Nov 2022 - Chuck graduated with his Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences, successfully defending his Ph.D. on November 18, 2022. Congrats Dr. Didier!       •       Nov 2022 - For the third straight year the NBSS group will be at IEEE MEMS Conference. Congrats Jorge for your paper acceptance at this prestigious meeting. For more info, please visit: https://mems23.org/files/MEMS2023_Program.pdf       •       Oct 2022 - Prof. Rajaraman and former group member, David DeRoo attended Synapse Orlando. For more information, please visit - https://synapsefl.com       •       Sept 2022 - Prof. Rajaraman gave the inaugural Biomedical Engineering seminar at Tulane University, New Orleans, LA. For more information, please visit - https://tulane.app.box.com/s/33mtkmsz9tak24jjghlrwibgbedwhauo       •       Aug 2022 - The NanoBioSensors and Systems Group welcomes three new students – Omar Cepeda, M.S. thesis student in Nanotechnology, Pablo Morales-Cruz, M.S. thesis student in Nanotechnology and Queenly Xie, B.S. Student in Computer Science. Welcome Omar, Pablo and Queenly!       •       July 2022 - The Rajaraman group had a very successful Hilton Head MEMS Workshop 2022 earlier this month. We presented 6 posters and one talk along with an open poster featuring Primordia Biosystems Inc. Congrats to all the students and researchers from the group with featured papers: Chuck Didier, M.Sc., Jorge Manrique Castro, Omar S. Cepeda Torres, Andre Childs, Cacie McDorman, Ph.D., Julia Freitas Orrico, Aliyah Baksh, Avra Kundu, Frank Sommerhage, PhD, David DeRoo. I have thoroughly enjoyed being part of the organizing committee for HH 22 and working with the leadership team of Reza Ghodssi and Jenna Chan, and PMMI, TRANSDUCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION INC (TRF), the Commercial Development Committee, Technical Program Committee etc. Lastly, I’m honored and truly humbled to join the leadership team of the Hilton Head MEMS Workshop 2024 as Technical Chair and serve the community alongside the General Chair for the meeting Jenna Chan       •       June 2022 - The NanoBioSensors and Systems Group welcomes two visiting students for summer 2022 – Maria Corina Garcia, NSF REU student from Puerto Rico and Rishika Khanna, undergraduate student from Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India. Welcome Corina and Rishika!       •       May 2022 - The NanoBioSensors and Systems Group welcomes a new undergraduate student – Michael Meyers, B.S. student in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Welcome Michael!       •       April 2022 - Prof. Rajaraman is promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure.       •       April 2022 - Andre attended NanoFlorida to present his exciting stencil mask and rapid bacterial testing work. For more info: https://www.eng.ufl.edu/nimet/events/nanoflorida-conference/nanoflorida-2022/ This work is also accepted into the Hilton Head MEMS Meeting 2022 as a Late News poster.       •       March 2022 - Six of the seven papers submitted from the group to the prestigious Hilton Head MEMS meeting were accepted for publication. Congrats to all the students and staff that worked hard to get these papers accepted. For more info, please visit: https://hh2022.org/program/files/HiltonHead2022_Program.pdf       •       Feb 2022 - Prof. Rajaraman has been invited to join the leadership team of the NSF I/UCRC, MIST Center: https://mistcenter.org       •       Jan 2022 - For a second straight MEMS conference, our work on “Compact 3D printed 3D MEAs" won the Best Poster Award at the recently concluded hybrid meeting, IEEE MEMS 2022. For more info please visit: https://ieeemems2022.org/home/award_winners.html       •       Jan 2022 - Happy New Year! To begin the year, Chuck and Dr. Rajaraman will attend IEEE MEMS 2022 virtually. Chuck will present a poster at the meeting. For more information, please visit - https://ieeemems2022.org       •       Dec 2021 - The NanoBioSensors and Systems Group welcomes a new undergraduate student - Isaac Johnson, B.S. student in Mechanical Engineering. Welcome Isaac!       •       Nov. 2021 - Chuck won 2nd place in the university-wide 3MT (Three Minute Thesis) Competition. Congrats Chuck! For more info visit - https://graduate.ucf.edu/3mt/       •       Nov. 2021 - Julia graduated with her M.S. in Nanotechnology, successfully defending her M.S. Thesis on Nov. 10, 2021. Congrats Julia!       •       Oct. 2021 - The NanoBioSensors and Systems Group welcomes a new undergraduate student - Connor Edmonds, B.S. student in Mechanical Engineering. Welcome Connor!       •       Oct 2021: New papers from the group will be presented by Jorge Manrique Castro at IEEE Sensors 2021 in October-November 2021. For more info please visit - https://2021.ieee-sensorsconference.org and by Charles Didier at IEEE MEMS 2022 in January 2022. For more information please visit - https://ieeemems2022.org       •       Sep 2021: Prof. Rajaraman was recently elected to a leadership position in the MEMS/Sensors/Transducers Community as a Member of the Board of Directors of Transducers Research Foundation charged with the mission to stimulate research in science and engineering, with emphasis on technologies related to transducers, microsystems, and nanosystems, and to foster the exchange of ideas and information between academic, industrial, and government researchers. For more info, please visit: https://www.transducer-research-foundation.org/discover_TRF/officers_and_directors.html       •       Aug 2021: Prof. Rajaraman is co-organizing and co-hosting an online mini-symposium on bioelectronics for pain and addiction. For more information and registering to attend the symposium for free, please visit: https://mistcenter.org/meeting/ultimate/bioelectronics/       •       July 2021: Nilab graduated with her Ph.D. in Chemistry, successfully defending her Ph.D. on July 1, 2021. Congrats Dr. Azim!       •       June 2021: Our work on “Tri-Modal 3D MEAs" won the Best Poster Award at the recently concluded virtual meeting, IEEE Transducers 2021. For more info please visit: https://transducers2021.org/home/award_winners.html       •       June 2021: The NanoBioSensors and Systems Group welcomes a new undergraduate students - Jennifer Nguyen, B.S. student in Mechanical Engineering and Rhondra Giscombe, B.S. student in Materials Science & Engineering. Welcome Jennifer and Rhondra!       •       May 2021: The Rajaraman Group welcomes a new student to the group: Omar Cepeda Torres, NSF REU student joins us for summer 2021 from Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico. Welcome Omar!       •       April 2021: The group’s first journal paper with a high school student as the first author will be published in the Journal of Young Investigators. Here’s an early press release about it: https://www.jyi.org/2021-may/2021/5/1/press-release-microneedles-to-help-overcome-a-major-citrus-crop-disease       •       March 2021: Our review paper on 2D and 3D MEAs was chosen among a select few articles in IoP JMM as “Highlights of 2020”: https://iopscience.iop.org/journal/0960-1317/page/highlights-of-2020       •       Feb 2021: The NanoBioSensors and Systems Group welcomes a new undergraduate student - Aliyah Baksh a B.S. student in Biology. Welcome Aliyah!       •       January 2021: We start the Spring 2021 semester still under COVID restrictions. The NanoBioSensors and Systems Group welcomes a new graduate student - Andre Childs, a Ph.D. student in Materials Science and Engineering. Welcome Andre!       •       December 2020: Two of the three submitted papers from the group got accepted to MEMS 2021 including a paper for Oral Presentation. For more information on the program, please visit: https://www.mems21.org/program/MEMS2021_Program.pdf       •       November 2020: Cacie graduated with her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, successfully defending her Ph.D. on Nov. 20, 2020. Congrats Dr. Hart!       •       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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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, Fall 2021, Spring 2022

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, Fall 2022

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.

EMA 4506 (3 CR)
Emerging Materials/Materials for Society
As offered in
Spring 2021

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.