Fellows

Pitt Strive Fellows Profile

Natalie Austin

Chemical Engineering

Expected Graduation: May 2018
Undergraduate Institution: University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)
Research: Computational design of bimetallic nanoparticles that can convert CO2 to useful chemicals and fuels.
Advisor:Giannis Mpourmpakis
Email:naa64@pitt.edu
Website:http://www.mpourmpakis.com/

Maritza Montanez

Bioengineering PhD

Expected Graduation: 12/2017
Undergraduate Institution: Robert Morris University
Research: Determining the role of platelet and neutrophil interactions in the onset of vaso-occlusion in Sickle Cell Disease Patients.
Advisor: Dr Prithu Sundd
Email:maj105@pitt.edu
Website:http://www.vmi.pitt.edu/labs/sunddlab.html

Marcus Allen

Mechanical Engineering

Expected Graduation: Spring 2018
Undergraduate Institution: University of Rhode Island
Research: My current project is focused on sports training and rehabilitation using inertial measurement units and machine learning algorithms.
Advisor: Dr. William Clark
Email:mca36@pitt.edu
Website:https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcuscallen/

Henry Ayoola

PhD in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Expected Graduation: August 2018
Undergraduate Institution: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Research: Pt/γ-Al2O3 Catalysis: Atomic-Level Characterization and in Situ Dynamics through a Model Catalyst Approach
Advisor: Dr. Judith Yang
Email:hea23@pitt.edu

Sossena Wood

Bioengineering

Expected Graduation: December 2017
Undergraduate Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Research: Ultra high field MRI, Neuroimaging, RF Development
Advisor: Tamer S. Ibrahim, PhD
Email:scw24@pitt.edu
Lab Website:http://rf-research-facility.engineering.pitt.edu/
Personal Website:http://rf-research-facility.engineering.pitt.edu/sossena-woods-resume/

Alvaro Cardoza

Electric Power Systems Laboratory, ECE

Expected Graduation: December 2018
Undergraduate Institution: University of Pittsburgh, ECE
Research: Multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) modular multilevel converter (MMC) design incorporating energy storage for use in 380V DC systems with dynamic power routing capabilities
Advisor: Dr. Alexis Kwasinski
Email:adc48@pitt.edu
Website:http://www.engineering.pitt.edu/power/

Bradley Campbell

Mechanical Engineering

Expected Graduation: Spring 2017
Undergraduate Institution: Tennessee State University
Research: Orthopaedic Biomechanics & Clinical Biomechanics.
Advisor: Mark Carl Miller, PhD and Stephen F. Conti, MD
Email:brc57@pitt.edu

Hervens Jeannis

rehabilitation science & technology (Rehabilitation Engineering)
Undergraduate Institution: Syracuse University
Masters Institution: University of Maryland Baltimore County
Research: Examining barriers & faciltators students with physical disabilities may encounter in STEM instructional laboratories
Advisor: Dr. Rory A. Cooper
Email:hej7@pitt.edu
Website:Herl.pitt.edu