Donald Bejleri

Mentor: Dr. Carlos Rinaldi
College of Engineering
 
"To further research in drug delivery and tissue engineering, which is both extremely interesting and could save the live of thousands of people who need medical intervention. "

Major

Biological Engineering

Minor

N/A

Research Interests

  • Tissue Engineering
  • Drug Delivery
  • Magnetic Nanoparticles

Academic Awards

  • HHMI Undergraduate Research Award 2013
  • ASABE Scholarship 2013
  • Godron Scholarship 2014
  • University Scholars Program 2014

Organizations

  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • Health Oriented Professional Engineering Society

Volunteer

  • Coral Springs Museum of Art
  • Civic Media Center

Hobbies and Interests

  • Composing and Playing Solo Guitar Music
  • Building Electronics
  • Acrylic and Oil Painting

Research Description

Measuring Viscous Behavior of Highly Concentrated Protien Solutions through Magnetic Nanoparticle Rheology

The project will focus on using magnetic nanoparticles and their Brownian relaxation under a magnetic field to determine the viscosity of concentrated protein solutions and rotational diffusion of the particles. This will allow for a better understanding of nanoscale viscous effects of concentrated solutions that mimic complex biological fluids, and will also be used as a sensor for diseases such as Sickle Cell. The project will focus on parameters such as protein type, volume concentration, pH, and protein conformation.