Dr. Zhen Qiu, an assistant professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Dr. Nelson Sepulveda, an associate professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering recently received a $360,000 award from NSF, for the development of “Implantable Ultra-low Power VO2 MEMS Scanner based Surface-enhanced Raman Spectroscope for Wide-field Tumor Imaging in Free Moving Small Animals”. Congratulations!
The goal of this collaborative project is to overcome the fundamental limitations in miniaturized ultra-low power surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy for in-vivo wide-field tumor imaging in freely moving rat. The team will focus on developing an implantable microelectromechanical system based Raman spectroscopy for in-vivo monitoring and longitudinal study of tumor growth and nanoparticles based targeted drug delivery. More information about the awarded project can be found on:https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1808436&HistoricalAwards=false