2022 Polymeric Biomaterials

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Materials Science and Engineering
Tsuge Takeharu  Hayashi Tomohiro 
Class Format
Lecture    (Face-to-face)
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Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon1-2(J232)  Thr1-2(J232)  
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Course description and aims

Many kinds of polymeric materials have been developed for various purposes so far, and they are indispensable in our daily life.
In this lecture, students learn polymeric materials for the applications in medical and environmental fields, especially their material properties and structure-function relationships. Students also learn strategies for the design of the polymeric materials depending on targets and discuss molecular behavior at interfaces.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1. Explain kinds of bio-based polymeric materials and their material properties
2. Explain functions required for medical and environmental applications
3. Explain approaches to design biomaterials
4. Explain interfacial behavior of molecules near biomaterials


biocompatibility, bioabsorption, bio-based plastics, biodegradability, renewable carbon source

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Class work, reports and excise problems.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction of "polymeric biomaterials" Understanding of the overview of this lecture
Class 2 Basics of "polymeric biomaterials" -proteins Understanding of physiochemical and material properties of proteins
Class 3 Basics of "polymeric biomaterials" -nucleic acids Understanding of properties of nucleic acid as a polymeric material and as a genetic information carrier
Class 4 Basics of "polymeric biomaterials" -polysaccharides Learning versatility of polysaccharides in biological systems and their material properties
Class 5 Basics of "polymeric biomaterials" -lipids, polyesthers Understanding of material characters of lipids and polyesters
Class 6 Basics of "polymeric biomaterials" -other materials Learning the appilications of other biomaterials
Class 7 Biomaterilals for medical and environmental applications 1 Learning materials used in the field of medical and environmental fields
Class 8 Biomaterilals for medical and environmental applications 2 Learning materials used in the field of medical and environmental fields
Class 9 Biomaterilals for medical and environmental applications 3 Learning recyclable materials and renewable carbon sources
Class 10 Biomaterilals for medical and environmental applications 4 Understanding approaches to assess environmental impacts
Class 11 Design strategy for biomaterials 1 Understanding thermal and mechanical properties of polymers and approaches to control them
Class 12 Design strategy for biomaterials 2 Understanding biodegradability and bioabsorbability
Class 13 Design strategy for biomaterials 3 Learn design of biocompatible materials
Class 14 Interfacial behavior of molecules near biomaterials Understanding interactions in water

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.



Reference books, course materials, etc.

Course materials are provided during class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Evaluated by reports

Related courses

  • HCB.A561 : Nanobio Materials and Devices

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

none required

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