The Bioengineering Team Develops Sensing Devices for Cook Medical

As of August 15, 2021, the bioengineering team – Louis van der Elst, Merve Gokce Kurtoglu, Troy Leffel, – at the FAMES Lab have begun conceptualizing and developing fibers with sensing capabilities for Cook Medical. This historical collaboration is the first of the Cook Medical’s master agreement for research with Indiana University. The application of fibers for biointerfacing tissue is one of the long-term goals of the laboratory. The team assembles a variety of engineering skills: Louis (doctoral student) with fiber design and fabrication, Merve (doctoral student) with material fabrication and characterization, Eilam (postdoctoral student) with hydrostatic measurement and data analysis, Troy (staff) with manufacturing processes, and Oreva (undergraduate student) with programming and automation. The mulitimaterial fiber products combine material science with microelectromechanical systems engineering. Below, pictures showcase some of the early device creation results. More details on the industry-academic joint work is discussed here. News of this collaboration has also been covered in numerous news outlets; namely, the Indiana Daily Student, Inside Indiana Business, Indiana Business Journal, Building Indianan Business, and CBS4Indy.