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Biomedical Engineer

Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
June 17, 2019

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Heena Divecha +1-646-***-**** CT 06604

Biomedical engineer seeking professional position in molecular biophysics, molecular biochemistry & bio-instrumentation.


Master of Science - Biomedical Engineering, University of Bridgeport, CT, USA May, 2019

Coursework: Bioelectronics, Digital Signal Processing, Tissue Engineering, Biomaterials, Bioinstrumentation, Bio-MEMS, Nanofabrication and Nanocomposites.

Honors: Academic Merit Scholarship (Aug 2017 – May 2018). GPA:3.789

Bachelor of Engineering - Biomedical Engineering, Mumbai University, Maharashtra, India 2017

Coursework: Transducer and sensors for Medical Applications, Biomedical Modeling and Simulations, Medical Imaging, Biomedical Digital Signal Processing, Robotics, Hospital Mangement.

Technical Skills

Material Synthesis Techniques: Electropolymerization

Imaging Techniques: Transmission Electron Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Atomic Force Microscopy, Fluorescence Microscopy, Inverted and Phase Contrast Microscopy, Spectrophotometry.

Medical Imaging: CT, MRI, Ultrasound, PET, EEG, SPECT.

Cell Culture: Mammalian and bacterial cell culture, cell count, staining.

Laboratory Instruments: Centrifuge, Incubator, Autoclave.

Biomedical Devices: ECG, Ultrasound, Oscilloscope, EKG, CRO

Spectrophotometry Techniques: UV/Visible, FTIR, Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) and Raman, Electrophoresis, Cyclic voltammetry.

Molecular Graphics & Simulation Software: Visual Molecular Dynamics, NAMD using CHARMM forcefields and molecular modeling packages such as CHARMMGUI, DRUGGUI.

IC Design (CAD) Tools: COMSOL, Quartus-II, Altera DE2-115 board and Proteus.

Software Languages: TCL, VHDL & Verilog, Python (Intermediate level).

Other Tools: ANSYS, MATLAB & C/C++ (Intermediate level), SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Microsoft office suite

Research Experience

Graduate Research Assistant at University of Bridgeport Jan 2018 -Present

o“Interactions at the Interface of a Multi – walled Carbon Nanotube/ Poylpyrrole Nanocomposite and AMB-1 Bacteria” [August 2018]

The project was approved and accepted to conduct research on MWNT/Ppy and AMB-1 interactions by Brookhaven National Laboratory research.

Direction Control of Magnetotactic Bacteria (MTB) for Bioengineering Applications using FPGA:

oThe aim of directional control of the bacteria along with the experimental analysis involving CHO invasion by the AMB-1 and isolation of selected CHO cells was achieved.

oConfirmation of the number of AMB-1 and CHO cells involved before and after invasion and the role of directional control using statistical analysis and relevant electron and force microscopy data was done.

Molecular Dynamic Simulation and Data Analysis of bacteria and CHO cells:

oMolecular dynamics simulations at the interface of the bacterial cell surface proteins and Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cell surface containing cytoplasmic and extracellular proteins establishing an association between the invading AMB-1 and the host CHO cells provided support to the experimental results.

Assisted Professor in lecture preparation and paperwork.

oHelped in tutoring the juniors with the courses and assisted in laboratory assignments.

Academic Projects

Computer Aided Detection of Breast Cancer Using Mammograms:

o A CAD system was developed for detecting the mass/tumor from the data base of mammograms of patients. The algorithm was formed using MATLAB software for extracting the Region of Interest (ROI) in mammograms. Using segmentation and feature extraction of the ROI, classification of the tumor was done into malignant, benign and normal.

Patient Medicine Reminder using Microcontroller IC8051:

oThe system allows the user to enter the prescribed timings, at which the patient must take the medication. This is done by adding list of medicines to be administered in the PC. The output of the system is through the buzzer and displays the list of medicines to be taken at that prescribed time on the LCD. Intended for use by patients of all age in various walks of life.

Touch Alarm:

oIt consisted of a touch sensor and a directly coupled transistor amplifier with a small loudspeaker and a LED as the output load. Touch the sensor of the alarm with your finger and it starts beeping, goes on for some time and then stops.


S. Singh, H. Divecha, A.Ayoola, I. Macwan, “Study of the selective affinity of flagellin protein derived tripeptide library for the two types of carbon nanotubes”, (Ready to be Submitted, Scientific Reports).

K. Kancharla, A. Kalluri, H. Divecha, J. Dengelegi, I. Macwan, “Interface evolution of polypyrrole at the interface of graphene and carbon nanotubes”, (ready to be submitted, ACS Biochemistry).

H. Divecha, M. Hajra, I. Macwan, Role of Surface Proteins in Magnetotaxis-based Applications, Faculty Research Day (University of Bridgeport) (2018).

M. Xavierselvan, S. Silwal, H. Divecha, M.Hajra, I. Macwan, “Targeting tumors using invasive assays through Magnetosprillium Magneticum”, (manuscript in preparation).

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