The Biomechanics group within the MSU Department of Mechanical Engineering applies fundamental principles found in mechanical engineering and engineering mechanics to model the human body, predict its response, and create devices that aid in health monitoring, performance improvement, protection, and treatment. Our ability to analyze and model individual variations in health and performance make our work broadly applicable to the full range of populations: both the young and aging; the healthy and those who have sustained injury due to disease or trauma.

Typical Thesis Program in Biofluids and Micro-Thermal Fluidics:

Fall   (9 credits)

  1. ME 830 Fluid Mechanics (Fulfills first MSME breadth requirement in fluids area)
  2. Choose one from the following so as to fulfill second MSME breadth requirement:

           ME 810 Advanced Classical Thermodynamics, (thermal science breadth area)

           ME 812 Conductive Heat Transfer, (thermal science breadth area)

           ME 820 Continuum Mechanics,  (solids and structures breadth area)    

          ME 860 Theory of Vibrations, (dynamical systems breadth area)

      3. Choose one from:

          ME 494 Biofluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer

          ECE 802 Medical Imaging

          PSL 431 Human Physiology

Spring   (9 credits)

     4. Choose one from the following so as to fulfill third and final breadth requirement in an area different from that taken above in (2):

         ME 811 Microscale Transfer, (thermal science breadth area)

         ME 814 Convective Heat Transfer,(thermal science breadth area)

         ME 861 Advanced Dynamics (dynamical systems breadth area)

     5. Choose two from:

ME 832 Fluid Mechanics II (even year)

ME 840 Computational Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer

ME 872 Finite Element Method

PSL 432 Human Physiology II

BME 444 Biosensor

ECE 447 Biomedical Imaging

            PSL 828 Cellular & integrative physiology II

CMSE 801 (or NSC801) Introduction to Computational Science: Tools for prediction, visualization, analysis and understanding

Summer   (6 credits of research)

Fall   (6 credits)

        6. Choose one from:

            ME 891 Microfluidics: Fundamentals and Application  (even year)

ME 836 Experimental Methods in Fluid Mechanics (even year)

ME 835 Turbulence Modeling and Simulation (even year)

        7. Choose one from:

            ECE 802 Medical Imaging

            ECE 802 Biosensor Instrumentation, Processing, and Design

            PSL 431 Human Physiology

            PSL 829 Cellular & integrative physiology II

CMSE 801 (or NSC801) Introduction to Computational Science: Tools for prediction, visualization, analysis and understanding

 

Possible Math Courses (ONE IS REQUIRED for EM track)

STT 464 Statistic for biology (F)

STT 808 Biostatistic (F)

STT 814 Advanced statistic for biologist (S)

STT 802 Statistical computation (F)

ME 800 Mechanical Engineering Analysis (F)
MTH 451 Numerical Analysis I
MTH 415 Applied Linear Algebra