ZHen and Nelson
Dr. Zhen Qiu (left) and Dr. Nelson Sepulveda (right) received
 an NSF award. 

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