Course title

Course content
This class provides an introduction to the interactions between cells and the surfaces of biomaterials. Especially, this class try to deliver the comprehensive but compact introductory information addresses all the significant aspects of biomaterials science in a balanced way, providing a global vision with and appropriate balance between depth and broadness in a reasonable number of topics. Conceptual background materials and a broad overview of applications were both envisioned as being integral to this class. Key definitions, equations, and other concepts are concisely pointed out along the text, allowing students to quickly and easily identify the most important information.
The course covers: surface chemistry and physics of selected metals, polymers, and ceramics; surface characterization methodology; modification of biomaterials surfaces; quantitative assays of cell behavior in culture; biosensors and microarrays; bulk properties of implants; and acute and chronic response to implanted biomaterials.
Purpose of class
The goal of this class is to deliver the information of biomaterials and study the physical and biological principles that serve as the scientific basis for understanding the interactions of biological molecules and cells with biomaterials employed for the fabrication of permanent implantable prostheses and as matrices for tissue engineering.

・Study the general information and background of biomaterials.
・Emphasis on the molecular and cellular interactions between standardized biomaterials surfaces and model biological environments.
・Principles of tissue engineering.
・Critical characteristics of biomaterials surfaces and methods of analysis.
・Comparative analysis of permanent and biodegradable implants by reference to case studies.
Goals and objectives
  1. (1) Understanding of the concept of biomaterials.
  2. (2) Understanding o the each of biomaterials including metals, polymers, ceramics.
  3. (3) Understanding of the various applications using various biomaterials.
  4. (4) Try to image of the new biomaterials based on lecture
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

exams presentation Total.
1. 30% 30%
2. 30% 30%
3. 40% 40%
Total. 60% 40% -
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Introduction of the class lecture review at home 160minutes
2. Introduction of Biomaterials lecture review at home 160minutes
3. Organization, Structure, and Properties of Materials
; Polymer
lecture review at home 160minutes
4. Organization, Structure, and Properties of Materials
; Metal
lecture review at home 160minutes
5. Mechanical Properties of Materials
; Ceramics, Composite
lecture review at home 160minutes
6. Mechanical Properties of Materials preparation for mid-term 160minutes
7. MIDTERM EXAM and Q and A lecture review at home 320minutes
8. Biomaterials and Applications
; Biomaterials and Biocompatibility
Polymer Biomaterials
Natural Polymeric Biomaterials
lecture review at home 160minutes
9. Biomaterials and Applications
; Metallic Biomaterials
Ceramic Biomaterials
Composite Biomaterials
lecture review at home 160minutes
10. Sterilization and Degradation lecture review at home 160minutes
11. Interaction between Biomaterials and the physiological environment lecture review at home 160minutes
12. Techniques of Analysis lecture review at home 160minutes
13. Final Exam and Q and A preparation for fianl-term 370minutes
14. Final presentation preparation for fianl-presentation 200minutes
Total. - - 2650minutes
Evaluation method and criteria
Exam #1 will contribute 30% to final grade.
Exam #2 will contribute 30% to final grade.
The presentation will contribute 40% of final grade
To pass the student must earn a total score of 60% or more.
Feedback on exams, assignments, etc.
ways of feedback specific contents about "Other"
Feedback in the class
Textbooks and reference materials
Provided from class
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • Contact via e-mail, the e-mail addresses to So Yoon Lee: soyoon(at)
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
  • Course that cultivates a basic problem-solving skills
Active-learning course
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicable
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
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