Biomedical Computing and Devices Lab

Kansas State University

2086 Rathbone Hall

Manhattan, KS 66506

 

Phone: (785) 532-3358

Email: prakashp@ksu.edu

Openings in the BCDL

We are currently requesting applicants for two graduate research assistant positions (PhD students) to work on the following projects

  • Mathematical modeling of image-guided interventions: The successful applicant will conduct research on multi-physics models with application to patient-specific treatment planning of microwave ablation procedures. This work will lead to the development of fast, accurate, multi-physics solver for modeling electromagnetic propagation, bioheat transfer, and other physics within biological tissues, following microwave radiation. These models will be used by physicians to plan and optimize treatments. This work will be done in close collaboration with clinicians at Rhode Island Hospital.Students with background and interest in medical imaging, applied math, computational electromagnetics, are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates already in possession of an MS degree will be given preference. 

  • Antenna design for precise delivery of radiofrequency/microwave hyperthermia: The successful applicant will lead the design, fabrication, and evaluation of novel antennas for delivering conformal thermal therapy under magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guidance. Students with a background and interest in radiofrequency circuits, antennas, and medical imaging are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates already in possession of an MS degree will be given preference.

Please contact Punit Prakash (prakashp@ksu.edu) with any questions.

News

August 2014: Punit Prakash and Steve Warren organized and co-chaired a special session on the design of instrumentation for round-the-clock assessment of children with special needs. Punit presented a paper within this session and was co-chair for two other sessions. 

July 2014: Mohammed Taj-Eldin presents a paper at the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium in Memphis, TN.

May 2014: Brogan McWilliams wins a Young Investigator Award at the Society for Thermal Medicine Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, MN. At the meeting, Brogan presented results of the research Emily Schnell and he conducted on a directional microwave antenna for tissue ablation. Congratulations! Punit presented a talk on frequency considerations for microwave ablation systems at the same meeting.

November 2013: K-State news release on MRI award

November 2013: Dillon Fairchild, Ankush Gakhar, and Emily Schnell are awarded undergraduate Cancer Research Awards to work on projects within the BCDL. Congratulations!

August 2013: We received a NSF Major Research Instrumentation award to develop an integrated image-guided thermal therapy platform in collaboration with Stefan Bossmann (PI, KSU Dept of Chemistry), Sanjeev Narayanan (KSU Dept of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology), Deryl Troyer (KSU Dept of Anatomy and Physiology).

August 2013: PhD student Souvick Mukherjee joins the lab. Welcome!

April 2013: Punit Prakash presents an invited talk at the Society for Thermal Medicine Annual Meeting in Aruba.

January 2013: BCDL hosts two sessions for middle-school students in the GROW program.

January 2013: MS student Brogan McWilliams joins the lab. Welcome!

November 2012: Punit Prakash presents an invited talk at the University of Kansas Medical Center on technologies for hyperthermia and thermal ablation.

November 2012: Awarded an Innovative Cancer Research Award from the Johnson Cancer Research Center.

November 2012: Sarah Carr and Emily Schnell are awarded undergraduate Cancer Research Awards to work on projects within the BCDL. Congratulations!

August 2012: Punit Prakash joins KSU Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and sets up the BCDL.

 

Find us at the following conferences

SPIE BiOS West 2015, San Francisco, CA