Introducing the newest SLC members. Read their bios below:
Justin earned his B.S. and MEng in Biomedical Engineering from Texas A&M University. He has 15 years of combined industry experience in aerospace, medical device development, RF/EMI, consulting, and defense sectors. Justin is now a first-year Ph.D. student developing wearable medical devices, biological sensors for continuous sensing, and hardware for implantable and non-invasive applications. He has worked with PATHS-UP in multiple capacities and has chosen a leadership role to help mitigate organizational weaknesses and bring forward its strengths.
Kimberly is a first year graduate student working on her Ph.D. in biomedical engineering at Texas A&M University. She also received her B.S. in biomedical engineering from Texas A&M University. Her research focuses on wearable medical devices to monitor physiological signals to determine cardiovascular health. She has been a part of PATHS-UP for the last two years as a PATHS-UP Scholar and now a PATHS-UP Fellow. She hopes to bridge the gap in communication between the students of PATHS-UP and the SLC and leaders of the organization.
Mel earned his B.S. and Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA in 2017. He has experience working in manufacturing and mechanical tooling design. Previous work involves systems modeling using finite element analysis and multi-body dynamics. He is currently working towards his PhD in Biomedical Engineering at Florida International University with a focus on wearable optical medical device design. Mel has been involved in PATHS-UP over the past three years.
Lydia is a 5th year Ph.D. candidate in biomedical engineering at Texas A&M University. Her research focuses on designing and optimizing a glucose sensing assay for an implantable “bar-coded” sensor. She has been involved in research with PATHS-UP since its inception and is a PATHS-UP Fellow.
Andres is a 3rd year graduate student working toward a Ph.D in Biomedical Engineering at Florida International University. His research interests include medical devices, biomedical optics, and wearables. He hopes to make a positive impact on students and underserved communities by promoting our ERCs innovation ecosystem via collaboration across academic institutions and industry members.
Mahsan is a 2nd year graduate student working toward a Ph.D in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University. Her research interests include data science and machine learning. She has been a PATHS-UP Fellow for two years and working as part of the team project selected as a 2020 student Seed Fund winner.
Artem earned his B.S. degree in physics from Academic University, Saint-Petersburg, Russia in 2018. Now he is a 3rd year graduate student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at University of California, Los Angeles. His research interests include development of handheld medical devices, computational sensing and all-optical computation systems. Over the last two years Artem has been a PATHS-UP fellow working on paper-based sensors for point-of-care diagnostics and providing education in biomedical engineering to undergraduate students.