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Course Descriptions

Engineering Physics at Rose-Hulman will provide students with a unique opportunity to learn the foundation concepts of physics and make a concentrated study in micro and nano technology. Engineering physicist will be able to apply both scientific and engineering approaches to a wide variety of problems which otherwise is not possible with any traditional engineering or science degree.

EP 450 - Nanomedicine

  • Credit Hours: 4R-0L-4C
  • Term Available: -
  • Prerequisites: PH 113 - Physics III or Junior/Senior standing and consent of instructor
  • Corequisites: None

Material presented includes the functions and properties of medical nanodevices, the design and fabrication of nanorobots and nanoparticles, the current and potential applications of nanomedicine. Introduction to cancer cell biology and techniques for selective targeting of cancer cells, simulations of the optical and thermal properties of normal and cancerous cell organelles. Nanoplasmonics: Lorentz-Mie simulations of optical properties of nanoparticles, the use of plasmonic nanoparticles in diagnosis and therapy. Introduction to the nanophotodynamic therapies and the new dynamic modes in selective nanophotothermolysis of cancer, the design and methods of activation of nanodrugs. Time and space evolutions of thermal fields in and around the nano- bio-particles and nanoclusters. Ablation of the soft and hard biological tissues by activated nanoparticles.