4:15 pm to 5:00 pm
“Biomedical Engineering at a National Laboratory”
Erik Mukerjee received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D from UC Davis, from the Biological Sciences, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering Departments, respectively. He went on to complete a postdoc at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), where he is now a Research Engineer and Principal Investigator. At LLNL, Erik’s research focuses on monitoring and manipulating human physiologicalsystems through interfacing with bioMEMS microdevices. His past projects include: MEMS pressure sensors, vertical vortex micromixer, microeletrode arrays for epiretinal prosthesis, electrochemical chemical warfare agent detection sensors, a MEMSbased micro differential scanning calorimeter systems, microneedle integrated system for biometrics and currently involved with a MEMs-based Human on a chip system (iCHIP). Notably, Erik’s work has led to the development of a system that can measure ionically induced electrical fields created as part of the natural wound healing process, and a system that can painlessly extract biological fluids from within or beneath the skin for processing. Erik’s talk will focus on his experiences as a biomedical engineering at LLNL. He will discuss the hiring process of a national laboratory, his post-doc experience, and provide a general overview of the projects he has worked on.
When: October 9, 2014 4:10 PM
Where: 1005 GBSF