Scott Shippy

    Email Address: sshippy@uic.edu
    College: Liberal Arts and Sciences Department: Chemistry
    Title: Associate Professor
    Office: 5417 SES M/C 111 Phone: 3552426
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Image processing. Microfluidics measurements of viscosity. Developing an automated method to measure plug volumes in capillary channnels.

    Neurochemical sampling from the central nervous system; New measurement techniques.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 6

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Sophomore, junior or senior standing; Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or other engineering.

    Sophomore, junior or senior standing; Chemistry, biochemistry, or psychology major; Interest in neuroscience.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Undergraduate project is the measurement of plug flow in a microfluidic channel. Video images will be processed with software to automate plug lengths which relate to a novel viscosity measurement. Results will be fed into MatLab or spreadsheet for analysis.

    Undergraduate projects are typically chemistry focused. These involve learning capillary electrophoresis chemical separations and handling micro- to nanoliter samples. The goals of all projects are aimed at better sampling and analysis of fluids collected from the central nervous system of mammals and whole fruit fly blood. Students will be exposed to neuroscience issues beyond the actual chemistry projects. Student experienced in chemical analysis methodologies in the lab may become involved in biological and neuroscience aspects.

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