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Here you can find some of the work that I completed for my courses relevant for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) program in Bioengineering at Penn.  I have listed them by course number.  These are collapsible lists, so click on the professor's name to see the rest of the information.  Much of it is in Adobe PDF format, so you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the material.  Other s are in .ZIP format, so you will need a program such as WinZip to extract them.

Note: Due to server space restrictions, I have removed many of the documents from this site.  I still have copies of them.  If you would like to see any of the work, please feel free to send me a request.

Course List

  • BE-100: Introduction to Bioengineering (Dr. S. C. Batterman; Fall, 1995)
    • Term Project: CeProSys Technologies - The Cellerator 3000


  • BE-205: Anatomy and Physiology (Dr. L. Finkel; Spring, 1996)
    • Hemoglobin Report


  • BE-209: Bioengineering Lab I (Dr. S. Pollack; Fall, 1996)
    • AC Electronics
    • DC Electronics
    • Amplification
    • Electronic Measurement
    • Strain Gauge Force Transducer
    • MathCAD Assignment
    • Impact Loading
    • Uni-Axial Loading
    • Three-Point Bending
    • Final Project: Analysis of a Tibia Fracture


  • BE-210: Bioengineering Lab II (Dr. M. Litt; Spring, 1997)
    1. Kinetics of Cell Growth
    2. Bomb Calorimetry
    3. Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry
    4. Acid-Base and Amino Acid Analysis
    5. The Artificial Hip Implant
    6. Final Project: Effects of Oxygen on UHMWPE Gamma Sterilization.


  • BE-220: Biomaterials (Dr. W. Graham; Spring 1997)


  • BE-223: Chemical Basis of Bioengineering II (Dr. M. Litt; Spring, 1997)
    • Problem Sets
        For use with the Gilbert W. Castellan textbook Physical Chemistry, Third Edition. The Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Company, Inc. Menlo Park, CA. 1983.
      • Problem Set A: Properties of gases, liquids, and solids. The Ideal Gas Law. (Castellan Chapters 1-5)
      • Problem Set B: Energy; The First Law of Thermodynamics - Part I - Part II. (Castellan Chapter 6 and first half of Chapter 7)
      • Problem Set C: The First Law of Thermodynamics Applied to Chemical Systems - Part I - Part II. (Castellan, last half of Chapter 7)
      • Problem Set D: Entropy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics - Part I - Part II. (Castellan Chapters 8 and 9)
      • Problem Set E: Gibbs Energy; Chemical Equilibrium - Part I - Part II. (Castellan Chapters 10 and 11)
      • Problem Set F: Phase Equilibrium. (Castellan Chapter 12)
    • Alberts Assignments
        For use with the Alberts, et al. textbook Molecular Biology of the Cell, Third Edition. Garland Publishing. New York, NY. 1994.
      • Assignment A
      • Assignment B
      • Assignment C
      • Assignment D


  • BE-301: Bioengineering Systems (Dr. H. Kritikos and Dr. J. Shils; Fall, 1998)
    • Matlab Stuff
    • Homework 1
    • Homework 2
    • Homework 3
    • Homework 4
    • Homework 5
    • Homework 6


  • BE-309: Bioengineering Lab III (Dr. M. Litt and Dr. J. Shils; Fall, 1998)
    • ECG I: Analog Filtration
    • ECG II: Digital Filtration
    • Vibration Analysis
    • Equivalent Conduction of Electrolyte Solutions
    • Equilibrium Electrochemistry
    • Polycrylamine Gel Electrophoresis (PAGE)
    • Viscosity of Blood
    • Final Project: Adjustable Cutoff Frequency Analog ECG Filters


  • BE-310: Bioengineering Lab IV (Dr. P. Scherer and Dr. A Noordergraaf; Spring, 1998)
    • Fluid Mechanical Simulation of Coughing (v1.4 - 012198)
    • Sedimentation of Spheres and Discs (v1.21 - 011598)
    • Measurement of Pressure-Flow in a Straight, Horizontal Tube (v1.3 - 012098)
    • Steady Flow through a Symmetric Sacular Aneurysm Model (v.1.2 - 012098)
    • Thermodilution (v1.3 - 012098)
    • Final Project: Dye Dilution vs. Thermodilution for Cardiac Output Measurement


  • BE-324: Chemical Basis of Bioengineering III (Dr. P. Scherer; Fall, 1998)
    • Homework A
    • Homework B
    • Homework C
    • Homework D
    • Homework E
    • Homework F


  • BE-350: Introduction to Biotransport Processes (Dr. S. Margulies; Spring, 1998)
    • Homework 1
    • Homework 2
    • Homework 3
    • Homework 4
    • Homework 5


  • BE-495/496: Senior Design (Dr. G. Buchsbaum; Spring, 1999)


  • BE-520: Computational Neuroscience and Neuroengineering (Dr. L. Finkel; Spring, 1998)
    • Lab 1: The T-C Problem
    • Lab 2: Leaf Classification
    • Lab 3: Gender Recognition Using Radial Basis Functions
    • Midterm: NetTalk
    • Lab 4: Formation of Cortical Maps
    • Lab 5: An Energy Model of Texture Segregation
    • Lab 6: Computing Depth from Stereograms
    • Article Summary: "The Parallel Guidance of Visual Attention"


  • BE-550: Hemodynamics (Dr. A. Noordergraaf; Fall, 1998)
    • Homework: Questions 3-20
    • Blood Pressure Experiment
    • Midterm: Effect of Myocardial Infarction on High-Frequency QRS Potentials
    • Open-Heart Surgery Report
    • Final Project: Blood Flow to a Giraffe's Brain


  • BE-565: Biomedical Instrumentation (Dr. K. Foster; Spring, 1998)
    • Homework 1: Crash Test Analysis
    • Homework 2: Thermistor Calibration and Application


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