Current Courses

The list below are current (2020) out of a career total of 21 courses taught  

ENGR 8910 FOUNDATIONS FOR ENGINEERING RESEARCH. The course explores the philosophy of engineering research, research and design methodologies, and a review of the university enabling assets. The course uses proposal writing as a vehicle toward creating a researcher’s mindset and skillset. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to do the following: 1) Differentiate engineering design from engineering research solution approaches. 2) Select an appropriate research problem for MS thesis or Ph.D. dissertation; formulate research objectives. 3) Analyze the literature, state a hypothesis, and prepare general experimental approaches. 4) Review published literature critically and write a thorough literature review. 5) Prepare a written thesis proposal. 6) Make professional oral presentations of the proposed research and defend it.
Prerequisite: Graduate student standing.

ENGR 8230 3D CELL BIOSENSORS. Readings addressing biological and engineering principles governing the function of 3D cell-based biosensors with emphasis on applications in drug discovery. Upon completion of the course, students will have an understanding of engineering and biological principles that underpin 3D cell-based biosensing, an appreciation of the drug discovery process and the role played by 3D cell-based biosensors and an understanding of the technological limitation in implementing 3D cell-based biosensors in drug discovery programs. 
Prerequisite: ENGR 8180 Advanced mass transport or Permission of Department (POD).

BIOE 4720/6720 HUMAN FACTORS IN BIOMEDICAL DEVICE DESIGN. The course introduces the application of human factors and ergonomics in the design of biomedical devices as well as the regulatory framework for device pre-market approval. Upon completion of this course, students should be prepared to apply human factors and ergonomics knowledge in the healthcare industry, especially toward biomedical device design, or continue to higher levels of study in the field. 
Prerequisite: BCHE 3520 Mass transport and rate phenomena

ENGR/FCID 4710/6710 DEVELOPMENT ENGINEERING AND SUSTAINABILITY. The course introduces what you should (or should not) do to come-up with transformative sustainable technology-based solutions to problems at the nexus of water, energy, and food, in low-resource settings. Students are exposed to a broad range of current topics in sustainable development practice with an emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa. Upon completion of this course, students are better prepared to holistically implement solutions up-take, especially in low-resource settings. 
Prerequisite: Junior/senior standing.