One of my first classes when I returned to Grad schools was MEMS (Microelectromechanical systems). The course consisted of a variety of MEMS topics, including microfluidics, sensors, batteries, gyroscopes, and many others. In class we generally discussed a relevant research paper and then went over related theory and principals each class, but the majority of the work was the project. We had fairly large group sizes for this project, I mostly worked on the micro pump and valve design as well as running simulations in COMSOL. The micropump was based on a Nafion IPMC (Ionic polymer-metal composite) to achieve reasonably efficient flow at the levels required by the pharmokinetic calculations. At the end of the semester we compiled a 96 page report and the groups presented the projects to a multi-university / industry panel. I have included the poster we created for our final report, but have taken out any identifying information to protect my classmate’s and professors privacy.