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.
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.
Atomic structure and bonding, crystal structure and imperfections, solidification, phase transformations, phase diagrams, heat treatment, mechanical & electrical properties, materials characterization techniques.
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.
To understand the relationships between materials and their impact on society. In this class students are introduced to the physical and social properties of various established materials and new and emerging materials research lectures from experts in the field.