Hometown: Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
Graduation date: Spring 2023
Additional details: Transfer student
FURI | Spring 2023
Automated PID Controller Using LabVIEW for Patch-Clamping Experimentation
Electrophysiology is a powerful technique for the examination of neuronal activity. Previously, a microscope-independent fluorescent-guided electrophysiology system was developed to track neurons for patch-clamping. However, the pressure system did not possess dynamic responses, only providing several options for pressure. By creating a proportional-integral-derivative (PID)-controlled pressure system to integrate into the pre-existing LabVIEW code for the system, higher success rates of patch-clamping may be realized. This project proposes a novel automated PID controller to self-regulate pressure using a closed-loop system to enable better control during whole-cell patch-clamping and ease the successful use of the system.
Mentor: Barbara Smith
Sponsored project | Spring 2023
Favian Rios’ FURI project is sponsored by TSMC.
TSMC is a global leader in the semiconductor foundry business. The company’s industry-leading process technologies and portfolio of design enablement solutions help its customers and partners unleash semiconductor innovation. With its recent expansion into Phoenix, TSMC sees the benefit of a strong partnership with ASU faculty and student researchers. TSMC supports the FURI program by providing additional funding for exceptional research projects related to the semiconductor industry. FURI student researchers who pursue a project related to the Semiconductor Manufacturing research theme are eligible for this sponsorship. TSMC-supported FURI students receive a $2,600 stipend and $400 to use for materials. Exceptional research proposals that align with the research theme of Semiconductor Manufacturing will be considered for this additional funding.