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Swaminathan Rajaraman, Ph.D.

Swaminathan Rajaraman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Joint appointments in NanoScience Technology Center, Material Science & Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and International Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing Research (ICAMR)

Office: Research Pavilion, Suite 169
Phone: 407-823-4339
E-mail: swaminathan.rajaraman@ucf.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 2009, Advisor: Prof. Mark G. Allen
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 2001, Advisor: Prof. Thurman H. Henderson
  • B.S. Electronics Engineering, Bharathidasan University, Trichy, India

Industrial Experience

  • Co-Founder and V.P. Biological and Materials Engineering, Axion BioSystems Inc., Atlanta, GA, 2007-2015
  • MEMS Engineer, CardioMEMS Inc. (now Abbott Labs), Atlanta, GA 2004-2005
  • Process Development Engineer, Analog Devices Inc., Cambridge, MA 2001-2002

Research

Micro/Nanofabrication Technologies; Neuroengineering; Micro/Nanofabrication on Plastics, Paper, Biomaterials and other novel materials; Flexible Electronics Fabrication Technologies; Implantable MEMS/NEMS Devices; Wearable MEMS Devices; Microfluidics; Packaging - Microelectronic and Biomedical Devices; Microneedles for painless drug delivery; Advanced Micro/Nano-Materials Development; Micro/Nano-Manipulation.

Awards and Honors

  1. Graduate Research Assistantship, Georgia Tech, 2005-2009.
  2. Best Poster Award, Electrochemical Society (ECS) Symposium on Electrochemical Systems, Sensors and MEMS, Atlanta, GA, April 2004.
  3. Graduate Research Assistantships, Georgia Tech and Georgia Tech Research Institute, 2003-2004.
  4. Graduate Research Assistantship, University of Cincinnati, 1999-2000.
  5. Graduate Teaching Assistantship, University of Cincinnati, 1998-1999.
  6. Best Outgoing Senior (Academics) Award, Bharathidasan University, India, 1994-1998.
  7. National Talent Search Scholarship for high school and undergraduate education, India, 1992-1998 (top 2% in the nation).

Selected Publications

  1. S. Guvanasen, S. Rajaraman, S.P. DeWeerth and T.R. Nichols, “Electrical Activation of Muscle via a Stretchable Microneedle Electrode Array”, Journal of Applied Physiology, 2016 (in press).
  2. S. Guvanasen, R.J. Aguilar, A.L. Cheek, L. Guo, C.S. Shafor, S. Rajaraman, T.R. Nichols and S.P. DeWeerth, “A Stretchable Microneedle Electrode Array for Stimulating and Measuring Intramuscular Electromyographic Activity”, IEEE Transactions in Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 2016 (in press).
  3. Rajaraman, “Micromachining Techniques for the Realization of 3-D Microelectrode Arrays”, Invited Book Chapter in Nanotechnologies and Neuroscience: Nano-Electronic, Photonic and Mechanical Interfacing (Editors – M. De Vittorio, J. Assad and L. Martiradonna), Springer, New York, NY 2014.
  4. S. Guvanasen, M.L. Mancini, W.A. Calhoun, S. Rajaraman and S.P. DeWeerth, “Polydimethylsiloxane Microstencils Molded on 3-D Printed Templates”, IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems (JMEMS), vol. 23, no. 5, pp. 1045-53, 2014.
  5. P-C. Wang, S-J. Paik, S. Chen, Rajaraman, S-H. Kim and M.G. Allen, “Fabrication and Characterization of Polymer Hollow Microneedle Array using UV Lithography into Micromolds”, IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems (JMEMS), vol. 22, no. 5, pp. 1041-53, 2013.
  6. Rajaraman, J.A. Bragg, J.D. Ross and M.G. Allen, “Micromachined Three-Dimensional Electrode Arrays for Transcutaneous Nerve Tracking”, Institute of Physics Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, vol. 21, no. 8 o85014 (13 pp.), 2011.
  7. A. Wester, S. Rajaraman, J.D. Ross, M.C. LaPlaca and M.G. Allen, “Development and Characterization of a Packaged Mechanically Actuated Microtweezer System”, Sensors and Actuators A, vol. 167, no. 2, pp. 502-511, 2011.
  8. Rajaraman, S-O. Choi, M.A. McClain, J.D. Ross, M.C. LaPlaca and M.G. Allen, “Metal Transfer Micromolded Three-Dimensional Microelectrode Arrays (3-D MEAs) for in-vitro Brain Slice Recordings”, IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems (JMEMS), vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 396-409, 2011.
  9. Rajaraman, S-O. Choi, R.H. Shafer, J.D. Ross, J. Vukasinovic, Y. Choi, S.P. DeWeerth, A. Glezer and M.G. Allen, “Microfabrication Technologies for a Coupled Three-Dimensional Microelectrode, Microfluidic Array”, Institute of Physics Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 163-171, 2007.
  10. Rajaraman, H-S. Noh, P.J. Hesketh and D.S. Gottfried, “Rapid, Low Cost Microfabrication Technologies toward Realization of Devices for Dielectrophoretic Manipulation of Particles and Nanowires”, Sensors and Actuators B, vol. 114, pp. 392-401, 2006.
  11. Kumar, S. Rajaraman, R.A. Gerhardt, Z.L. Wang and P.J. Hesketh, “Tin Oxide Nanosensor Fabrication using AC Dielectrophoretic Manipulation of Nanobelts”, Electrochimica Acta, vol. 51, pp. 943-951, 2005.
  12. Rajaraman and H. T. Henderson, “A Unique Fabrication Approach for Microneedles using Coherent Porous Silicon Technology” Sensors and Actuators B, vol. 105, pp. 443-448, 2004.

Selected Patents

  1. E. Tyler, A.J. Preyer and S. Rajaraman, “Cell-Based Biosensor Array and Associated Methods for Manufacturing the same”, US Patent Application 14825140. Axion BioSystems Inc., Filed: 2015.
  2. P. Clements, A.J. Preyer, S. Rajaraman, D.C. Millard and J.D. Ross, “Multiwell Microelectrode Array with Optical Stimulation”, US Patent 14738618. Axion BioSystems Inc., Filed: 2015; Awarded: 2016.
  3. P. Clements, A.J. Preyer, S. Rajaraman, D.C. Millard and J.D. Ross, “Multiwell Microelectrode Array with Optical Stimulation”, US Patent 9360469. Axion BioSystems Inc., Filed: 2015; Awarded: 2016.
  4. J. Butera, Y.A. Patel, J.D. Ross, S. Rajaraman and I.P. Clements, “Neural Interfacing Device”, US Patent Application 2015/014122. Georgia Institute of Technology/Axion BioSystems Inc., Filed 2015.
  5. D. Grier, A.M. Nicolini, C.M. Arrowood and S. Rajaraman, “Devices, Systems and Methods for Targeted Plating of Materials in High-Throughput Culture Plates” US Patent Application 14/533,373, Axion BioSystems Inc., Filed 2014.
  6. Rajaraman, J.A. Bragg, J.D. Ross and A.J. Preyer, “A Non-Invasive, Segmentable Three-Dimensional Microelectrode Array Patch for Neurophysiological Diagnostics and Therapeutic Stimulation”, US Patent Application 14/199,580. Axion BioSystems Inc., Filed 2014.
  7. Rajaraman, J.D. Ross and A.J. Preyer, “Devices, Systems and Methods for High-Throughput Electrophysiology”, US Patent 9279801. Axion BioSystems Inc., Filed: 2013; Awarded: 2016.
  8. Rajaraman, J.D. Ross and A.J. Preyer, “Culture well Plate” US and EU Design Patent Application 2281386. Axion BioSystems Inc., Filed 2013.
  9. S. Guvanasen, S. Rajaraman, R. Aguilar, L. Guo, T.R. Nichols and S.P. DeWeerth, “3-D Microelectrode Device for Live Tissue Applications”, US Patent 9248273. Georgia Institute of Technology/Axion BioSystems Inc., Filed 2013; Awarded 2015.
  10. G. Allen, Y-K. Yoon, J-H. Park, X. Wu, Y. Zhao, S-O. Choi and S. Rajaraman, “Method for Making Electrically Conductive Three-Dimensional Structures”, US Patent 9330820. Georgia Institute of Technology, Filed 2013; Awarded: 2016.
  11. D. Ross, E.A. Brown, S. Rajaraman, M.G. Allen and B.C. Wheeler “Apparatus and Methods for High Throughput Network Electrophysiology and Cellular Analysis”, US Patent 9290756. Georgia Institute of Technology/Axion BioSystems Inc., Filed 2010; Awarded: 2016.
  12. Karpman and S. Rajaraman, “Shadow Mask and Method of making the same”, US Patent 6893976. Analog Devices Inc., Filed: 2002, Awarded: 2005.
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