Mentoring in Biomedical Engineering / Bioengineering ideally instills an enthusiasm for a high standard of understanding and knowledge. Educational goals in turn aim to train future biomedical engineers / bioengineers to become increasingly comfortable working within multiple paradigms, ranging from basic science to engineering to clinical research. Fundamentals of biomedical engineering are best developed using a mixture of approaches including didactic classes, laboratory environments, peer-based learning, and individual mentoring.

Courses Taught by Dr. Ahsan at Tulane University

BMEN 340/740: Cell and Tissue Engineering.

This course focuses on the fundamentals of tissue engineering & regenerative medicine, including biomaterials, stem cells, bioreactors, and molecular/cellular/tissue assessments. The class includes presentations by various experts, as well as group discussion of recent scientific publications.

BMEN 710: Current Topics in Biomedical Engineering.

This graduate level course focuses on state-of-the art technologies and scientific discoveries in biomedical engineering. Seminal articles from top-tier journals in the field of biomedical engineering will be selected and discussed in class.

BMEN 3300/6300: Biomechanics.

This course will initially review the fundamentals of statics and strength of materials, as well as rigid body analysis for joint motion. Topics to be extensively covered are viscoelasticity, continuum mechanics, and constitutive models to describe behavior of hard and soft tissues. In addition, biological tissue characterization will be discussed in the context of structure-function relationships.

BMEN 6930: Engineering in Regenerative Medicine.

This graduate level course focuses on state-of-the art technologies and scientific discoveries in regenerative medicine. Approaches for translating bench-top science into clinical products, including biomanufacturing and regulatory pathways, will be addressed.