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.


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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Camilo Velez and Sheng-Po Fang win the Gator Engineering Attribute Awards

Congratulations to Camilo Velez and Sheng-Po Fang for winning the Gator Engineering Attribute Awards for the 2017-2018 academic year, respectively for creativity and service to the global community. Considered the greatest distinction of any student award given by the UF Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, the Gator Engineering Attribute Awards are intended to provide an ideal guide for all members of the Gator Engineering community.

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Dissertation Defense: Tiffany Reagan

Event date: 
Tue, 03/28/2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Tiffany Reagan will defend her dissertation entitled "MEMS on a Plane: A Flush-Mount MEMS Piezoelectric Microphone for Aircraft Fuselage Arrays" at 8:30 am on Tuesday, March 28 in LAR 234. Refreshments will be provided.

Per Export Administration Regulations, which apply to the content of the dissertation defense (ECCN 9E991), no persons from a sanctioned or embargoed entity is permitted to attend. This includes citizens of Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria.

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