Graduate Students, Post Docs & Visiting Scholars

Research and Postdoctoral Staff

Nan Mu

Nan Mu

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Medical Image Processing
  • Machine Learning
  • Computer Vision

Education

  • BS, Software Engineering, Pingdingshan University
  • MS, Computer Science and Technology, Wuhan University of Science and Technology
  • PhD, Control Science and Engineering, Wuan University of Science and Technology
Varatharajan Nainamalai

Varatharajan Nainamalai

  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Deep learning algorithms

  • Medical image segmentation

  • Multimodal Image Registration

  • Congenital heart images

  • Liver images

  • Biomechanics

  • Wave propagation

  • Nonlinear dynamics

  • Stability analysis

  • Splines

Education

  • MS, M.Phil., Mathematics, Madras University, Chennai, Tamilnadu
  • PhD, Nonlinear PDE & Biomechanics, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
  • Postdoc., Medical Images and deep learning, Rikshospital, Oslo University Hospital, Norway & Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Han Peng

Han Peng

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Supported catalysis
  • Functional coating
  • Organic synthesis
  • Polymerization
  • Biomaterials

Education

  • BS, Applied chemistry, Changsha University of Science & Technology
  • MS, Polymer chemistry & physics, Lanzhou University
  • PhD, Chemistry, University of Strasbourg
Shajia Afrin

Shajia Afrin

  • Research Assistant, Biomedical Engineering

Research Insterests

  • Synthetic design of molecular devices to control biological pathways
  • Understanding the mechanistic progression of metabolic disorder in a mouse model
  • Designing and formulating excipient for non invasive drug delivery
  • Biomaterials and regenerative medicine
  • Cell and Tissue Engineering

Education

  • BS: Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Islamic University Bangladesh
  • MS: Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Islamic University Bangladesh
  • PhD: Biochemistry Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
  • PostDoc: Signal Transduction in Endocrine Physiology, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang, S. Korea
Weilue He

Weilue He

  • Research Assistant, Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Biomaterials
  • Nitric Oxide
  • Hydrogels
  • Vascular Tissue Engineering 

Education

  • BS, Biotechnology, Sichuan University
  • MS, Biomedical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
  • PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Michigan Technological University 
Xing Wei

Xing Wei

  • Visiting Scholar, Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Analysis of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) to predict modeling for disease diagnosis and prognosis
  • Development of natural language processing (NLP) algorithms for clinical text mining and information extraction
  • Development of  ML/DL  models for predicting drug response and adverse reactions
  • Integration of multi-modal data (e.g., genomics, imaging, clinical) for improved disease diagnosis and treatment

Education

  • BS, Industrial Design, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology
  • MS, Computer Science and Technology, HeFei University of Technology
  • PhD, Information Security and Big data Reserach Instittue, Medical Information Management, Central South University

PhD Students

Sepideh Alimohammadi

Sepideh Alimohammadi

  • PhD Student, Biomedical Engineering

Advisor

Sean J. Kirkpatrick

Research Interests

  • Biosensors & Biomedical Instrumentation
  • Biomedical Optics

Education

  • BS, Mechatronics, Sharif University of Technology (International Campus)
  • MS, Mechatronics, King's College London
Saad Asim

Saad Asim

  • PhD Student, Biomedical Engineering

Advisor

Muhammad Rizwan

Research Interests

  • Hydrogels
  • Liver Tissue Engineering
  • Corneal Tissue Engineering
  • 3D Bioprinting
  • Biomaterials

Education

  • BS, Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, National University of Sciences and Technology
Ahmad Bshennaty

Ahmad Bshennaty

  • PhD Student, Biomedical Engineering

Advisor

Hoda Hatoum

Research Interests

  • Cardiovascular Engineering
  • Biofluids
  • Biomechanics
  • Medical Devices

Education

  • BE, Mechanical Engineering, American University of Beirut
  • Minor in Mathematics, American University of Beirut
  • Minor in Energy Studies, American University of Beirut
Mohanish Chandurkar

Mohanish Kishor Chandurkar

  • PhD Student, Biomedical Engineering

Advisor

Sang Yoon Han

Research Interests

  • Biomaterials
  • Biomechanics
  • Prosthesis and Rehabilitation
  • Biosensors

Education

  • BS, Biomedical Engineering, Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University
  • MS, Biomedical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
Jacob Jackson

Jacob Jackson

  • PhD Student, Biomedical Engineering

Advisor

Chunxiu Yu

Research Interests

  • Neural Engineering
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Optogenetics
  • Closed-Loop Stimulation
  • Electrophysiology

Education

  • BS, Biomedical Engineering. Michigan Technological University
Zonghan Lyu

Zonghan Lyu

  • PhD Student, Biomedical Engineering

Advisor

  • Jingfeng Jiang

Research Interests

  • Computational Modelling
  • CFD Simulation

Education

  • BS, Biomedical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
  • MS, Biomedical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
Nikhil Mittal

Nikhil Mittal

  • PhD Student, Biomedical Engineering

Advisor

Sang Yoon Han

Research Interests

  • Mechanobiology
  • Cell Adhesion
  • Traction force sensing of living cells
  • Microfabrication

Education

  • BS, B. Tech, Biotechnology, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
  • MS, Biomedical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
Lea Morath

Lea Morath

  • PhD Student, Biomedical Engineering

Advisor

  • Jeremy Goldman

Research Interests

  • Cardiovascular Engineering
  • Biocompatibility

Education

  • BS, Biomedical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
Asma Talib Qureshi

Asma Talib Qureshi

  • PhD Student, Biomedical Engineering

Advisor

Muhammad Rizwan

Research Interests

  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Stem Cell and Tissue Engineering
  • Biomaterials
  • 3D Bioprinting

Education

  • BS, Applied Biosciences, Atta-ur Rahman School of Applied Biosciences
  • MS, Healthcare Biotechnology, Atta-ur Rahman School of Applied Biosciences
Fatemeh Razaviamri

Fatemeh Razaviamri

  • PhD Student, Biomedical Engineering

Advisor

  • Bruce Lee

Research Interests

  • Biomaterials
  • Antimicrobials

Education

  • BS, Physics, University of Mazandaran
  • MS, Particle Physics, University of Mazandaran
Mostafa Rezaeitaleshmahalleh

Mostafa Rezaeitaleshmahalleh

  • PhD Student, Biomedical Engineering

Advisor

  • Jingfeng Jiang

Research Interests

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Computational Analysis of Cardiovascular Flow
  • Finite Element Modeling
  • Fiber Optics
  • Nonlinear Optics

Education

  • BS, Atomic & Molecular Physics, University of Mazandaran
  • MS, Photonics, Shiraz University of Technology
  • MS, Applied Physics, Michigan Technological University
Erican Santiago

Erican Santiago

  • PhD Student, Biomedical Engineering

Advisor

Sangyoon Han and Smitha Rao Hatti

Research Interests

  • Immuno-oncology
  • Stem Cell & Tissue Engineering
  • Biosensors & Instrumentation
  • Biomicrofluidics

Education

  • BS, Biomedical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
Victoria Santillan

Victoria Elena Santillan

  • PhD Student, Biomedical Engineering

Advisor

Smitha Rao Hatti

Research Interests

  • Biomaterials
  • Biosensors
  • Biocompatibility
  • Nanotechnology

Education

  • BS, Biomedical Engineering, National University of Tucuman
Omanin Siddiqua Prova

Omanin Siddiqua Prova

  • PhD Student, Biomedical Engineering

Advisor

Chunxiu Yu

Research Interests

  • Neural Engineering
  • Optical Stimulation
  • Brain-Machine Interface
  • Neural Prosthetics
  • Brain and Behavior

Education

  • BS, Biomedical Engineering, Military Institute of Science and Technology
Rourke Sylvain

Rourke Sylvain

  • PhD Student, Biomedical Engineering

Advisor

Smitha Rao Hatti & Yixin Liu

Research Interests

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Bio-microfluidics
  • Bio-MEMS
  • Micro/Nanofabrication
  • Biosensors and Instrumentation
  • Biomaterials

Education

  • BS, Economics, Northern Michigan University
  • BS, Neuroscience, Northern Michigan University
Cody Tuftee

Cody Tuftee

  • PhD Student, Biomedical Engineering

Advisor

Muhammad Rizwan

Research Interests

  • Granular Hydrogels
  • Microfluidics
  • Corneal Tissue Engineering
  • Biomaterials
  • 3D Bioprinting

Education

  • BS, Biomedical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
Brennan Vogl

Brennan Vogl

  • PhD Student, Biomedical Engineering

Advisor

  • Hoda Hatoum 

Research Interests

  • Cardiovascular Biomechanics
  • Cardiovascular Biofluids
  • Medical Devices Patient-Specific Modeling
  • Micro & Nano Technology 

Education

  • BS, Biomedical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
  • Electrical Engineering Minor, Michigan Technological University 
Kan Wang

Kan Wang

  • PhD Student, Biomedical Engineering

Advisor

  • Bruce Lee 

Research Interests

  • Biomaterials 

Education

  • BS, Biomedical Engineering, Southeast University
  • MS, Biomedical Engineering Southeast University
Zhongtian Zhang

Zhongtian Zhang

  • PhD Student, Biomedical Engineering

Advisor

Bruce Lee

Research Interests

  • Biomaterials
  • Applying magnetoelastic materials to hydrogels

Education

  • BS, Biomedical Engineering, Michigan Technological University

Masters Students

Sam Haarman

Sam Haarman

  • MS Student, Biomedical Engineering

Advisor

  • Sang Yoon Han

Education

  • BS, Biomedical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
Cole Hebert

Cole Hebert

  • MS Student, Biomedical Engineering

Advisor

Smitha Rao Hatti

Research Interests

  • Biomaterials
  • Medical Devices

Education

  • BS, Biomedical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
Hannah Loughlin

Hannah Loughlin

  • MS Student, Biomedical Engineering

Advisor

Chunxiu Yu

Research Interests

  • Neural Engineering
  • Optical Stimulations
  • Brain-Machine Interface
  • Biocompatibility
  • Biosensors & Instrumentation

Education

  • BS, Biomedical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
  • Electrical Engineering Minor, Michigan Technological University
Laura Lyons

Laura Lyons

  • MS Student, Biomedical Engineering

Advisor

Jingfeng Jiang

Education

  • BS, Biomedical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
Jessica Mehregan

Jessica Mehregan

  • MS Student, Biomedical Engineering

Advisor

Chunxiu Yu

Research Interests

  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Brain Computer Interfaces
  • Computational Modeling
  • Machine Learning

Education

  • BS, Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota
Savannah Page

Savannah Page

  • MS Student, Biomedical Engineering

Advisor

Jingfeng Jiang

Research Interests

  • Medical Image Processing
  • Electrical Circuit Design

Education

  • BS, Biomedical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
  • Electrical Engineering Minor, Michigan Technological University
  • Spanish Minor, Michigan Technological University
Shaina Royer

Shaina Royer

  • MS Student, Biomedical Engineering

Advisor

  • Sang Yoon Han

Education

  • BS, Biomedical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
Khadiza Tun Suha

Khadiza Tun Suha

  • MS Student, Biomedical Engineering

Advisor

Jingfeng Jiang

Research Interests

  • Bioinstrumentation
  • Medical Imaging & Image Processing
  • Biomedical Signal Processing
  • Medical Devices

Edcuation

  • BS, Biomedical Engineering, Military Institute of Science & Technology
Himja Tiwari

Himja Tiwari

  • MS Student, Biomedical Engineering

Advisor

Jingfeng Jiang

Education

  • BS, Biotechnology, Amity University
Verdict Vera

Verdict Vera

  • MS Student, Biomedical Engineering

Advisor

Smitha Rao Hatti

Research Interests

  • Biosensors (Aptamers)
  • Molecular Imprinted Polymers
  • Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy

Education

  • B.E Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, Anna University, Chenna, India