Arjun BS Awarded Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship, May 2020

Arjun BS, Ph.D. scholar working with Dr. Hardik J. Pandya at the Biomedical and Electronic (10-6 – 10-9) Engineering Systems Laboratory (BEES), DESE  has been awarded the prestigious Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship (PMRF), 2020. The fellowship has been designed for improving the quality of research in various higher educational institutions in the country. Arjun is enrolled in the direct Ph.D. program at DESE and has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. The fellowship is awarded for his work towards developing an intraoperative probe for brain tumor resection using electromechanical characterization of tissues. The project combines microfabrication techniques, MEMS technology, electrical impedance spectroscopy, ultrasonography, and additive manufacturing and involves clinical collaboration with neurosurgeons from NIMHANS, Bangalore. An Indian provisional patent has been filed for the work.