Theoretical and Applied Polymer Science
An intermediate course in soft condensed matter physics dealing with the structure and properties of polymers and biopolymers. Introduction to polymer syntheses based on chemical reaction kinetics, polymer characterization. Emphasizes (bio)polymers on surfaces and interfaces in aqueous environments, interactions of (bio)polymer surfaces, including wetting and adhension phenomena. Instructor: Zauscher.
Course satisfies a Biomedical Engineering General Elective, and a Biomechanics and Biomaterials Area Elective.