Plasma Medicine

Graduate student Peter Bumbarger studies the test structure for the Plasma Medicine experiment.

Graduate student Peter Bumbarger studies the test structure for the Plasma Medicine experiment.

Plasma is the fourth state of matter, an ionized gas containing ions, electrons, and neutral gas particles. A new area of research uses plasma for bio-medical applications including wound healing, bacterial disinfection, and tissue engineering. Our group will study the use of plasma for treatment of chronic wound healing in diabetic patients.

The research team will consist of a student group of engineers, biologists, and chemists to work on the multi-disciplinary aspects of such a treatment. Faculty researchers will support the research group and provide training. Students will meet in a 1-2 credit course each semester through to their senior year where they will be trained in research activities including laboratory experimental preparation, data analysis, and critical thinking. Through this, they will learn the important aspects of modern research in multi- disciplinary teams, of professional communication, and of team leadership.

CLASS DETAILS

    • Meeting Time: 1:30-3:30 pm, Fr
    • Location: TBA
    • Relevant Majors: Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, and Biology

 

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