Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"Electrical Modeling/simulation of Biological systems"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Fall 2010 - DURI
Research area(s):
Electrical and Biological Engineering
Project Description:
Mathematical/numerical modeling and/or simulation of biological systems assist in optimizing parametric studies, the results of which could be verified using a less number of actual experiments than without studying the model. In addition, they also help study the electric field distribution and other details which are very difficult to measure in real life. In this project, it is proposed to study the electrical modeling/simulation of biological cells and tissues with respect to their application in cancer therapy, using electrical pulse-mediated molecular therapy and regenerative therapy-related studies.
Expected Student Contributions:
Literature review, modeling/simulation study of various biological systems using MATLAB/simulink, Maxwell Student version and/or pspice,
Related Website(s):
http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~rsundara
Desired Qualifications:
3.0 and above GPA Junior/Senior standing, desire, interest, and willingness to learn and work with electrical modeling and/or simulation of biological systems, such as cells, tissues and for regenerative therapy using MATLAB/simulink, Maxwell Student version and/or pspice.
Estimated Weekly Hours:
10
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
No

Professor in Charge

Name:
Sundararajan, Raji
Deptartment/College:
Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology

Student Supervisor

Name:
Raji Sundararajan
Title:
Associate Professor

Cooperating Faculty

Name:
Ignacio Camarillo
Deptartment/College:
Biological Sciences