Mechanical Engineering

Tepole Lab News

July 2020

Congratularions Dr. Lee!

Taeksang Lee succesfully defended his PhD thesis. Great Job! While we couldn't have a real party, we had a virtual party to celebrate. Good luck Taeksang on your next adventures!

August 2017

SURF Symposium

Cody Dorbin and Steven Meza presented their posters at the SURF Symposium. Great job!

July 2017

USNCCM 2017 in Montreal

Computational Systems Mechanobiology of Wound Healing

Had the chance to present my work on wound healing modeling and listen to many new and exciting aspects of biomechanics modeling. Dr. Mona Eskandari was also there.

June 2017

SB3C at Tucson, Arizona

Computational Systems Mechanobiology of Wound Healing

Presented the latest on wound healing modeling from my group and had the pleasure to catch up with my Stanford labmates, Mona Eskandari and Manu Rausch.

May 2017

Welcome SURF students

Steven Meza

I am an undergraduate Mechanical Engineering student from California State University Northridge. I am a rising senior and will graduate in the Spring of 2018. Subsequently I intend to pursue graduate school to earn a doctoral degree in Mechanical or Biomechanical Engineering. At my home university, I have conducted research in biomechanical engineering on the subjects of fluid flow in porous media, and gait analysis. Through the SURF program at Purdue University, I will be conducting finite element analysis on different skin flap designs and analyze the effectiveness of these designs on different areas of the body. In my spare time in enjoy play and watching football and basketball.

Cody Dorbin

I am currently a junior in Mechanical Engineering here at Purdue University. I am currently researching soft robotics and robot swarms. After graduation I hope to get a job in industry working with robotics or heavy machinery. In my free time, I enjoy making things. My favorite past times are machining and tinkering with electronics.

Welcome Vivek!

Vivek Dharmangadan Sree

Vivek is working on multiscale modeling of fiber composites

January 2017

Profiles of the Buganza Lab Team

Meghavin Bhatasana

I was born in India but brought up in Singapore and Malaysia. My parents now live in the Middle East. I chose to major in Mechanical Engineering because I enjoy learning about how machine systems work. I hope to work for power-sports manufacturing and engineering like Honda or Mercedes after I graduate. Fun facts about me; I'm a Karate Black-Belt and a Taekwondo Green-Belt. I can solve all 7 types of Rubik's Cubes and I enjoy playing soccer and music!

Labonno Zaman

I am pursuing my Bachelor's of Science in Mechanical Engineering, while actively seeking opportunities to gain hands on experience and knowledge in the work field. Currently, I am researching the possible mechanical features of the breastbone that may cause Pectus Excavatum, I’m also looking into computational simulations to plan and improve the treatment of this condition. After graduating with my BSME, I hope to get an industry position in the area of Mechanical Engineering with a focus on healthcare.

Nikita Patil

I am a sophomore in Biological Engineering with a focus in Pharmaceutical Engineering. I have just started working on the Obstructive Sleep Apnea project in Buganza Lab. My future internship and career interests lie in medical and pharmaceutical fields. Some of my favorite pastimes are dancing, drawing, and playing wallyball. Lastly, my most cherished Purdue tradition is a spring fountain run.

December 2016

First semester is over. It was great to teach ME270 Basic Mechanics I: Statics. Feliz Navidad!

November 2016

Welcome Labonno Zaman and Nikita Patil! Labonno is a sophomore in ME and Nikita a sophomore in ABE.

We attended the Research Roundtable at the Purdue Memorial Union. This event was a great opportunity to talk to undergraduate students interested in research. We got over 20 resumes! We look forward to working with some of you in the coming summer.

Research roundtable group photo