University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota: Department of Mechanical Engineering
http://www.me.umn.edu/

Bioheat and Mass Transfer Laboratory - People

PI - Post DocGraduate StudentsUndergraduate StudentsVisiting/Exchange ScholarsAlumni

PI

Bischof

Professor John Bischof
E-Mail: bischof@umn.edu
phone #: (612) 625-5513
Faculty Home Page

 

 

 

 

 




 

 

Post Docs

navidshao

Navid Manuchehrabadi, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Mechanical Engineering
E-Mail: manuc001@umn.edu
Research interests: Cryo and Biopreservation,
Hyperthermia, Laser Photo Thermal Therapy,
Biothermal Modeling, Micro CT Imaging, Nanomedicine

Qi Shao, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Mechanical Engineering
Scientist, Institute for Engineering in Medicine
E-Mail: shaox070@umn.edu
Research interests: Cancer Focal Therapies, Imaging Method (Functional, Molecular, Multimodal, Contrast Mechanism), In Vivo and In Vitro Cancer Models, Medical Device for Diagnosis and Treatment



Current Students

 

Graduate Students:

khoslaliu

Kanav Khosla
E-Mail: khosl004@umn.edu
Research Interests: Cryopreservation of Zebrafish, Rapid Vitrification, Laser and Gold Nanorod Heating, Photothermal Therapy for Treatment of Cancer, In Vitro and Vivo Cancer Models.
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/kanavkhosla7

Feng Liu
E-Mail: liux3176@umn.edu
Research Interests: Irreversible Electroporation for Cancer Treatments

natesanroy

Harishankar Natesan
E-Mail: nates003@umn.edu
Research Interests: Thermalphysical Properties of Nano/Microscale Biomaterials, Thermal Therapies
and Cryobiology
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/pub/harishankar-natesan/38/b5a/912/

Priyatanu Roy
E-Mail: royxx299@umn.edu
Research Interests: Electroporation for Tissue Ablation, Cancer
Focal Therapies, Bioheat Transfer Simulations

scheumannwang

Joel Scheumann
E-Mail: scheu094@umn.edu
Research Interests: Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Tissue, Medical Devices, and Computer Modeling

Yiru Wang
E-Mail: wang4370@umn.edu
Research Interests: Nanomedicine, Theranostics, Nanoparticle Heating Modeling and Application

zhan

Li Zhan
E-Mail: zhanx064@umn.edu
Research Interests: Thermal Therapy, Medical Device Design
and Computer Programming

 

 

 

Undergraduate Students:

yangzhian

Yuchen Yang
E-Mail: yang2441@umn.edu
Research Interests: Thermal Therapy, Medical Device Design
and Computer Programming

Maryam Zhian
E-Mail: zhian004@umn.edu
Research Interests: Biomaterials, Medical Devices


 

Visiting/Exchange Scholars:

 

heren

Xiacong He
Institution: Xian Jiatong University, China
E-Mail: xhe@umn.edu
Research Interests: Nanomedicine and Nanoparticle
Delivery in Tumors

Yatao Ren
Institute: Harbin Institute of Technology, China
E-Mail: reny@umn.edu
Research Interests: Optical Properties, Nanoparticle Heating
Modeling and Application


Alumni

Former PhD and MD/PhD Students:

  • Michael Etheridge, PhD 2014
    Medical R&D Engineer
    Project Engineer
  • Chunlan Jiang, PhD 2014
    Principal Scientist
  • St. Jude Medical

  • Zhenpeng Qin, PhD 2014
    Assistant Professor (Starting Spring 2015)
  • Mechanical Engineering University of Texas at Dallas
    Link

  • Mithun Shenoi, MD/PhD, 2012
    General Surgery Residency
    Duke University

  • Neha Shah, PhD, 2011
    Research Scientist: Genzyme
    Providence, RI
    shahneha26@yahoo.com

  • Silvia (Jing) Jiang, PhD, 2010
    Regulatory Affairs Specialist
    Edwards LifeSciences
    Silvia_Jiang@edwards.com

  • Hossam El-Khalil, PhD, 2010
    Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
    Jordan University of Science and Technology
    hmhelkhalil@just.edu.jo
    elkha003@umn.edu

  • Ramji Venkatasubramanian, PhD, 2008
    Caisson Interventional (Start – Up)
    ramji.venkat@gmail.com

  • Jeunghwan Choi, PhD, 2008
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Engineering
    East Carolina University
    choi0158@umn.edu
  • Raghav Goel, PhD, 2008
    Research Scientist
    Boston Scientific, Twin Cities
    raghav_goel@yahoo.com

  • Venkat Kalambur, PhD, 2007
    Research Scientist
    Siemens India
    kalamburvenkat@gmail.com

  • Xiaoming He, PhD 2004
    Associate Professor Biomedical Engineering,
    The Ohio State University
    he.429@osu.edu

  • Nathan Hoffman, MD/PhD 2001
    Pursuing career in clinical Urology
    Sankha Bhowmick, PhD, 2000
    Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering,
    U Mass, Dartmouth
    sbhowmick@umassd.edu

  • Ramachandra Devireddy, PhD, 1999
    Louisiana Land & Exploration Company Endowed Professorship
    Professor of Mechanical Engineering,
    Louisiana State University, LA.
    devireddy@me.lsu.edu

  • David Smith, PhD, 1999
    Research Scientist
    Boston Scientific, Twin Cities
    David Smith david.j.smith.eng@gmail.com

 

M.S. Students Graduated from the Lab

  • Connie Chung, M.S. 2015

  • Leoni Rott, M.S. 2014

  • Claire Rydeen, M.S. 2012Development Engineer
    Covidien, MN

  • Wladislaw Scheychon, M.S. 2012
  • Design engineer and configuration manager,
    Diehl Aerospace
    Frankfurt, Germany
  • Michael Morrissey, M.S. 2010
    Engineer
    morrstis@gmail.com

  • Xiaoqing Zhang. M.S. 2009 Pursuing PhD in mathematics at
    Columbia

  • Navid Manucherabadi, M.S. 2009
    pursuing PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Univ. of Maryland Baltimore County

  • Hossam Elkhalil, M.S. 2007
    (co-advisor Barocas)
    went on to PhD in lab

  • Tammie Khumalo, M.S. 2007
    Engineer

  • Mie Hagiwara, M.S. 2007
    pursuing Physicians Assistant Training

  • Ramji Venkatasubramanian, M.S. 2006
    Went on to PhD in lab

  • Arif Iftekar, M.S. 2006
    Medtronic, Santa Rosa, CA

  • Becky Volvosek, M.S. 2005
    (co-advisor Barocas)
    Director of Marketing at Data Sciences International

  • Duy Nuygen, M.S. 2005
    Edwards Life Science
    Irvine, CA

  • Adam Grovender M.S. 2004
    Boston Scientific, Twin Cities
    adam.grovender@bsci.com

  • Bo Chao, M.S. 2003 MD/ MS
    Assistant Professor in Clinical Research
    Ohio State University

  • Venkat Kalambur, M.S. 2003
    went on to PhD in lab

  • Marwane Berrada, M.S. 2002
    Entrepeneur, Montreal

  • Paul Barratt, M.S. 1999
    Engineer

  • Charlie Khamis, M.S. 1997
    American Medical Systems, MN

  • Parasuram Pazhayanur, M.S. 1995
    Persistent Technologies, India/Chicago

  • Debopam Raha, M.S. 1995
    Engineer/Programmer

  • Mark Schulte, M.S. 1995
    MTS, Inc. MN

 

Former Post Doctoral Students
and MD Fellows:

Zhenpeng Qin, Ph.D.
Former Research Associate in BHMT Lab
Currently Faculty at UT Dallas:
http://me.utdallas.edu/people/Qin.html
Research interests: Biotransport, Nantechnology, Thermo-Plasmonics, Point-of-Care Diagnostics
Email: qinxx034@umn.edu
LinkedIn

Wim Wolkers, Ph.D., Dr. Ir
Associate Professor, excellence cluster, "Rebirth"
Professorship for Biomedical Process Technology
University of Hannover – Institute for Multiphase Processes
wolkers@imp.uni-hannover.de

Rachana Visaria, PhD (2004-2008)
Research Scientist
MR Instruments, Twin Cities

Bumsoo Han, PhD (2001-2004)
Associate Professor Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
bumsoo@purdue.edu

Erin Grassl, PhD (2002-2004)
Research Scientist
Medtronic, Twin Cities
edgrassl@yahoo.com

Franz Schmidlin, M.D. (2000-2001)
Head of Urology
Clinique des Grangettes, Geneva
f-schmidlin@bluewin.ch

Visiting Scholar

Yi Xu, PhD (2013)
Associate Professor
School of Medical Instrument & Food Engineering,
University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, China
xuxx0558@umn.edu,  xuyi@usst.edu.cn

Shoji Mori, PhD (2009-2011)
Associate Professor
Division of Chemical Engineering Science,
Yokohama National University, Japan
morisho@ynu.ac.jp

Stephanie Passot (2009 Summer)
Associate Professor
INRA
Grignon, France
spassot@grignon.inra.fr

Undergraduate Students (*indicates authorship on lab paper):

Kealy Ham (1994)
*Linda Pham (1995)
Margo Maddux (1995)
*John Pederson (1996)
Matt Schmid (1996)
*Sean Josephson (1996-1997)
Matt Toyli (1997)
*Wahlid Fahssi (1997- 1999)
Joan Simon (1997)
*Chris Huot (1998 - 2000)
Jon Safranski (1997)
Raj Kotak (2000)
*Todd Olin (2000-2001)
Maame Smith (2001-2002)
Adam Grovender (2001 - 2002)
Michael Lindow (2001 - 2002)
Jim Zimmerman (2001 - 2003)
Dominique Seetapun (2001-2002)
Will Drasler Jr. (2003-summer)
William Stahle (2003-summer)
Matthew Egberg (2003 fall-2004)

Chris Fuchs (2003 -2005)
*Mie Hagiwara (2004 fall – 2005)
Zach Tegels (2004 fall – 2005)
*Helena Zec (2005 summer)
*Arjun Mejon (2004 - 2006)
*Emily Ongstad (summer 2006)
Dewi Harjanto (summer 2006)
*Kristen Bartlet (2006 Fall)
*Matthew Geeslin (2005 summer)
Al Majkrzak (2006 - 2007)
Michael (Mike) Morrissey (2007)
Anne Marie Norman (2007 Summer)
Patrick Mathiesen (2007 – 2008)
Yi Nuygen (2008)
Brian Yoon (2008)
Zarek Schultz (2008)
Sarah Jabari (2009)
John Buchenberger (2009- 2010)
Jay Thunstrom (2011)
Stephanie Zastrow (2011)
Yiqun Wang (2011)
Michelle Ip (2014)
Christine Ellis (2014)
Yuchen Yang (2014)
John Van Drasik
Greg Y. Huan

Fred Mottey


High School Students:

Kinnon Nolan Finkel (summer 2010)