Collaborators



Doctoral Students


Sandeep Krishnan, PhD, Summer 2009

Thesis: Investigations into Advanced Strategies for Contact-Based Manipulation at Micro-Scale

Placement: Project Engineer, Veeco Instruments

Current Position: Project Engineer, Veeco Instruments


Mandar Deshpande, PhD, Fall 2006

Thesis: Design and Development of an Optically Powered Microactuator

Placement: Project Engineer, Veeco Instruments

Current Position: Project Manager, Veeco Instruments

Master's (Thesis) Students



Shushi Kabu, MS, Fall 2011

Thesis: Demonstration of Multisite Response to Focal Glutamate Stimulation in a Rat Retina

Placement: Research Engineer, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio


Brian Kunzer, MS, Summer 2011

Thesis: 

Placement: PhD in Bioengineering at UIC


Karen Navarro-Castillo, M.S., Summer 2004

Thesis: Design of a MEMS-Based Triaxial Microaccelerometer and Wireless Interface for Medical Applications
   (Co-Advised by Prof. Thomas Royston)

Placement: Intel, Mexico



Olaf Cochoy, M.S., Summer 2003

Thesis: Design and Assessment of a Microfluidic Dispenser for Chronic Chemical Stimulation of Retinal Neurons

Placement: PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg (TUHH), Germany

 

Dinakar Ramadurai, M.S. (Bioengineering), Summer 2003

Thesis: Microfluidic Device for Cellular Signalling

Placement: PhD in Bioengineering at UIC




Master's (Project) Students
Marina A. Domokhovsky
Spring 2011
Testing Elastic Modulus of Soft Materials using Pneumatic Microindentation
Akiko Belchak
Spring 2007
Testing and Analysis of Micro Solar Cells
Ross Adams
Spring 2005

Huimin Tao
Fall 2004

Manu Murthy Summer 2004
Design of a Micro-scale Biomimetic Angle Rate Sensor
       



Undergraduate Students
Sasidhar S. Madugula
2010-11 (Honors)
Design and Development of a Miniaturized Microfluidic Dispenser
Marina A. Domokhovsky
Fall 2011

Hardik Shah
Fall 2007 (Honors)
 
Peter Ho
Fall 2003
Diffusion Studies through Microfluidic Dispenser
Michael Burroughs
Fall 2005
Meso-scale Model of a Micromanipulator (Modeling)
Osama Ayoub
Fall 2005
Meso-scale Model of a Micromanipulator (Fabrication)
Fady Gaided
Spring 2005
Dynamic Characterization of a Microactuator
Akiko Belchak
Srping & Summer 2005
Miniaturized Solar Cell Characterization
Aleksey Topunov
Spring 2004
Characterization of Stiffness of Model Brain Material
Ross Adams
Spring 2003 (Honors)
Microfluidic Flow Characterization
Sung-Nak Yi Spring 2003 (Honors)
Study of MEMS actuators