Internship at EPFL, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland, during 20-05-2019 To 31-12-2019
"I am Ankit Kumar, B.Tech Engineering Physics 2020 batch student at IIT Roorkee. I received travel support under the scheme TSS-IRI from DORA office, IIT Roorkee for an external B.Tech Project cum Internship at EPFL, Switzerland during May - December, 2019. During my Project, I worked on developing a universal 3D-Bioprinted Organ-on-Chip system for in-vivo like infection studies on artificial lung, bladder, heart, pancreas, liver and blood-brain barrier. I successfully developed the platform which would, in years to come, be helpful in getting deeper insights about the in-vivo responses/behaviour of these organs viz. metabolic studies, drug-absorption studies and high spatial-resolution oncology studies. Overall, it was an immense learning experience for me, in terms of exposure to the western scientific community and their practices, as well as exposure to an entirely different culture!
I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to DORA and TSS-IRI program in financially helping me with this endeavour, and making this project exchange possible."
Department of Physics