HRP SU20-24: Research Opportunity with Dr. Ali Tamayol

Project Mentor

Dr. Ali Tamayol

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Description

Project Description Chronic wounds are major healthcare challenges that affect a noticeable number of people by exerting a severe financial burden and being the leading cause of limb amputation. Although challenging, healing rate can be enhanced by administration of therapies at the right time. The project in Laboratory for Innovative Microtechnologies & Biomechanics (LIMB) is focused on development of smart bandages for active monitoring of the wound environment using integrated biosensors followed by on‐demand drug delivery employing active and passive methods. The project is interdisciplinary combining biology, biomaterials, biochemistry, bioelectronics and biomechanics.
Project Direction The summer project is focused on the development of biosensors as well as stimuli responsive drug carriers and their characterization. Upon successful establishment of these platforms, the project can be continued for their integration with wound bandages for testing their functionality in vitro and in vivo.
Mentorship and Supervision I will meet with student regularly regarding the progress of the assignments given to him/her. I will ensure that the trainee receives appropriate training in techniques and supervision at all times. Also, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students with specific expertise may be called upon to teach and supervise the trainee in required areas. We further have a group meeting each week to discuss the progress of the projects and ask the team for providing opinions on the projects and solutions for possible issues.
Student Qualifications Highly motivated students with interest in biomedical engineering can apply. Background/expertise in electronics, biochemistry and cell culture is proffered.
Summer Schedule Options Research Dates: May 26 to July 31, 2020
Schedule: M-F, 9am-5pm
Project Continuation Fall 2020, Spring 2021
Academic Year Time Commitment 3-9 hours/week
Possible Thesis Project Yes


Submit an online application for this research opportunity at The application deadline is Monday, February 3, 2020.

This application requires a cover letter and a resume or CV