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Alumni

Graduate Students


Name
Lab Tenure
Current Position
Email
Barnett, Sherry MS, 1996 Staff Engineer, Respironics Inc., Murrysville, PA
Dick, Elise MS, 1995 Marketing Manager, Byram Healthcare, Greenwich, CT
El-Kurdi, Mohammed S. PhD, 2008 Director of Bioengineering and Clinical Research, Neograft Technologies, Inc., Taunton, MA mkurdi@neograftinc.com
Gaitan, Diana M. MS, 2009 Undergraduate Coordinator for the Biomedical Engineering Department at Universidad de los Andes at Bogota, Colombia dmgaitan@gmail.com
Haworth-Ward, Donna PhD, 2009 Adjunct faculty at the Westmoreland County Community College (WCCC), PA
djward1003@gmail.com
Krawiec, Jeffrey PhD, 2015 Post-doctoral Research Associatejtk40@pitt.edu
Kute, Stephanie PhD, 2002 Project Manager, Medical Device Solutions, Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, OH kutes@battelle.org
LoSurdo, Jessica L. MS, 2008 ORISE Fellow at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Silver Spring, MD Jessica.losurdo@gmail.com
Maul, Timothy M PhD, 2007

Perfusionist, Cardiac Surgery, Nemours Children’s Hospital, Orlando, FL.

Timothy.Maul@nemours.org
Patel, Sanket N. (Sunny) MS, 2009 Audit Manager at GlaxoSmithKline(GSK), at its US Headquarters in the Research Triangle Park of North Carolina; at the corporate level serving GSK's Audit, Assurance and Risk SunnyNPatel@gmail.com
Prantil, Rachelle (Prantil Baun) PhD, 2007 Senior Staff Scientist, Advanced Technology Team, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Boston MA Rachelle.Prantil-Baun@wyss.harvard.edu 
Raghavan, Madhavan L. PhD, 1998 Professor (with tenure), Biomedical Engineering Department, and Director of Graduate Studies, Biomedical Engineering, University of Iowa ml-raghavan@uiowa.edu
Severyn, Donald MS, 1994 severynd@upmc.edu
Soletti, Lorenzo PhD, 2008 Entrepreneur in Residence at the Innovation Institute, University of Pittsburgh
lorenzo.soletti@gmail.com 
Song, Dennis MS, 2001 Kaiser Permanente Health System, Walnut Creek, CA
Sundararaj, Sankaramanivel Post-Doc 2011-2012 sankaramanivel@gmail.com
Vande Geest, Jonathan PhD, 2005 Professor, Bioengineering Department, Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
jpv20@pitt.edu
VanEpps, J. Scott PhD, 2007 Assistant Professor Department of Emergency Medicine, and Investigator, Biointerfaces Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI jvane@med.umich.edu
Wang, David H-J PhD, 2002 Program Manager Neurovascular Division, Stryker, Fremont, CA david.wang@stryker.com


Post-Doctoral Research Associates


Name
Lab Tenure
Current Position
Email
Avila-Rencoret, Fernando B. Post-Doc 2007-2008 Clinical Researcher for Dr. Christian Bermudez, UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA avilafb@upmc.edu
Di Martino, Elena Post-Doc 2001-2002 Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, Faculty in Biomedical Engineering, University of Calgary edimarti@ucalgary.ca
Hamilton, Douglas Post-Doc 2000-2003 Assistant Professor, School of Dentistry, University of Western Ontario Douglas.Hamilton@schulich.uwo.ca
He, Wei Post-Doc 2007-2011 Technical Committees Manager (Research Compliance) at Boston University mailto:weihe@bud.edu
Kim, Yu Shin Post-Doc 2007-2009 Manager, Seoul Technology Appraisal Center, Korea Technology Finance Corporation (KOTEC), Seoul, Korea yushin.kim1@gmail.com
Nieponice, Alejandro (Alex) Post-Doc 2003-2006 Surgical Associate, Director CTU, RyD Tissue Engineering, Hospital Universitano Austral; Research assistant professor at McGowan Institute nieponicea@upmc.edu
Orban, Janine Post-Doc 2000-2002 Scientist, Cartilage and Soft Tissue, DePuy - a Johnson & Johnson Company, Warsaw, IN.
Pasta, Salvatore Post-Doc 2009-2011 Research Associate, RiMED Foundation, Palermo, Italy (part of the University of Pittsburgh) sap62@pitt.edu
Sakamoto, Naoya Post-Doc 2005-2006 Associate Professor, Department of Medical Engineering, Kawasaki University of Medical Welfare, Kurashiki, Japan sakan@me.kawasaki-m.ac.jp
Soletti, Lorenzo PhD, 2008 Entrepreneur in Residence at the Innovation Institute, University of Pittsburgh
lorenzo.soletti@gmail.com 
Sundararaj, Sankaramanivel Post-Doc 2011-2012 sankaramanivel@gmail.com
Tsamis, AlkiviadisPost-Doc 2011-2014 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Regenerative Biomaterials & Therapeutics Group

atsamis@andrew.cmu.edu

Wang, Qiang Post-Doc 2009-2011 R&D engineer, Japan Lifeline, in Tokyo, Japan qiangw@gmail.com


Undergraduate Students


Name
Lab Tenure
Former Program
Former University
Ache, Janet Summer 1992 Bioengineering Program Carnegie-Mellon University
Adhya, Shawn Summer 2009 Biological Sciences Department University of Pittsburgh
Allahyari, Vivian Summer 2009 Neuroscience Department University of Pittsburgh
Aziz, Hameed Summer 1999 Premedical (summer intern, Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative) Penn State University
Bacior, Jennifer Summer 2005 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Bruce, Katie Summer 2013 Material Science and Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering Department Carnegie Mellon University
Christner, Randall Summer 2007 Biotechnology Program Community College of Allegheny County
Collins, Charita Summer 2001 Chemical Engineering Department University of Maryland
Daum, Robert Summer 1993 Material Science and Engineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Didier, Jonathan Summer 1997 Biology and Chemical Engineering Carnegie Mellon University
Dluabon, Robert Summer 2005 - Spring 2007 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Doebler, Stephanie Summer 1995 Premedical Curriculum Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Engel, Benjamin Summer 2012 Engineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Feroze, Rafey Summer 2013 Physician Scientist Training Program University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Flinchbaugh, Erica Spring 2010 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Fongod, EdnaSummer 2014 Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering DepartmentsCarnegie Mellon University
Gan, Maria Summer 2015 Bioengineering DepartmentUniversity of Pittsburgh 
Gedansky, Aron Summer 2009 Neuroscience Department University of Pittsburgh
Gribowic, Kevin Summer 2013 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Haag, Adam Summer 2007 Mechanical Engineering Department Carnegie Mellon University
Hari, Ajay Summer 2009 Mechanical Engineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Henchir, Kristie Summer 1998 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Hetrick, Casey Summer 2000 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Hout, Mariah Summer 1995 Mechanical Engineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Josowitz, Alex Fall 2012-2013 Engineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Kappil, Thomas Summer 2015 Bioengineering DepartmentUniversity of Pittsburgh
Kazhymurat, Assemay Summer 2008 Kazakhstan
Knapton, Jason Summer 2008 Biotechnology Program Community College of Allegheny County
Koch, Ryan Summer 2012-2013 Engineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Kofroth, Jessica Fall 2000 - Spring 2002 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Kontos, Daphne Fall 2004 - Spring 2005 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Kwan, Lily Summer 2014 Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering Departments Carnegie Mellon University
Laspin, Renee Summer 2007 Biotechnology Program Community College of Allegheny County
Lishman, Heather Fall 2001 - Spring 2002 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Londono, Ricardo Summer 2005 - Summer 2006 Electrical & Computer Engineering Florida International University
Lyle, Elaine Summer 2007 Biotechnology Program Community College of Allegheny County
Matuszewski, Michael Fall 2000 Chemical Engineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Maul, Timothy Winter 2000 - Summer 2001 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
McGuire, Sean Summer 2006 Bioengineering Department Duke University
Miner, Emily Summer 2002 - Fall 2003 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Morelli, Brian 2007 - 2010 Chemistry Department Carnegie Mellon University
Morgan, Melissa 2007 - 2010 Biotechnology Program Community College of Allegheny County
Novak, Benjamin Summer 2001 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Ofstun, Emily Summer 2012-2013 Engineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Palmer, Greg Summer 1992 Mechanical Engineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Patton, Daniel Summer 2013 Biomedical Engineering Department Robert Morris University
Pekarcik, Erin Fall 2001 - Fall 2003 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Pezzone, Dominic Summer 2014, Summer 2015Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Piposar, Jon Summer 2005 Science/Business Major Notre Dame University
Pomiecko, Kristofer Summer 2012 and Summer 2013 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Rajagopal, Keshava Summer 1993 Biochemistry Department (Honors College) University of Pittsburgh
Raymer, Jeremy Summer 2001 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Regan, Sean Summer 2007 Chemistry Department University of Pittsburgh
Rendemonti, Joseph Spring 2010 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Rovensky, Christopher Fall 2009 Chemical Engineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Rustagi, Sunaina Summer 2011 Biomedical Engineering, Tissue Engineering, Pre-Medicine Case Western Reserve University
Salig, Matthew Fall 2014 Professional Masters in Bioengineering,  University of Pittsburgh
Sanders, Lori Summer 2007 Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative Intern
Scanlon, Matthew Summer 2011 Bioengineering Department Penn State University
Sestile, Anton Summer 1999 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Shah, Rahul Winter 1997 Premedical and Electrical Engineering University of Pittsburgh
Shnorhokian, Nora Summer 2006 Bioengineering Department University of Southern California
Shoykhet, Nissan Fall 2002 Biomedical and Health Engineering Department Carnegie Mellon University
Smith, Melissa Summer  Bioengineering Department
University of Pittsburgh
Smith, Tamar Summer 1996 Mechanical Engineering (Bioengineering Minor) University of Pittsburgh
Stevenson, Maggie Summer 2008 and Summer 2009 Chemistry Department University of Rochester
Toth, Robert Summer 2001 - Fall 2005 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Tran, Huong Spring 2011-2012 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Viglione, Garret 2007 - 2010 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Wallenberg, Paul Summer 2007 Biotechnology Program Community College of Allegheny County
Weiler, Stuart Summer 2002 - Fall 2003 Biomedical and Health Engineering Department Carnegie Mellon University
Wessel, Brian Fall 2001 - Spring 2002 Bioengineering Department University of Pittsburgh
Wilson, Lorrie Summer 2000 Chemical Engineering Department (summer intern, Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative) Columbia University
Woodske, Matt Summer 1997 Biology Department Case Western Reserve University
Wusylko, Alexander Summer 2011 Bioengineering Department Clemson University
Yeasted, Christian Summer 2005 Biology Department John Carroll University