Suresh - Biomedical Engineer - Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Kavya Suresh

Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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Biomedical Engineer

Summary:

Currently pursuing my Masters in Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University.
Computer skills: MATLAB, Python, OpenRAVE, C, C++ & Java, MySQL, LabVIEW, 3D CAD SolidWorks, Mathematica, MS office.
Operating system: Windows, Mac OS, Linux OS, ROS

Work History

Masters Research - NanoRobotics Lab

Carnegie Mellon University

August 2012 - August 2012

Design of a capsule endoscope for biopsy with integration of microgrippers for tissue capture. The capsule is fabricated out of soft, modular elastomeric material and is magnetically guided and thermally actuated.

Course Research

Carnegie Mellon University

August 2012 - December 2012

Gravity cancellation mechanism for a robotic arm:
In this project, we designed a passive gravity cancelling mechanism for a robotic arm and manufactured a testing prototype.

SoftCubes - NanoRobotics Lab

Carnegie Mellon University

August 2012 - December 2012

Designed a prototype of serially connected soft cubes that are self-assembling, bio-compatible and modular. This can be applied to make injectable implants.

Caterpillar Inspired Robotic Endoscope

Carnegie Mellon University

August 2012 - December 2012

Theoretically modelled and designed a Caterpillar Inspired Robotic Endoscope with Synthetic Micro-Fiber Adhesion Mechanism using gecko inspired fibrillar adhesives.

Undergraduate Research

SSN Institutions, Chennai, India

July 2011 - May 2012

Diagnostic foot resistance sensor for screening diabetes:
In this project we fabricated an apparatus to measure the resistance in the three regions of the feet namely the heel, ball plantar and big toe and correlated it to the pressure distribution in these regions.

Summer Fellowship

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

May 2011 - July 2011

In this project, a speech sample was acquired and processed in MATLAB using speech processing technique. The time, cycle, distance and energy doses were quantified and the final values were displayed. The technique used is novel, simpler and more accurate way to study the stress on the vocal cords of people in vocally demanding professions, like singers and teachers.

Submitted a paper titled ‘Estimation of voice taxing based on quantification of vocal doses from speech samples’ to the Journal of Medical Imaging and Health Informatics (JMIHI), it is currently under review.

Undergraduate Research

Indira Gandhi Center for Atomic Research

August 2010 - September 2010

Effects of ultrasound on human blood flow using Thermal Imaging techniques:
The experiment involved measurement of blood velocity and mapping of the temperature profiles of the body before and after the application of ultrasound.

Summer Research

Indira Gandhi Center for Atomic Research

May 2010 - June 2010

Thermal Imaging and Bio Dosimetry:
In this project on Thermal Imaging, a forward looking infrared (FLIR) camera was used to analyze the blood flow by capturing a thermal image and obtaining the temperature profile before and after the application of stress. This was done for a human limb and a recuperating human eye infected with conjunctivitis.

The project on Bio-Dosimetry was related to studying the instrumentation aspects of the equipments used to measure the extent of exposure to radiation on an individual.

Projects

Capsule endoscopy for biopsy

NanoRobotics Lab
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) (Aug 2012-Present)
 Design of a capsule endoscope for biopsy with integration of microgrippers for tissue capture. The capsule is fabricated out of soft, modular elastomeric material and is magnetically guided and thermally actuated.

SoftCubes

NanoRobotics Lab
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) (Aug 2012-Dec2012)
 Designed a prototype of serially connected soft cubes that are self-assembling, bio-compatible and modular. This can be applied to make injectable implants.

Caterpillar Inspired Robotic Endoscope

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) (Aug 2012-Dec 2012)
 Theoretically modelled and designed a Caterpillar Inspired Robotic Endoscope with Synthetic Micro-Fiber Adhesion Mechanism using gecko inspired fibrillar adhesives.
Gravity

Gravity cancellation mechanism for a robotic arm

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) (Aug 2012-Dec 2012)
 Designed a passive gravity cancelling mechanism for a robotic arm. Here we focussed on the physical principles of gravity cancellation, SolidWorks modelling of the mechanism and finally machining of all the parts to manufacture a testing prototype.

Diagnostic foot resistance sensor for screening diabetes

SSN College of Engineering (SSNCE) (July 2011 – May 2012)
 In this project we fabricated an apparatus to measure the resistance in the three regions of the feet namely the heel, ball plantar and big toe and correlated it to the pressure distribution in these regions.

Quantification of vocal doses

Summer Fellowship Program at IIT Madras (May - July 2011)
 A speech sample was acquired and processed in MATLAB and using speech processing technique the vocal dose values were quantified. This is a novel, simpler and more accurate way to study the stress on the vocal cords of people in vocally demanding professions.
 Submitted a paper titled ‘Estimation of voice taxing based on quantification of vocal
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doses from speech samples’ to the Journal of Medical Imaging and Health Informatics (JMIHI), it is currently under review.

Effects of ultrasound on human blood flow using Thermal Imaging techniques

Indira Gandhi Center for Atomic Research & SSNCE (August – September 2010)
 The experiment involved measurement of blood velocity and mapping of the temperature profiles of the body before and after the application of ultrasound.

Thermal Imaging and Bio Dosimetry

Indira Gandhi Center for Atomic Research (May – June 2010)
 Forward looking infrared (FLIR) camera was used to analyze the blood flow by capturing a thermal image and obtaining the temperature profile before and after the application of stress.
 The project on Bio-Dosimetry was related to studying the instrumentation aspects of the equipments used to measure the extent of exposure to radiation on an individual.

Qualifications & Certifications

Master's degree

Carnegie Mellon University

Bachelor's degree

SSN Institutions, Chennai

Bala Vidya Mandir

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