PEOPLE

We are hiring!


Are you a highly-motivated and creative undergraduate or a graduate researcher interested in medical devices research? We are always looking for people who share our passion for research and beyond!  For more information regarding a research opportunity at LIMR, please email professor Hugh Lee with your CV.

Principal Investigator

Hyowon (Hugh) Lee

Hugh received a BA in Neuroscience from Colorado College in 2004 and a MS and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from UCLA in 2008 and 2011, respectively. He started his professional career at St. Jude Medical as a Sr. Engineer in the Implantable Electronic Systems Division where he evaluated advanced technologies to facilitate manufacturing of next generation implantable medical devices. In 2014, he joined the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University.

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Post Doctoral Researchers


Jian Xu

Jian Xu is a postdoctoral scholar in LIMR. He received his B.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering and Automation from Shanghai University in 2012 and a M.Eng. and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology in 2015 and 2018, respectively. He is interested in designing and fabricating functional materials and devices for biomedical application. In his spare time, Jian enjoys watching TV and learning new stuffs.

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Graduate Students


Jim Nolan

Jim Nolan is currently pursuing PhD from Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue.

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Ángel Enríquez

Ángel Enríquez is a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering. He received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez in 2018. He is interested in learning about magnetically actuated microdevices for medical applications. In his spare time Ángel enjoys outdoor activities and basketball.

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Jongcheon Lim

Jongcheon Lim is a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering. He received his BS in Materials Science & Engineering from Yonsei Universiy in 2015. He received an MS in Bio & Brain Engineering from KAIST in 2017. He is interested in developing a novel materials design principle for better neural interface. When he is not working, Jongcheon draws things, travels around, reads books.

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Julia Walsh

Julia Walsh is a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering. She received her BS in Biomedical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in 2020. She is interested in learning about biomaterial and tissue interface. In her spare time, Julia enjoys reading and calligraphy.

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Jae Young Park

Jae Young Park is a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering. He received his BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Yonsei University in 2016 and 2018, respectively. After that, Jae Young worked at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) until joining this group. He is interested in developing a neural interface to help patients who suffer from neuropathologies. In his off time, he enjoys working out and watching youtube.

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Ankit Shah

Ankit Shah is a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering. He received his BS in Computer Science & Electrical Engineering from the University of New Mexico in 2021. He is interested in development of neural interface devices and its Brain Computer Interface applications. He wants to contribute particularly to the field micro implantable device technologies. In his free time, Ankit loves going on adventures in wild, cooking food, and volunteer in community projects.

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Undergraduate Students


Garrett Bangert

Garrett Bangert is currently pursuing a BS in Biomedical Engineering. He is interested in long distance biking, rock climbing, and skating.

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Alan Nguyen

Alan Nguyen is currently pursuing a BS in Biomedical Engineering. His research interests include learning about personalized healthcare technologies. His hobbies are running, hiking, and cooking-adjacent.

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Luke DeLong

Luke DeLong is currently pursuing a BS in Biomedical Engineering. He is interested how biosensors can be implemented to the learn more about the body. Luke’s hobbies are camping, playing trumpet, and swimming.

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Rujuta Patel

Rujuta Patel is currently pursuing a BS in Biomedical Engineering. She is originally from Edison, New Jersey. She is interested in learning about Neural Engineering and how it can be implemented in implantable devices to improve the negative long-term effects of neural diseases. In her free time she enjoys watching movies and reading.

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Leah DePasquale

Leah DePasquale is currently pursuing a BS in Biomedical Engineering. She is interested in exploring applications of mechanics and electronics to biological and physiological systems. Outside of her degree, Leah is a member of the twirling team in Purdue’s All-American Marching Band and enjoys outdoor running.

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Carl Russell III

Carl Russell III is currently pursuing a BS in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Chemistry. His research interests include learning about the clinical impact and functionality of invasive and noninvasive biosensors and issues surrounding CKD patient resources. Carl’s hobbies include playing piano, guitar, and watching tv shows.

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Joshua Brody

Joshua Brody is currently pursuing a BS in Biomedical Engineering. He is interested in learning more about the mechanical and biological properties of the body through the lens of implantable devices. Joshua’s hobbies include hiking Colorado 14ers, snowboarding, and playing the piano.

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Pragna Upputuri

Pragna Upputuri is pursuing a combined professional BS/MS in Biomedical Engineering with an emphasis on medical device development and the Certificate of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. She is interested in primary diagnostic devices, therapeutic biosensors, neural engineering, and the application of AI in healthcare. When she is not working, she enjoys reading and studying the Bible, playing the piano, and calligraphy.

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James Scott Malloy

Scott Malloy is currently pursuing a BS in Biomedical Engineering and Applied Statistics. He is interested in learning how signals in the body can be monitored and utilized by way of implantable devices. Outside of learning, he enjoys watching sports and movies, as well as being outdoors.

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Sveni Thalor

Sveni Thalor is currently pursuing a BS in Biomedical Engineering. She is interested in using implantable medical devices to detect diseases and develop interventions. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, working out, and painting.

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Zein Chehab

Zein Chehab is currently pursuing a BS in Biomedical Engineering. She is interested in learning more about how implantable devices can be used in the context of neurotechnology. Zein’s hobbies include playing the piano, doing Arabic calligraphy and learning Korean.

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Visiting Scholars


Maria Molina Salvador

María received a BS in Industrial Engineering with a concentration in electrical engineering and a MS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Seville in 2017 and 2019, respectively. She is interested in learning about magnetically actuated microdevices for medical applications. In her spare time, María enjoys outdoor activities, watching movies and reading.

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Dog-toral Trainee


Oreo

Oreo is currently majoring in "being the goodest boy" with a minor in "not chewing on furniture". His research interest is in guarding the neighborhood against suspicious squirrels and rabbits. His hobbies include getting pets, wagging tails, and going on runs.

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LIMR Alumni


NameDegreeGraduation YearPlacement
Amanda MaplesBS. BME2020P&G
Tran NguyenPhD, BME2020Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Washington
Jinjia XuPost-Doctoral Researcher2020Post-Doctoral Researcher, UIUC
Michael MacLeanMS, BME2020Epic Systems Corporation
Hyunsu ParkPhD, BME2020Post-Doctoral Researcher, MIT
Qi YangPhD, ECE2019Apple
Stephanie LamBS, Neuroscience2019University of Pittsburgh, PhD in BME
Yi WangBS, BME2019Duke University, MS in BME
Bahar DhowanBS, MS, BME2018Deloitte
Trace MaurerBS, BME2017Boston Scientific
Priya WaliMS, ECE2016Intel
Vineeth RamachandranMS, ECE2016Apple
Chunan LiuMS, ECE2016Amazon.com
Ying XuBS, BME2015University of Virginia, PhD in EE
Damo TrikkadeeriMS, ECE2015Synopsis Inc.
Stephanie CerneraBS, BME2015University of Florida, PhD in EE