Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"Electric field simulation of biological systems"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Fall 2013 - DURI
Research area(s):
Biomedical
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 voltage pulses.
Expected Student Contributions:
The student will learn a freely-downloadable software availabl ein the web, learn to use it with the training of the instructor and develop models for breast, brain, etc. and study their electric field distribution for a given voltage and the tissue/cell electrical properties, such as resistivity (or conductivity) and relative permittivity. In this project, the student will be involved in the electrical modeling/simulation of biological cells and tissues with respect to their application in cancer therapy using electrical voltage pulses.
Related Website(s):
None
Desired Qualifications:
3.5 and above GPA Junior/Senior standing, wiling to learn and work independently
Estimated Weekly Hours:
10
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
No

Professor in Charge

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

Student Supervisor

Name:
Raji Sundararajan
Title:
Professor

Cooperating Faculty

Name:
Jim Leary
Deptartment/College:
Basic Medical Sciences/BME