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3.034 Organic & Biomaterials Chemistry, Fall 2005

A close-up of tissue-engineered construct.

A close-up of tissue-engineered construct, a combination of living cells and porous biomaterial that form a living matrix for transplantation in an organism. (Photo by Gary Meeks, courtesy of the Georgia Institute of Technology and the National Science Foundation.)

Highlights of this Course

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Course Description

This course covers principles of materials chemistry common to organic materials ranging from biological polypeptides to engineered block copolymers. Topics include molecular structure, polymer synthesis reactions, protein-protein interactions, multifunctional organic materials including polymeric nanoreactors, conducting polymers and virus-mediated biomineralization.


Prof. Angela Belcher
Prof. Michael Rubner
Prof. Krystyn van Vliet

Course Meeting Times

Three sessions / week
1 hour / session

One session / week
1 hour / session

One session / week
4 hours / session




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