Carnegie Mellon University

Electrical and Computer Engineering

College of Engineering

Course Information

18-469F: Special Topics in Integrated Systems Technology: Micro/Nano Biomedical Devices




Biomedical devices constantly call for innovations. Micro/nano fabrication not only miniaturizes devices and instruments, but also can enable new biomedical devices and significantly boost device performance. This course introduces fundamental micro/nano fabrication technologies and related materials of biomedical devices. The biomedical background and design principles of various biomedical devices will be presented. Both diagnostic and therapeutic devices will be discussed, including point-of-care diagnostic devices, biosensors, DNA sequencers, medical implants, prosthetic devices, drug delivery systems, medical robots, etc.

This course is crosslisted with 18-669. ECE graduate students will be prioritized for 18-669, and ECE undergraduate students will be prioritized for 18-469. Although students in 18-469 will share lectures with students in 18-669, students in 18-469 will receive distinct homework assignments, projects, and exams from those given to students in 18-669. Specifically, the homework assignments, projects, and exams that are given to the 18-669 students will be more challenging than those given to the 18-469 students.

Last Modified: 2022-06-01 11:36AM

Current session:

This course is currently being offered.

Semesters offered:

  • Fall 2022
  • Fall 2021
  • Fall 2020