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University of Washington
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bioen 599 c special topics in bioengineering (microfabrication and microfluidics for bioengineering applications) 2005 Microfluidic course. General overview of different microfluidic devices and approaches. Requires A LOT of writing. This course is hard for a foreigner, because part of the grade is given for the grammar. Even if you can write good arguments, but your English is not perfect, your grade will not be very high. On the other hand, this course gives you a lot of useful information. There is also a lab session and a course project, both are very good. It also may be a good idea to take EE 502 Introduction to MEMS course before taking this one.
bioen 599 d special topics in bioengineering (microfabrication and microfluidics for bioengineering applications, lab) 2005 This is a lab session for the Microfluidic course. Students are doing real research in the clean room of the Washington Technology Center. Pretty interesting to work on design and fabrication of a new microfluidic device, especially because usually they have cool chemical or biological applications. This may be useful at future job in a nice company.
BIOEN 599 Special Topics in Bioengineering (1-6, max. 15) 2005 Nanotechnology seminar. 4 quarters of this seminar are required to get dual PhD degree in Nanotechnology and your home department. At first it looks like there are many speakers, who do research in very different areas. Half of the presentations are hard to understand for unprepared person. The other half is really worth registration for this seminar. Overall it really broadens the view at different aspects of Nanotechnology.
chem 560 b/ bioen 599 t/ phys 567 frontiers in nanotechnology 2006 The Frontiers in Nanotechnology course is required for PhD in Nanotechnology. Faculty members from different participating departments introduce graduate students to their current research in nanoscience and nanotechnology. The class is interesting and simple. You are not required to take it for a grade, and there is no exam. You just need to answer for simple questions in on-line surveys and participate in class project.
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