Prerequisites: BSEN 311 or ELEC 304.
Description: Underlying physics, instrumentation, and signal analysis of biomedical and biological imaging modalities. MRI, X-ray, CT, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and the human visual system. Energy-tissue interactions. Resolution, point spread function, contrast, diffraction, comparisons. Information content in images for biological systems.
Prerequisites: Familiarity with linear systems theory (e.g. BSEN 311 or ELEC 304) and MATLAB programming preferred; however, these topics are reviewed for clinicians and bio science students wishing to take the class
Description: Introduction to the physics, techniques, and biomedical applications of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in basic sciences and the clinic. Fundamentals of nuclear magnetic resonance physics, Fourier transforms, MRI hardware, and MRI principles including signal generation, detection and spatial localization techniques. Applications of MRI including tissue relaxometry and diffusion weighted imaging applications to diseases, traumatic brain injury, and cancer.
BSEN 416/816 requires the evaluation of current primary literature in the field.
Description: Introduction to all types of bio-materials, metals, ceramics, polymers, and natural materials. Characterization of biomaterials, mechanical and physical properties, cell-biomaterials interactions, degradation, and host reaction to biomaterials. FDA testing and applications of biomaterials, implants, tissue engineering scaffolds, artificial organs, drug delivery, and adhesives.
Prerequisites: BSEN 416/816 or equivalent
BSEN 418/818 uses case studies to demonstrate clinical implementation of engineered tissues.
Description: Introduction to engineering biological substitutes that can restore, maintain or improve organ function in therapy of diseases. Engineering methods and principles to design tissues and organs, cell and tissue biology, tissue growth and development, biomaterial scaffolds, growth factor and drug delivery, scaffold-cell interactions, and bioreactors.
Description: Introduction to pollution prevention (P2) and waste minimization methods. Practical applications to small businesses and industries. Legislative and historical development of P2 systems analysis, waste estimation, P2 methods, P2 economics, and sources of P2 information.
Prerequisites: Senior standing.
Description: Characterization of wastes from animal production. Specification and design of collection, transport, storage, treatment, and land application systems. Air and water pollution, regulatory and management aspects.
Description: Engineering processes for biomass conversion and bioenergy production. Topics include biomass chemistry, conversion reactions, current and emerging bioenergy technologies, feedstock logistics, life cycle assessment. Analysis of primary research literature required for graduate credit.
Description: Application of heat, mass, and moment transport in analysis and design of unit operations for biological and agricultural materials. Evaporation, drying, distillation, extraction, leaching, thermal processing, membrane separation, centrifugation, and filtration.
Description: Analytical and design consideration of evapotranspiration, soil moisture, and water movement as related to irrigation and drainage systems; analysis and design of components of irrigation and drainage systems including water supplies, pumping plants, sprinkler systems, and center pivots.
Prerequisites: ELEC 211 or ELEC 215; or permission.
Description: Analysis and design of instrumentation and controls for agricultural and biological production, management and processing. Theory of basic sensors and transducers, analog and digital electrical control circuits, and the interfacing of computers with instruments and controls. Emphasis on signal analysis and interpretation for improving system performance.
Offered spring semester of even-numbered calendar years.
Description: Interaction between earth's climate and the hydrologic cycle. Energy and water fluxes at the land-atmosphere interface. Atmospheric moisture transport, precipitation, evaporation, snowmelt, and runoff. Impacts of climate variability and change on the hydrologic cycle.
Description: Introduction into departmental and campus resources, professionalism, preparation and delivery of presentations, technical writing, and additional topics as arranged by enrolled students.
Description: Subject matter in emerging areas of Biological Systems Engineering not covered in other courses within the curriculum. Topics, activities, and delivery methods vary.
Description: Investigation and written report on engineering problems not covered in sufficient depth through existing courses. Topic varies by semester.
Students required to write an internship report of their creative accomplishments after completion of the internship. Students may spend up to nine months at the cooperating partner¿s workplace.
Description: Solution of engineering or management problems through a non-academic experience within the private sector or a government agency. The experience entails all or some of the following: research, design, analysis, and testing on an engineering problem. A plan, which documents how the individual will demonstrate creativity during the internship must be approved prior to the internship.
Prerequisites: Admission to masters degree program and permission of major adviser
Prerequisites: BSEN 311 or ELEC 304 Engineering design and analysis of medical ultrasound applications
Description: Beamforming, diffraction, wave space, scattering, imaging. Interactions of mechanical energy and tissue. Linear and phased arrays. Doppler estimation of blood flow velocity. Tumor and cyst characterization. Other modern research topics in medical ultrasound.
Prerequisites: BSEN 846 or equivalent
Description: Current and relevant mechanical, rheological, thermal, electrical, and optical properties as related to the engineering of processing, storage, handling, and utilization systems for biological materials are selected for analysis.
Description: Aerobic, anaerobic, and physical-chemical treatment, energy recovery and protein synthesis processes for high-strength organic materials; agricultural applications including composting, ammonia stripping, nitrification, denitrification, and land disposal of organic and chemically treated materials.
Prerequisites: MATH 821
Description: An engineer analysis of livestock, their environment and the interaction between the two; mathematical models, heat transfer, energy balances, environmental measurements, physiological measurements, calorimetry.
Description: Advanced mathematical modeling techniques and applications. Specific topics from current literature and vary depending on research interests.
Typically offered spring semester in even years.
Description: Principles and modeling of fluid flow and solute transport in the vadose zone. Topics include hydraulic properties of variably saturated media, application of Darcy's Law in variably saturated media, hydrologic and transport processes in the vadose zone, and solution of steady and unsteady flow problems using numerical techniques including finite element methods. Contemporary vadose zone models will be applied to engineering flow and transport problems. Review and synthesis of classic and contemporary research literature on vadose zone hydrology will be embedded in the course.
Description: Developing a graduate program, orientation to research, grant and research proposal preparation, experimental design and analysis, manuscript preparation and review, preparations and delivery of technical presentations, and research management.
Description: Individual study in advanced engineering topics that are not covered in regular course work or thesis. Topic varies by term.
Prerequisites: Admission to doctoral degree program and permission of supervisory committee chair