Classes Prof. Ma will be teaching

Biomaterials

Course description: This course covers the analysis and design of different types of biomaterials, synthetic or bio-derived, their synthesis, characterization and applications. The fundamental understanding of biomaterials chemistry and physics at the molecular level is emphasized. Mathematical analysis towards rational design of biomaterials is used throughout the course. In addition, examples from forefront biomaterials research will be used for case studies. Topics include:

1. Molecular design fundamentals of synthetic biomaterials and their synthesis

2. Characterization and analysis of both synthetic and bio-derived biomaterials

3. Interactions of biomaterials with cells and living bodies

4. Rational design of biomaterials for drug delivery, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.