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Leighton Riess Graduate Fellowship in Engineering

The Leighton Riess Graduate Fellowship in Engineering program supports outstanding graduate students who have been admitted to Penn State as candidates for a graduate degree in the College of Engineering and who are conducting research in biological or biomedical-related areas of inquiry. The Riess Fellowship program is coordinated by the Center for Biodevices. The request for nominations for AY 24-25 Fellows is available here.

2023-2024 Leighton Riess Graduate Fellows in Engineering


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Sumant Dilip Rokade

School of Engineering Design and Innovation
Adviser: Jared Butler
Research: A Dynamic Orthotic Brace for Pectus Carinatum using Compliant Mechanisms


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Hang-Ling Wu

Mechanical Engineering
Adviser: Jason Z. Moore
Research: Advanced Colonoscopt Training System


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Saman Zavari

Chemical Engineering
Adviser: Amir Sheikhi
Research: 3D printed implantable soft devices to enable hierarchical vascularization: Toward thick tissue engineering

2022-2023 Leighton Riess Graduate Fellows in Engineering


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Grace Wood

Graduate Program in Acoustics
Adviser: Julianna C. Simon
Research: Developing Focused Ultrasound to Treat Tendinopathies


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Connor Huxman

Mechanical Engineering
Adviser: Jared Butler
Research: Design of Mechanically Compliant (Flexible) Orthopedic Implants to Facilitate Faster and Stronger Bone Healing

Learn more about Connor's research »


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Wenjing Song

Engineering Science Mechanics
Adviser: Cunjiang Yu
Research: Soft bio-integrated electronic and sensing system

2021-2022 Leighton Riess Graduate Fellows in Engineering


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Chriss Siew Mei Chin

Biomedical Engineering
Adviser: Pak Wong
Research: A Single Cell Biosensing Device for Rapid Dysbiosis Monitoring in Critically Ill Patients


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Vinay Chandrasekhar Kammarchedu

Electrical Engineering
Adviser: Seyedehaida (Aida) Ebrahimi
Research: Developing and testing multiplex wearable electronic and electrochemical devices and systems for monitoring biochemical and physiological health markers


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Ritam Pal

Mechanical Engineering
Adviser: Amrita Basak
Research: 4D Biomechanical Performance Evaluation of Patient-Specific Metallic Implants


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Ferdousi Rawnaque

Acoustics
Adviser: Julianna Simon
Research: Investigating the distribution of bubble nuclei in biological tissues to improve ultrasound diagnosis and monitoring of decompression sickness

Spring 2021 Leighton Riess Graduate Fellows in Engineering


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Sumit Agrawal

Biomedical Engineering
Adviser: Sri-Rajasekhar Kothapalli
Research: Development of smart multimodal ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging systems integrated with artificial intelligence for diagnosing cancer and neurodisorders


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Evan Heatherington

Mechanical Engineering
Adviser: Mary Frecker
Research: Designing and testing devices to protect surgeons and other hospital personnel from aerosols generated during endoscopic skull surgery


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Bowen Li

Engineering Science and Mechanics
Adviser: Huanyu “Larry” Cheng
Research: Analyzing data from wearable and flexible sensors for human health monitoring, disease diagnosis and evaluation with machine learning and deep learning


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Ferdousi Rawnaque

Acoustics
Adviser: Julianna Simon
Research: Investigating the distribution of bubble nuclei in biological tissues to improve ultrasound diagnosis and monitoring of decompression sickness


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Yichun Tang

Mechanical Engineering
Adviser: Jing Du
Research: Building and validating clinical image-based numerical models for the patient-specific prediction of the micromechanical environment around implants

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Spring 2024 Capstone Design Teams

Four capstone design teams are currently working on biodevice-related projects this semester, sponsored by the Center for Biodevices Innovation Grants.

Design considerations of impact monitoring in contact sports

  • Advisor: Dr. Joseph Clark, Associate Professor, Department of Urology
  • Dr. Jay Raman, Professor, Department of Urology
  • Dr. Jason Moore, Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Students:

  • Tyler Tran
  • Colton Vogel
  • Christopher Curry
  • Evan Katucki
  • Mohammed Alnuaimi
  • Luke Musante

Design of the electrical circuit for the plasma patch surface barrier discharge for treatment of inflammatory skin conditions

  • Advisor: Dr. Sean Knecht, Associate Research Professor, Engineering Design

Students:

  • Gavin Baumgardner
  • Aiden Krick
  • Kai Lewis
  • Rexanna Quedenfeld
  • Alan VanTiggelen

 


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