Team

Principal Investigator

Smitha Rao, PhD (MTU, LinkedIn, ResearchGate)

Post-doc Student

Dr. Samerender Nagam Hanumantharao

Undergraduate Students

Kat Miller

Emily Nelson

Mitchell Connon

Carmen Muehlfeld

Abigail Martin

Garek Dyszel

Cheyenne Scott

Graduate Students

Srinivas Kannan

Alex Fetner

Collaborators

Dr. Marina Tanasova, Chemistry, MTU

Dr. Megan C. Frost, Biomedical Engineering, MTU

Dr. Caroline Gwaltney, Physical Therapy, CMU/MTU

Dr. Tarun Dam, Chemistry, MTU

Dr. Erin Purcell, Biomedical & Electrical Engineering, MSU

Dr. Rupali Dutta, Biological Sciences, MTU

Dr. Borys Hrinczenko, Department of Oncology and Hematology, MSU

Previous Members

High School

Onat Yapici, Eyuboglu High School in Istanbul, Turkey

Maggie Wang, Houghton High School, Houghton, MI

Cody Tuftee, Wisconsin

Undergraduate

Trevor Dunlap

Thomas Kirby

Matthew Colaianne

Kristine Fink

Brennan Vogl (UW Health, Biomedical Engineering Technician)

Sarah Wayward

Ryan Bancroft

Joshua Geschke

Carolynn Que (Class of 2018, MTU)

Jennifer Hannon (Class of 2018. Greenheck, Schofield, WI)

Meghan Friske (Class of 2018)

Stephania Vaglica (Class of 2017)

Graduate

Nastaran Alinezhad (2016, Virginia Tech)

Praharsh Madapalli Veetil (2017, Baxter International Inc, Chicago )

Nema Taherkhani (2016, UTD)

Emma Davis (Accelerated Masters, 2018)

Noah Doyle (Accelerated Masters, 2018)

Brigitta Hammond (2018)

Suhel Shaikh (2019)

Carolynn Que

Stephanie Bule (Software Engineer at CriTech Research, Inc. )

Senior Design Teams

2019/20

Team 13: Phase V Transcatheter Single Ventricle Device

David Atkin

Kelsey LeMay

Gabrielle Lohrenz

Team 13 won the following award

Pavlis Honors College Husky Innovate Innovation Award 2nd Place (Design Expo 2020)

2018/19

Team 11: Universal Driver Gear Train (co-advised)

Yolanda Anderson

Heather Marker

Ryan Connelly

Ethan Odriscoll

Team 12: Transcatheter Single Ventricle Device

Lauren Markham

Lauren Sandy

Sonja Welch

Chad Cannon

Team 12 won the following awards:

  1. Design Expo 2019: Third place-Innovation award

  2. Design Expo 2019: Honorable mention-Senior design

2017/18

Team 5: Transcatheter Single Ventricle Device

Jennifer Hannon

Grace Carey

Marie Wendling

Cal Riutta

2016/17

Team 12: Posture Correction Device with Haptic Feedback for Parkinson's Disease

Hannah Marti

Dakota Anderson

Noah Doyle

Maxwell Hultquist

Team 12 won the following awards

1. Design Expo 2017: Third place-Innovation award

Team 8: Transcatheter Single Ventricle Device (co-advised)

Emma Davis

Kat Frakas

Amanda Gogola

Ami Kling

Team 8 won the following awards

  1. Pavlis Honors College Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship Innovation Award: First Place

  2. Ann Arbor SPARK Design Expo Image Contest: Second Place

  3. Black & Veatch Building a World of Difference® Student Design Awards: Senior Design Awards (based on poster): Third Place

2015/16

Team 5: Pressure-Volume Loop Catheter

Brigitta Hammond

Patrick Wolfer

Mitchell Tahtinen

Sam Richards