megan o'brien

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MIT COURSES

2.75 - PRECISION MACHINE DESIGN

Application of mechanical and electrical engineering fundamentals to the design of medical devices that address clinical needs. Topics included: design philosophy; accuracy, resolution, and repeatability; error budgeting; bearings; structural loops; linkages; power transmission systems; joints; and exact-constraint design. Modeled, designed, prototyped, and tested a perfused 3D tissue bioreactor.


2.720 - ELEMENTS OF MECHANICAL DESIGN

Advanced study of modeling, design, integration, and best practices for use of machine elements. Topics included: stress, fatigue, power transmission, bearings, error modeling, finite element modeling, thermal modeling, and machining. Modeled, designed, analyzed, fabricated, and characterized a precision desktop lathe.


2.65 - SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING

Assessment of current and potential future energy systems. Topics included: resource extraction, conversion, and end-use technologies; nuclear energy; renewable energy; and issues with storage, transmission, and conservation. Wrote a term paper titled 'Sustainable Decentralized Power Generation from Biomass in Rural India: Barriers and Opportunities'.


2.76 - GLOBAL ENGINEERING

Combines rigorous engineering theory and user-centered product design to create technologies for developing and emerging markets. Topics included: machine design theory, bottom-up/top-down design processes, engagement of stakeholders, socioeconomic factors, and market dynamics of developing and emerging markets. Analyzed and prototyped a liquid desiccant system for dehumidification and cooling of hot, humid climates.


2.42 - GENERAL THERMODYNAMICS

General foundations of thermodynamics from an entropy point of view, entropy generation and transfer in complex systems.


15.S17 - TECHNOLOGY, DESIGN & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

UBC COURSES

MTRL 495 - Biomaterials

MECH 435 - Orthopaedic Biomechanics

MECH 436 - Injury Biomechanics

MECH 439 - Biomechanics Research

MECH 431 - Engineering Economics

MECH 463 - Mechanical Vibrations

MECH 368 - Measurement & Instrumentation

BMEG 456 - Clinical & Industrial Biomedical Engineering

APSC 450 - New Venture Design

MECH 325 - Mechanical Design I

MECH 326 - Mechanical Design II

MECH 380 - Fluid Dynamics

MECH 375 - Heat Transfer

MECH 360 - Mechanics of Materials

MECH 305 - Data Analysis

BMEG 410 - Biomedical Equipment, Physiology & Anatomy