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Course Descriptions

A chemistry degree is excellent preparation for medical school and related fields, and also for careers in business, law or education. Many students, including chemistry majors, may be interested in a second major or minor in biochemistry and molecular biology. Other common choices include biology, chemical engineering and mathematics.

CHEM 426 - Microfluidics

  • Credit Hours: 1R-0L-1C
  • Term Available: SeeDept
  • Graduate Studies Eligible: Yes
  • Prerequisites: CHEM 225
  • Corequisites: None

This course explores various theoretical and practical aspects of microfluidics. The course addresses the benefits and challenges of microfluidics in chemistry and chemical analysis and the materials and processes available for fabricating microfluidic devices. General characteristics of microfluidic devices including fluid flow regimes, heat transfer and diffusion are addressed as well as practical applications of microfluidic devices and how various functions like valving and detection are performed. The course includes an independent project involving the design and fabrication of a microfluidic device.

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