Seminar: May 4, Mon 3-4 pm, Prof Shuvo Roy, MEMS for Implantable Diagnostics and Therapy

Rishi Kant rishi.kant.81 at
Sun May 3 17:35:14 PDT 2009

BioMEMS Seminar announcement:

Monday (May 4)
3:00 - 4:00 pm
Paul G. Allen Building, Room 101X

Title: MEMS for Implantable Diagnostics and Therapy

Shuvo Roy, PhD
Harry Wm. and Diana V. Hind Distinguished Associate Professor
Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences
University of California, San Francisco

MEMS (microelectromechanical systems) technology, with its inherent 
characteristics of batch fabrication, miniaturization, and compatibility 
with electronics integration, is particularly attractive for the 
development of next-generation, cost-effective tools for biomedical 
research and clinical medicine. While a flurry of research activities in 
the application of MEMS to biomedical problems (bioMEMS) has culminated 
in some commercialization successes such as microarrays and lab-on-chip 
in vitro diagnostics, the next decade promises offers even more exciting 
opportunities for in vivo medical applications. This talk will present 
examples of on-going research projects in Clinical BioMEMS, including 
the development of nanoporous membranes for renal replacement therapy, 
wireless pressure microsensors for spine fusion monitoring, and high 
resolution ultrasonic microtransducers for vulnerable plaque detection.

Shuvo Roy, Ph.D. was recently appointed as Associate Professor of 
Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences at the University of California, 
San Francisco (UCSF). Previously, he was Co-Director of the BioMEMS 
Laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Cleveland 
Clinic in Cleveland, OH. He received a B.S. degree, Magna Cum Laude, 
with General Honors for triple majors in Physics, Mathematics (Special 
Honors), and Computer Science from Mount Union College, Alliance, OH in 
1992. He received the M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics 
and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from 
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH in 1995 and 2001, 
respectively. Dr. Roy serves on the editorial board of the following 
peer-reviewed journals: Biomedical Microdevices and Sensors & Materials. 
He has contributed more than 85 technical publications, coauthored 3 
book chapters, awarded 14 U.S. patents, and given more than 50 invited 
presentations. At UCSF, he is building a research and training program 
to focus on the development of MEMS for medicine.

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