and/or a second core nanotechnology course as an elective. Courses taken toward this concentration will count toward the graduate degree, but only one course may overlap with other concentrations.

Current course options include:

Core Cancer Courses

BIOE 479 Cancer Nanotechnology (3 hr)
MCB 4003 Cancer Cell Biology (3 hr)
BIOE 498 RB Cancer Science and Technology (3 or 4 hr)

Core Nanotechnology Courses

ABE 446 Biological Nanoengineering (3 or 4 hr)
BIOE 416 Biosensors (3 hr)
ECE/ME 485 Intro to Electromechanical Devices and Systems (3 hr)

Elective Courses

FSHN 480 Basic Toxicology (3 hr)
ME 483 Mechanobiology (4 hr)
ME 487 MEMS-NEMS Theory and Fabrication (4 hr)
ME 586 Mechanics of MEMS and NEMS (4 hr)

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