Labs and Equipment

Bioelectromagnetics Laboratory

  • Primary Contact: Indira Chatterjee
  • Major Focus: Bioeffects of radiofrequency, microwave and millimeter wave electromagnetic fields on cells and tissue; design of microwave and millimeter wave exposure systems; numerical and experimental dosimetry; high-intensity nanoelectric pulse effects on cells; clinical applications of electromagnetic fields

Bioinstrumentation and Automation Laboratory

  • Primary Contact: Yantao Shen
  • Major Focus: Bioinstrumentation and automation, sensors and actuators, bio-mechatronics, smart assistive and neurorehabilitation interfaces
  • Equipment: Sensorized Bio Manipulation platform (SBM), including a Sutter automated micromanipulator MPC-385-2; an Olympus BX51 research microscope system with integrated fluorescent imaging sub-system, long working distance objective lens, and Differential Interference Contrast (DIC) sub-system; and a high performance QICAM vision and analysis system

Electric Drives Laboratory

  • Primary Contact: Andrzej Trzynadlowski
  • Major Focus: Control of electric motors, power electronics, characterization of electric machines; adjustable DC and 1 & 3 phase AC voltages
  • Equipment: Digital oscilloscopes, signal generator, spectrum analyzer, microcontroller and DSP development kits; power electronic inverters; three-phase induction motor, 230 V, 40 hp, DC generator, 240 V, 40 hp, with an exciter and blower, torque meter, resistor bank, and electric meters

Integrated Bio-Analytical System Laboratory

  • Primary Contact: Xiaoshan Zhu
  • Major Focus: Bioanalysis methods, Biosensors, BioMEMS.
  • Equipment: Permanent DI water system, one fume hood, a laminar flow hood, a large optics/electronics bench, two refrigerators, and two freezers (-20°C). The lab also has a Perkin Elmer Victor X microplate reader (fluorescent, luminescence and absorbance measurements), a HPLC system, a Bio Analytical Systems BAS 100 electrochemistry workstation, an Olympus microscope with CCD camera interfaced with computer, a microfluidics syringe pump with 10 channels, a lock-in amplifier, two centrifuge pumps, a CO2 incubator, a vacuum furnace, micropipettors, hot plates, vortexers, pH meters, electronics scales, function generators, and numerous mechanical tools needed for the biosensor development. Laboratory computers installed with LabView software. An electrochemical plating system is also available in the lab.

Electrical Power and Renewable Energy System Research Laboratory

  • Primary Contact: Mehdi Etezadi-Amoli
  • Major Focus: Analysis, protection, distribution and integration of various power system components including distributed renewable energy generation through the use of several ASPEN and other simulation programs at this laboratory
  • Equipment: One of the newest research facilities in the department, the lab accommodates 6 powerful Dell workstations each equipped with state-of-art large-scale electrical power grid simulation tools. Software programs available at EPRES are: EMTP-RV for power system electromagnetic transient simulations with a new visualization tool, PSCAD by Manitoba-HVDC Research Center for power system transient stability studies, PowerWorld for power system steady state applications with a powerful user interface and PSS/E for power system dynamic simulations. MATLAB with the complete list of toolboxes (Power System, Wavelets, System Identification, Optimization and etc.) is also available on each workstation.

RF Anechoic Chamber

  • Primary Contact: Tony Piazza
  • Major Focus: Electromagnetic compliance measurements, antenna impedance, gain and pattern measurements to 20 GHz, near field scanning, transmission loss measurement