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Shruthi V Ganesh

EDUCATION

Master of Science- Materials and Manufacturing Technology (CGPA 3.71/4); University of California, Irvine June 2017 Coursework- Advanced Microfabrication, Biomedical Microdevices, Electrochemistry, Microbioimplants, Sensors & Actuators

Bachelor of Technology- Chemical Engineering (CGPA 8.52/10); SRM University, Chennai, India May 2015 Coursework- Thermodynamics, Heat & Mass Transfer, Fluid Dynamics, Chemical Reaction Engineering, Transport Phenomenon


Research

Compact Disk Microfluidics, BioMEMS Laboratory, University of California Irvine January 2015-Present

  • Projective objective is to design a point of care diagnostic microfluidic device with on disc power supply andelectrochemical sensing
  • Fabricated Microfluidic Devices using meso-scale manufacturing techniques
  •   Designed PCR, lysis and sample preparation on CD Microfluidic device using SOLIDWORKS
  • Designed a prototype to achieve Droplet PCR on a microfluidic disc
  • Electromechanical Spinning, BioMEMS Laboratory, University of California Irvine October 2015-April 2015
  •  Project Objective is to optimize and improve the electromechanical spinning setup to produce uniform carbon nanofibers
  • integrated with Carbon Micromachining for sensor, actuators and biomedical applications
  •   Optimize set-up and developed Standard Operating Protocol for equipment operation using Design of Experiments
  • Developed composition of polymer solution & reaction conditions used to produce continuous flow of polymer ink in the ink dispenser
  •   Proposed ideas for automation and process scale-up
  • Theoretical Design of a plant to produce 100 TPA of Vitamin B, SRM University December 2014-May2015
  • Designed Process flow to produce pyridoxine and calculated the heat and mass transfer occurring in the process.

EXPERIENCE

BioDot Inc. Intern- Product Development, June 2016(Present)

  •   Characterized and tested micro air jets for biological detection
  •   Characterized and tested micro-pumps for lateral flow assay development
  • Performed Quality assurance and testing of xy dispensing systems
  • Used Axsys software to develop scripts to perform nanolitre dispensing for diagnostic tests.

Fabworks, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California April 2016- June 2016 Intern – Manufacturing

  • Use of 3D printing, CNC Milling and other meso-scale manufacturing techniques to build parts for various projects
  • Assembly and integration of manufactured parts with electronic components like servos to build moving devices
  • Conducting workshops for undergraduate and high school students to teach them meso-scale manufacturing techniques

RICE (Roosevelt Island Climate Evolution) Project, GNS Sciences, New Zealand June 2014-August 2014 Intern- Research Assistant (Isotope Biogeosciences)

  • Project objective is to determine the stability of Ross ice-shelf at West Antarctica by studying ice cores 750m deep
  •  Prepared and characterized Samples of ice-cores using precise cleaning methods and customized experimental set ups
  • Collected and analyzed black carbon, dust, water isotopes, trapped methane and carbon dioxide data

Aarti Industries Limited, Mumbai, India December 2013 Intern-Process Safety,December 2013

  • Conducted a mock safety assessment of the pilot plant using data from Piping &Instrument Diagrams, and plant tours by employing `Hazard and Operability Study method (HAZOP analysis)’

SKILLS

  •  Clean Room & cold lab work experience
  • Computer Skills- Basic C, MATLAB, SOLIDWORKS, Axsys dispensing and Proficient Microsoft Office
  • Language Skills- Basic Spanish, Fluent English & Hindi, Intermediate Tamil