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Principal Investigator

John C. Bischof

Distinguished McKnight University Professor
Carl and Janet Kuhrmeyer Chair in Mechanical Engineering
Adjunct Professor in Xi'an Jiaotong University
Professor of Mechanical Engineering


Phone: (612) 625-5513
Faculty Home Page







Post Docs
Qi Shao, Ph.D

Research Associate, Mechanical Engineering
Scientist, Institute for Engineering in Medicine 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/qi-shao-23941b1a

Research interests: Cancer Focal Therapies, Imaging Method (Functional, Molecular, Multimodal, Contrast Mechanism), In Vivo and In Vitro Cancer Models, Medical Device for Diagnosis and Treatment

Zhe GaoPh.D


Researcher 5, Mechanical Engineering



Research interests: Cryopreservation and nanowarming, Synthesis and Characterization of Nanomaterials


Anirudh Sharma
, Ph.D

Postdoctoral Associate,  Mechanical Engineering


Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anirudhsharma01/

Research interests: Cryopreservation and nanowarming, Magnetic Nanoparticles, Magnetic Hyperthermia.






Graduate Students


Harishankar Natesan

Ph.D Candidate, Mechanical Engineering


Research interests: Thermalphysical Properties of Nano/Microscale Biomaterials, Thermal Therapies and Cryobiology



Kanav Khosla

Ph.D Candidate, Mechanical Engineering

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kanav-khosla-45a14b2a

Research interests: Cryopreservation of Zebrafish, Rapid Vitrification,Laser and Gold Nanorod Heating, Photothermal Therapy for Treatment of Cancer, In Vitro and Vivo Cancer Models


Yiru Wang

Ph.D Candidate, Mechanical Engineering


Research interests: Medical Device Development, Nanoparticle Heating Mechanism, Modeling and Application in Diagnostics and Therapy



Li Zhan

Ph.D Student, Mechanical Engineering


Research interests: Thermal Therapy, Medical Device Design and Computer Programming




Zonghu Han

Ph.D Student, Mechanical Engineering


Research interests: Nanowarming, cryopreservation and Synthesis and Characterization of Nanomaterials






Yilin Liu

Ph.D Student, Mechanical Engineering


Research interests: Photothermal conversion; Thermal Therapy and diagnosis; Medical device development


Minhan Jiang

Ph.D Student, Biomedical Engineering


Research interests: Cancer Focal Therapies, Immunotherapy, Drug Delivery System, In Vivo and In Vitro Cancer Models





Pegah Ranjbartehrani


Ph.D Student, Mechanical Engineering

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/pegah-ranjbar-tehrani-9884087

Research interests: Cancer Focal Therapies, Immunotherapy, In Vivo and In Vitro Cancer Models





Jacqueline Pasek-Allen 

Ph.D Student, Biomedical Engineering


Research interestsNanoparticle formulation for nanowarming applications











Alumni

Former PhD students

Michael Etheridge, 2014
Medical R&D Engineer/
Project Engineer
Medtronic
https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-etheridge-8411671a/


Chunlan Jiang, 2014
Principal Scientist

St. Jude Medical
https://www.linkedin.com/in/chunlan-jiang-4157227b/


Zhenpeng Qin, 2014
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
University of Texas at Dallas 

http://me.utdallas.edu/people/Qin.html

Saravana Kumar Balasubramanian, 2011
Senior Director, R&D/Operations, MN
Conventus Orthopaedics


Neha Shah, 2011
Research Scientist: Genzyme Providence, RI
shahneha26@yahoo.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/shahnb


Silvia (Jing) Jiang, 2010
Regulatory Affairs Specialist
Edwards LifeSciences
Silvia_Jiang@edwards.com


Hossam El-Khalil, 2010
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Jordan University of Science and Technology
hmhelkhalil@just.edu.jo


Ramji Venkatasubramanian, 2008


Jeunghwan Choi, 2008
Assistant Professor
Department of Engineering
East Carolina University
choi0158@umn.edu
http://www.ecu.edu/cs-cet/engineering/JohnChoi.cfm


Raghav Goel, 2008
Research Scientist 
Boston Scientific, Twin Cities
raghav_goel@yahoo.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/raghav-g-7401285/


Venkat Kalambur, 2007
Research Scientist 
Siemens India
kalamburvenkat@gmail.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/venkat-kalambur-b586645/


Xiaoming He, 2004
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering,
Ohio State University
he.429@osu.edu
https://www.linkedin.com/in/xiaoming-he-6704833/


Nathan Hoffman, MD/PhD, 2001
Pursuing career in clinical Urology


Sankha Bhowmick, 2000 
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
U Mass, Dartmouth
sbhowmick@umassd.edu
http://www.umassd.edu/engineering/mne/people/facultyandstaff/sankhabhowmick/


Ramachandra Devireddy, 1999
Professor of Mechanical Engineering,
Louisiana State University
devireddy@me.lsu.edu
http://www.lsu.edu/eng/mie/people/faculty/devireddy.php


David Smith, 1999 
Research Scientist
Boston Scientific, Twin Cities
david.j.smith.eng@gmail.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/dave-smith-b609b73/



Former Post Docs

Navid Manuchehrabadi (2017)
Research Engineer
Angiodynamics, Boston, MA

https://www.linkedin.com/in/navid-manuchehrabadi-30183161/


Zhenpeng Qin (2014)
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
University of Texas at Dallas 

Link
Zhenpeng.Qin@utdallas.edu


Jeunghwan Choi (2014)
Assistant Professor
Department of Engineering
East Carolina University
choi0158@umn.edu

Willem Wolkers (2010)
Associate Professor, Excellence Cluster, "Rebirth" Professorship for Biomedical Process Technology

University of Hannover - Institute for Multiphase Processes, Germany
wolkers@imp.uni-hannover.de


Rachana Visaria, (2008)
Scientific Reviewer, FDA
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachana-visaria-a8987b3/


Erin Grassl, (2004)
Research Scientist
Medtronic, Twin Cities
edgrassl@yahoo.com

Bumsoo Han, (2004)
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
bumsso@purdue.edu


Franz Schmidlin, MD, (2001)
Head of Urology
Clinique des Grangettes, Geneva
f-schmidlin@bluewin.ch



Former Master Students

Feng Liu, (2018)

Shaunak Phatak, (2017)
Cummins, Columbus, IN
phata008@umn.edu
https://www.linkedin.com/in/shaunakphatak/

Joel Scheumann, (2017)
scheu094@umn.edu
https://www.linkedin.com/in/joel-scheumann-2928a973/

Connie Chung, (2015)
Process Engineer at Samtec Inc., Colorado


Visiting Scholars/Students

Yi Xu, PhD (2013)
Asscociate Professor
School of Medical Instrument & Food Engineering
University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, China
xuyi@usst.edu.cn 

Shoji Mori, PhD (2009-2011)
Associate Professor
Division of Chemical Engineering Science
Yokohama National University, Japan
morisho@ynu.ac.jp

Stephanie Passot (2009 Summer)
Associate Professor
INRA
Grignon, France
spassot@grignon.inra.fr

Xiaocong He (2015-2016)
Institute: Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
xhe@umn.edu

Yatao Ren (2015-2016)
Institute: Harbin Institute of Technology, China
reny@umn.edu


Undergraduate Students (*indicates authorship on lab paper)

Kealy Ham (1994) *Linda Pham (1995) Margo Maddux (1995) *John Pederson (1996) Matt Schmid (1996) *Sean Josephson (1996-1997) Matt Toyli (1997) *Wahlid Fahssi (1997- 1999) Joan Simon (1997) *Chris Huot (1998 - 2000) Jon Safranski (1997) Raj Kotak (2000) *Todd Olin (2000-2001) Maame Smith (2001-2002) Adam Grovender (2001 - 2002) Michael Lindow (2001 - 2002) Jim Zimmerman (2001 - 2003) Dominique Seetapun (2001-2002) Will Drasler Jr. (2003-summer) William Stahle (2003-summer) Matthew Egberg (2003 fall-2004) Chris Fuchs (2003 -2005) *Mie Hagiwara (2004 fall – 2005)  Zach Tegels (2004 fall – 2005) *Helena Zec (2005 summer) *Arjun Mejon (2004 - 2006) *Emily Ongstad (summer 2006) Dewi Harjanto (summer 2006) *Kristen Bartlet (2006 Fall) *Matthew Geeslin (2005 summer) Al Majkrzak (2006 - 2007) Michael (Mike) Morrissey (2007) Anne Marie Norman (2007 Summer) Patrick Mathiesen (2007 – 2008) Yi Nuygen (2008)  Brian Yoon (2008) Zarek Schultz (2008) Sarah Jabari (2009) John Buchenberger (2009- 2010) Jay Thunstrom (2011) Stephanie Zastrow (2011) Yiqun Wang (2011) Michelle Ip (2014) Christine Ellis (2014) Yuchen Yang (2014) John Van Drasik Greg Y. Huan Fred Mottey Kai Wang (2015) Erin Louwagie (2016-2018) Maria Puff (2018) Leah Gudex (2018)


Highschool Students

Kinnon Nolan Finkel (summer 2010) Christine Ellis (2014) Cathylin Wang (2015)