Improving math preparation of engineering students using online modules
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We are working to establish a program which we believe is unique in the country. Our students are simultaneously students at two major universities with full privileges at both universities. NC State is home to a nationally ranked College of Engineering and Veterinary School, and UNC is home to the nationally ranked UNC hospital.
Our lab focuses on the development of translatable immunotherapy delivery platforms. We use a multidisciplinary approach to engineer biomaterials-based and technology-driven localized immunotherapy strategies. Our primary focus is cancer, although we have interests in treating esophageal disorders, infectious diseases and substance abuse.
Dr. Tommerdahl’s interests are in somatosensory cortical dynamics and neurocomputation in living neural networks. Methods developed and employed towards this end include methods for the acquisition and analysis of neurophysiological (both in the in vivo and in vitro preparations), human psychophysical, and metabolic mapping (2DG) data as well as methods of controlling a number of (computer controlled) devices for delivery of vibrotactile, constant velocity skin brushing, multi-channel electrocutaneous, and thermal stimuli to the skin of experimental subjects. The primary goal of the basic research is to use these different methodologies to study the response of the somatosensory cortex to tactile stimulation and more specifically, it is to analyze the contributions of the effects of prior stimulation (or the cortical history) on the responsivity of the cortex. Most recently, a major effort in translational research has been initiated. The goal of that work is to measure the systemic cortical alterations that occur with different neurological disorders. Studies in several areas such as autism, concussion/TBI, pain (e.g., fibromyalgia, VVS, TMJD, migraine), and aging are ongoing, and the success of that work has spun out a company ([url=http://www.corticalmetrics.com]Cortical Metrics[/url]) recently highlighted in UNC’s Emerging Company Showcase.
We are interested in utilizing micro- and nanofabrication strategies to create devices that facilitate our abilities to gather chemical and biochemical information. Our motivations for fabricating devices include high-throughput biochemical experimentation, development of new types of chemical sensors, and understanding of transport mechanisms in nanoscale-confined spaces. The devices that we develop have application to drug discovery, health care, environmental monitoring, and basic research.
Our lab is interested in the nonlinear propagation of ultrasound and mechanical waves and their applications to medical imaging and therapy. Our research has been motivated by the observation that for intense sources the speed of wave propagation is no longer constant and that this complicates the mathematical framework but it also creates new opportunities. The goal of our work consists of three parts: to develop the physics and simulation tools that describes nonlinear wave propagation, to develop new diagnostic ultrasound imaging methods, to characterize shear shock wave propagation and its relationship to traumatic brain injury.
Roger Narayan has been a Professor in the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University since 2009. He works on the use of laser techniques such as pulsed laser deposition, laser micromachining, matrix-assisted pulsed laser evaporation, and laser-based additive manufacturing techniques for processing of biomaterials. Many types of laser-processed biomaterials have enhanced functionality over conventionally-processed materials and have potential applications in drug delivery, biosensing, and tissue engineering. Roger is an author of over one hundred publications as well as several book chapters on processing, characterization, and modeling of laser-processed biomaterials. He has taught biomaterials science to undergraduate students and graduate students since 2003. In addition, Roger has developed nanobiotechnology certificate programs at the University of North Carolina and at North Carolina State University. Dr. Narayan has given numerous invited research presentations and tutorials on laser-processed biomaterials at international materials engineering and medical device conferences. Earlier in his career, Roger received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award and an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award. Roger’s work is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and industry. Roger was elected as Fellow of the American Institute for Medical & Biological Engineering in 2012.