Islam S. M. Khalil

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This work investigates modeling and control of microparticles that could be guided inside the human body using external magnetic fields. Proposed areas of applications for these microparticles include but not limited to minimally invasive surgeries, diagnosis and sensing. The problem is formulated by modeling a magnetic prototype system which has been(More)
This paper demonstrates the feasibility of modeling any dynamical system using a set of fractional order differential equations, including distributed and lumped systems. Fractional order differentiators and integrators are the basic elements of these equations representing the real model of the dynamical system, which in turn implies the necessity of using(More)
This study presents the design and performance evaluation of interstitial ultrasound applicators designed specifically for thermal therapy with simultaneous brachytherapy. The applicator consists of a multielement array of piezoceramic tubular radiators, each with separate power control, surrounded by thin layers of electrically-insulating and biocompatible(More)
This work addresses the characterization and control of Magnetotactic Bacterium (MTB) which can be considered as a biological microrobot. Magnetic dipole moment of the MTB and response to a field-with-alternating-direction are characterized. First, the magnetic dipole moment is characterized using four techniques, i.e., Transmission Electron Microscopy(More)
Magnetic systems have the potential to control the motion of microparticles and microrobots during targeted drug delivery. During their manipulation, a nominal magnetic force-current map is usually derived and used as a basis of the control system design. However, the inevitable mismatch between the nominal and actual force-current maps along with external(More)
We demonstrate the closed-loop motion control of self-propelled microjets inside a fluidic microchannel. The motion control of the microjets is achieved in hydrogen peroxide solution with time-varying flow rates, under the influence of the controlled magnetic fields and the self-propulsion force. Magnetic dipole moment of the microjets is characterized(More)
We demonstrate the closed-loop control of a magnetotactic bacterium (MTB), i.e., Magnetospirillum magnetotacticum, within a micro-fabricated maze using a magnetic-based manipulation system. The effect of the channel wall on the motion of the MTB is experimentally analyzed. This analysis is done by comparing the characteristics of the transient- and(More)
This work investigates the utilization of microparticles for the wireless sensing of interaction forces in magnetic-based manipulation systems. The proposed force estimation approach allows for using microparticles in sensing the interaction forces at hard-to-reach regions to avoid the mechanical and electronic complexities associated with physical force(More)
Controlling the motion of microrobots based on feedback provided using an imaging modality is essential to make them clinically viable. In this study, we demonstrate the wireless magnetic-based motion control of paramagnetic microparticles using ultrasound feedback. This control is accomplished by pulling the microparticles using the magnetic field(More)