Students Projects

Semester/master projects


A fundamental challenge in neuroengineering is finding the proper input to a sensory or motor system that yields a desired functional output. For example, sensory prostheses (like visual prostheses) are typically limited in the number of input channels (e.g. electrodes), and this number is orders of magnitude lower than natural visual inputs. Then, an open question is how to determine the simplest spatiotemporal pattern of electrical stimuli able to induce the desired sensation in a patient implanted with a retinal prosthesis. More

SEMESTER/MASTER PROJECT: Advance additive manufacturing instrument development
Melt electro writing (MEW) is an emerging high-resolution additive manufacturing technique for fibers, membranes and 3D objects in the micrometer range. MEW is related to solution electrospinning and allows the fabrication of continuous fibers with diameters of 1 – 50 µm, this is up to 10x smaller than for most other additive manufacturing techniques. Current and future applications of MEW include biomedical sciences, sensors, the textile industry, filtration technologies and many more. More…

SEMESTER PROJECT: Portable food analyzer
Globally, about 30% of the food produced is lost at different stages of the food value chain (fig.1), representing, just in Africa, $4 billion worth of food lost per year. A better control of the food quality would help to mitigate those loses. More…

SEMESTER/MASTER PROJECT: On-the-fly feedback for tomographic additive manufacturing
In tomographic volumetric additive manufacturing, objects are polymerized within a rotating vial containing a liquid or gel resin.

SEMESTER/MASTER PROJECT: Lock-in Shifted Excitation Raman Spectroscopy
In LAPD, we are currently exploring ways of performing high-sensitivity, real-time SERDS, with the use of a Lock-in camera.