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BIOE 110: Self-Assembling Molecular Systems


[3 units]

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  or equivalent exam) and (PHYS 008  or PHYS 008H  or equivalent exam) and BIO 002 . Normal Letter Grade only.


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