The field of 3D Printing continues to expand into many different fields such as medicine. One of the fields the Decal explores is in the area called Bioprinting. Bioprinting is the process of creating 3D cellular structures using current printing machines. Our goals for this semester are to understand the theory and application of 3D printing in the field of tissue engineering, to work with novel hydrogels, and to facilitate further interest in tissue engineering research technologies. The course will include one hour of lecture and one hour of construction per week. Students will learn about the theory and practical applications of 3D printing and hydrogels. They will also learn about the mechanical operation of 3D printers. Finally, students will also construct and use a 3D bioprinter to print biological tissue.
There are no official prerequisites for this course. We take students from all years and all majors who are interested in the topic at hand. However, as this is a highly technical project, students with experience in electrical engineering, programming, prototyping, cell culture, and especially tissue engineering principles are preferred.
Two excused absence (or one unexcused) are allowed throughout the semester. Students who miss more will not pass. Three unexcused late attendances (5 minutes past Berkeley time) count for one absence. A passing grade (P) is awarded to students who complete all course material.
|Lab||Zack Chou, Will Shin, Elizabeth Sonder, Fariha Rahman||15||B144 Stanley||[W] 6:30PM-8:30PM||02/01/2017||
|Lecture||Zack Chou, Will Shin||15||B144 Stanley||[Tu] 6:00PM-7:00PM||01/31/2017||