College of Engineering

ECE Faculty Wins Grant to Study Microfluidic Platforms for Biosensors

Dr. David Rancour, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been awarded a U.S. Small Business Administraion grant of $247,000 from September 2009 to September 2010 to conduct basic research on a High Throughput Point-of-Care (POC) /In-Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) Platform. He is working in conjunction with ATMC-based TWIA, UMass Amherst and Boston University in combining novel microfluidic platforms with Si nanoscale biosensors. The realization of a high performance POC/IVD platform will radically improve the ability of clinicians to diagnose in real time. The speed of personalized results will allow for diagnosis, screening and monitoring of a host of clinical issues.

Dr. Rancour has been with the ECE department since 1988. He has a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University. His research interests are in the areas of Solid State Electronics, Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) and Quantum Mechanics.  

Author: "Dayalan Kasilingam"
Date: 2-11-2009

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