Sudhir Shrestha, Ph.D.

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Our research focuses on developing smart sensing systems for health and other applications.

Reserch News:
- Please contact Dr. Shrestha if you are interested in working on rsearch projects.

Projects:
Smart Wristband with Integrated Chemical Sensors
- Casey Harold

Smart Home System for Monitoring Ambient VOCs
- Gunnar Scott

Detecting Diabetic Retinopathy from Retina Images
- Cheeku Manimala & Logan Lawrence

Smart Sensor for Detecting Hypoglycemia from Human Breath
- Matthew Boubin (Miami University)

Detection and Source Classification of Indoor Air Pollutants
- Yan-Ting Chen (Miami University)

Environment-Aware Robots
-Ziven Posner (El Molino High School), Julia Pastis (Santa Rosa High School) & Christine Tai (University of California, Los Angeles)

Current Members:
- Casey Harold (BS-EE), Logan Lawrence (BS-EE), Gunnar Scott (MS-CES), Cheeku Manimala (MS-CES), and Matthew Boubin (MS-ECE, Miami University)

Past Members:
- Tanner McWhorter (BS-ECE, Miami University) and Yan-Ting Chen (MS-ECE,Miami University, Graduated in 2018)

Summer and Visiting Researchers:
- Julia Pastis (Santa Rosa High School) & Ziven Posner (El Molino High School), Environment-Aware Robots, Summer 2018, SSU High School Internship Program (SHIP)
- Christine Tai (BS-CS, University of California, Los Angeles), Environment-Aware Robots, Summer 2018

Recent and Significant Publications:
• M. Boubin and S. Shrestha, “Microcontroller Implementation of Support Vector Machine for Detecting Blood Glucose Levels using Breath Volatile Organic Compounds,” IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Under Review, Submitted: Feb, 2018.
• S. Shrestha and F. Farahmand, “Introducing Project-Based Engineering Laboratory to Non-Engineering Undergraduate Students,” 125th Annual Conference and Exposition, Salt Lake City, UT, Jun. 24-27, 2018.
• Y.-T. Chen and S. Shrestha, “Source Classification of Indoor Air Pollutants using Principal Component Analysis for Smart Home Monitoring Applications,” Accepted, 2018 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology, May 3-5, 2018.
• T. McWhorter and S. Shrestha, “System for Monitoring Air Quality and Smog,” Accepted, 2018 IEEE Internal Conference on Electro/Information Technology, May 3-5, 2018.
• A. Siegel, A. Daneshkhah, D. Hardin, S. Shrestha, et al., “Analyzing Breath Samples of Hypoglycemic Events in Type 1 Diabetes Patients: Towards Developing an Alternative to Diabetes Alert Dogs,” Journal of Breath Research, Vol. 11, No. 2, Jun. 2017.
• Y.-T. Chen,  et al., “Electronic Nose for Ambient Detection and Monitoring,” Proc. Of SPIE Defense and Commercial Sensing Conference, Anaheim, CA, Apr. 9-13, 2017.
• A. Daneshkhah, S. Shrestha, et al., “Poly(Vinylidene Fluoride-Hexafluoropropylene) Composite Sensors for Volatile Organic Compounds Detection in Breath,” Sensor and Actuators B, Vol. 221, pp. 635-643, 2015.
• S. Shrestha, et al., “Breast Tumor Detection by Flexible Wearable Antenna System,” International Journal of Computer Aided Engineering and Technology, vol. 4, no. 6, pp. 499-516, 2012.
• S. Shrestha, M. D. Balachandran, M. Agarwal, V. V. Phoha, and K. Varahramyan, “A Chipless RFID Sensor System for Cyber Centric Monitoring Applications” IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 57, no. 5, pp. 1303-1309, 2009. [100+ citations (scholar.google.com)]
• M. D. Balachandran, S. Shrestha, et al., “SnO2 Capacitive Sensor Integrated with Microstrip Patch Antenna for Passive Wireless Detection of Ethylene Gas,” IEE Electronics Letters, vol. 44, no. 7, pp. 464-466, 2008.

Please click Here for a complete list of publications.

Patents:
• Transmission Delay Based RFID Tag, US Patent No. 8736452, issued: May 27, 2014.
• Wearable Microstrip Antennas for Skin Placement for Biomedical Applications, US Patent No. 20110245653 A1, issued: Jun. 2, 2015.
• Layer-by-Layer Assembled Nanoparticles Based Thin Films for Solar Cells and other Applications, US Patent No. 9,444,003 B2, issued: Sep. 13, 2016.
• Paper-Based Lithium-Ion Batteries, US Patent No. 9.472.832 B2, issued: Oct. 18, 2016.
• Low Power Wireless Sensor System with Ring Oscillator and Sensors for Use in Monitoring of Physiological Data, US Patent Application, No. 14/685,298, filed: Apr. 13, 2015.
• Hypoglycemia Signature in Human Breath, Nanosensor Array and Smart Sensor for its Detection, US Provisional Patent Application, No. 62/146,753, filed: Apr. 13, 2015.
• Volatile Organic Compound Sensors, and Methods of Making and Using the Same, US Patent Application, No. 14/685,231, filed: Apr. 13, 2015

Funding Acknowledgements:
• Dean's Summer Research Award, 2018 (School of Science and Technology, SSU)
• SSU High School Internship Program (SHIP, School of Science and Technology, SSU)
• Sci & Tech Innovation & Strategic Priorities, 2017 (School of Science and Technology, SSU)
• SST FAculty Professional Development Award, 2017 (SSU)
• SSU Start-up Funds
• National Science Foundation, Smart and Connected Health Program (NSF award #1502310)

Email: Sudhir.Shrestha@Sonoma.edu