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Nazly Pirmoradi
  • Current research focuses on novel micro- and nano-systems and integrated 3D smart objects and sensors for healthcare and biomedical applications
  • broad experience in MEMS, bioMEMS, lab-on-a-chip systems, microfluidics, and the lifecycle of advance biomedical microdevice development: including design, mechanics of materials, material and process development, and device and biological response study.
  • Developed a battery-less MEMS ocular implant for controlled and on-demand delivery of drug for treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Ph.D. and a M.A.Sc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Columbia; B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Tehran.


Jonathan Rivnay
  • Sensor materials/devices for bioelectronics and integration for flexible-hybrid electronic systems
  • Materials science and conjugated polymer microstructure/device physics
  • Ph.D., M.S., Stanford University; B.S., Cornell University


Mandana Veiseh
  • Manages the Bioengineered Devices and Systems group
  • Expert in innovation, development and translation of biomaterials and technologies for disease diagnosis, monitoring and therapy
  • Fellows of NIH, Jordyn Dukelow in Pediatric Neuro-oncology, and DOE
  • Dual Ph.D. studies in Materials Science & Engineering and Nanotechnology at University of Washington; M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Textile Chemical Engineering from Tehran Polytechnic and Isfahan University of Technology


Anusha Venkatakrishnan
  • Clinical neuroscientist with broad experience in designing and managing clinical research studies 
  • Focused on translating innovations in technology (specifically mHealth) to relevant clinical applications
  • Expertise in signal processing and statistical data analysis techniques pertinent to physiological data
  • Ph.D., Neuroscience & Cognitive Sciences and M.A., Kinesiology, University of Maryland, College Park and Bachelor of Physical Therapy, Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, India


Jinhui Yao
  • service computing, cloud computing, big data and business process management
  • Ph.D., Service Oriented Architecture, University of Sydney, B.S., Telecommunications, University of Sydney