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rafael davalos
Rafael V. Davalos, Associate Professor
School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences
Virginia Tech – Wake Forest University

EDUCATION

Ph.D. University of California – Berkeley, CA
Department of Mechanical Engineering - 2002
Major: Bioengineering Minors: Dynamics and BioMEMS
Advisor: Boris Rubinsky
Dissertation Title: Real-time imaging for molecular medicine through electrical impedance tomography of electroporation

M.S. University of California Berkeley, CA

Department of Mechanical Engineering - 1995

B.S. Cornell University Ithaca, NY

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering - 1994

RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS

In vitro and in vivo applications of electroporation, biotransport, cellular engineering microsystems, bioheat transfer, bioMEMS, dielectrophoresis, cancer detection and treatment

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University, Blacksburg, VA
Assistant Professor: School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, 2006-present

Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA
Principal Member of Technical Staff: Microsystems and Advanced Concepts Engineering, 2006-2007
Senior Member of Technical Staff: Microsystems Design and Integration, 2005 - 2006
Senior Member of Technical Staff: National Security Engineering, 03-05
Senior Member of Technical Staff: Exploratory Systems Technology Division, 1999-2000
Member of Technical Staff: Advanced Weapons Systems Division,
1995-1999

COURSES TAUGHT

Biomedical Microdevices: Creation and instruction of graduate course, 2007-present
Quantitative Physiology: Co-instructing core graduate course in biomedical engineering, 2007-present
Transport Processes in Biological Systems: Undergraduate course in biological transport, 10-present
Senior Design Course: Mentoring students to design a platform for organ scaffolds, 2010-present
Engineering Mathematics: Creating a cross-disciplinary course for first year graduate students, 2011

MORE ABOUT DR. DAVALOS

Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties
http://www.vtip.org/availableTech/search.php?inventor=250086



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