Academics at Fenn College of Engineering: Doctoral Program in Applied Biomedical Engineering

Recent Graduates from the Program

Last Reviewed - March 4, 2014

Eduardo Abreu, D. Eng.
Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University of Missouri-Kansas City
The Effect of Mechanical Unloading on Cultured Tendon Fascicles.
Graduation Year:  2005

Gati N. Ajani, D. Eng., M.D.,
Department of Gastroenterology, University of California-Los Angeles, CA
Characterization of Changes in Hyaluronan following Epidermal Barrier Injury in an Organotypic Model.
Graduation Year:  2008

Caroline Androjna, D. Eng.
Research Associate, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Natural Extracellular Matrices for Tendon Tissue Engineering.
Graduation Year:  2005

Hande Argunsah-Bayram, D. Eng.
Research Fellow, Kessler Foundation Research Center, West Orange, New Jersey
Dissertation Title: Biomechanics of Prosthetic Knee Systems: Role of Dampening and Energy Storage Systems.
Graduation Year: 2012

Amit Aurora , D. Eng.
Post Doctoral Research Fellow, U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, Houston, TX
Extracellular Matrix (ECM) Scaffolds:  A Treatment for Rotator Cuff Repairs.
Graduation Year:  2010

Mitya M. Barreto, D. Eng.
Scientific Collaborations Manager, Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc., New York, NY
Application of Dual Energy Computed Tomography to the Evaluation of Coronary Athersclerotic Plaque.
Graduation Year:  2009

Mehmed Bayram, D. Eng.
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Kessler Foundation Research Center, West Orange, New Jersey
Scalp EEG and TMS Based Electrophysiological Study of Brain Function of Motor Control in Aging.
Graduation Year: 2012

Jing Bian, D. Eng.
Research Associate, School of Dental Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Engineering Cell Therapy for Heart Failure.
Graduation Year:  2006

Bhushan S. Borotikar, D. Eng.
Visiting Fellow, National Institute of Health, Washington, D.C.
Subject Specific Computational Models of the Knee to Predict Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury.
Graduation Year:  2009

Sachin P. Budhabhatti, D. Eng.
Senior Product Development Engineer, Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics, Memphis, TN
Enhanced Plantar Pressure Relief using Computational Modeling:  A Tool for Assisting Clinical Decision Making.
Graduation Year:  2007

Chaitanya Chandrana, D. Eng.
Post Doctoral Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, New Mexico
MEMS Based Focused, Broad-Bandwidth, Ultrasonic Transducers for High Resolution Intravascular
Fundamental and Harmonnic Imaging.
Graduation Year: 2007

Yan Chen, D. Eng.
Progressive Companies, Mayfield Village, OH
The Influence of Diabetes on Mechanical Properties of the Skin.
Graduation Year:  2003

Robb W. Colbrunn, D. Eng.
Director of BioRobotics Core, Biomedical Engineering Department, Cleveland Clinic
A Robotic Neuro-Musculoskeletal Simulator for Spine Research.
Graduation Year: 2012

Yin Fang, D. Eng.
Senior Research Engineer, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Differential CNS Control Strategies for Eccentric and Concentric Contractions.
Graduation Year:  2002

Lisa Ferrara, D. Eng.
CEO, OrthoKinetic Technologies, L.L.C., Southport, NC
The Development of an In Vivo Spinal Fusion Monitor Using Microelectromechanical (MEMS) Technology to
Create Implantable Microsensors.
Graduation Year:  2008

Lei Gu, D. Eng.
Senior Mechanical Design Engineer, Goodrich Pump & Engine Control Systems, West Hartford, CT
Mechanical Fragility Calibration of Red Blood Cells(RBCs).
Graduation Year:  2002

Zaid M. Hasasneh, D. Eng.
Proprietor, N & Zee Engineering, Inc. 
An Investigation of the Relationship Between Dermal Stresses and Foot Ground Stresses in Diabetic Patients.
Graduation Year:  2007

Haibin Huang, D. Eng.
Manager, Clinical Science, Phillips, Singapore, China
Neural Network-Based Pattern Classification of Human Brain fMRI Data.
Graduation Year:  2006

Serkan Inceoglu, D. Eng.
Assistant Professor, Director, Orthopedic Biomechanics Lab, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA
Failure of Pedicle Screw-Bone Interface: Biomechanics of Pedicle Screw Insertion and Pullout.
Graduation Year:  2004

Zhiguo Jiang, D. Eng.
Research Scientist, Human Performance and Engineering Laboratory, Kessler Foundation Research Center, West Orange, New Jersey
Altered Cortico-Cortical Brain Connectivity During Muscle Fatigue.
Graduation Year:  2009

Eun Jung Kim, D. Eng.
Research Associate, University of California, San Francisco, CA
Surface Microtopography Modulation of Biomaterials for Bone Tissue Engineering Applications.
Graduation Year:  2009

Atul Kumar, D. Eng.
Research, Asian Institute of TeleSurgery, Taiwan, Republic of China
Design of an Implant for First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Hemiarthroplasty.
Graduation Year:  2011

Ediuska V. Laurens, D. Eng.
Biomaterials Project Engineer, Stryker Craniomaxillofacial, Mahwah, NJ
Imaging of Tyramine-Substituted Hydrogels for Tissue Replacement.
Graduation Year:  2009

Dong-gil Lee, D. Eng.
Senior Fellow, Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Relationship Between Arch Height and Midfoot Joint Pressures During Gait.
Graduation Year:  2008

Xiaolong Li, D. Eng.
Biomedical Engineer, Medtronic Diabetes, Sensor Research & Development, Northridge, CA
Semi-Automatic Segmentation of Normal Female Pelvic Floor Structure from Magnetic Resonance Images.
Graduation Year:  2009

Jun Liao, D. Eng.
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Mississippi
State University, Mississippi State, MS
Mechanical and Structural Properties of Mitral Valve Cordae Tendineae.
Graduation Year:  2003

Wenfeng Lu, D. Eng.
Research Engineer, Cook Group, Pfafftown, NC
Experimental and Computational Study on Volute Housing for a Rotary Blood Pump.
Graduation Year:  2006

Alvaro Mata, D. Eng.
Director of the Nanotechnology Platform, Parc Cientific de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Microfabricated Polydimethylsiloxane(PDMS) Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering.
Graduation Year:  2005

Pulak Nath, D. Eng.
Technical Staff Member (Scientist II), Applied Modern Physics Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory,
University of New Mexico – Los Alamos, Los Alamos, NM
Micro-Electro-Mechanical-System (MEMS) based Microfluidic Platforms for Magnetic Cell Separation.
Graduation Year:  2008

Lawrence D. Noble, Jr., D. Eng.
Technical Project Manager, Life Sciences, Parker Hannifin Corporation, Cleveland, OH
Development of a Multi-Tendon  Actuator System Combined with a Muscle Force Optimization
Algorithm to Improve Center of Pressure During Simulated Walking.
Graduation Year:  2010

Uma Numburi, D. Eng.
Senior Systems Engineer, CT Systems and IQ, GE Healthcare, Bangalore, India
3D Imaging for Planning of Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
Graduation Year:  2011

Tammy M. Owings, D. Eng.
Research Associate, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Biomechanical Responses to Externally-Imposed Stimuli.
Graduation Year:  2006

Rudolph Pienaar, D. Eng.
Technical Director, Fetal-Neonatal Neuroimaging and Development Science Center, Childrens Hospital -Boston, Boston, MA
Adaptive Control of Human Posture Using Reinforcement Learning.
Graduation Year:  2002

Venkateswaran Rajagopalan, D. Eng.
Post Doctoral Fellow, Biomedical Engineering Department, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Evaluation of Upper Neuron Pathology in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis by MRI:  Towards Identifying
Noninvasive Biomarkers of the Disease.
Graduation Year:  2010

Solomon Praveen Samuel, D. Eng.
Director, Orthopedic Research Program, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
Fluid – Solid Interaction in Cancellous Bone.
Graduation Year:  2004

Zuyao Shan, D. Eng.
Assistant Member, Division of Translational Imaging Research, Department of Radiological Sciences,
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
Quantitatively Automated Analysis of Human MR Head Images and Studies on Human Age-Related
Brain Volume Changes.
Graduation Year:  2003

Yaling Shi, D. Eng.
Research & Development Manager, AlloSource, Denver, CO
Tissue Engineered Mitral Valve Chordae Using Directed Collagen Gel Shrinkage.
Graduation Year:  2003

Thomas A. Spirka, D. Eng.
Senior Fellow, Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Finite Element Modeling of the Bladder and Urethra in the Context of Stress Urinary Incontinence.
Graduation Year: 2010

Srividya Sundararaman, D. Eng.
Staff Scientist, Cellular Technology Ltd., Shaker Heights, OH
Cell-Taught Gene Therapy for the Preservation and Regeneration of Cardiac Tissue Following Chronic Heart
Failure.
Graduation Year:   2010

Azita Tajaddini, D. Eng.
Senior Business Expert, Global Nutrition and Health Division, BASF, Germany
Investigation of Coronary Artery Mechanics Using "Intravascular Ultrasound.”
Graduation Year:  2003

Mirela Visinescu, D. Eng.
Post Doctoral Fellow, Division of Anesthesiology Research, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Analysis of ECG to predict Atrial Fibrillation in Post-Operative Cardiac Surgical Patients.
Graduation Year:  2005

Zhaowei Wang, D. Eng.
Proprietor, Newland Biotech, Ltd.
Two Approaches of Cell Retention for Perfusion Culture Systems.
Graduation Year:  2009

Demin Wen, D. Eng.
Manager, Business Development Department,
Shanghai Genext Medical & Technology Company, Shanghai, China
Cortical Bone Tissue Engineering:  Scaffold Design and Cell Source Selection.
Graduation Year:  2009

Qi Yang, D. Eng.
Research Scientist, Topcon Medical Systems, Inc.  Paramus, NJ
Bio-Signal Analysis in Fatigue and Cancer-Related Fatigue: Weakening of Corticomuscular Functional Coupling.
Graduation Year:  2008

George Yanulis, D. Eng.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Engineering Science & Physics,
College of Staten Island/City University of New York;
Technical Consultant in Cardiac Pacemakers and Heart Failure Therapy at Intota
Expert Consulting and Expert Witness Services, New York, NY
A Novel Cardiac Pacing Paradigm for Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Failure Patients.
Graduation Year:  2008

Metin Yavuz, D.Eng.
Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Ft. Worth, TX
Plantar Pressure and Shear Stress Profiles in Individuals with Various Foot Pathologies.
Graduation Year:  2007

Haosen Zhang, D. Eng.
Research Biologist, Center for Biomedical Research, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
In Vitro Quantification of Mitral Regurgitant Flow with Fast MRI.
Graduation Year:  2003

Xiaopeng Zhou, D. Eng.
Research Fellow, Department of Radiology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Myocardial T1 Mapping Techniques for Quantification of Myocardial Fibrosis.
Graduation Year:  2012

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