Biomedical Engineering Graduates Spring 2021

Commencement activity on the campus mall.
Commencement

See BME Student Awards 2021

Graduate Students

  1. Ellen Meiling Lindquist
  2. Alexander Ray Fetner
  3. Pegah Kord Forooshani
  4. Ellen Meiling Lindquist
  5. Kevin William Sunderland
  6. Karl Lawrence Schneider

Undergraduates

  1. Will O. Ark
  2. Michael S. Bachman
  3. Kaitlyn M. Beesley
  4. Hannah E. Bekkala
  5. Cem B. Cedetas
  6. Gina R. Chamberlain
  7. Lukas J. Cherney
  8. Danielle M. DeVine
  9. Hunter P. Dercks
  10. Jacob C. Evans
  11. Madeline G. Fike
  12. Katelynn L. Flom
  13. Samuel R. Fuhrman
  14. Dairion N. Hartshorn
  15. Madison J. Hicks
  16. Malary F. Hiney
  17. Lynnsey S. Hooker
  18. Jesse M. Jacobusse
  19. Lidia T. Johnson
  20. Clare R. Lalonde
  21. Zonghan Lyu
  22. Nathan D. Marus
  23. Kaylee M. Meyers
  24. Elisabeth N. Miller
  25. Lea M. Morath
  26. Quinn T. Murphy
  27. Molly E. Niska
  28. Ethan G. Odriscoll
  29. Elizabeth S. Park
  30. Keanan M. Peterson-Rucker
  31. Kyle J. Pike
  32. Skylar E. Pond
  33. Braeden A. Rai
  34. Maxwell C. Reaume
  35. Joshua R. Robles
  36. Shaina P. Royer
  37. Lindsay L. Sandell
  38. Erican J. Santiago
  39. McKenzie M. Schulist
  40. Christiana T. Strong
  41. Joseph A. Stuck
  42. Marina L. Visser
  43. Samuel R. Wade
  44. Kathryn M. Waineo
  45. Jeremy P. Wales
  46. Austin T. Yakes
  47. Alana N. Young

Sangyoon Han Joins the Institute of Computing and Cybersystems

Sangyoon Han
Sangyoon Han

Sangyoon Han, an assistant professor in Michigan Tech’s Biomedical Engineering department, and an affiliated assistant professor in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics, recently joined the multi-disciplinary Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC) and its Data Sciences research group.

Han’s primary research interests are in mechanobiology, cell migration, and image data modeling, and he’s looking for collaborators. His research goals include applying computer vision to microscopic images to capture meaningful information, and Han invites researchers and students to contact him to discuss potential research opportunities. Learn more about Sangyoon Han in the blog post.

By Institute of Computing and Cybersystems.


Biofluids Lab News (@hatoum_hoda)

Dr. Hatoum had an oral presentation on “Neo-Sinus and Sinus Flows After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation of Evolut, SAPIEN 3, Acurate Neo, and Allegra” at SB3C 2021.

Brennan Vogl presented his work on the “Effect of Blood Pressure Conditions on Transcatheter Aortic Valve Performance and Coronary Flow” at SB3C 2021.

Dr. Hatoum received an honorable mention at the American College of Cardiology (ACC 2021) Young Investigator Awards: Basic and Translational Science. The talk was on a novel thrombosis predictive model after transcatheter aortic valve replacement.

Dr. Hatoum was awarded the Summer of Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport (SB3C) 2021 Diversity Participation Award. This award has been funded by the Georgia Tech Parker H Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences.

Nick Niemi was awarded a SURF award to continue working on a novel transcatheter mitral valve device. Congratulations Nick! https://www.mtu.edu/research/about/awards/surf/


Lee Attends Meeting of the Adhesion Society

AS 44th Annual Meeting

Bruce Lee (BioMed) and former PhD student Rattapol Pinnaratip (BioMed) attended the 44th Annual Meeting of the Adhesion Society virtually on February 22-25, 2021. Pinnaratip gave a talk entitled “Utilization of Hydrogen Peroxide Byproduct in Catechol-Based Adhesive for Dermal Wound Healing.”

Lee gave a talk entitled “Antimicrobial Property of Biomimetic Halogenated Catechol Adhesive Moiety”. Lee also chaired two sessions entitled “Biomedical Adhesion” and “Organismal Adhesion”.


Hoda Hatoum Trainees

Current Trainees

Graduate Students

Brennan Vogl

Brennan Vogl
PhD Student in Biomedical Engineering
BS in Biomedical Engineering from Michigan Tech
Email: bjvogl@mtu.edu
Brennan is currently working on atrial, ventricular, and valvular flow assessment and congenital heart defects flow studies. Brennan’s work is experimental and computational. In his free time, Brennan enjoys cooking and downhill skiing.

Undergraduate Students

Nick Niemi

Nick Niemi
BS Student in Biomedical Engineering
Email: nniemi@mtu.edu
Nick is currently working on designing a novel transcatheter mitral valve device. In his free time, he enjoys skiing, biking, fishing, and hunting. Nick is a member of the Track/XC teams.

Alex MacLean

Alex MacLean
BS Student in Biomedical Engineering
Email: abmaclea@mtu.edu
Alex is currently working on designing a novel transcatheter mitral valve device. In his free time, Alex enjoys snow skiing, snowmobiling, and hiking.

Past Trainees

Shivam Tiwari

Shivam Tiwari
MS Student in Mechanical Engineering
BS in Mechanical Engineering
Email: shivamti@mtu.edu
Shivam worked on CFD and finite element simulations of cerebral vessels for sickle cell disease. In his free time, Shivam enjoys painting, singing, CAD modeling, performing simulations, and sketching.

Rajat Ratnakar Gadhave

Rajat Ratnakar Gadhave
Email: rgadhave@mtu.edu
Degree: MS student in the Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Mechanics department
Rajat was a graduate student who worked in the biofluids lab during Fall 2020. Rajat assisted in the design and manufacturing of a whole left heart model with a pulse duplicator testing system. Rajat also worked on projects involving in-vitro characterizations of surgical aortic valve and transcatheter aortic valve performance. Moreover, Rajat worked on creating patient-specific models from computed tomography scans. In his free time, Rajat enjoys exploring.


Hoda Hatoum Profile


Position Openings in the Brain Stimulation Lab

Brain Sections

Please email Dr. Traci Yu (chunxiuy@mtu.edu) in Biological Sciences, including a copy of your CV for any of the following positions:

Graduate Students

We currently have openings for highly-motivated graduate/master students with interests and/or experience in neuroscience, engineering, or computer science. Previous experience in computational modeling is beneficial.

The focus of this position is on developing novel strategies to improve therapeutic efficiency and efficacy of brain stimulation in neurological disorders using various experimental and computational approaches.

Graduate students will be accepted into the Department of Biomedical Engineering through the appropriate graduate admissions process and start in the fall of 2021. Those interested should hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or a related field and contact Dr. Yu first before applying.

Undergraduate Research Assistants

We are also seeking motivated undergraduates with knowledge of engineering, biology, or computer science. Students will acquire knowledge and hand-on skills in brain dissection, electrophysiology, behavioral testing, and computational data analysis. Students with MATLAB programming skill are preferred.


Graduate Research Assistant Needed for the Biofluids Lab

Biofluids Lab

Position is Closed

The Biofluids Laboratory at the Biomedical Engineering Department of Michigan Technological University (Houghton, Michigan) has an opening for a graduate research assistant (PhD) starting January 2021.

The candidate will contribute to:

  • The design and implementation of cardiovascular devices.
  • Conducting experimental and computational studies on various congenital and adult cardiovascular models.
  • Image reconstruction and processing by using and expanding existing tools and development of novel methodologies.

Applicants should hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or a related field.

To apply, please submit applications here. In addition, send a copy of your CV and the contact information of three references to Dr. Hoda Hatoum (hhatoum@mtu.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately.


NSF Funding for Antiviral Application

Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee (BioMed/HRI) is the principal investigator on a project that has received a $80,586 research and development grant from the National Science Foundation.

The project is entitled, “Biomimetic Redox Chemistry for Antiviral Application.” Caryn Heldt (ChE/HRI) is the Co-PI on this three year project.

Extract

Reactive oxygen species (ROS) can be used to disinfect a wide range of pathogens, such as viruses, bacteria, and fungi. ROS is an attractive disinfectant as it decomposes into non-toxic degradation products (water and oxygen). However, ROS is highly reactive and can be hazardous to store and transport. This project aims at utilizing a unique chemistry found in mussel adhesive proteins to create a portable biomaterial that can be activated to generate ROS.

Read more at the National Science Foundation.


Bruce Lee Group Publishes on Antimicrobial Biomaterials

Chemical Engineering Journal cover.

Bruce Lee (BioMed), post doctoral researcher Bo Liu (BioMed), graduate student Zhongian Zhang (BioMed), undergraduate student James Roland (BioMed) and collaborator Chao Zhao (Changzhou University) co-authored “Antimicrobial property of halogenated catechols,” published in Chemical Engineering Journal.

This paper demonstrated that the adhesive molecule found in mussel adhesive proteins can be chemically modified to prepare antimicrobial biomaterials that are effective against multidrug-resistant bacteria.

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2020.126340