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Engineering Researchers, Projects Showcased Sept. 19

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Research projects by several engineering faculty members are highlighted at the Texas Medical Research Collaborative Project Showcase Event 1-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at Texas Health Resources, 612 E. Lamar Blvd. Admission is free, but registration is required.

TxMRC is a research partnership among universities, health care providers, and corporations that provides grants for research on real-world medical problems and helps develop new technologies.

Grant recipients from 2012 will present updates at the event. The participating engineering faculty members and their projects are:George Alexandrakis, Ph.D., UTA Bioengineering Associate Professor

 George Alexandrakis, (LPI) associate professor of bioengineering—A near‐infrared brain imaging system for the continuous bedside monitoring of intra-cranial pressure buildup in patients with traumatic brain injury.

 Heather Beardsley, (LPI) research engineer at TMAC; Brian Dennis, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering; Raul Fernandez, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering; J.-C. Chiao, professor of electrical engineering—Sleep related SUID monitoring system based on CO2 sensor technology.

 Hanli Liu, (LPI) professor of biomedical engineering—Implementation, validation, and translation of a hyper-spectral imaging device for fast skin cancer diagnosis.

 Yuan Bo Peng, (LPI) associate professor of psychology; J.-C. ChiaoDevelopment of a wireless implantable closed-loop device for major depressive disorder.

 Khosrow Behbehani, professor of bioengineering and dean of the College of Engineering—Computerized infusion and monitoring system for fetal blood transfusion.