We started the development of an interactive and animated website to describe and teach scaling effects across multiple physical disciplines with focus on Micro and Nano biomedical device physics and applications. In addition to lecture notes and power point slide shows, the site features the multimedia presentations and videos of principles of micro and nanodevices, materials and processes over disparate time and length scales. Through the modular “knowledge nodes”, we expect to help the undergraduate students and the general public better understand why, in some cases, it makes sense to miniaturize a device for reasons beyond economics, volume, and weight.
We expect this academic development effort to greatly enhance the learning experience at the interface of engineering innovations and translational medicine, to cover broad applications using nanotechnologies for imaging and therapy in medicines. The technological platform will be readily extendable to other engineering disciplines in the broad areas of advanced material, product design and fabrication at disparate scales, and multiscale simulations.