October 2020: Prof. Rajaraman will attend BioFlorida 2020 held virtually. For more information, please visit: https://biofloridaconference.pathable.co/agenda       •       September 2020: Prof. Rajaraman is part of the organizing committee for the North American Materials Colloquium Series (NAMCS) promoting top Materials researchers across North America. For more details please visit: http://namcs.org       •       September 2020: Prof. Rajaraman is giving an invited talk at the annual IEEE NEMS Meeting on Impedance-based Biosensors. For more details please visit: https://ieee-nems.org/2020/       •       August 2020 We start a Fall semester unlike any other. The NanoBioSensors and Systems Group welcomes a new graduate student - Jorge Manrique Castro, a Ph.D. student in Electrical Engineering. Welcome Jorge!       •       July 2020: Five of the Seven (5/7) papers the NanoBioSensors & Systems Group submitted to the special issue of IEEE JMEMS for Hilton Head 2020 were accepted and are available online: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/tocresult.jsp?isnumber=4357932       •       June 2020: Research Labs around UCF are beginning to slowly open following university guidelines: https://corona.research.ucf.edu. The NanoBioSensors and Systems Lab is open currently.       •       May 2020: Dr. Rajaraman presented at the inaugural UCF CECS Virtual Faculty Seminar Series. The title of his talk was "Makerspace Micro/Nanofabrication of Biomedical and Agricultural MicroSystems".       •       March 2020 - May 2020: The NanoBioSensors and Systems Lab was closed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.       •       February 2020: Both of our submitted abstracts were accepted (57% acceptance rate) for poster presentation at the Hilton Head MEMS Meeting 2020. For more details on the terrific program, please visit: https://www.hh2020.org       •       February 2020: For the third year in a row, Laboni Santra a 11th grade student from Oviedo High School and a volunteer in the lab won multiple awards at the Seminole County Science, Math and Engineering Fair held on February 6, 2020. Laboni won: 1st place in Plant Sciences category and Special awards from the U.S. Metric Association and the Yale Science and Engineering Association, including Nomination to Florida State Science and Engineering Fair and Nomination to Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair in Anaheim, California. Incredible accomplishment for three years straight! Carry on this tremendous success Laboni! Congratulations!       •       January 2020: Dr. Rajaraman will attend the IEEE MEMS 2020 (https://www.mems20.org) and present one poster on DLP 3D Printing of High Aspect Ratio structures from the group.       •       January 2020: Happy New Year! The NanoBioSensors and Systems Group welcomes a new graduate student - Julia Freitas Orrico, a masters student in Nanotechnology. Welcome Julia!       •       November 2019: Dr. Rajaraman, Avra, Khalid, Chuck, Paola and Laboni will attend NanoFlorida 2019 to present 2 talks and one poster. For more details, please visit: https://www.nanoflo.org       •       October 2019 Dr. Rajaraman attended the 15th Tissue Chips Consortium Meeting in Washington, DC. For more information on the meeting, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/15th-nih-tissue-chip-consortium-meeting-registration-65125708748       •       September 2019: Dr. Syed Khalid Pasha joined the group as a post-doctoral fellow. Welcome Khalid!       •       August 2019: Dr. Rajaraman attended the Nordic Organ on a Chip Meeting in Tampere, Finland and gave an invited talk at the meeting on the development of 2D and 3D Microelectrode Arrays. For more information on the meeting, please visit: https://events.tuni.fi/nooc2019/       •       August 2019: The Rajaraman Group welcomes a new volunteer, Nicholas Alban a sophomore in ECE. Welcome Nick!       •       July 2019: Chuck successfully defended his M.S. thesis on July 3, 2019. His thesis is entitled: DEVELOPMENT OF 3D PRINTED AND 3D METAL-BASED MICRO/NANOFABRICATED, AND NANO-FUNCTIONALIZED, MICROELECTRODE ARRAY (MEA) BIOSENSORS FOR FLEXIBLE, CONFORMABLE, AND IN VITRO APPLICATIONS. Congrats Chuck! He starts his Ph.D. at UCF in Fall 2019.       •       June 2019: Chuck and Dr. Rajaraman attend the Transducers-Eurosensors 2019 Meeting (https://transducers-eurosensors2019.org) and present 2 posters from the group.       •       June 2019: The Rajaraman Group welcomes new students to the group: Paola Morales Carvajal, NSF REU student joins us for summer 2019 from Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico and Parker Arnett, junior in Mechanical Engineering joins the group as a volunteer. Welcome Paola and Parker!       •       May 2019: New paper from the group is published in IEEE JMEMS. Please see the link for details and downloading options: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8709727       •       May 2019: Rajaraman Group students have won several awards and fellowships: Charles Didier was awarded the ORCGS Doctoral Fellowship for Ph.D. studies starting Fall 2019. This university fellowship was created by the Office of Research and College of Graduate Studies to be awarded to outstanding incoming doctoral students who have demonstrated excellent academic achievement, preparation, and potential for successful graduate study at UCF. Congrats Chuck!; Cacie Hart won a Doctoral Research Support Award from the College of Graduate Studies. Congrats Cacie!; Julia Orrico won a Office of Undergraduate Research Student Research Grant. Congrats Julia!       •       April 2019: Laboni’s project entitled “A Minimally-Invasive 3D-Printed Microneedle Array Applicator System (µNAAS) for Delivery of Therapeutics to Citrus Leaf Tissue” won First Place in the 64th State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida in the area of Plant Sciences. Laboni’s project was also selected as a Finalist (top 5 in all of Central Florida) for the Dr. Nelson Ying Award. Laboni will present for this award a compete for the top prize at the end of April 2019. Congratulations Laboni on such amazing accomplishments.       •       March 2019: New paper from the group is published in RSC Advances. Please see the link for details and downloading options: https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2019/ra/c8ra09116a#!divAbstract       •       Both of our submitted abstracts were accepted (44% acceptance rate) for poster presentation at the IEEE Transducers-Eurosensors 2019. For more details, please visit: https://transducers-eurosensors2019.org       •       February 2019: Laboni Santra, a 10th grade student from Oviedo High School and a volunteer in the lab won multiple awards for the second year running at the Seminole County Science, Math and Engineering Fair held on February 2, 2019. Laboni won - 1st place Plant Sciences Category, Nominee for State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida, Best of Show, 1st Alternate for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair - An amazing accomplishment for two straight years. Congratulations Laboni!       •      

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Thank you for your Interest in the Nanobiosensors & Systems Group at UCF.


Our group is dedicated to the advancement of the state of the art in biological micro/nanofabrication technologies. Our goal is to utilize our knowledge and expertise in micro/nanofabrication technologies and apply these techniques to develop devices for the advancement of human health and personalized medicine. We develop non-traditional (Polymer, Metal, Paper, Biomaterials etc.) micro/nanofabrication methods and platform technologies as well silicon and glass based traditional technologies. Research into packaging methodologies is complimentary to research into biological micro/nanofabrication and we work on novel packaging methodologies for the assembly of our biological devices.

We have developed and continue to strive to develop applications of biological micro/nanofabrication technologies in areas such as in vitro, wearable and implantable Microelectrode Arrays (MEAs), microneedles and other drug delivery devices, Lab & Organ on a Chip Devices, Microfluidics, flexible electronics devices and advanced materials. We also seek collaborators that will join us in advancing the applications of the devices and systems we create in the group and/or help us in defining new devices & systems that can be created.

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We are an interdisciplinary group and welcome students from a wide variety of backgrounds and fields. In particular, we look for students that have undergraduate degrees in Engineering disciplines such as Electrical, Biomedical, Mechanical, Material Science and Chemical as well as Science disciplines such as Chemistry and Physics. If you are passionate about developing new technologies to advance the state of human health and personalized medicine, please contact Dr. Rajaraman directly.

As a graduate student, you will be presented with the opportunity to develop novel micro/nanosensor platforms and work with other colleagues to expand your knowledge of the biotechnological and biomedical application space for such technologies. Additionally, you will be presented with opportunities to work on and characterize new tools for micro/nanofabrication and materials characterization. Based on your aptitude, you will work with biological materials and systems as well.

As an undergraduate student, you will learn valuable skills and knowledge in CAD, micro/nanofabrication development, instrumentation installation and characterization.

Courses
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IDS 6264 (3 CR)
Bio Interfaces Enabled by Micro / NanoFabrication
As offered in
Fall 2017, Spring 2017
Fall 2018, Spring 2018

Biointerfaces are defined as medical devices and biotechnology products that interface with biology outside the body, in a wearable setting and/or in an implantable setting. Introduces students to micro/nanofabrication technologies and biointerface examples including research and commercial products.

EMA3706 and EGN 3365 ECS-MECH / AERO (3 CR)
Structure and Properties of Materials/ Aerospace Material
As offered in
Spring 2019, Spring 2020

Atomic structure and bonding, crystal structure and imperfections, solidification, phase transformations, phase diagrams, heat treatment, mechanical & electrical properties, materials characterization techniques.

EMA 5610 (3 CR)
Laser Materials Processing
As offered in
Fall 2019, Fall 2020

To understand the basic of laser design and general applications of the various types of lasers. To understand laser material interactions and studying various laser assisted processes such as welding, macro and micromachining, chemical deposition, surface treatment etc.