Brandon Harrison

Temple University

Brandon Harrison Brandon Harrison received his associate degree in nanofabrication manufacturing and technology from Pennsylvania State University in 2008, his bachelor’s degree in chemistry in from Cheyney University of Pennsylvania in 2010, and his master’s degree in biomedical engineering from Temple University in 2016. He completed the 2019 IGNITE W&M Future Faculty Program at William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va., and is currently a PhD student of biomedical engineering at Temple University. He has been a professional tutor since 2015, a graduate research assistant since 2017, and was a graduate teaching assistant in 2019-2020. He served as an adjunct professor at both Cheyney and Temple universities in 2020. He also has held positions of engineer assistant at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center and lead lab technician at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He recently was appointed a TRIO Program specialist through the U.S. Department of Education, providing students from disadvantaged backgrounds with supplemental STEM classes and career grooming. He is passionate about addressing health care issues in the African American community, and his research focuses on combining optical spectroscopy with device engineering to develop a low-cost, high-resolution mobile phone-based bilirubinometer for neonatal jaundice cases. An advocate of problem-based learning, he hopes to produce empowered thinkers by bridging design thinking and scientific theory with current scientific literature.

Area of Research

Low-Cost Diagnostic Devices