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Medical Device Development and Prototyping

Medical device development is a growing industry, with a total revenue of about $110 billion and a projected growth rate of 5%. Electro-medical/therapeutic devices currently occupy about 33% of that market. In the Electromagnetics lab, researchers apply electromagnetic principles to the design and development of diagnostic and therapeutic tools, primarily in the area of cancer and diabetes research. Ongoing research includes using hyperthermia as a direct or collateral approach to cancer therapy, glucose monitoring and delivery systems, the development of bio-mimicking gels, and other projects that result as a direct collaboration with the medical or dental communities. Students engaged in this work through the VIP program will be trained in the fundamentals of electromagnetic theory as well as relevant software and hardware that will be used in the execution of their research and development projects.

The team is looking for energetic and motivated sophomore, junior, and senior undergraduate and graduate students in ECE, CS, BME and CLSE with a strong desire to participate in the design, building and testing of medical devices and systems.

Projects will include:

Interested? Contact Prof. Erdem Topsakal (etopsakal@vcu.edu)