Ceramics, Functional & Biomedical Materials
Ceramics, functional materials, and biomedical engineering are all interdisciplinary fields of study that involve the application of various engineering principles to the design and development of materials and devices used in various industries and applications.
Ceramics are inorganic, non-metallic materials made from compounds of a metal and a non-metal. Ceramic materials have a wide range of properties and are used in various applications such as structural, electrical, and biomedical.
Functional materials are materials engineered for specific functions such as energy storage, electronic devices and others. They can include semiconductors, superconductors, and other advanced materials.
Biomedical engineering is the application of engineering principles to the medical field. Biomedical engineers use their knowledge of materials science, mechanics, and electronics to design and develop medical devices, prosthetics, and diagnostic tools. Biomedical engineers often work in collaboration with doctors and other medical professionals to improve patient care and treatment.
Courses in ceramics, functional materials, and biomedical engineering can be found in the fields of materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, and biomedical engineering. These programs often include materials science, chemistry, biology, and physics classes, as well as laboratory work to provide hands-on experience with the design and development of materials and devices.