ECE 52600 - Fundamental of BioMEMS and Micro-Integrated Systems

Lecture Hours: 3 Credits: 3

Areas of Specialization(s):

Microelectronics and Nanotechnology

Counts as:
CMPE Special Content Elective
EE Elective

Normally Offered: Each Fall

Catalog Description:
Key topics in biomedical micro-electro-mechanical systems (Bio-MEMS) and micro-integrated systems are covered. Biological concepts related to the BioMEMS are reviewed. Silicon process modules and soft-lithography processes used in the design and fabrication of BioMEMS and micro-integrated systems are presented. Applications of these systems in a variety of sensors and transducers are described. Recent advances in BioMEMS, Lab-on-a-Chip, and related advanced topics are discussed.

Required Text(s):
  1. Micromachined Transducers Sourcebook, G. Kovacs, McGraw Hill, 1998, ISBN No. 0-07-290722-3.
Recommended Text(s):
  1. Introduction to Microelectronic Fabrication, Volume V in the Modular Series on Solid State Devices, R. C. Jaeger, Prentice-Hall, 2002.
  2. Microsensors, R.S. Muller, R.T. Howe, S.D. Senturia, R.L. Smith and R.M. White, IEEE Press, 1991.
  3. Microsystem Design, S. Senturia, Kluwer Academic Press, 2000.
  4. Silicon Micromachining, Elwenspoek and Jensen, Cambridge University Press, 1999.
  5. The Science and Engineering of Microelectronic Fabrication, S.A. Campbell, Oxford University Press, 1996.

Lecture Outline:

Lectures Major Topics
2 Introduction to MEMS/BioMEMS/BioSensors
5 Device Fabrication (Silicon Processing Including Lithography, Etching, Deposition, Bonding; Soft Lithography and Other Topics)
3 Biology/Chemistry Fundamentals (Cells, DNA, Proteins)
2 Microfluidics
6 BioMEMS and Detection Methods
2 Microarrays
5 Lab-on-a-chip Device
3 Presentations/Advanced Topics