Rika Wright Carlsen
I am a Mechanical Engineer interested in biological problems. My research focuses on the application of mechanics to understand how biological systems function and sometimes fail to function properly, such as in the case of injury and disease. My recent work has been on the development of computational and experimental tools to study traumatic brain injury (TBI), and the development of bio-hybrid micro-robotic systems for use in targeted drug delivery and disease diagnosis.
I am currently a post-doctoral research fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. I received my Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 2012, my M.S.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 2008, and my B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering (Minor in Bioengineering) from the University of Pittsburgh in 2006.
Last Updated: January 2014