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Bioengineering Graduate Program Alumni


Frank Agyei-Ntim

Degree Received: PhD
Advisor: Robin Shandas
Previous Education: BS Electrical Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology; MS Computer Engineering, University of Denver
Current Position: Senior Data Analyst/Scientist at Cognizant 

Hans Anderson

Degree Received: PhD
Advisor: Kendall Hunter
Previous Education: BS Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Massachusetss Institute of Technology
Current Position: Medical School, CU School of Medicine 

Ryan Arce

Degree Received: MS
Advisor: Richard Weir
Previous Education: BS Bioemedical Engineering, University of Iowa 
Current Position: R&D Engineer, Trans1

Maximo De Achaval

Degree Received: MS
Project Title: In Vitro Testing Comparing Multiple Endotracheal Tube Restraining Methods
Advisor: Robin Shandas
Previous Education: BS Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder
Current Position: Quality/Test Engineer

Kayla Burnim

Degree Received: MS
Project Title: Motion Capture As An Assessment Tool For The Relationship Between Knee Stability And Pediatric Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears
Advisor: James Carollo
Previous Education: BS Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware
Current Position: Gait Lab Engineer at Children’s Hospital Colorado

David Campbell

Degree Received: MS
Advisor: Richard Weir, Cathy Bodine
Previous Education: BS Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas, Austin
Current Position: Biomedical Engineer, Wyle Science, Technology, and Engineering Group

Andrew Challinor

Degree Received: MS
Advisor: Emily Gibson
Previous Education: BS Computer Technology, Teesside University
Current Position: PhD student, Stevens Institute of Technology

Mackenzie Christensen

Degree Received: MS
Advisor: Cathy Bodine
Previous Education: BS Biomedical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Current Position: Clinical Accounts Specialist, Bioscience Webster

Marlijne Cook

Degree Received: MS
Advisor: Kendall Hunter and Robin Deterding
Previous Education: BS Mathematics, University of New Hampshire
Current Position: Clinical Research Assistant, Arkansas Children's Research Institute

Ryan Delaney

Degree Received: MS
Project Title: In Vitro Modeling of Interstitial Fluid Flow Relating to Pulmonary Hypertension
Advisor: Daewon Park, Michael Yeager​
Previous Education: BS Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
Current Position: BioE Researcher, AlloSource 

Robert Delapp

Degree Received: MS
Project Title: Developing a Parallel Artificial Permeability Assay (Pampa) System for the Whole Rabbit Cornea
Advisor: Richard Benninger
Previous Education: BS Biophysics, Clemson University
Current Position: Research Fellow, Galvanize, Inc.

Lucas Duncan

Degree Received: MS
Project Title: Optimization of Endotracheal Tube Material Properties Using Computational Modeling
Advisor: Robin Shandas
Previous Education: BS Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado Boulder
Current Position: Customer Quality Engineer, Liva Nova

Eric Durham

Degree Received: MS
Advisor: Robin Shandas
Previous Education: BA Physics
Current Position: Energy Consultant, AES Distributed

Kiran Dyamenahalli

Degree Received: PhD
Project Title: Shape Memory Polymer-Gold Nanocomposite Materials for Transcatheter Cardiovascular Devices
Advisor: Robin Shandas
Previous Education: BS Bioengineering, University of Washington
Current Position: MD Candidate, University of Colorado; Founding Director at Calamity Labs

Amin Famili

Degree Received: PhD
Advisor: Daewon Park
Previous Education: BS Biomedical Engineering, Lehigh University
Current Position: Scientist, GenenTech

Oluwatosin Feyintola

Degree Received: MS
Advisor: Robin Shandas, Kurt Stenmark
Previous Education: AS Biology, Community College of Colorado; BS Biology & Chemistry, Metropolitan State College

Kelsey Fitzgerald

Degree Received: MS
Advisor: Richard Weir
Previous Education: BA Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado Boulder
Current Position: Design Quality Engineer, Zimmer Biomet

Arjun Fontaine

Degree Received: PhD
Advisor: Richard Weir
Previous Education: BS Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder
Current Position: PostDoctoral Research Associate, University of Colorado Denver

Rachel Fry

Degree Received: PhD
Advisor: Cathy Bodine
Previous Education: BS Biochemistry, Loyola Marymount University
Current Position: Test Engineer, Medtronic

Kathryn Gent

Degree Received: MS
Project Title: Characterization of Pediatric Pulmonary Artery Mechanical Properties from Ultrasound Images for Optimized Testing of Percutaneous Pulmonary Valve Implantation Devices
Advisor: Kendall Hunter
Previous Education: BS Bioengineering
Current Position: Manufacturing Engineer at nSpire Health

Arati Gurung

Degree Received: PhD
Advisor: Robin Shandas
Previous Education: BS Computer Science & Engineering, University of Colorado Denver; MS Applied Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University; MS Nursing, University of Maryland, Baltimore
Current Position: Ultrasound Collaborations Manager, Siemens Healthineers

Robert Heffern

Degree Received: MS
Advisor: Emily Gibson
Previous Education: BS Applied Physics, University of California, Santa Cruz

Sarah Hensley

Degree Received: MS
Advisor: Richard Weir
Previous Education: BS Computer Science & Engineering, University of Colorado Denver; MS Applied Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University; MS Nursing, University of Maryland, Baltimore
Current Position: Design Quality Engineer, Zimmer Biomet

Nicholas Hobson

Degree Received: MS
Advisor: Kendall Hunter
Previous Education: BS Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University
Current Position: Researcher, University of Chicago

Lindsay Hockensmith

Degree Received: MS
Advisor: Kendall Hunter, Daewon Park
Previous Education: BS Materials Science & Engineering
Current Position: Medical Student, University of Kentucky

Kevin Hout

Degree Received: MS
Project Title: A Novel Tool for In-vitro Bone Fusion Techniques Through Mechanical Stimulation
Advisor: Cathy Bodine
Previous Education: BS Civil Engineering, University of Kentucky; MS Civil Engineering, University of Kentucky
Current Position: Support Specialist, Dotmatics

Thomas Hraha

Degree Received: MS
Advisor: Richard Weir, Richard Benninger
Previous Education: BS Environmental Health & Microbiology, Colorado State University
Current Position: Scientist, Inscripta

Stephen Humphries

Degree Received: MS, PhD
Project Title (MS): Analysis Of Normal Pediatric Airway Morphology Using Computed Tomography
Project Title (PhD): Quantitative Analysis of the Lungs on Computed Tomography
Advisor: Kendall Hunter
Previous Education: BS Physics, Connecticut College; MS Medical Physics, University of Colorado Denver
Current Position: Imaging Scientist/Assistant Professor at National Jewish Health

Miranda Intrator

Degree Received: MS
Advisor: Daewon Park
Previous Education: BA History of Art & Visual Culture, University of California, Santa Cruz; BA Mathematics, University of California, Santa Cruz
Current Position: Associate Consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton

Nasif Islam

Degree Received: MS
Advisor: Cathy Bodine
Previous Education: BS Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado Boulder; BS Psychology, University of Colorado Boulder
Current Position: Medical Image Segmentation Contractor, Medtronic

Phillip Jenkins

Degree Received: MS
Project Title: A Biomimetic Polymer Conduit for Nerve Guidance
Advisor: Daewon Park
Previous Education: BS Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Southern Mississippi
Current Position: Student Doctor, William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Alexander Kaiser

Degree Received: MS
Project Title: Design and Characterization of Custom Cellular 3D Bioprinter
Advisor: Kambez Benam 
Previous Education: BS Biomedical Engineering, University of Rochester
Current Position: PhD candidate, University of Colorado Denver

Brysen Keith

Degree Received: MS
Advisor: Michael Yeager
Previous Education: BS Biology, B.Eng Civil Engineering, University of Detroit Mercy
Current Position: Medical School, Uniformed Services University - Navy

Kyle Kenyon

Degree Received: MS
Advisor: Kendall Hunter
Previous Education: BS Biomedical Engineering and MCB, University of Arizona
Current Position: R&D Engineer, Medtronic

David Lee

Degree Received: MS
Project Title: An Injectable Sulfonated Reversible Thermal Gel For Therapeutic Angiogenesis To Promote Revascularization After A Myocardial Infraction
Advisor: Daewon Park
Previous Education: BS Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
Current Position: PhD Student, University of Colorado Denver

Jenny Lee

Degree Received: MS
Project Title: LigaSure New Product Development Performance Testing and Documentation
Advisor: Robin Shandas
Previous Education: BS Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University
Current Position: R & D Engineer

Aleena Notary

Degree Received: MS
Advisor: Kendall Hunter, Richard Benninger
Previous Education: BS Physics, University of CO Denver
Current Position: Research Software Engineer, National Jewish Health

Nurin Ludin

Degree Received: MS
Advisor: Richard Benninger
Previous Education: BS Physics/Biophysics, University of Denver
Current Position: Intern, Islet Sciences

Irina Marii

Degree Received: MS
Advisor: Richard Benninger, Jane Reusch
Previous Education: BS Biological Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
Current Position: Intern, EnteroTrack

Penn Mason McClatchey

Degree Received: PhD
Advisor: Richard Benninger, Jane Reusch
Previous Education: BS Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, MS Bioengineering, University of Colorado Denver
Current Position: Postdoc, Vanderbilt University

Andrew Milgroom

Degree Received: MS
Project Title: Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles As A Breast Cancer Targeting Contrast Agent For Ultrasound Imaging
Advisor: Daewon Park
Previous Education: BS Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University
Current Position: Consultant

Anna Laura Nelson

Degree Received: MS
Project Title: Multifunctional Fluorocarbon-Conjugated Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles Of Varied Morphologies To Enhance Therapeutic And Diagnostic Effects In Breast Cancer
Advisor: Daewon Park
Previous Education: BS Health Sciences, Furman University
Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Adam Rocker

Degree Received: MS
Advisor: Emily Gibson, Daewon Park
Previous Education: BS Bioprocess Engineering, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Current Position: Patent Agent, Williams Intellectual Property​

Alyssa Sawyer

Degree Received: MS
Advisor: Cathy Bodine
Previous Education: BS Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder
Current Position: Associate R&D Engineer, GTA, Medtronic

Michal Schafer

Degree Received: PhD
Advisor: John Buckner, Kendall Hunter
Previous Education: BS Chemistry & Biochemistry, Colorado School of Mines, MS Bioengineering, University of Colorado Denver
Current Position: Bioengineering Instructor, University of Colorado Denver

Tessa Rose Selb

Degree Received: MS
Advisor: Kendall hunter, Cathy Bodine
Previous Education: BS Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida
Current Position: Software Quality Engineer, Medtronic

Roopali Shah

Degree Received: MS
Project Title: Surface Modification Of An Acrylate-Based Shape Memory Polymer To Promote Adsorption To Biomarkers Of Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Advisor: Robin Shandas
Previous Education: BA Biochemistry & Chemistry, University of Colorado Boulder
Current Position: Software Test Engineer at Medtronic

Timothy Snyder

Degree Received: MS
Advisor: Emily Gibson, Daewon Park
Previous Education: BS Bioprocess Engineering, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Current Position: Patent Agent, Williams Intellectual Property

Madia Stein

Degree Received: MS
Advisor: Daewon Park
Previous Education: BS Chemical Engineering, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Current Position: Software Systems Engineer, Terumo BCT

Megan Summers

Degree Received: MS
Advisor: Daewon Park
Previous Education: BS Biology, University of Colorado Denver
Current Position: Translational Research Associate, Craig Hospital

Matthew Taylor

Degree Received: MS
Project Title: Highly-Bactericidal Polyurethane Effective Against Both Normal And Drug-Resistant Bacteria For Use In HEPA Filtration
Advisor: Daewon Park
Previous Education: BS Material Science & Metallurgy, Colorado School of Mines
Current Position: Technical Associate, MIT

Christopher James Tibaldi

Degree Received: MS
Advisor: Kendall Hunter
Previous Education: BS Bioengineering, Lehigh University
Current Position: Test Engineer, Medtronic

Ross Volpe

Degree Received: MS
Advisor: Kendall Hunter
Previous Education: BS Bioprocess Engineering, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Current Position: Visiting Researcher, University of Luxembourg

Matthew Westacott

Degree Received: PhD
Advisor: Richard Benninger
Previous Education: BS Engineering Physics, Colorado School of Mines, MS Physics, University of Denver
Current Position: Scientist, SomaLogic

Christopher Lalley Wilson

Degree Received: MS
Advisors: Richard Weir, Richard Benninger
Previous Education: BS Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder
Current Position: Process Engineer, Cardinal Health

Kate Worster

Degree Received: PhD
Project Title: Coordination Dynamics of Walking
Advisor: James Carollo & Joanne Valvano
Previous Education: BS Aerospace Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder
Current Position: Software Test Engineer, Medtronic

Bryan Yunker

Degree Received: PhD
Advisor: Kendall Hunter, Gerald Dodd
Previous Education: BS Engineering Physics, Colorado School of Mines, MS Physics, University of Denver
Current Position: Medical Imaging Specialist, NIST

Michael Zimkowski

Degree Received: PhD
Advisor: Robin Shandas
Previous Education: BS Bioengineering, University of Toledo, MS Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder 
Current Position: Lead Development Engineer, GE Healthcare

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