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MECH_ENG 395: Bio-Inspired Surface Engineering

Quarter Offered

Fall : TTh 3:30- 4:50pm ; K. Park

Prerequisites

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

Description

In this undergraduate/graduate level course, students will understand interesting properties of natural surfaces (e.g., lotus leaves) and the state-of-the-art bio-inspired research on functional surface design with a focus on mechanical engineering applications for a sustainable future (e.g., water, energy, and the environment). Students will also apply analytical techniques to propose the design of new functional surfaces.