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Sudeshna Pal

Lecturer

Email: spal@ucf.edu
Phone: 407-823-0737
Office: ENG I, Room 246
Website: Biodesign Program in Rehabilitation Engineering

Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:30-4:30 p.m.;
Fridays, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Sudeshna Pal received her Bachelor of Technology and her Master of Technology in food and biochemical engineering from Jadavpur University in 2002 and 2004, respectively, and her Ph.D. in biosystems and agricultural engineering from Michigan State University in 2009. She was a postdoctoral research associate in the electrical and computer engineering department at the University of Rochester until 2011. Her doctoral and postdoctoral research was in the field of biomedical sensors and biophotonics.

She joined the UCF Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department as a postdoctoral associate in 2012, transitioned to research assistant professor in 2015 and has been a lecturer since 2017. Her research interests at UCF are in the field of system dynamics, biomechanics and motion analysis, robotics and rehabilitation engineering.

She is actively involved in educational research at UCF with a focus on mixed-mode education, digital education and design education. She is currently developing an educational training program on biodesign in rehabilitation engineering for engineering undergraduate students, which is being funded by the Eunice Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development through NIH.

  • Engineering education related to mixed-mode education, digital education and design education
  • System dynamics
  • Robotics
  • Rehabilitation engineering
  • Biomedical sensors
  • Biomechanics

  • Pal, S., (2015), “Dynamics of aerial target pursuit,” European Physical Journal, Special Topics on Dynamics of Animal Systems, v224, pp 3295-3309.
  • Pal, S., Lifson, M., Yadav, A.R, Miller, B., and Fauchet, P.M., (2013), “Selective virus detection in complex sample matrices with photonic crystal optical cavities”, Biosensors & Bioelectronics, v4, 229-234.
  • Pal, S., Miller, B., and Fauchet, P.M., (2012), “1-D and 2-D photonic crystals as optical methods for amplifying biomolecular recognition”, Analytical Chemistry (Feature Article), v84, 8900-8908.
  • Pal, S., Guillermain, E., Sriram, R., Miller, B., and Fauchet, P.M., (2011), “Silicon photonic crystal nanocavity-coupled waveguides for error-corrected optical biosensing”, Biosensors & Bioelectronics, v26, 4024-4031.
  • Pal, S., and Alocilja, E. C., (2010) Electrically-active magnetic nanoparticles as novel concentrator and electrochemical redox transducer in Bacillus anthracis DNA detection”, Biosensors & Bioelectronics, v26, pp: 1624-1630.
  • Pal, S., Alocilja, E. C., and Downes, F. P., (2007), “Nanowire labeled direct-charge transfer biosensor for detecting Bacillus species”, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, v22, pp: 2329-2336.
  • Gore, A., Chakrabartty, S., Pal, S., and Alocila, E. C., (2006) “A multi-channel femtoampere-sensitivity potentiostat array for biosensing applications”, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, v53, n11, pp: 2357-2363.

  • Distinguished Outstanding Graduate Award in Biosystems Engineering, College of Engineering at Michigan State University, 2008
  • The Fitch H. Beach Outstanding Graduate Award (third place), College of Engineering at Michigan State University, 2008
  • Agricultural Engineering Endowment Fellowship, biosystems and agricultural engineering at Michigan State University, 2007
  • Gold medal recipient, food and biochemical engineering, Jadavpur University, 2004

  • American Society for Engineering Education
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers