Cooperative Education and Internship Program (CEIP)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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