Biosensors and Biomedical Instrumentation

The department’s biosensors and biomedical instrumentation research focuses on the development of novel devices for monitoring the physiological and biochemical state of the human body.

Areas of active research include the development of magneto-elastic material-based biosensors for monitoring the in vivo biomechanical and chemical environment, the development of biomedical instrumentation for neonatology, and the development of optical sensors.

The Biomedical µDevices Lab focuses on investigating the microscopic structures that affect physiology and cell biology.

Research in the Biomedical Optics Laboratory is concerned with the way light interacts with human tissue and how this interaction can be used for developing novel ways to image physiological processes and anatomical structures.

The Brain Stimulation Engineering Lab uses novel brain stimulation paradigms through technology development, computational modeling, and experimental studies.

The Mechanobiology Lab uses computer vision techniques on live-cell microscope images to find out the fundamental mechanism underlying mechanosensation in the normal cells and the biomechanical signature in the diseased cells whose signaling has gone awry.

Biomechanics (Bio-solids and Biofluids); Medical Image/Signal Processing; Machine Learning and Computer Vision with Applications in Medical Imaging; Developments of Ultrasound Technologies for Tissue Characterization
Biomedical Optics and Photonics; Coherent Imaging and Light Scattering; Singular Optics; Biophysical Dynamics
Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) and Nanotechnology; Microfluidics for cancer research; Microenvironment platforms to characterize cellular interactions; Sensors and devices for biomedical sensing and implantable devices
Biosensors and Biomedical Instrumentation; Biomedical Optics and Ultrasound
“The data that we have here turned out to be about 250% better in growing the cells compared to a commercially available product that's used for wound healing.”Smitha Rao Hatti, associate professor of Biomedical Engineering