BIOE 110: Self-Assembling Molecular Systems
Preparation, characterization, and applications of supramolecular structures. Factors that promote controlled molecular assembly at interfaces and in 3-D. Hydrophobic bonding and the role of water. Liquid crystalline phases. In vivo and in vitro examples of self-assembly. Biomimetic materials: the quest for adaptive responses to changes in environment, and self-healing. “Green” processing routes via biotechnology. Limitations of biomimetic materials.
Prerequisite: MATH 021 and (PHYS 008 or PHYS 008H ) and BIO 002 . Normal Letter Grade only.
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