Course Descriptions
MECH_ENG 395: Bio-Inspired Surface Engineering (Undergraduate/Graduate Level)

Quarter Offered

Winter : MW 2:00-3:20 pm ; K. Park


Understanding of undergraduate level fluid and solid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, and chemistry would help follow course material.


This course is for undergraduate (senior level) and graduate students. At multiple length scales, various intriguing phenomena play an important role as a driving force, source of energy loss, and controlling mechanism for momentum/heat/mass transfer. To analyze these phenomena, multiple disciplines, ranging from fluid mechanics to heat transfer, thermodynamics, physical chemistry, polymer science, colloid and surfactant science, solid mechanics, optics, etc., should be used as a combined toolbox. The topics covered will include fundamental interactions between textured surfaces and fluids, heat, particles, and light as well as the state of the art achievements in surface engineering.