Defense: Bhola


July 11, 2014

When:
July 17, 2014 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2014-07-17T14:00:00-06:00
2014-07-17T16:00:00-06:00
Contact:
Lori Sather
1-6943

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

THESIS DEFENSE FOR THE DEGREE OF
MASTER OF SCIENCE

by

Vishal Bhola
Advisor: Prashant Tathireddy

 

Inkjet Printing of Smart Hydrogels and their Response Characterization

Hydrogels find extensive applications in biomedical research, process control in bioreactors and metabolite monitoring in human/ animal research. However, for commercial success of hydrogel based products there needs to be an easy technique or process to dispense pre-polymerized hydrogel in a precise location, in precise microliter volumes. Moreover, the process should be inexpensive as well as repeatable. Dispensing microliter volumes is important because smaller the volume the faster the sensor response. There exists no technique at present that can produce these hydrogels with micro-scale precision commercially for these applications. In this project, we present the use of inkjet printing process for inexpensive, highly repeatable micro-scale patterning for synthesis of smart hydrogel arrays for various applications with a potential for commercial scale synthesis.

Thursday, July 17, 2014
2:00 p.m.
4100 SMBB

The public is invited