UCF Faculty with Joint Appointment to BRIDG
Dr. Swaminathan Rajaraman (Swami) received his B.S. degree in Electronics Engineering from Bharathidasan University (Trichy, India), his M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH) and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA) in 1998, 2001 and 2009 respectively. His Ph.D. advisor was Prof. Mark G. Allen, a renowned MEMS expert and Regents’ Professor at Georgia Tech (and now at the University of Pennsylvania).
Dr. Rajaraman returned to academia in August 2016, accepting a joint faculty position with the NanoScience Technology Center (NSTC) and BRIDG at the University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL) after spending more than 10 years in the MEMS/Microfabrication/Sensors industry. From 2001-2002, he was with Analog Devices Micromachined Products Division (MPD) in Cambridge, MA where he developed optical MEMS micro-mirrors for telecommunication applications. From 2004-2005, he was with CardioMEMS (acquired by St. Jude Medical which was acquired by Abbott Labs) in Atlanta, GA where he developed implantable MEMS pressure sensors for detection of heart disease. The CardioMEMS sensor is the only FDA-approved sensor for congestive heart failure detection in the market currently. In 2007, he co-founded Axion BioSystems Inc. (Atlanta, GA), a biotechnology company that developed the industry’s
His current research interests includein-vitro and in-vivo Micro/Nanoelectrode Arrays, micro/nanofabrication, micro/nanofabrication on novel, biological substrates, 3D Printed sensors and devices, microneedles, flexible electronics devices, Micro/Nano Manipulation, micro-TAS/Lab & Organ-on-a-Chip devices, nanosensors and implantable MEMS devices.
Dr. Rajaraman was the track chair for a session on Bioelectric Sensors in IEEE EMBC 2010 and a chair for a session on MEMS Applications in Life Sciences at Georgia Bio’s annual meeting in 2013. He has additionally served on the Technical Program Committee of the