Members

Dr. Parsaoran Hutapea is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He received his BS, MS, and PhD all in Aerospace Engineering from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

 

Sharad Acharya is a PhD candidate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. His research focuses on the study of mechanics of medical devices. Currently, he is working on a project involving application of Nitinol-based Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) actuator for bending of surgical needle. He holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. He has worked as a lecturer in Kantipur Engineering College, Nepal and as a design and operation engineer at Devighat Hydropower Station, Nepal Electricity Authority before joining the PhD program at Temple University in the Fall of 2018.

 

Kavi Patel is a PhD candidate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The goal of his current research is to study composite polymer coatings for medical device applications. He received his MS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Temple University in 2018 where he studied the polymer coating for biopsy needles. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Gujarat Technological University, India.

 

Samer Al-Safadi is a PhD candidate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The goal of his current research is to study the interaction between living tissues and surgical needles using finite element analysis and simulations. He received his MS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Temple University in 2018 where he studied the modeling of needle insertion in tissues. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Damascus University, Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic.

 

Doyoung Kim is a PhD student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering . She received her BS and MS degrees from Drexel University in 2020. She is the recipient of 2021 Presidential Fellowship, one of Temple University’s most prestigious awards.

 

 

Dr. Sai Teja Reddy Gidde successfully defended his dissertation and graduated in May 2021. He now works for a surgical device company in San Francisco, California. His research study focuses on needle-insertion force modeling, vibratory bioinspired needle insertion, and smart medical devices. Sai received his MS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Gannon University, Erie, PA and a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad (JNTUH), India.

 

Past Members
Naresh Datla, PhD
Georgiy Diloyan, PhD
Mohammad Honarvar, PhD
Felix O. M. Joseph, PhD
Bardia Konh, PhD
Byoung-gook Loh, PhD
Mohammad Sahlabadi, PhD
Ximu Zhang, PhD
Lixin Zhao, PhD
Yanziang Zhao, PhD
Ramadan Abdussalam, MS
Christopher Altenderfer, MS
Jitendra Bambharoliya, MS
Branko Bogicevic, MS
Luis Breziner, MS
Daniel Choi, MS
Seyed Vahid Khodaei, MS
Joe Koo, MS
Yuehao Luo, MS
Tuan M. Nguyen, MS
William S. Slovinsky, MS
Mark Smith, MS
Tamara Lozano Trujillo, MS
Jonasan Younan Attia, BS
Teri-Lynn Allonardo, BS
Fazel Ashkan, BS
Thales Brandt De Barros, BS
Ivy Chen, BS
Stephen Ching, BS
Bryan Dallas, BS
Kendrick Davis, BS
Edson Filho, BS
David Gardell, BS
Christophe Garant, BS
Timothy Jennings, BS
Kyle Jezler, BS
Jinho Kim, BS
Jezreel Konstatinos, BS
Nicholas J. Lagnese, BS
Harold Lee, BS
Paola Luchtenberg, BS
Elyse Meyer, BS
Ryan Miernicki, BS
Marwan Mougharbel, BS
Patrick McCunney, BS
Bhavesh Patel, BS
Ryan Probasco, BS
Rodrigo de Quadros, BS
Marcelo Oliveira Renno, BS
Chaitanya Sakhalkar, BS
Keith Shaffer, BS
Kyle Stern, BS
Peter Strahs, BS
Tyler Tolton, BS
Jordan Weaver, BS
Tolulope Verissimo, BS
Vincent Zhao, BS
Anu Thomas (High School)