Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"Electric field simulation study for effective Electrochemotherapy"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Fall 2011 - DURI
Research area(s):
Biomedical engineering
Project Description:
For effective electrochemotherapy, the physical technique using electrical pulses, it is necessary to know the electric field magnitude and its distribution to the nearby area, because if the electric field intensity is higher than the threshold, it will cause more cell death, and if it is lower, the molecules will not be uploaded. The electric field intensity and distribution also depends on the electrode geometry and type, such as multi needle electrode arrays and parallel palte electrodes. This project will explore these.
Expected Student Contributions:
to do simulation of electric field distribution of various tissues and tumors using software.
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Desired Qualifications:
Any level with interest and willing to self-learn the software and do the electric field distribution study of various tissue and tumor configurations and electrode geometries 3.5+ GPA
Estimated Weekly Hours:
Department awards independent research credits for this project?

Professor in Charge

Sundararajan, Rajeswari
electrical and computer engineering tech

Student Supervisor

Raji Sundararajan
Associate Professor

Cooperating Faculty

Ignacio Camarillo
Biological Sciences