2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    Oct 03, 2023  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CHEM 283 - Polymeric Biomaterials

This course is designed to provide chemists and biochemists with a basic knowledge of polymer synthesis and structure property relationships, primarily focused on using synthetic strategies to control the structure and architecture of biomaterials. An overview of polymer synthetic routes and fabrication techniques utilized in biomedical engineering will be provided. Drug delivery systems, tissue engineering scaffolds, biodegradable and biocompatible implants will be used as model systems to explore the process of biomaterial design from synthesis to end applications. The main goal of this course is to provide students a set of chemical tools for the development of new biomaterials or the modification of existing polymer systems to achieve design targets. A design project will be utilized to engage students in their own research interests through the application and integration of the course material.

Prerequisites: CHEM 132 , CHEM 260  (or CHEM 264 ) or permission of instructor. This course assumes basic knowledge of organic chemistry, biology, thermodynamics and biochemistry. Completion of CHEM 231 , CHEM 250 , and CHEM 262  are recommended but not required for graduate students.

Anticipated Terms Offered: Offered periodically