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Principal Investigator

Joseph Rispoli

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering

Graduate Students

Apekshya Chhetri
PhD Student (IBSC/BMS), 2018 Lynn Fellow
Minseon Gim
MS Student (BME)
Gianna Nossa
PhD Student (PULSe)
Antonia Susnjar
PhD Student (IBSC/BME), 2019 Geddes Fellow
Jana Vincent
PhD Candidate (IBSC/BME), MS Student (ECE), 2021 Bilsland Fellow

Undergraduate Researchers

Riley Brown
Biomedical Engineering (Junior)
Aikya Chirra
Biomedical Engineering (Sophomore)
Brennan Flannery
Biomedical Engineering (Senior)
Kayla Mckeague
Biomedical Engineering (Junior)
Linete Taina Alvarez
Biomedical Engineering (Junior)


Liesl Krause

MS Biomedical Engineering (2018)

Thesis title: Development of Dielectrically-Accurate Tissue Simulating Material Gels for a Heterogeneous Breast Phantom for Breast MRI Safety Testing and Validation

Subsequent position: PhD student at Purdue Polytechnic Institute, Department of Technology Leadership & Innovation

Xin (Jack) Li

PhD Biomedical Engineering (2020)

Thesis title: Electromagnetic Simulation of Parallel Transmit Radiofrequency Coils and High Permittivity Materials Using Circuit-Spatial Optimization with Virtual Observation Points

Subsequent position: Postdoctoral Associate at the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, University of Minnesota

Xianglun (Vincent) Mao

PhD Electrical Engineering (2019)

Thesis title: Parallel Transmission (pTx) Techniques and Applications on a Transceiver Coil Array in High-Field MRI

Subsequent position: Postdoctoral Scientist at Biomedical Imaging Research Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Nicole Vike

PhD Basic Medical Sciences (2019)

Thesis title: Spectroscopic Investigation of a Novel Traumatic Brain Injury Biomarker and Anaysis of Neurometabolic Changes in Youth American Football Athletes

Subsequent position: Postdoctoral Researcher at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

Yukai Zou

PhD Biomedical Engineering (2020)

Thesis title: Developing Population-Specific Brain Atlases and Monitoring Repetitive Head Impacts for Early-to-Middle Adolescent Collision-Sport Athletes

Subsequent position: Research Fellow at the University of Southampton

Undergraduate Alumni

Megan Boyd
BSBME (2020), now at DEKA Research & Development
Angel Enriquez
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (2017), now PhD student at Purdue (LIMR)
Haoda (David) Gong
BSEE (2020), now MSEE student at University of Michigan
Emily Hamman
Biomedical Engineering
Alan Nguyen
BSME & BSEE (2020), now MSME student at Michigan
Jihan Salsabila
BSEE (2020), now at Qualcomm
Grace Steward
BSEE (2018), now PhD student at Johns Hopkins
Rui Tian
BSEE (2016), MS (BME/MRI Physics) at ETH-Zurich (2019), now Research Assistant at ETH-Zurich
Catherine Weaver
BSME (2019), now NSF Graduate Research Fellow at UC-Berkeley
Qingyu Yang
BSEE (2017), MSEE (2019), now PhD student (EE) at Purdue