Rakesh B. Katragadda

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Natural inter-neuronal communication is mediated primarily via neurotransmitter-gated ion channels. While most of the methods for neural interfacing have been based upon electrical stimulation, neurotransmitter-based approaches for the spatially and temporally controlled delivery of neurotransmitters are relatively new. Methods of neurotransmitter(More)
This paper reports the development of micromachined thermal shear-stress sensors for underwater applications. The thermal shear-stress sensor is a polysilicon resistor sitting atop a vacuum-insulated nitride diaphragm. Special challenges for underwater measurements, such as the waterproof coating and minimization of pressure crosstalk, have been addressed.(More)
This paper reports the development of optical lever based parylene cantilevers for biochemical sensing. A simple but effective process to fabricate parylene cantilevers using Tetramethylammonium Hydroxide (TMAH) bulkmicromachining was demonstrated. A scheme of using anchoring holes was employed to prevent the peeling off of parylene during TMAH etching.(More)
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