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.
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
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Class work, reports and excise problems.
|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|
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.
Course materials are provided during class.
Evaluated by reports