Lab-on-a-Chip (Bachelor of Engineering in Nanotechnology)

2018/2019

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds on knowledge obtained from the modules Statistical Mechanics, Introduction to Mechanics and Thermodynamics, and basic knowledge in Chemistry and Optics.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives

Knowledge

• Must have a basic understanding of the overall design of Lab-on-a-Chip devices and fabrication approaches required to construct them.
• Must have knowledge of the major types of sensors used in Lab-on-a-Chip devices and their functioning, including electrochemical, mechanical and optical sensors.
• Must have knowledge of the basic fluid mechanics.
• Must have knowledge of basic phenomena involved in Lab-on-a-Chip de-vices including fluid behavior, diffusion, electrokinetics, as well as specif-ic aspects of flow on nanoscale.

Skills

• Must be able to select and apply a suitable sensor for a Lab-on-Chip device and analyze the data obtained
• Must be able to solve analytically simple problems in fluid mechanics and microfluidics.
• Must be able to perform modelling of simple Lab-on-Chip devices using COMSOL Multiphysics.
• Must be able to suggest and apply basic fabrication approaches for Lab-on-Chip devices

Competences

• Must demonstrate good knowledge of basic fluid mechanics and be able to apply them to real-world problems.
• Must be able to model flow and diffusion in simple Lab-on-a-Chip devices using COMSOL multiphysics.
• Must be able to design a simple Lab-on-a-Chip device, analyze its performance and select suitable fabrication strategy

Type of instruction

Lectures and practical exercises.

Extent and expected workload

This is a 5 ECTS course module and the work load is expected to be 150 hours for the student.
 

Exam

Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam

  • Besides the evaluation criteria stated in the Joint programme regulations, the grade requires completing modeling and laboratory assignments.

Exams

Name of examLab-on-a-chip (DINA)
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations.
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Facts about the module

Danish titleLab-on-a-chip (Bachelor of Engineering in Nanotechnology)
Module codeF-NAN-B6-4D
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS5
Language of instructionDanish and English
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Mathematics, Physics and Nanotechnology
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science