MEDiRoller: Revolutionizing Low-Cost Vaccine and Drug Delivery in Low-Resource CommunitiesMEng Student Lead: Diego Espinoza [BioE] Advisors: Phillip B. Messersmith [BioE/MSE], Katerina Malollari [ME], and Kelsey DeFrates [BioE] MEDiRoller revolutionizes vaccine and drug delivery through the elimination of trained medical personnel requirements, reduction of blood-borne disease transmission, and preservation of patient comfort during immunizations. MEDiRoller creates small passages over large regions of skin to allow for drug transport without trained medical professionals and mitigates sharp exposure. For updates on this projects’ developments, connect with Diego Espinoza.
Water Purification Using Non-Thermal Atmospheric PlasmaMEng Student Leads: Justin Gonzalez [NE], Nebeyu Yonas [NE] Advisor: Ed Morse [NE] Clean water scarcity has been an issue mainly among third-world countries and even in the US because of pipes that have been corroded over the past few decades. This project endeavors to deliver an advanced purification system that is affordable for the average household. Applying high voltage and ionizing atmospheric gas in water can eliminate the toughest of hazardous organic and inorganic compounds: such as lead, PFAs and pathogens that bypass traditional treatment processes.
Enhancing Minimally Invasive External Stimulation to Alleviate OsteoarthritisMEng Student Lead: Ricardo Juarez Martinez [BioE] Advisors: Syed Hossainy [BioE] and Dorian Liepmann [BioE] Osteoarthritis (OA) affects millions of people and is the leading cause for disability in the US. The current standard of care is reactive and invasive. This team is paving the way for a regenerative approach that can roll back the progression of OA by combining an injectable electro-active polymer with an external electromagnetic field. For updates on this projects’ developments, connect with Ricardo. Connect with the Office of Intellectual Property and Industry Research Alliances (IPIRA). Connect with Berkeley BEGIN. Learn more about MEng capstone projects from the Class of 2021.
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