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The University of Nevada, Reno Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program is federally funded at $231,000.00 annually

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Umar Ijaz

Scholar: Umar Ijaz

Umar Ijaz

Major: Electrical Engineering

Faculty Mentors: Dr. Yantao Shen

Research Topic: Development of a Micro-Force Sensing System for Biomechanical Measurements and Applications

Abstract: Current advancements in the fields of nanotechnology and biophysics have led to the development of a number of experimental techniques for the measurement and characterization of micro bio-entities, such as embryos and cells. These techniques have become necessary in better understanding the processes and interactions of bio-entities occurring at the micro/nano level. In this project, we address the development of an integrated micro-force sensing system that consists of an AE-800 based force sensing tool and its signal conditioning circuit. The system can be used to measure bio-interaction forces and quantitatively characterize mechanical properties of micro bio-entities. Potential biomedical applications of this sensing system include force guided embryo/cell injection, investigation on mechanosensing and mechanochemical transduction, and force feedback enhanced micro/nano tele-surgery.

New Scholar: Fall 2009

Graduated With Baccalaureate Degree: May 2011

Masters or Doctoral Program Update: Accepted into the University of Nevada, Reno masters program in Biomedical Engineering for fall 2011.

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