IMG Seminar

Seminar: Development of Micro/NanoElectrode Arrays and their role in Advancing Human Health

Event date: 
Thu, 04/13/2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Professor Swaminathan Rajaraman, IMG visitor, will present his work on micro/nanoelectrode arrays and  their role in advancing human health during the ECE seminar. He is an ECE & MSE assistant professor at the University of Central Florida (UCF) with joint appointments at the NanoScience Technology Center and at BRIDG.

Abstract:

Cellular function and response has been a significant subject of human fascination since time immemorial and a major field of study that has improved the understanding of the mechanics of the human body. Specifically, the functioning of electrogenic or electrically active cells is of particular interest in this talk as these cells control several important physiological functions such as visualization, locomotion, and activities of key organs such as the brain, heart, eyes, ears, and spinal cord.

Micro/NanoElectrode Arrays serve as the primary interface for signal transduction with electrogenic cells and in conjunction with CMOS electronics, mechanics and software techniques are enabling instrumentation that will result in actively and passively manipulating a variety of electrogenic cells. Such manipulation of electrogenic cells can happen either in a dish, or on a wearable or in an implantable setting. These efforts to engage with electrically active cells are resulting in and will result in major advances in human health in areas such as drug discovery, diagnostics, therapeutics, prosthetics, environmental sensing and implantable devices in the upcoming decades.

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IMG Seminar

Event date: 
Fri, 03/10/2017 - 4:45pm to 5:45pm
This week, the speakers for the IMG seminar are:
 
  • Liang Zhou, from Dr. Xie's group, who will give a talk entitled "A Bi-directional Large-stroke Electrothermal MEMS Mirror with Minimal Thermal and Temporal Drift."
 
  • Dr. Renato Figueiredo, invited speaker, who will give a talk entitled "Overlay Virtual Private Networks for Seamless, Secure Communications from Sensors to Clouds"

IMG seminar

Event date: 
Fri, 02/10/2017 - 4:45pm to 5:30pm

1st speaker : Dr. YK Yoon

CES 2017 Outlook: Advanced Technology and Innovation

 

2nd speaker : Neelam Bharti 

 Library 3D printing and other resources on campus

IMG Seminar

Event date: 
Fri, 01/27/2017 - 4:45pm to 5:30pm

1st speaker : Jose Varillas

Enumeration, Characterization, and Clinical Usage of Circulating Tumor Cells

 

2nd speaker : Amy Haberman

Safety as a professional engineering skill

IMG seminar

Event date: 
Fri, 01/13/2017 - 4:45pm to 5:45pm

1st speaker : Mayur Ghatage

Power Insensitive Silicon Crystal cut for Amplitude Stable Frequency Synthesis

 

2nd speaker : Paul Chojecki

Improvement of Ferroelectric RAM performance through stress engineering

IMG Seminar

Event date: 
Fri, 12/02/2016 - 4:45pm to 5:45pm

1st speaker : Casey Barnard

Development of an aerodynamic wall shear stress measurement system

 

2nd speaker : Seahee Hwangbo

An EMI Emmune GPS Array Antenna for UAV & Drone Application

IMG Seminar

Event date: 
Fri, 11/18/2016 - 4:45pm to 5:45pm

Speaker 1: Nnenna Lindsay and Cherie Oertel (Counseling and Wellness Center)

Living a Balanced Lifestyle

Speaker 2: Xiaoyang Zhang (Dr. Xie’s Group)

A Wide-angle Immersed MEMS Mirror and Its Application in Optical Coherence Tomography

Abstract: This talk introduces a MEMS mirror that can perform large angular scanning in a liquid. Wide-angle OCT imaging results with this submerged MEMS mirror will also be presented. 

IMG Seminar: Monolithic MEMS + Photonic Systems

Event date: 
Thu, 09/29/2016 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

 

Dr. Sunil Bhave, Purdue University

 

Abstract:

Opto-mechanical systems offer one of the most sensitive methods for detecting mechanical motion using shifts in the optical resonance frequency of the opto-mechanical resonator. Presently, these systems are used for measuring mechanical thermal noise displacement or mechanical motion actuated by optical forces. Meanwhile, electrostrictive and piezoelectric actuation and detection are the main transduction schemes used in RF MEMS resonators.

IMG Kickoff Meeting

Event date: 
Fri, 08/19/2016 - 3:45pm to 5:30pm

At this annual IMG Kickoff meeting, we to take stock of where we are at and where we are going as a group.  We also provide important updates and reminders.  This meeting is mandatory for all IMG members. Pizza will be served at 11:45am, and the meeting will begin promptly at 12:00pm.  See you there!

Multifunctional Smart Mouthguard Platform for Health Monitoring and Intervention for the Internet of Things

Event date: 
Fri, 12/04/2015 - 4:45pm to 6:00pm
Our Fall seminar series comes to a close this Friday, December 4 with Justin Correll defending his proposal entitled Multifunctional Smart Mouthguard Platform for Health Monitoring and Intervention for the Internet of Things. He will be presenting in Larsen 234 and pizza, snacks, and drinks will be provided for $3 to those that sign up on the IMG wiki.(http://www.img.ufl.edu/wiki/index.php/IMG_Seminar_Series:_Fall_2015#Food...)
 
 
Multifunctional Smart Mouthguard Platform for Health Monitoring and Intervention for the Internet of Things