Polymers, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine Group
The Narain Lab is a multidisciplinary research group of scientists and engineers who conduct fundamental and applied research on polymers, hydrogels and nanoparticles for a wide range of applications.
Undergraduate and Graduate Courses
Engineering Thermodynamics (CH E 243)
Understand and apply engineering thermodynamic principles to systems characterized by pressure, volume, temperature, internal energy, enthalpy, entropy, work and heat.
Perform First Law analysis of closed and open engineering devices, systems and cycles.
Perform Second Law analysis of closed and open engineering devices, systems and cycles.
Determine properties of matter for use in thermodynamic analysis using:
Ideal gas equations
Incompressible substance equations
Develop problem solving strategies and practices and apply them to solve multi-step problems.
Advanced Polymers and Nanomaterials (CME 494 or CME 694)
Section I: Polymer Synthesis, Characterization, Properties
In this section, students will learn some basics of polymer science. New polymerization techniques will be discussed.
Section II: Polymer Self Assembly, Stimuli Responsive Polymers, Polymer Bioconjugates
Section III: Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Characterization
In this section, the synthesis of a range of nanomaterials will be discussed such as metals, metal-oxides, hybrid nanomaterials
Section IV: Application of Advanced Polymeric and Nano Materials
In this section, We will explore the different applications advanced Polymeric and Nano-materials
Advanced Biomaterials (CH E 582 or CH E 655)
Section I: Materials Science and Engineering
In this section, students will learn basic properties of materials and classes of materials used in medicine
Section II: Biology of Biomaterials
In this section, students will learn the interactions of proteins and cells to biomaterials, biological testing of biomaterials and degradation of biomaterials in the biological environment.
Section III: Application of Materials in Medicine, Biology and Artificial Organs
In this section, We will explore the different applications and the practical aspects of biomaterials.