This is a repository of student research papers for Professor Ashim Datta's Biomed BEE 4530/Computer-aided Engineering course. For more details on BEE 4530, please go to the Biomed/BEE 4503 Home Page.

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  • Optimization of Combined Radiation and Gold Nanoparticle 

    Sankar, Sitara; Zhang, Michelle (2015-05-19)
    Radiation therapy offers the ability to kill and shrink tumors non-invasively and serves as adjuvant therapy post-surgery and as primary therapy for patients unable to undergo surgery. But the process is nonspecific and ...
  • Optimization of Transdermal Drug Delivery by Hydrogel- 

    Chapin, Nate; Hung, Michelle; Larsen, Wesley; Pramil, Varsha (2015-05-19)
    External-field mediated transdermal drug delivery is a new alternative to oral delivery and hypodermic injections. This method allows patients to receive treatments via a drug-infused patch applied to the skin and offers ...
  • A Computational Model of Vortex Ring Formation in Hydrogels 

    Das, Shoshana; Fiore, Alyssa; Hickman, Dillon; Vasthare, Varsha (2015-05-19)
    Duo An, a PhD student at Cornell University, is developing a method that uses electrospray technique to expel clay hydrogel droplets into an ion solution. Upon contact, the droplets crosslink and form various solid ...
  • Predicting Embryonic Dynamics and Development 

    Francken, Miles; Patish, Levi; Streitman, David; Yoshitake, Sho (2015-05-19)
    Although the chick embryo has long been used as a model for mammalian embryogenesis, there is a need to understand the changing tissue properties that cause physiological changes. Most imaging techniques have proven ...
  • That bites!: the transport of Bothrops asper venom in leg 

    Hatter, Nick; MacMullan, Melanie; Kwasnica, Marek; Hu, Victoria (2015-05-19)
    Snake venom has been known to be a deadly toxin for centuries. Although many studies about the dangerous effects of snake venom have been conducted, the spread of venom throughout human tissue has not yet been modeled. The ...
  • Modeling Reverse Iontophoresis for Noninvasive Glycemic Monitoring 

    Cheng, Stephanie; Kuehlert, Esra; Panchap, Latha; Young, Kathleen (2015-05-19)
    Current methods of glucose monitoring for diabetics are invasive and require blood to be drawn. Despite improved technologies for self-monitoring glucose, patient adherence for these methods is low due to the inconvenience ...
  • Optimizing Throughput in a Fetal Cell Magnetophoretic Separator 

    Flood, Zachary; Jasty, Naveen; Jiang, Chiyu; Park, Jino (2015-05-19)
    Magnetophoretic separation is a non-invasive method under development for the sampling of nucleated fetal red blood cells (NRBCs). By inducing a magnetic field gradient symmetrically about a microfluidic separatory ...
  • Melting fat: Modeling the Effects of RFAL using Invasix BodyTiteTM system 

    Fung, Ashley; Hua, Kevin; Nadig, Malavika; Wan, Gary (2015-05-19)
    Radio-Frequency Assisted Liposuction (RFAL) is a recent technique that shows promise compared to traditional procedures in terms of safety, recovery times, and results. Currently, however, there lacks an accurate computational ...
  • Modeling an Injection Profile of Nanoparticles to Optimize Tumor Treatment Time with Magnetic Hyperthermia 

    Eagle, Sonja; Wadsworth, Samantha; Wnorowski, Alexa (2015-05-19)
    Hyperthermia treatment to destroy cancerous tissue is a highly effective treatment strategy for malignant tumors. The goal of hyperthermia treatment is to raise the tumor temperature high enough to kill cancerous cells ...
  • Optimization of reversible electroporation for the destruction of an irregular brain tumor 

    Ahmad, Taha; Putrevu, Karann; Walk, Remy; Zhang, Xuexiang (2015-05-19)
    The ability to localize treatments is of great relevance to many diseases, from cancer to blood clots. The drugs used for treatment are often cytotoxic or otherwise deleterious to healthy as well as diseased tissue, and ...
  • Application of Computational Tear Flow Models to Smart Contact Lens Design 

    Ashley, Ryan; Fida, Marsela; Li, Jeffrey; Ly, Jeffrey (2014-05-28)
    Millions of diabetics could benefit from a noninvasive and cheaper method for monitoring their blood glucose. A solution recently popularized by Google makes use of smart contact lenses featuring embedded glucose sensors ...
  • Antibiotic Releasing Biodegradable Sutures for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infections 

    Bowen, Caitlin; Kersbergen, Calvin; Rappazzo, C. Garrett; Weed, Beth (2014-05-28)
    Although a necessary component of surgery, sutures have been shown to exhibit an affinity for microbial adherence and colonization. The sutures offer a conduit for bacteria directly into the wound and infection can be ...
  • Modeling Ultrafast Laser Ablation on the Glenoid Bone for the Fitting of a Prosthetic Screw 

    Laibangyang, Anya; Liang, Allison; Wang, Jingyu; Wu, Xiaowei (2014-05-28)
    In order to fit prosthetic screws, mechanical drilling of the bone has been the norm since the development of modern surgery. However, bone reabsorption, hyperthermia and thermo necrosis could occur depending on the exposure ...
  • A Computational Model of Oral Transmucosal Carvedilol Delivery 

    Jarmas, Alison; Ly, Olivia; Tang, Lauren; Zhao, Heming (2014-05-26)
    In the past few decades, there has been a rapid growth in alternative drug delivery routes. The oral cavity has gained attention as an attractive drug delivery site because it enhances drug bioavailability, allows for rapid ...
  • Optimizing Ultrasonic Intensity for High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Therapy 

    Carter, Matt; Sullivan, Art; Byers, Kenny; Jessel, Michael (2014-05-28)
    Every year as many as one million individuals worldwide are diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common form of liver cancer. Caused by cirrhosis, HCC is typically treated with surgery or chemotherapy. ...
  • Hyperthermia Ablation of Breast Tumors Using Ultrasound 

    Jin, Shiyi; Wang, Xing; Yuan, Mona; Zheng, Anqi (2014-05-28)
    Breast cancer is the most prevalent type of cancer, excluding lung cancer, for women in the United States. Left untreated, a malignant primary tumor in the breast can metastasize via the underarm lymph nodes, increasing ...
  • Effects of Cell Phone Radiation on the Head 

    Cai, Angela; Cho, Youjin; Nguyen, Mytien; Polamraju, Praveen (2014-05-28)
    The brain is sensitive to small changes in temperature. Temperature increases may affect enzyme function, leading to possible negative biological effects. Living tissues are dielectric materials, which are subjected to ...
  • Frostbite in the Ear 

    Chiou, Jacqueline; Hortelano, Bruno; Macy, Taylor; Weinlandt, Will (2014-05-28)
    In many polar regions of the Earth, winters are long and cold, and they pose a series of problems to poorly-prepared residents. When walking outside on a cold winter’s day, freezing winds induce a high risk of frostbite ...
  • Thermal Modeling of Tissue Ablation During Pulsed CO2 Laser Gingivectomy for Gum Reshaping and Reduction 

    Bender, Ryan; Gross, Michael; Luo, Wenjie; Tess, Emily (2014-05-28)
    Gingivectomy, a surgical gum treatment used to remove gum tissue, is applied for a variety of reasons, including the removal of diseased gum tissue and gum contouring for aesthetic purposes. While a scalpel has been ...
  • Modeling Dye Assisted Photocoagulation of Age-Related Macular Degeneration 

    Cadesky, Lee; Suh, Jun Hyuk; Tian, Hongyi (2014-05-28)
    Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is major cause of blindness in Americans aged 50 years and up. In 2010, there were more than 2 million cases of AMD in the United States and the National Eye Institute projects that ...

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