Doctoral Candidates Burhaneddin Yaman, Renata Saha, and Anushree Ramanath Receive Travel Grants

Graduate students Burhaneddin Yaman and Renata Saha are recipients of the IEM Walter Lang Barnes fellowship awarded by the Institute for Engineering in Medicine (IEM). The fellowship has been instituted to provide graduate students at the University with financial support for travel to conferences for research presentations. 

Doctoral candidate Burhaneddin (pictured right) will be traveling to a conference hosted by the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, scheduled to be held in April this year in Sydney, Australia. He is scheduled to speak on “Physics-Based Self-Supervised Deep Learning for Accelerated MRI Without Fully Sampled Reference Data.” Burhaneddin is working on his doctoral research under the guidance of Prof. Mehmet Akçakaya.

Doctoral student Renata Saha (pictured left) is scheduled to travel to the 13th International Conference on the Scientific and Clinical Applications of Magnetic Carriers, to be held in London, UK in June. She will be presenting on “Portable Magnetic Particle Spectroscopy (MPS) Testing Kit for Rapid, Wash-Free, Solution-Phase-Based Immunoassays.” Renata is working on her doctoral research under the guidance of Distinguished McKnight University Professor Jian-Ping Wang.

Recipients of IEM travel grants are graduate students at the University of Minnesota engaged in study and research related to engineering in medicine, and are advised by IEM members. Applicants are evaluated on several criteria, including their record of academic achievement, the quality of their research plan, their demonstrated commitment to engineering in medicine, and demonstrated leadership strengths.

Doctoral candidate Anushree Ramanath (pictured right) was the recipient of an NSF travel grant to be applied towards the 2020 IEEE Texas Power and Energy Conference (TPEC) held earlier this month. Anushree received the best poster award for her poster presentation titled “Analysis, Design, Implementation and Control of Ćuk Converter with Implemented Magnetics.” Anushree is also the recipient of an NSF travel grant for the 2020 IEEE PECI scheduled to be held in Champaign, Illinois later this month. She will be presenting a part of her doctoral research in a poster titled, “Implementation and Control of Ćuk Converter with Integrated Magnetics for Residential Solar Applications.” Anushree is working on her research under the guidance of Regents Professor Ned Mohan