Fields, Flows, and Interfaces

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Principal Investigator

Scott S. H. Tsai

Ryerson University

Department of Mechanical
and Industrial Engineering


ME8150 Introduction to Microfluidics (Graduate)

Winter 2020, Winter 2018, Winter 2017, Winter 2016, Winter 2015, Winter 2014

Microfluidics is an emerging technology that is becoming ubiquitous in biomedical research. This course introduces students to microfluidics and its applications. Soft lithography and experimental methods will be discussed. Related physics will be reviewed, including fluid flow, transport phenomena, electromagnetism, and capillarity. Mathematical approximation and simulations will be used to solve microfluidics-based problems. Final project will be a microfluidics-based research proposal.

BE8001 Foundations of Biomedical Engineering (Graduate)

Winter 2020

This course will introduce students to methods for proposing research topics and subsequently developing actionable plans for conducting research in biomedical engineering. Students will be provided with tools to frame their research plans within the specific context of their sub-discipline, as well as in the wider context of medical science, biomedical engineering and clinical practice. Students will be exposed to best practices in qualitative and quantitative methods specific to biomedical engineering. This will include common mathematical methods, theoretical modeling and experimental procedures, as well as methods related to discovery, identification, description and explanation-generation. Students will engage in developing a research proposal for the purpose of planning their specific research project. Specific focus will also be placed on research ethics.

MEC511 Thermodynamics and Fluids (Undergraduate)

Winter 2018, Winter 2017, Winter 2016, Winter 2015

The scope and limitations of thermodynamics, macroscopic-approaches to heat, work, energy and the first law. Properties and state of simple substances and fluids. Control-mass and control-volume energy analysis. The second law of thermodynamics, entropy limiting cycle efficiencies, criteria for equilibrium. Conservation equations for the flow of fluids. Application to one-dimensional fluid flow.

MEC323 Statics and Mechanics of Materials (Undergraduate)

Fall 2018, Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2013

Statics will cover rigid body equilibrium, including: two and three-force members, trusses, frames and machines. Mechanics of materials will cover introductory stress and strain, Hooke's Law, axial and torsional loading and statically indeterminate problems.