Graduate Students

Ph.D. Students
Kumar Abhishek

Incoming year: Fall 2019

Advisor: Dr. Chandra Mohan/Dr. Sergey Shevkoplyas

Previous degree(s): Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India and Masters in Industrial and Production Engineering from Jabalpur Engineering College, India

Daniel Ajuzie

Incoming Year: Fall 2018

Advisor: Dr. Elebeoba May

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Electrical/Electronic Engineering from University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Yogeshwari Ambekar

Incoming Year: Fall 2018

Advisor: Dr. Kirill Larin

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from Government College of Engineering in Amravati, India and Masters in Biomedical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology in Hyderabad, India

Diego Andrade

Incoming Year: Fall 2019

Advisor: Dr. Mini Das

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Mathematics from Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador and Masters in Industrial Engineering from Kumoh National University of Technology, South Korea

Priscella Asman

Incoming year: Spring 2018

Advisor: Dr. Nuri Ince

Previous Degree: Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

Nivas Asok Kumar

Incoming year: Fall 2015

Advisor: Dr. Joseph Francis

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Electronics from Sona College of Technology

Moin Atique

Incoming year: Fall 2016

Advisor: Dr. Joseph Francis

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Applied Physics Electronics and Communication Engineering from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh and Masters in Biomedical Physics and Technology from University of Dhaka

Mohammad Badri-Ahmadi
Mohammad Badri-Ahmadi

Incoming year: Fall 2016

Advisor: Dr. Joseph Francis

Previous degree(s): Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology

Abraham Bautista

Incoming Year: Spring 2020

Faculty: Dr. Ioannis Kakadiaris

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Electronic Engineering and Computing from University of Guadalajara, Mexico and Masters in Biomedical Engineering from University of Guadalajara, Mexico

Kristen Brosamer

Incoming Year: Fall 2017

Advisor: Dr. Richard Willson

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Biomolecular Engineering from the University of California in Santa Cruz

Maede Chabi Bahmanshiri

Incoming Year: Fall 2019

Advisor: Dr. Jacinta Conrad/Dr. Richard Willson

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Iran

Srinandhini Chandran

Incoming year: Fall 2019

Advisor: Dr. Chandra Mohan

Previous Degree: Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Houston

Harshdeep Chawla

Incoming Year: Fall 2018

Advisor: Dr. Kirill Larin

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, India and Masters in Computer Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology

Pietro Cicalese

Incoming year: Fall 2019

Advisor: Dr. Chandra Mohan/Dr. Yingchun Zhang

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Houston

Ryan Crane

Incoming Year: Fall 2017

Advisor: Dr. Muna Naash

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Cell, Molecular, and Physical Biology from Christopher Newport University; Bachelors in Chemistry from Christopher Newport University

Omid Dadras Toussi

Incoming Year: Fall 2017

Advisor: Dr. Mohammad Reza Abidian

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering and Bachelors in Polymer Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran

Nicholas Dias

Incoming year: Fall 2015

Advisor: Dr. Yingchun Zhang

Previous degree(s): Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Houston

Mai Dinh

Incoming Year: Summer 2020

Advisor: Dr. Sergey Shevkoplyas

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering from Texas Tech University, Masters of Science in Chemical Engineering from Texas Tech University, and Masters in Business Administration in Healthcare Management from North American University

Faheem Ershad

Incoming Year: Fall 2018

Advisor: Dr. Cunjiang Yu

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Houston

Mohammadjavad Eslamian

Incoming Year: Spring 2017

Advisor: Dr. Mohammad Abidian

Previous Degrees: Bachelors in Materials Engineering from the University of Yazd and Masters in Materials Engineering from Sharif University of Technology

Feng Fang

Incoming Year: Fall 2017

Advisor: Dr. Yingchun Zhang

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering from Chonqing  University, China

Hanieh Farhadi

Incoming Year: Fall 2019

Advisor: Dr. Vijaykrishna Raghunathan

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering from Islamic Azad University, Iran and Masters in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Houston

Behrang Fazli

Incoming Year: Fall 2019

Advisor: Dr. Nuri Ince

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from Iran Univeristy of Science and Technology, Iran and Masters in Biomedical Engineering from University of Tehran, Iran

Nathaniel Fredette

Incoming year: Fall 2015

Advisor: Dr. Mini Das

Previous degree(s): Masters in Nuclear Engineering from Texas A&M

Jefferson Friguglietti

Incoming Year: Fall 2018

Advisor Dr. Fatima Merchant

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Biotechnology from University of Houston and Masters in Engineering Technology from the University of Houston

Xingjian Gu

Incoming year: Fall 2019

 

Previous degree(s): Bachelors in Bioengineering from Southeast University, China and Masters in Biomedical Engineering from University of Texas-Arlington

Cameron Hanan

Incoming Term: Summer 2020

Advisor: Dr. Nuri Ince

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma

Yoon No Hong

Incoming year: Fall 2019

Advisor: Dr. Jinsook Roh

Previous degree(s): Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Sogang University, South Korea, Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Sogang University, South Korea and Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado School of Mines

Larissa Ikelle

Incoming Year: Fall 2019

Advisor: Dr. Muayyad Al-Ubaidi

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Biochemistry from Rice University

 

Shelby Inbody

Incoming year: Fall 2019

Advisor: Dr. Renita Horton

Previous degree(s): Bachelors in General Engineering, Biomedical Concentration from Baylor University

Amareswararao Kavuri

Incoming Year: Fall 2016

Advisor: Dr. Mini Das

Previous Degrees: Bachelors in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Acharya Nagarjuna University and Masters in Visual Information and Embedded Systems from the India Institute of Technology

Tina Kazemi

Incoming year: Fall 2016

Advisor: Dr. Metin Akay

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Houston

Myoung Hwan Kim

Incoming year: Fall 2019

Advisor: Dr. Cunjiang Yu

Previous degree(s): Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering from Pukong National Univeristy, South Korea and Masters in Biomedical Engineering from Pukong National Univeristy, South Korea

Anthony Kisucky

Incoming Year: Fall 2018

Advisor: Dr. Mohammad Abidian

Previous Degree: Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M

Corey Knutson-Huddleston

Incoming Year: Summer 2020

Advisor: Dr. Mario Romero-Ortega

Previous degree(s): Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston and Masters in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston

Chung-Fan Kuo

Incoming Year: Fall 2017

Advisor: Dr. Sheereen Majd

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Chemistry from Soochow Univeristy, Taiwan, Masters in Biomedical Engineering from National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan and Masters in Bioengineering from Pennsylvania St. University

Rongwei Lei

Incoming Year: Fall 2018

Advisor: Dr. Chandra Mohan

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Biotechnology, Marine Pharmaceutics from Shanghai Ocean University, China and Masters of Biotechnology from Pennsylvania State University

Dalia Lezzar

Incoming Year: Fall 2016

Advisor: Dr. Sergey Shevkoplyas

Previous Degree: Bachelors in Biochemistry and Biophysical Sciences from the University of Houston

Yaxi Li

Incoming Year: Spring 2017

Advisor: Dr. Tianfu Wu

Previous Degrees: Bachelors in Bioscience from Luo Yang Normal University and Masters in Biotechnology and Molecular Biology from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

Hongwei Lin

Incoming Year: Fall 2018

Advisor: Dr. Howard Gifford

Previous Degree: Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering from Northeastern University and Masters in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Houston

Yang Liu, Ph.D.

Incoming Year: Spring 2018

Advisor: Dr. Yichung Zhang

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Industrial Automation from Liaoning Univeristy of Technology, China, Masters in Control Theory and Control Engineering from Liaoning Univeristy of Technology, China and Doctorate in Control Theory and Control Engineering from Zhejiang Univeristy, China

David Lloyd

Incoming year: Summer 2020

Advisor: Dr. Mario Romero-Ortega

Previous degree(s): Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas and Masters in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas

Madeleine Lu

Incoming year: Fall 2015

Advisor: Dr. Sergey Shevkoplyas

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Biophysics from St. Mary's University

Oman Magaña-Tellez
Oman Magaña-Tellez

Incoming year: Fall 2015

Advisor: Dr. Joseph Francis

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering from University of Guadalajara, Mexico

Gulsah Malgir

Incoming Year: Fall 2017

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Bioengineering from Ege Univeristy, Turkey and Masters in Nanotechnology from Gediz University, Turkey

Fereshteh Mirab

Incoming Year: Fall 2018

Advisor: Dr. Sheereen Majd

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Materials Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Iran and Masters in Materials Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Iran

Achuth Nair

Incoming Year: Fall 2016

Advisor: Dr. Kirill Larin

Previous Degree: Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Houston

Matthew Perry
Matthew Perry

Incoming Year: Fall 2016

Advisor: Dr. Jospeh Francis

Previous Degree: Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University

Sadaf Pustchi

Incoming Year: Fall 2018

Advisor: Dr. Metin Akay

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Architectural Engineering from Islamic Azad University, Iran and Masters in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Texas in San Antonio

Farial Rahman

Incoming Year: Summer 2020

Advisor: Dr. Mario Romero-Ortega

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Biochemistry from the University of Texas at Dallas

Rasindu Rajanayake

Incoming Year: Fall 2017

Advisor: Dr. George Zouridakis

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Biotechnology from Sharda University, India

Justin Rippy

Incoming Year: Fall 2016

Advisor: Dr. Kirill Larin

Previous Degree: Bachelors in Chemistry and Cell Biology from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Kevin Romero

Incoming Year: Summer 2020

Advisor: Dr. Mario Romero-Ortega

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Neuroscience from the University of Texas at Dallas

Christian Rutan Woods

Incoming Year: Fall 2017

Advisor: Dr. Muayyad Al-Ubaidi

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology from Univeristy of Tennessee

Cristina Sanchez Cereceda

Incoming Year: Summer 2020

Advisor: Dr. Muna Naash and Dr. Muayyad Al-Ubaidi

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Florida International University

Gang Seo

Incoming year: Fall 2019

Advisor: Dr. Jinsook Roh

Previous degree(s): Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering from Purdue University and Masters in Biomedical Engineering from Purdue University

Richard Su

Incoming year: Spring 2011

Advisor: Dr. Kirill Larin & Dr. Alexander Oraevsky

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin

Chenling Tang

Incoming Year: Spring 2020

Advisor: Dr. Tianfu Wu

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Biological Engineering from Jimei Univeristy, China and Masters in Biology from Illionis Institute of Technology

Yifei Wang

Incoming Year: Fall 2017

Advisor: Dr. Sheereen Majd

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Pharmacy from Shenyang Pharmaceutical University, China

Taruna Yadav
Taruna Yadav

Incoming Year: Fall 2016

Advisor: Dr. Joseph Francis

Previous Degrees: Bachelors in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Guru Gobind Singh Indrprastha University and Masters in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology

Hongqiu Zhang

Incoming year: Spring 2017

Advisor: Dr. Kirill Larin

Previous degree(s): Bachelors in Biology from University of Science and Technology of China and Masters in Bioogy from Tsinghua University

Shu Zhang

Incoming Year: Fall 2019

Advisor: Dr. Tianfu Wu

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Polymer Materials and Engineering from Sichuan University, China

 

Xue Zhao

Incoming Year: Fall 2019

Advisor: Dr. Muayyad Al-Ubaidi

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Environmental Engineering from Bohai University, China

Master's Students
Binila Baby

Incoming Year: Spring 2019

Advisor: Tianfu Wu

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering from Texas A&M

Phillip Comeaux

Incoming Year: Fall 2019

Advisor: Dr. Cunjiang Yu

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering from the Unversity of Houston

Dang Dang

Incoming Year: Summer 2020

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Houston

Alec Entringer

Incoming Year: Fall 2018

Advisor: Dr. Vijay Raghunathan

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Houston

Joly Fahim

Incoming Year: Summer 2020

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Biology from the University of Houston-Downtown

Amin Firouzi, Ph.D.

Incoming Year: Spring 2020

Advisor: Dr. Shereen Majd

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from Univeristy of Mazandaran, Iran, Masters in Chemical Engineering from Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia, and Doctorate in Materials Engineering from University Degli Studi Di Roma il Tor, Italy

Jessica Gutierrez

Incoming Year: Spring 2020

Advisor: Dr. Kirill Larin

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Texas-El Paso

Michael Houston

Incoming Year: Fall 2019

Advisor: Dr. Yingchun Zhang

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Houston

Ravin Huerta

Incoming Year: Spring 2020

Advisor: Dr. Sergey Shevkoplyas

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Biochemistry from the University of Houston

Ferial Koutani

Incoming Year: Fall 2018

Advisor: Dr. Chandra Mohan

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Houston

Joshua Lewis

Incoming Year: Fall 2019

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Houston

Farah Melhem

Incoming Year: Summer 2020

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Houston

Hang Tran Nguyen

Incoming Year: Summer 2020

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Houston

Shainey Patel

Incoming Year: Spring 2019

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Biomedical Enineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Delaney Pierson

Incoming Year: Fall 2019

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Microbiology from Univeristy of Oklahoma

William Riley

Incoming Year: Summer 2020

Advisor: Dr. Sergey Shevkoplyas

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Texas

Cullen Sessions

Incoming Year: Summer 2020

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Houston

Victor Tedesco

Incoming Year: Spring 2019

Advisor: Dr. Sergey Shevkoplyas

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana State University and A&M College

Stephanie Velasco

Incoming Year: Fall 2019

Advisor: Dr. Nuri Ince

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Houston

Sean Williams

Incoming Year: Fall 2019

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Physics from Pacific Lutheran University and Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering from Washington University St. Louis

Sylvia Xie

Incoming Year: Fall 2019

Advisor: Dr. Chandra Mohan

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering from Texas A&M

Bowen Yang

Incoming Year: Fall 2019

Advisor: Dr. Tianfu Wu

Previous Degree(s): Bachelors in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering from Vanderbilt University