FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF BIODEGRADABLE METALLIC ALLOYS
Session
Academic Term
Class Number
18048
Career
Graduate
Dates
1/19/2021 - 5/1/2021
Units
3 units
Grading
Grad Letter Grade
Description
Biodegradable metals have emerged as a new class of materials with significant potential for myriad biological applications, in particular, the craniofacial, orthopedics and cardiovascular areas. The latter has already witnessed clinical trials with few patients already being implanted with a biodegradable metallic stent. This course is designed to introduce the principles and various fundamental concepts of this novel class of metallic alloys. These include fundamental principles of metal alloy physics and theory, important concepts of phase diagrams, physical metallurgy concepts, metallic glass theory, processing fundamentals, biocompatibility, and toxicity issues. The effect of microstructure on biocompatibility and corrosion will also be discussed. The course objective is to introduce the student to this new family of bio-functional metals and their biodegradable properties. In doing so, the student will be familiar with these materials and their useful applications. The students are expected to have had courses in thermodynamics and physiology.
Enrollment Requirements
PROG: Graduate School of Engineering
Class Details
Instructor(s)
Prashant Kumta
Meets
MoWe 3:25PM - 4:40PM
Meeting Dates
01/19/2021 - 05/01/2021
Room
244B Cathedral of Learning
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Location
Pittsburgh Campus
Components
Lecture Required
Textbooks/Materials
Textbooks to be determined
Class Availability
Status
Open
Seats Taken
0
Seats Open
16
Combined Section Capacity
16
Unrestricted Seats
0
Restricted Seats
0
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
0
Combined Section
FUNDM PRIN BIDEGRBL METLC ALLY
BIOENG 2016 - 1080 (18047)
Status: Open
Seats Taken: 0
Wait List Total: 0
FUNDM PRIN BIDEGRBL METLC ALLY
CHE 2016 - 1080 (18048)
Status: Open
Seats Taken: 0
Wait List Total: 0