EMAE 456: Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems in Biology and Medicine (BioMEMS)


Fall Semesters

Undergraduate/Graduate Level Course

Tuesday, Thursday: 2:45PM - 4:00PM

Course Description: Biological (or Biomedical) Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (BioMEMS) involve the fundamentals of mechanics, advanced microfabrication technologies, and electronics with specific emphasis on biological applications. BioMEMS is an interdisciplinary research area which brings together multiple disciplines including, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, materials science, electrical engineering, medical science, and biology. BioMEMS based technologies have found real-life applications in implantable medical microdevices, complex biological systems, tissue engineering, proteomics, genomics, molecular biology, and point-of-care platforms. Advances in BioMEMS technologies have shed light on the unexplored territories of cells, the building blocks of live organisms. This course aims to: (1) introduce the need for miniaturized systems in biology and medicine, (2) the fundamental BioMEMS design and microfabrication concepts, (3) introduce the basics of microscale manipulation of cells and biological agents employing the fundamentals of microscale behaviors of fluids and mechanical systems, and (4) expose the students to central design considerations and emerging applications of BioMEMS technologies in biology and medicine.

Textbook: Introduction to BioMEMS, Albert Folch, CRC Press, 2012



EMAE 370: Design of Mechanical Elements


Spring Semesters

Undergraduate Level Course

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 11:30AM - 12:20PM

Course Description: Application of mechanics and mechanics of solids in machine element design. Design of machinery and consumer products considering reliability, fatigue, safety factors, and mechanical behavior of materials. Selection and sizing of basic mechanical components, including, fasteners, springs, bearings, gears, and shafts. Pre-requisite: ECIV 310.

Textbook: “Fundamentals of Machine Component Design“, R. C. Juvinall & K. M. Marshek, 5th Ed., Wiley, 2012




Senior Design Projects


Spring and Fall Semesters

Undergraduate Level

Our lab supports and sponsors Senior Design Teams from engineering departments at CWRU. Please contact Prof. Gurkan at umut@case.edu to find out more about available projects.


Design Project Sponsors and Educational Discount Providers




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