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2 IE projects selected by DURI

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The Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship (DURI) Program this summer will include projects involving two IE professors.

The program brings together groups of undergraduates, graduate mentors and faculty. This summer's eleven projects will focus on global security issues. The two projects in which IE professors will collaborate are:

  • "Conformal Thermoelectric Generator for Self-powered Sensors," by  Luna Lu, associate professor in Civil Engineering, in collaboration with IE's Dr. Gary J. Cheng. "It will involve design and fabrication of thermoelectric thin film on 3D surfaces for sensing applications," explained Cheng.

  • "Detection of Hemorrhage for Mass Casualty Application," by Dr. Paul Griffin, professor in Industrial Engineering and Director of the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering, in collaboration with Asst. Research Scientist Mohammad Adibuzzaman, also of RCHE. "Roughly 40% of deaths after a traumatic injury in the U.S. are caused by hemorrhage, and a limitation to treating the condition is that vital signs can appear normal until a significant amount of blood has been lost," said Griffin. "As a result, it is important to identify early and sensitive biomarkers of hemorrhage. In this research, we will develop and test a method for detecting hemorrhage based on arterial blood pressure data for patients in the ICU."

Students may submit applications online to join up to three projects through April 9. 


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