Alum Jordan Edmunds named a Hertz FellowJordan Edmunds
PhD student
Jordan Edmunds received his dual B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Biological Sciences from the University of California, Irvine in 2018.  His undergraduate research included designing a functional electrical stimulator for closed-loop control of motor function. Jordan is currently pursuing a PhD in Electrical Engineering at UC Berkeley, with a focus on optics and MEMS for neurotechnology applications.

IMG_2006Wentian Mi
PhD student
Wentian Mi received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology in 2013, M.S. in Microelectronics from Tsinghua University in 2016 and M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech in 2018. His previous research included neuromorphic nano-devices and nano-material sensors. Wentian is currently pursuing a PhD in Electrical Engineering at UC Berkeley, with a focus on developing devices for stroke rehabilitation.

_KRR6087-49Mauricio Bustamante
PhD student
Mauricio Bustamante received his B.S. in Physics-Engineering and Mathematics from Washington and Lee University in 2017.  His undergraduate research included characterizing effective stimulation parameters for locomotion in Madagascar hissing cockroaches t in an attempt to create cyborg insects, as well as contributing to a low-cost bioamplifier system. Mauricio is currently pursuing a PhD in Electrical Engineering at UC Berkeley, with a focus in MEMS, especially for bio-inspired or biological applications.

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PhD candidate
Oliver Chen received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 2016. His undergraduate research projects include developing an extrema identification algorithm for an implantable optical MEMS glaucoma sensor, an FPGA-based feedback system for lased biomedical imaging, and a DDS-controlled chirped pulse microwave spectrometer. His current research interests focus on minimally invasive MEMS neural probes. Oliver is a recipient of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

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PhD candidate
Kyoungtae Lee received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 2011 and his M.S. degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 2013, where he worked on designing continuous time delta sigma ADCs. He worked at KAIST IT convergence from 2013 to 2016, designing RF modules for future 5G cellular communication. His current research includes ASIC design for implantable bio-sensor, especially for cancer detection.

weiWei Li
Wei Li, received his B.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, in 2008 and 2013, respectively. He received his second Ph.D. from Michigan State University, USA, in 2017, and currently works as a postdoc in Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences at University of California, Berkeley. He served as an R&D Engineer at Shanghai Micro Electronics Equipment Co., Ltd., China, and Seagate Technology, USA. He published papers as first author in Nature Communications and Nano Energy, etc. His research interests include nanotechnology, MEMS, self-assembly, sensors and actuators, smart materials, energy harvesting, flexible electronics, vibration control, mechatronics, robotics and automation, etc. Dr. Li published 8 patents, and he is a member of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society.

MonicaLin_CDMIMonica Lin
PhD candidate
Monica Lin received her B.S. in Chemical Biology with a Bioengineering minor from UC Berkeley in 2012. Undergraduate research projects included 3D image segmentation of the termite hindgut with applications in biofuels, genome reannotation of sulfate-reducing bacteria for bioremediation, and development of a microfluidic device for disease diagnostics. She is currently in the UC Berkeley/UCSF Bioengineering PhD program with a research focus in medical devices, and is very interested in overcoming translational challenges by bridging the gap between engineers and clinicians to address unmet clinical needs. Her dissertation research focuses on the development of a device to monitor bone fracture healing. In addition, she has also contributed to design of a smart bandage to monitor pressure ulcer formation and healing, and development of a non-invasive diagnostic for river blindness. Monica is a recipient of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.


Bochao Lu
PhD candidate
Bochao Lu received his B.S. in Bioengineering&Material Science Engineering Joint major from UC Berkeley in 2014. His undergraduate research projects includes the role of Sox10 lineage cells in scar formation and digit regeneration, effect of nanotopography on multipotent vascular stem cells (MVSCs), mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) differentiation. Bochao’s current research interest focuses on fast detection of low-concentration biomarker on the basis of nano-microfluidic devices.


Travis Massey
PhD candidate
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David Piech
PhD Student
Bioengineering Joint Program at UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco
David’s research activities focus on neural interface devices and brain-machine interface systems, with the goal of enabling wider adoption of these technologies through vastly reduced-risk in-situ neural recording and stimulation modalities.
Previously, he was a research engineer at a private invention lab and tech incubator where he contributed to research in metamaterials-based antennas (spun out as Echodyne, Inc). In addition, he led and worked on projects in close collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, including a microfluidic tool to aid in malaria control, a solar-thermal system to improve developing world vaccine accessibility, and emergency infection barrier improvements during the 2014 Ebola outbeak.
He graduated with the B.S. degree from Duke University in 2012, studying Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. His research included work on a new microfluidic cell poration technique, a minimally invasive laparoscope, and a robotic bird to study the neurobiology of animal communication.

konlin_maharbizgroupKonlin Shen
PhD candidate
Konlin is pursuing a Ph.D. in BioE at University of California, Berkeley with an emphasis in neuroengineering.  He received his B.A. in Physics with a secondary in Computer Science from Harvard University in 2013.  His undergraduate research focused on how simple organisms such as C. elegans and fruit flies integrate sensory stimuli into motor behavior.


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Maruthi Nagavalli YogeeshMaruthi_Photo
Google Scholar/LinkedIn
Maruthi, received his Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass), in 2013. As a masters student and member of the UMass RFNano electronics group, he worked on design of RF integrated systems for radio astronomy. He completed Ph.D degree at the University of Texas at Austin, in Dec 2017. He worked at Microelectronics Research Center (MRC) and Nanomanufacturing Systems for Mobile Computing and Mobile Energy Technologies (NASCENT). His Ph.D. thesis focused on design of high frequency flexible and wearable electronics using advanced materials. He is currently working as postdoctoral scholar under the supervision of Professor Rikky Muller and Professor Michel Maharbiz. His research interests include analog-mixed signal design, RF circuits, biomedical circuits, Neural Implants, nano-fabrication and Brain-Machine interface (BMI).

photo_1409761144Alyssa Zhou
PhD Candidate
Alyssa graduated with her BS in Biomedical Engineering with an emphasis in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California in 2014.  Since then, she has been pursuing an MS/PhD in Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley.  Her undergraduate work was in the area of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.  In graduate school, she has studied in the area of MEMS and is interested in investigating the intersection of electronics and human biology.



Dr. Tushar Bansal

Christopher Berry
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Dr. Ruba Borno

Dr. Meng-Ping Chang
MEI Technologies, Inc., NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Prof. Maysamreza Chamanzar

Dr. Sisi Chen

Prof. Daniel Cohen
MAE, Princeton

Brennan Crispin
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Dr. Camilo Diaz-Botia

Stefanie Victoria Garcia
Community Resources for Science

Dr. Gabriel Lavella

Dr. Amy Liao
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Dr. Tim Hanson

Dr. Daniel Huang
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Dr. Amol Jadhav
Scripps Institute, La Jolla

Prof. Taesung Kim
UNIST, Korea

Joshua van Kleef
Australian National University

Vedavalli Krishnan

Dr. Peter Ledochowitsch
Allen Institute for Brain Science

Dr. B. Arda Ozilgen
Apple, Inc.

Dr. Jaehyun Park
Shuvo Lab, UCSF

Brian Pepin
Verily / Galvani

Dr. Mikhail “Mike” Pinelis
President and CEO, MEMS Journal, Inc.

Whijae Roh
Genomic Medicine Institute, Korea

Prof. Hirotaka Sato
NTU, Singapore

Dr. Dongjin Seo

Joseph Steinmeyer
Yanik Group, MIT

Dr. Jonathan Tu
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Dr. Tom Zajdel
Cohen Group, Princeton University

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