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  Faculty Profile  Faculty ProfileLast Modified Time: 05:16:11 PM Tue, 20 Jan 2015 
 Vijay  Vaidyanathan
 Contact Information
Vijay Vaidyanathan
Chair-Biomedical Engineering
Contact address   AL     
Email  vijay.vaidyanathan@unt.edu    Contact Number (940) 565-4203    Fax No: (940) 369-8570   
Graduate Faculty Membership Status: Full Membership-Permanent   
toggle toggle  Professional Preparation
 Degree Major/Thesis/Dissertation Institution Year
Doctor of Philosophy Biomedical Engineering; Dissertation: A study of 5-ALA induced fluorescence in the canine oral cavity Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 1998
Master of Science Biomedical Engineering; Thesis: Investigation of the effect of thickness, water content and optical properties in laser ablation of biological tissue Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 1991
Bachelor of Science Electronics Instrumentation University of Bombay, India 1988
Bachelor of Science Physics University of Bombay, India 1985
toggle toggle Courses Taught By Semester --- Organized Classes will be uploaded from THECB Data file
SemesterSubjectCourse NumberSectionCourse NameCalculated Semester Credit HoursSyllabus 
Fall 2015BMEN2980301Experimental Course Download Syllabus
Fall 2015BMEN1300001Discover Biomedical Engineering Download Syllabus
Spring 2015ELET2740001Special Electronic Devices Download Syllabus
Fall 2014BMEN1300001Discover Biomedical Engineering Download Syllabus
Spring 2014ELET2740001Special Electronic Devices Download Syllabus
Fall 2013ELET1720001Introduction to Electronics Download Syllabus
Spring 2012ENGR1030001Technological Systems Download Syllabus
Spring 2011EENG2710003Digital Logic Design Download Syllabus
Spring 2010MSES5330001Instrumentation System Design15 
Fall 2011MSES5800001Studies in Engineering Systems  
Fall 2011ELET4720001Control Systems Download Syllabus
Fall 2010ELET4720001Control Systems Download Syllabus
Fall 2009ELET4720001Control Systems24 
toggle toggle  Research and Expertise
Active in writing research proposals to federal, state organizations and industry
Research Experience
Co-established an Advanced Optics Research laboratory with Dr. Shuping Wang (faculty, ELET) that houses state of the art optics equipment and components (lasers, femto-second streak camera, fiber optics devices, clean room, motion stages, beam analyzers
Research Experience
Collaborated with a local veterinary clinic and oral surgeon in conducting in-vivo studies on ALA-induced fluorescence from canine oral cavity
Research Experience
Formulated an animal protocol for the experiments that was approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Research Experience
Initiated and forged a research partnership with Baylor Research Center on the design of pulse oximeter system
Research Experience
M.S. Thesis Major Advisor to 7 graduate students – 5 have graduated, 2 will graduate in 2009-2010
Research Experience
Research Collaborations
Baylor Research Center

UNT Health Science Center " Small and Large Animal Facility

Dallas Dental Service Animal Clinic

Physics department, University of North Texas, Materials Science and Engineering department, University of North Texas
Research interests: biomedical optics – cancer diagnostics with endogenous photo-sensitizers, application of quantum dots in biomedical diagnostics and electronics instrumentation
Research Experience
Set up a biomedical instrumentation research laboratory that facilitates research in the areas of pulse oximetry and instrumentation systems
Research Experience
toggle toggle Appointments
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)RankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2009-PresentAssociate Dean for Undergraduate StudiesCollege of EngineeringDeanUniversity of North Texas
2008-PresentAssociate ProfessorJoint Appointment: Department of Engineering Technology and Electrical Engineering University of North Texas at Denton
2002-2008Assistant Professor and Program CoordinatorElectronics Engineering Technology (ELET) Program; Department of Engineering Technology University of North Texas at Denton
1991-1998Lecturer (full-time), Electronics ProgramDepartment of Engineering Technology Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
1989-1991Graduate Teaching Assistant, Electronics ProgramDepartment of Engineering Technology Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
 Doctoral and Master’s Research: Biomedical Engineering Program  Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY)Percentage TeachingPercentage ResearchPercentage Service
toggle toggle Publications
  Type  Publications per page   
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  YearPublication  Type
Electrical resistivity as a measure of change of state in substrates: Design, development and validation of an automated system
Dong Le, Vijay Vaidyanathan, Shailesh Vidhate, Jaycee Chung, Nandika D’Souza
Measurement, Volume 44, Issue 1, January 2011, Pages 159-163
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
Monitoring Plastic Biodegradation With LabVIEW and NI CompactDAQ
Mark Pickens, Koffi Dagnon, Vijay vaidyanathan, Nandika D'Souza
National Instruments, Case Studies
Resistive-conductive transitions in the time-dependent piezoresponse of PVDF-MWCNT nanocomposites
Shailesh Vidhate, Jaycee Chung, Vijay Vaidyanathan and Nandika Anne D'Souza
Polymer Journal advance online publication 26 May 2010; doi: 10.1038/pj.2010.44
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
Behavior Of Poly (Hydroxybutyrate Valerate)/Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Conductive Composites
1. Shailesh Vidhate, Jaycee Chung, Vijay Vaidyanathan, Nandika Anne D’Souza
ANTEC 2010, Orlando
Conference paper
Investigation of factors affecting surface Plasmon efficiency
Rekha Vemuri, Vijay Vaidyanathan, Arup Neogi
IJERI, VOL2, NO 1, pp 77-86, SPRING/SUMMER 2010
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
toggle toggle Editorships
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
2007-2009International Journal of Modern Engineering (IJME)Associate Editor 
2006Annals of Biomedical Engineering; Elsevier International Journal of Measurement; Book Review – DSP by Li Tan, McGraw HillJournal Reviewer 
 NSF Bioengineering and Bio-informatics Summer Institute (BBSI) PanelReview PanelistU.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation (CRDF)
toggle toggle Presentations and Projects
  Presentations/Projects per page   
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Start DateEnd DatePresentation/Project
2006 2006 Poster presentation: ALA-induced fluorescence for biomedical diagnostics
Japan Society for Promotion of Sciences (JSPS) " UNT Joint Symposium on Nanoscale Materials for optoelectronics and biotechnology, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, February 2-3, 2006
2005 2005 Vijay Vaidyanathan: ALA-induced PpIX fluorescence in the canine oral cavity
Invited Presentation, American Society of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), Orlando, April 2005.
2004 2004 Co-instructor of a workshop on ABET assessment practices with Dr. Michael Kozak
TASET Conference, Houston, October 2004
toggle toggle External Funding
 Performance PeriodTitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2006-2009Research grant for - Development of a compact, deployable NERAC system for detection of damage in self-sensing compositesGlobal Contour, Inc., Phase –II$180,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2006Nanoscale characterization and integration of multifunctional materials and devicesNSF-MRI$200,000Co-PICompleted
2005to investigate the evaluation of structural damage to substrates using resistivity measurementNSF-SBIR, contracted through Global Contour Inc.$50,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2004DSP 6713 hardware, accessories and softwareTexas Instruments DSP Grant$39,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2004UNT Faculty Summer Research FellowshipUNT$5,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2002-2004to promote broad-spectrum reform in technical education. The two-year project grant of $600,000 is broken down into $322,355 for Year 1 and $277,645 for Year 2 for all partners: Collin Cnty Comm. College, UNT, Grayson Cnty Comm. College, Dallas Cnty Col.NSF grant to the North Texas Regional Technology Consortium (NTRTC)$600,000Co-PICompleted
2003In-vivo fluorescence detection of canine oral cancerInstitutional Research Grant from American Cancer Society$10,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2003UNT Faculty Summer Research FellowshipUNT$5,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2002Optical Diagnosis of Oral Cancer Using ALAUNT Research Initiation Grant$4,500Principal InvestigatorCompleted
 Research grant for the design and development of a Spinal Mobilizer for therapeuticsSubcontract from UNTHSC$13,500Principal InvestigatorCompleted
 Freescale semiconductor microprocessor, software, accessories and cash donation $7,500Principal InvestigatorCompleted
 to purchase optics equipment to set up an Advanced Optics Research Laboratory at UNT Research ParkCenter for Advanced Research and Technology (CART) grant from Congressional Army Research Laboratory Allocation$90,000OtherCompleted
toggle toggle Mentoring/Advising
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)Student NameClassificationTypeProject/Thesis/Dissertation
2011Shahm KidwaiNon-thesis projectGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingProject: Modeling and validation of stepper motor transfer function approximation
2011Amir BrguljaGraduate Student (EE) and M.S. Thesis topic in progress as major advisorGraduate ResearchReal time monitoring and analsyis of music ensemble environments
2010Drew DahmannGraduate - Non-thesis projectGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingProject:Use of SCADA for optimization in organization
2010Cameron McCordGraduate Student (EE) and M.S. Thesis topic supervised as major advisorGraduate ResearchElectronic Sound Analysis With Hardware System and Remote Internet Display
2009Mark PickensGraduate Students (ELET) and M.S. Thesis topics supervised as as major advisorGraduate ResearchDevelopment of a sensor based control system for monitoring and enhancing the biodegradation of polymers
2009Dong LeGraduate Students (ELET) and M.S. Thesis topics supervised as major advisorGraduate ResearchDevelopment of a microprocessor-based Nodal Resistance Measurement system for detection of damage in composite structures
2009Sween JohnGraduate Students (ELET) and M.S. Thesis topics supervised as major advisorGraduate ResearchQuantum Dots and their application in biomedical optics
2007Damian MarksGraduate Students (ELET) and M.S. Thesis topics supervised as major advisorGraduate ResearchFeasibility of carbon dioxide measurement in pulse oximetry
2007Arun VenkatramanTAMS studentUndergraduate Researchfunded research project on the design and development of a Nodal Electrical Resistance Measurement System
2007Chithra VenkateswaranTAMS studentUndergraduate Research 
2005Christian WinterHonors Thesis Advisor for undergraduate studentUndergraduate ResearchTopic: According to the Goal: How Eliyahu Goldratt Helps Organizations Examine Their Processes to Achieve Maximum Results, published in Eagle Feather
2005Rekha VemuriGraduate Students (ELET) and M.S. Thesis topics supervised as major advisorGraduate ResearchSurface plasmon based nanophotonic opto-emitters
2005Sunil PuttaGraduate Students (ELET) and M.S. Thesis topics supervised as major advisorGraduate ResearchNodal resistance measurement in composite structures (accepted journal paper)
2003Arun YelimelliGraduate Students (ELET) and M.S. Thesis topics supervised as major advisorGraduate ResearchComputer virus containment using feedback control principles
 Mehul BaxiNon-thesis project major advisor ELET graduate (M.S.) studentsALA-induced fluorescence from squamous cell carcinoma in the spontaneous animal model (refereed publication)
 Ramya PinapatiNon-thesis project major advisor ELET graduate (M.S.) studentsNoise filtering using FIR filters
 P. UmashankarNon-thesis project major advisor ELET graduate (M.S.) studentsParking lot monitoring using LabVIEW
 Jagdish CherukuNon-thesis project major advisor to ELET graduate (M.S.) studentsDC Motor position control using PWM
 Josh Stohlundergraduate student who worked with me on research projectsUndergraduate Research 
 Ahmed El-Rifaiundergraduate student who worked with me on research projectsUndergraduate Research 
 Anand AleNon-thesis project major advisor to ELET graduate (M.S.) studentsPneumatic cylinder piston control using TD40 microprocessor
 Frank Floresundergraduate student who worked with me on research projectsUndergraduate Research 
 Patrick SoNon-thesis project major advisor to ELET graduate (M.S.) studentsDesign of a spinal mobilizer
 Chitra JagannathanNon-thesis project major advisor to ELET graduate (M.S.) studentsAlarm and temperature control system using LabVIEW
 Ajay KallurMember of thesis committee; ELET graduate (M.S.) studentMask less waveguide design and development
 Brad BordenMember of thesis committee; ELET graduate (M.S.) studentA study of laser direct writing for all polymer single mode passive optical channel waveguide devices
 Swathi DhoopatiMember of thesis committee; ELET graduate (M.S.) studentEvaluation of Dynamic and Static Electrical Characteristics for the DY8 & YI8 process Gallium diodes in comparison to the DI8 process Boron diodes
 Dong LeEncouraged undergraduate students to take up graduate studies in the Electronics programUndergraduate Mentoring/Advising 
 Hari RamanProvided RFID kit and mentoringIndustry Mentoring/Advisingwon first prize at the school and regional level competitions for his science project. The student decided to pursue RFID applications further and his work has produced two publications.
 Carlos JerezDepartment of Environmental Science, Ph.D. Committees 
 Shailesh VidhateDepartment of Materials Science and Engineering; Ph.D. Committees 
 Koffi DagnonDepartment of Materials Science and Engineering; Ph.D. Committees 
 Mark PickensEncouraged undergraduate students to take up graduate studies in the Electronics programUndergraduate Mentoring/Advising 
 Richard DunipaceMember of thesis committee; ELET graduate (M.S.) studentIncreasing the Dynamic Range of Audio THD Measurements Using a Novel Noise and Distortion Canceling Methodology
 Sriteja TarigopulaMember of thesis committee; ELET graduate (M.S.) studentMBE growth and instrumentation
 Robert FitchMember of thesis committee; ELET graduate (M.S.) studentSunlight readability and luminance characteristics of LED push button switches
 Dinesh TummalaMember of thesis committee; ELET graduate (M.S.) studentIndoor propagation modeling at 2.4 GHz for IEEE 802.11 networks
 Antonio MendozaEncouraged undergraduate students to take up graduate studies in the Electronics programUndergraduate Mentoring/Advising 
toggle toggle Committees
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)CommitteePositionClassification
-Presentfaculty search committeeMemberdepartment of Electrical Engineering
-Presentfaculty search committeeMemberEngineering Technology department
-PresentTau Alpha Pi Honor SocietyFaculty Advisor 
-PresentUNT student chapter of IEEEFaculty Advisor 
2005-2007 UNT’ ASEE representative 
2006Chair Search Committee established by theMemberestablished by the College of Engineering
2004-2005Faculty Senate TA/TF Awards committee- Group VIIMember 
 curriculum committee for departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer EngineeringMember 
 Industrial Advisory BoardMemberTarrant County Community College
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
 IEEESenior Member 
 Tau Alpha Pi National Honor SocietyHonorary Member 
toggle toggle Honors and Recognitions
YearTitleHonoring Organization
2007Nominated and selected to Marquis Who’s Who in America 
1991Passed Fundamentals of Engineering Exam, first attempt 
toggle toggle Field Experience
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)Company/OrganizationPosition
2001-2002Education Services, i2 Technologies, Irving, TexasSenior Consultant and Team Lead (Content Management)
2000-2001Education Services, i2 Technologies, Irving, TexasConsultant
1998-2000Perkins Electronics Company, Dallas, TexasResearch and Development Engineer
1988Biomedical Division, Synthetics and Chemicals Limited, New Delhi, IndiaService and Sales Engineer
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YearOrganizationRoleType of Service
2008Division of Engineering Technology, IAJC- IJME Conference, NashvilleConference Division Co-Chair 
2007ABETLed the program in ABET assessment procedures culminating in ABET accreditation visit 
2007ABETDeveloped and documented the self-study report and assessment documents for the Electronics Engineering Technology Program 
2006ABETCompleted ABET Evaluator training organized by ASEE/IEEE, Chicago, 2006 
2006Division of Engineering Technology, IJME Conference, New JerseyConference Division Co-Chair 
2006ASEE, 2004 session on Capstone Projects; Nanotechnology for Biology, Japan Society for Physical Sciences (JSPS)Session ChairUniversity of North Texas (UNT) Joint Symposium on Nanoscale Materials for Optoelectronics and Biotechnology, February 2-3, 2006, Denton, Texas; Selected Topics in Engineering Technology, IJME Conference, October 2006, New Jersey
2005Senior Design at Collin County Community CollegeJudge 
2003McKinney High School – DC BESTCoach 
 ABETWell versed in implementation of ABET curriculum criteria and Assessment best practices 
 ABETSet up and implemented ABET assessment instruments and plan for the Electronics program 
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Advisor to 10 senior design, capstone projects (up to Fall 2009): Capstone projects at UNT are researched and developed by students and evaluated by faculty and industry personnel
Design of a personal GPS based guide for the visually impaired on UNT campus

Design and development of an Ethernet based residential alarm system (refereed publication)

Design of an innovative, sensor based smart sprinkler system (refereed publication)

Design and development of a RFID based vehicle entry system with biometrics (refereed pub.)

Optimization of a check fraud verification system (conference publication; industry sponsored)

Design and development of a solar power based LED lighting system for underdeveloped areas

Design and development of a DSP-based music mixer

Testing of Freescale processor for automotive applications (industry sponsored)

Intelligent infant monitor

Design and development of interactive laboratory exercises with microprocessors for elementary, middle school and high school students.

Consultant, Education Services, i2 Technologies, Irving, Texas
Innovated Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) training curriculum for TradeMatrix Development Scheduler, TradeMatrix Lifecycle Planner, TradeMatrix Portfolio Planner

Delivered PLM training internally (i2) as well as to partners

Interacted actively with other i2 departments (Pre-sales, product developers, product management and consulting) in the development of training material

Performed troubleshooting and provided assistance in PLM data modeling to Pre-sales consultants

Coordinator of senior design projects (last 4 years)
obtained active industry sponsorship for capstone projects, arranged regular lectures from UNT Patent office and Denton Small Business Center to encourage entrepreneurial spirit among students; have encouraged innovative student projects and published papers with undergraduate students as first authors.

Doctoral and Master’s Research: Biomedical Engineering Program Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
Researched and investigated the effect of various factors on fluorescence detection from canine subjects; The research has implications for non-invasive optical diagnosis of oral cancer; the proposal was funded in part by DOE

Assisted my advisor in writing proposals for funded research;

Established an optics laboratory for research in the School of Veterinary Medicine at
Texas A&M University; Formulated a protocol for animal experiments that was approved

Structured experimental procedures based on statistical principles of randomized design

Analyzed the behavior of data using compartmental modeling

Designed an optical component assembly incorporating a fiber optic fluorescence probe interfaced to a PC based Optical Analyzer for real-time fluorescence measurement

M.S Thesis: Designed and implemented an electronic circuit to measure laser ablation rate; The system involved use of logic circuitry, design and interface of counter to display

Experience in Undergraduate Studies
Took on a leadership role as Program Coordinator (PC) of the ABET accredited Electronics program

As coordinator, chaired Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) Meetings - obtaining state of the art equipment donations from members; encouraging them to sponsor senior design projects and involve faculty in research projects

Other responsibilities as Program Coordinator: Assigning faculty loads, course scheduling (until 2005); driving curriculum innovation

Recruitment and Retention Efforts: Put in place a 4-step process to increase enrollment in the program " writing letters to undecided majors, preparing brochures for distribution in schools and colleges, revamping website, introducing new electives in curriculum; to help retention of students: improved laboratory equipment, introduced projects and presentations in every class and placed students in co-ops, internships and jobs " Lonnie Langle and Mark Zimmerer (Dallas Semiconductors); Lee Self (FAA) and Damian Marks.

As co-PI on a NSF grant with Collin County Community College, established an articulation agreement for transfer students from the Associates degree program facilitating their pursuit of a BS degree in ELET.

Led efforts to introduce new elective courses in curriculum " mixed signal processing; courses in preparation - optoelectronics applications (pending NSF-CCLI proposal with commitment from industry in curriculum development and partial delivery)

Taught 11 out of 20 courses (55%) offered by the Electronics Engineering Technology Program at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Average Teaching Evaluation over 7.5 years at UNT: 4.6/5.00

Graduate Teaching Assistant Electronics Program, Department of Engineering Technology Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
Taught undergraduate laboratories in Digital Electronics and Control Systems Design

Developed laboratory manual for Control Systems course

Average teaching evaluation: 4.65/5.00

Lecturer (full-time) Electronics Program, Department of Engineering Technology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
Taught undergraduate courses at freshman and junior level in Analog and Digital Electronics

Trained graduate teaching assistants for laboratory assignments

Designed and developed course material and laboratory manuals

Analog Electronics course included AC and DC circuits, semiconductors and op-amps

Digital Electronics course included introduction to microcontrollers and
Assembly language programming

Upgraded the digital electronics course to include a 16-bit microcontroller (68HC12)

Developed course notes (guide) including lab exercises and homework for electronics manufacturing class, taught as an introduction to electronics

Average teaching evaluation: 4.62/5.00; Average percentile rankings: greater than 80%

Research and Development Engineer, Perkins Electronics Company, Dallas, Texas
Designed components of video enhancement units used in X-ray laboratories

Implemented Xilinx FPGA technology for designing of CPU interface

Developed designs using PADS schematic capture package and created a library of parts and PCB decals for PCB placement

Researched the feasibility of designing safe, reliable and effective products

Actively involved in the selection and purchase of Integrated Circuits used in design

Interacted with manufacturing personnel in troubleshooting problems

Senior Consultant and Team Lead (Content Management), Education Services, i2 Technologies, Irving, Texas
Investigated the requirements " hardware and software of potential courses in Content Management in an eCommerce environment

Innovated training curriculum for Content Management Overview (Web Based Training), Functional Implementer and Technical Implementer training for consultants

Interacted actively with other i2 departments (Pre-sales, product developers, product management and consulting) in development of training material

Supervised a team of consultants and interns in development and QA activities

Participated actively in the hiring of new consultants

Service and Sales Engineer, Biomedical Division, Synthetics and Chemicals Limited, New Delhi, India
Performed service and preventative maintenance on patient monitors and nurse stations in premier medical institutions such as the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Promoted sales of patient monitoring systems, manufactured by Mennen Medical, Inc., New York

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