Professional Overview

As a professor-educator at the University of Cincinnati, I strive to teach in a way that is both rigorous and engaging. I currently serve as the co-director of the Medical Device Design & Entrepreneurship Program in the Biomedical Engineering Department, where I teach courses and manage the curriculum for over 200 undergraduate engineering students.

I received my B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 2015 and my Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2021. During my education, I’ve also gained industrial experience at biomedical manufacturing, surgical device design, and medical non-profit firms through over 19 months of full-time engineering co-op work. I have also been an inventor on multiple patent disclosures and granted patents through my additional three years of part-time engineering consultant work for companies designing medical devices for pre-clinical and clinical studies. Several devices I have played major roles in developing are currently available as commercial products.

My primary research interest is the discovery and application of cutting-edge technologies to create novel optical, mechanical, and computational systems that increase the accessibility and affordability of health care technologies, especially for those in under-developed or under-served populations. My undergraduate research efforts included leading a team to Guatemala to study the revitalization of faulty oxygen concentrator substrate in remote locations, and my graduate research at Texas A&M focused on point-of-care technologies as a part of the Optical Bio-Sensing Laboratory, Center for Remote Health Technologies and Systems, and PATHS-UP Engineering Research Center under the supervision of Dr. Gerard Coté. With a dissertation topic centering around the creation of a novel low-cost microscope for point-of care malaria diagnosis and monitoring, I have also maintained heavy involvement in researching technologies for cardiovascular disease and diabetes monitoring and diagnosis. 

I am a Texas A&M Academy of Future Faculty Fellow and have earned an Associate Certificate through the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning, in addition to being a member of the American Society for Engineering Education, IEEE, BMES, and SPIE professional societies.