(current VBBL members and alumni)

(at the 2017 SB3C Awards Ceremony in Tucson, AZ)

 

FACULTY

Ender A. Finol (PhD in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2002)
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at University of Texas at San Antonio
Program Faculty of the Joint UTSA/UTHSCSA Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering
Faculty Member, Center for Simulation, Visualization and Real-Time Prediction (SiViRT)

 

POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWS

Sourav Patnaik (PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Mississippi State University, 2015)

Wei Wu (PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, Dalian University of Technology (China), 2008)

 

GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTS

Mirunalini Thirugnanasambandam, Biomedical Engineering, UTSA (PhD, December 2017, expected)

Alifer Bordones, Biomedical Engineering, UTSA (PhD, December 2017, expected)

Richard Watson, Biomedical Engineering, UTSA (PhD, May 2018, expected)

Balaji Rengarajan, Mechanical Engineering, UTSA (PhD, May 2021, expected)

Reginald Vaughn, Biomedical Engineering, UTSA (MS, December 2017, expected)

Miguel Guerrero, Biomedical Engineering, UTSA (MS, May 2019, expected)

 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTS

Raymond Gomez, Mechanical Engineering, UTSA (BS, December 2018, expected)

 

VISITING RESEARCH SCHOLARS

Senol Piskin, PhD, Research Associate at Koc University, Turkey

 

ALUMNI

- Jorge Jimenez, MS in Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University (2003)
   Currently: Engineering Team Leader at Cook Medical, Bloomington, IN
- Christine Scotti, MS and PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University (2004 and 2007)
   Currently: CFD Technical Expert at W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc., Elkton, MA
- Sanna Gaspard, MS in Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University (2005)
   Currently: CEO of Rubitection, Pittsburgh, PA
- Cheng-Shiu Chung, MS in Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University (2009)
   Currently: PhD Student of Rehabilitation Science at University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
- Gail Siewiorek, PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University (2010)
   Currently: R&D Core Team Member & Infusion Set Leader at Becton, Dickinson and Company, Bedford, MA
- Peng Liu, MS in Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University (2010)
   Currently: Project Manager at Pudongxin District, Shangai, China
- Abhay Ramachandra, MS in Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University (2011)
   Currently: Post-doctoral Research Fellow at Yale University, New Haven, CT
- Judy Shum, PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University (2011)
   Currently: Senior Quality Engineer for Image Processing Team at Mathworks Inc., Natick, MA
- Natasha Loghmanpour, MS in Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University (2011)
   Currently: Clinical Engineer II at Abbott Laboratories, Sylmar, CA
- Kibaek Lee, MS in Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University (2012)
   Currently: PhD Student of Mechanical Engineering at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
- Junjun Zhu, MS in Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University (2012)
   Currently: PhD Student of Mechanical Engineering & Material Science at University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
- Samarth Raut, PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University (2012)
   Currently: Senior Chief Engineer at Samsung R&D Institute, Bangalore (India)
- Gnanaruban Vimalatharmaiyah, MS in Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas at San Antonio (2014)
   Currently: Ph.D. Student at University of California Davis, Davis, CA
- Matthew Leroux, MS in Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas at San Antonio (2014)
   Currently: Associate Scientist I at Alcon, Fort Worth, TX
- Rita Oluwaseun, MS in Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas at San Antonio (2015)
   Currently: Engineer at Abbott Laboratories, Dallas, TX
- Ernest Anoma, MS in Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas at San Antonio (2015)
   Currently: N/A
- Carlos Gutierrez, MS in Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas at San Antonio (2015)
   Currently: Data Analyst at Nathan Kline Institute, New York, NY
- Aman Mahipat, MS in Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas at San Antonio (2015)
   Currently: Validation Engineer at Omega Plastics Inc., Clinton Township, MI
- Sathyajeeth Chauhan, MS in Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas at San Antonio (2016)
   Currently: Development Engineer at Zimmer Biomet, Warsaw, IN
- Shalin Parikh, MS in Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas at San Antonio (2017)
   Currently: Development Engineer at Zimmer Biomet, Warsaw, IN
- Lawson Ishalaiye, MS in Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas at San Antonio (2017)
   Currently: N/A

 

PAST POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWS

- Dr. Santanu Chandra, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University (2008-2010)
   Currently: Research Engineer/CAE Analyst at Cook Research, West Lafayette, IN
- Dr. Christopher Washington, MD, Post-Doctoral Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University (2009-2011)
   Currently: Physician at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
- Dr. Hong Zhang, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University (2009-2011)
   Currently: Research Professor at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
- Dr. Gail Siewiorek, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University (2010-2011)
   Currently: R&D Core Team Member & Infusion Set Leader, Becton, Dickinson and Company, Bedford, MA
- Dr. Ali Almuntashri, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow at University of Texas at San Antonio (2012)
   Currently: Director of Innovation & Technology Transfer Management Office; Associate Research Scientist at National Guards Medical Research Center, Saudi Arabia
- Dr. Vitaly Kheyfets, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow at University of Texas at San Antonio (2011-2013)
   Currently: Assistant Research Professor at University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO

 

PAST VISITING SCHOLARS

- Sergio Cornejo, MS, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Chile (2006-2007)
- Giampaolo Martufi, MS, Universita di Tor Vergata, Italy (2006-2007)
- Claudio Larenas, MS, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Chile (2007-2008)
- Dilana Hazer, MS, Universitšt Karlsruhe, Germany (2009)
- Jose Rodriguez, PhD, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain (2007 and 2009)
- Mauro Malve, PhD, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain (2009)
- Raul Anton, PhD, Universidad de Navarra, Spain (2010)
- Jorge Aramburu, MS, Universidad de Navarra, Spain (2011)
- Jesus Urrutia, MS, Universidad de Navarra, Spain (2011-2012)
- Sergio Ruiz, MS, Universidad de Navarra, Spain (2014)
- Tejas Canchi, MS, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2016)