Student supervision

Current:

      Name                           Degree (Exp. Graduate Date)                     Research Topic

1.      Jessica Snyder         Ph.D. (6/2012)                                            Cell printing

2.      Qudus Hamid         Ph.D. (6/2013)                                            Biofabrication

3.      Changyang Wang   Ph.D. (6/2013)                                            Dual Plasma-Bioprinting

4.      Yigong Liu             Ph.D. (6/2013)                                            Nano-particle for drug release

Graduated:

1.      Eda Yildirim, Ph.D. (graduated: 8/2010)

      Current Position: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Bioengineering, Toledo University, Ohio.

2.      Robert Chang, Ph.D. (graduated: 6/2009)

      Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stevenson Institute Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey

3.      Lauren Shor, Ph.D. (graduated: 12/2008, Co-advisor)

Current Position: Post-doctor Fellow, Queens Mary College, London, UK

4.      Kalyani Nair, Ph.D. (graduated: 6/2008)

      Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bradley University, Illinois

5.      Connie Gomez, Ph.D. (graduated: 8/2007)

      Current Position: Assistant Professor, Univ. of Taxis at EI Paso, Taxis

6.      Binil Starly, Ph.D. (graduated: 6/2006)

      Current Position: Associate Professor, Dept. of Industrial and System Engineering, NCSU, Raleigh, North Carolina

7.      Andrew Darling, Ph.D. (graduated: 12/2005)

      Current Position: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Bioengineering, Syracuse University, NY

8.      Saif Khalil, Ph.D. (graduated: 12/2005) 

      Current Position: Group Research Manager, Globus Medical Inc., Pennsylvania

9.      Zhibin Fang, Ph.D. (graduated: 9/2005)

      Current Position: Senior Enginer, Zimmer Corporation, Indiana

10.   Xiaochun Hu, Ph.D. (graduated: 6/2002)

      Current Position: Professor, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei, China

11.   Dr. Feng Lin, Post-doctor Fellow (12/1998-5/2002)

      Current Position: Professor, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

12.   Dr. Feng Wang, Post-doctor Fellow (1/2003-12/2003)

      Current Position: Staff Mechanical Engineer, PerkinElmer Inc., CA

13.   Dr. Milind Gandhi , Post-doctor Fellow (1/2007-1/2008)

      Current Position: Research Associate, University of Illinois at Chicago

14.   Lauren Bentley             M.S. (graduated: 6/2008, co-advisor)

15.   Robyn Besunder           M.S. (graduated: 8/2007, co-advisor)

16.   Jennifer Vondran          M.S. (graduated: 6/2007, co-advisor)

17.   Xi Yin                          M.S. (graduated: 6/2006)                      

18.   Peter Evans                  M.S. (graduated: 6/2006)                      

19.   Xun Zhou                    M.S. (graduated: 3/2006)                      

20.   Ganesh Subbara            M.S. (graduated: 6/2003)                      

21.   Tao Jiang                      M.S. (graduated: 6/2002)    

22.   Alok Dwivedi               M.S. (graduated: 6/2001)                      

23.   Deepak Dcosta              M.S. (graduated: 6/2001)                      

24.   Palavi Lal                     M.S. (graduated: 6/2000)

25.   Pavan Kumar K.          M.S. (graduated: 6/2000)

 

Honors of the fellow-students:

1.      Best Poster Award: “Coaxial Electrospinning Biopolymer with Living Cells”, 2010 Drexel Graduate Engineering Research Symposium, May 20, 2010.

2.      Best Doctoral Dissertation Award in Mathematics and Engineering, Robert Chang, Drexel University, 2009.

3.      Graduate Research Award, Eda Yildirim, Drexel University, 2009.

4.      Most Likely To Enhance Drexel’s Reputation Award, Binil Starly Ph.D. Dissertation, Drexel University, 2006.

5.      Best Oral Presentation Award: Lauren Shor, co-authored with  J. Gordon, Y. An, S. Guceri and W. Sun, for presentation on “Precision Extruding Deposition of Polycaprolactone and Composite Polycaprolactone/Hydroxyapatite Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering", the 2006 IEEE Northeast Bioengineering Conference, Easton, PA, April 1-2, 2006.

6.      Best Poster Presentation Award: Kalyani Nair and W., Sun, “Numerical Model for Predicting Mechanical Properties of Cell Encapsulated Hydrogel Scaffolds”, the 2006 IEEE Northeast Bioengineering Conference, Easton, PA, April 1-2, 2006.

7.      Best Poster Presentation Award in the Undergraduate Category: Jennifer Vondron, M. Rodriguez and W. Sun, “Preparation of Electrospun Chitosan-Peo Nanofiber”, 2006 Drexel Research Day, April 25, 2006.

8.      EMBS 2003 Student Paper Finalists: Andrew Darling, co-authored with W. Sun, “3D Microtomographic Characterization of Precision Fused Deposited Biocompatible Polymer Scaffolds", 25th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, September Cancun, Mexico, 17-21, 2003.

9.      Best Poster Presentation Award in the Graduate Category: Andrew Darling and W. Sun, “Designing endoskeletal prostheses based upon the musculoskeletal structure of the recipient”, 2002 Drexel Research Day, May 7, 2002.

10.   Best Poster Awards in the Undergraduate Category: Miller, R. Webber, T., Tornetta, F., Harold, G. and Sun, W., “Customized Snowboard Design”, 2002 Drexel Research Day, May 7. 2002.

11.   Dean’s Awards in the Undergraduate Category: White, I., Jeter A. Sun, W. and Costa, R., “The Development of an Aquatic Animaltronic Swimming Alligator”, 2002 Drexel Research Day, May 7. 2002.

12.   Third Place for 2002 College of Engineering Senior Design Competition: Miller, R. Webber, T., Tornetta, F., Harold, G. and Sun, W., “Customized Snowboard Design”, 2002.