My research focuses on medical and manufacturing innovation. I apply manufacturing science and technology to enhance healthcare. I contribute fundamental knowledge of tissue mechanics and imaging properties, provide novel computational modeling methodologies to simulate and understand manufacturing and surgical processes, and develop medical devices and clinical manufacturing systems to tackle unmet clinical needs.
“Intuition makes an engineer outstanding. Passion is the foundation for instruction.” These two statements, which define my expectations for my students and for myself, respectively, constitute my teaching philosophy. I have four specific pedagogical goals: 1) to bring the real-world experience into the classroom; 2) to identify and explain physics; 3) to evaluate students’ intuition through tests; and 4) to have passion in teaching.
I have PhD position openings in MedMan Lab. I also have Research Assistant positions open for undergrad and Master students. If you are interested in medical device design and development, surgical robotics, or advanced manufacturing, please contact me.