The course introduces the scaling laws for engineering
systems including multi-scale systems and
consists of different scales (nano-, micro-, or
macro-scales). When system modeling, design and
fabrication processes are being performed, scaling and
interaction of different scales become prominent.
This course covers the fundamental properties
of scales, design theories, modeling methods and
manufacturing issues with different applications.
Examples of engineering systems include micro
MEMS, microfluidics, micromanipulators (AFM, microinjection
technologies), robotic surgery (da Vinci robots),
biosensors, MRI machines, and solar energy panels.
Students will master the materials through problem sets,
scientific discussions with experts from industry
or medicine, and will improve their project