Openings in the BCDL
We are always looking to work with self-motivated students who are interested in our research. Our inter-disciplinary work provides research opportunities in: image-guided interventions, medical devices, applied electromagnetics, antennas, computational modeling, bioheat transfer, and medical instrumentation.
Graduate students interested in pursuing research with the lab are encouraged to contact Punit Prakash (email@example.com). Please include a brief description of why you are interested in the research, previous research experience, and attach a copy of your CV.
- Jan Sebek joined the lab as a post-doctoral researcher.
- Faraz Chamani started his master in the BCDL lab.
Small Business Innovation Research Program Provides Seed Funding for R&D
Precision Microwave Inc., founded by Austin Pfannenstiel, has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant for $225,000 to conduct research and development (R&D) work on directional microwave ablation (MWA) applicators for minimally invasive treatment of cancer.
- Dr. Prakash has been named the recipient of the Paul L. Spainhour Professorship in Electrical Engineering.
- Hojjat Fallahi won the IEEE Microwave Theory and Technique Society graduate student challenge award at IMS 2018.
- Hojjat Fallahi received IMS 2018 Ph.D. Student Sponsorship Initiative award.
- Hojjat Fallahi received Johnson Cancer Research Center graduate student travel award.
- Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate, Pegah Faridi! She successfully passed her candidacy exam.
- Congrats to Austin Pfannenstiel for successfully defending his master's thesis.
- Pegah Faridi's paper "Evaluating the effect of uterine fibroids on the endometrial ablation profile of a 915 MHz microwave applicator" was accepted in EMBC 2018.
March 2018: Hojjat Fallahi's paper "Measurement of Broadband Temperature-Dependent Dielectric Properties of Liver Tissue" was nominated for the best student paper in IMBioC 2018.
February 2018:Congrats to Dr. Prakash and team on their $1.3M NIH grant to "develop flexible microwave ablation devices with precise control of microwave radiation that can be delivered to lung tumors via a bronchoscope".
January 2018: Congrats to Austin White for starting his career at Boeing.
December 2017: MSc student Austin White defended his thesis "Assessment of non-parallel antenna insertion on the outcome of multiple-applicator microwave tissue ablation".
- Congratulations to Dr. Prakash for his new patent publication! (http://www.freepatentsonline.com/20170265940.pdf)
- Congratulations to Ghina Zia for receiving a gold medal for her Master degree in Biomedical Engineering on Oct. 5, 2017 in National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan.
August 2017: PhD student Ghina Zia joined the group.
June 2016: Yuqi Song (MSc) and Hojjat Fallahi (PhD) joined the group.
August 2015: PhD student Pegah Faridi joined the group.
August 2015: NSF sponsored project on round-the-clock health status assessment of special needs children commences. (PI: Steve Warren, Punit Prakash is a co-PI)
June 2015: Jan Sebek joins the lab as a visiting PhD student for one year from Czech Technical University. Aleix Garcia joins the lab as a visiting PhD student for Summer 2015 from University of Barcelona.
April 2015: Sergio Curto receives a New Investigator Award at the Society for Thermal Medicine Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL for his work on a microwave hyperthermia applicator for targeting breast cancer. Congratulations!
August 2014: Punit Prakash and Steve Warren organized and co-chaired a special session on the design of instrumentation for round-the-clock assessment of children with special needs. Punit presented a paper within this session and was co-chair for two other sessions.
July 2014: Mohammed Taj-Eldin presents a paper at the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium in Memphis, TN.
May 2014: Brogan McWilliams wins a Young Investigator Award at the Society for Thermal Medicine Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, MN. At the meeting, Brogan presented results of the research Emily Schnell and he conducted on a directional microwave antenna for tissue ablation. Congratulations! Punit presented a talk on frequency considerations for microwave ablation systems at the same meeting.