Pitt | Swanson Engineering
Research Team

Principal Investigator: Jonathan Vande Geest, PhD

409 Center for Biotechnology

300 Technology Drive

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Email: jpv20@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-624-6496

 

 

Dominic Muli, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

dk.muli@pitt.edu

 
 

Catalina Ardila, MS

Graduate Student

dca13@pitt.edu

 
 

Ehab Tamimi, MS

Graduate Student

ehab.t@pitt.edu

 
reza behkam 

Reza Behkam, MS

Graduate Student

r.behkam@pitt.edu

 
kenny furdella 

Kenny Furdella, MS

Graduate Student

kjf43@pitt.edu

 
hirut kollech 

Hirut Kollech, MS

Graduate Student

hik27@pitt.edu

 
katelyn axman 

Katelyn Axmann

Undergraduate Researcher

kfa7@pitt.edu

 
kelsey sadlek 

Kelsey Sadlek

Undergraduate Researcher

kes179@pitt.edu 

 
Amy Hill 

Amy Hill

Undergraduate Researcher

abh26@pitt.edu

 



STBL Alumni

Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Aifang Zhou  
  • Jianhua Tong

Research Engineers

  • Jordan Carbary
  • Forest Danford
  • Stephen Howerton

Graduate Students

Name Degree/Date          Present Position
Ariane Mortazavi     MS in ME, University of Arizona, 2008 WL Gore
Siddharth Vad MS in ME, University of Arizona, 2009 Medtronic
Johnny Ashton PhD in BME, University of Arizona, 2010 Biosense Webster, Inc.
Amanda Eskinazi AMP MS in BME, University of Arizona, 2011 Engineer, Industry
Greg Johnson MS in ME, University of Arizona, 2011 Intel
Dongmei Yan MS in ME, University of Arizona, 2011 Engineer, Industry
John Harper MS in ME, University of Arizona, 2011 Intel
Daniel Warren PhD in BME, University of Arizona, 2013 Ventana (Roche)
Joseph Keyes PhD in BME, University of Arizona, 2013 Biosense Webster, Inc.
Megan Alexander  PhD in BME, University of Arizona, 2014 Hologic, Inc.
Jeff Pyne MS in BME, University of Arizona, 2014 PhD Student, Cal Berkeley
Darren Haskett MS/PhD in BME, Arizona, 2010/2015 Postdoc, Univ. of Pittsburgh
Avinash Ayyalasomayajula MS/PhD in ME, Arizona, 2010/2015 Baxter
Michelle Hine Armstrong PhD in Applied Math, Arizona, 2015 Applied Research, Texas
Scott Harrison MS in ME, University of Arizona, 2016 Engineer, Raytheon


Undergraduate Student Researchers

Chris Hamilton, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Arizona
Tyler Brown, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Arizona
Stephanie Sara, BS candidate, Biosystems Engineering, University of Arizona
Jose Carlos Rodriguez, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Arizona
Jennifer Watson, Physiology and Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Arizona
Jesse Hibbs, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Arizona
Jill E. Smith, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Arizona
Rachel Herlihy, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Arizona
Sheridan McPheeters, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Arizona
Timothy Kerrigan, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Arizona
Stacy Borowicz, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Arizona
James Mertz, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Arizona
Tamara Corrales, Biosystems Engineering, University of Arizona
Danielle Craig, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Arizona
Franklin Ventura, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Arizona
Erica Pursell, Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona
Jessica Hung, Chemical Engineering, University of Arizona
Dani Lockwood, Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona
Ryan Grobmeier, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Arizona
Pradeep Koripella, Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona
Ben Erlick, Biosystems Engineering, University of Arizona
Robert Dreier, Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona
Thomas Cahir, Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona
Chelsea Miller, undergraduate student, Materials Science Eng, University of Arizona
Shelly Garland, Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona
Andrea Acuna, Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona
Corina MacIsaac (UBRP) Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona
Erica Schwarz, Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins
Bryan Eberson, Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona
Matthew Davis, Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona
Cody Kalmic, Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona
Joshua Uhlorn (UBRP), Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona
Jamie Lynn Hernandez (Minority Health Disparities Program), Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona
Matt Fritzie, Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona
David Maestas, dual major in Biomedical Engineering and Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Arizona
Addison Kaufmann, Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona
Kara Roberts, Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona
Michael Volk, Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona
Victoria Lundine, Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona
Genevieve Messina, Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona
Raj Neeraj, Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona
Andrew D’Arcangelis, Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona
Matthew Strege, Biology, University of California Davis
Timothy Leach, Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona
Xiao Xizi, Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh