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Biomedical Transport Processes (BTP)

Emphasis Area Advisor: Bob Tranquillo

Description

BTP involves three fundamental processes: momentum transfer, mass transfer, and heat transfer. They share similar biophysical and mathematical descriptions and so are commonly taught within a single course, as we do in BMEn 3101 and its sequel, BMEn 5311.

While appropriate and accurate experimentation is also key on this subject, BTP is highly mathematical and computational in nature, since the basis of making such predictions is formulating and solving the equations that govern momentum, mass, and energy balances. This is reflected in the number of mathematical and computational ESE courses listed for this Emphasis Area.

As suggested in the above applications, BTP is relevant in almost every physiological and cellular process and almost all medical devices. Thus, this Emphasis Area is relevant for students interested in pursuing both employment and advanced studies upon graduation.

Electives Course List

Please remember that all courses listed are merely suggestions. You may take any cohesive set of classes that meet the Engineering and Science Elective requirements and are approved by the Emphasis Area Advisor and the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Course
Credits
Engineering (E) or Science (S)
AEM 5251 - Computational Fluid Mechanics
3
E
BBE 4013 - Transport in Biological Systems
3
E
BBE 4713 - Biological Process Engineering
3
E
BMEn 5041 - Tissue Engineering
3
E
BMEn 5311 - Advanced Biomedical Transport Processes
3
E
BMEn 5351 - Cell Engineering
3
E
BMEn 5910 - Special Topics: Cancer Engineering
3
E
CE 5543 - Introduction to Environomental Fluid Mechanics
4
E
ChEn 4701 - Advanced Undergraduate Applied Math I
3
E
ChEn 4702 - Advanced Undergraduate Rheology
2
E
ChEn 4704 - Advanced Undergraduate Physical Rate Processes I: Transport
3
E
ChEn 5531 - Electrochemical Engineering and Renewable Energy
3
E
ChEn 5751- Biochemical Engineering
3
E
CSci 5304 - Computational Aspects of Matrix Theory
3
S
Math 4242 - Applied Linear Algebra
4
S
Math 4512 - Differential Equations with Applications
3
S
Math 4567 - Applied Fourier Analysis
4
S
Math 5587 - Elementary Partial Differential Equations I
4
S
Math 5588 - Elementary Partial Differential Equations II
4
S
ME 3333 - Thermal Sciences III: Heat Transfer
3
E
ME 5113 - Aerosol/Particle Engineering
4
E
ME 5228 - Introduction to Finite Element Modeling
4
E
ME 5341 - Case Studies in Thermal Engineering and Design
4
E
ME 5344 - Thermodynamics of Fluid Flow with Applications
4
E
ME 5351 - Computational Heat Transfer
4
E
ME 5446 - Introduction to Combustion
4
E

 

Emphasis Areas

Bioelectricity and Instrumentation

Biomaterials

Biomechanics

Biomedical Transport Processes

Cell and Tissue Engineering

Medical Device Design

Neural Engineering


Contact

Jessica Baltzley
Undergraduate Program Assistant and Advisor
bmedus@umn.edu
612-626-3446
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