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  • Casey Fleeter

    Casey Fleeter

    Ph.D. Student in Computational and Mathematical Engineering, admitted Autumn 2015

    BioI am a PhD student at Stanford University's Institute of Computational and Mathematical Engineering (ICME). I graduated from Harvard University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Physics. My research interests lie in the applications of mathematical methods to the cardiovascular system. My project in the Marsden Lab specifically utilizes techniques in uncertainty quantification.

  • Julie A. Fogarty

    Julie A. Fogarty

    Ph.D. Student in Chemical Engineering, admitted Autumn 2013

    BioJulie is currently at Stanford University pursuing her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering where she works for Prof. James R. Swartz on developing a modular virus-like particle based vaccine platform. Her current focus is on developing novel vaccines for HIV and Zika. She is also pursuing work related to further development of a potentially broadly protective flu antigen, as well as work to design a scalable process for manufacturing this antigen. Julie has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and is excited by the biological applications of chemical engineering.

    Julie spent two years working for Dr. Jennifer A. Maynard at the University of Texas at Austin in the Chemical Engineering Department. Her project focused on phage display using coat protein p8 variants as a means for engineering low affinity protein-protein interactions. This work could provide a platform for engineering T-cell receptors (a largely under-exploited immune molecule) to create better therapeutics for a number of different diseases.

    She has past research experience working with miRNA at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in the Department of Experimental Therapeutics under the supervision of Dr. George A. Calin. She also has experience working with pH responsive hydrogels at the University of Texas at Austin in the Chemical Engineering Department under the supervision of Dr. Nicholas A. Peppas. Finally, Julie interned with Merck in their Manufacturing Division for two summers and was a Merck Engineering and Technology Fellow.

    She is currently the President of the Stanford Chemical Engineering Graduate Action Committee and serves on the Bioengineering Student-Led Colloquium Planning Committee.

    As an undergraduate, she served as the Vice President External for the UT Chapter of AIChE for two years and the Service Chair of the organization for one year. In addition, Julie served as President, Vice President, and Service Chair for the Epsilon Chapter of Omega Chi Epsilon.

  • Chris Ford

    Chris Ford

    Ph.D. Student in Mechanical Engineering, admitted Autumn 2013

    BioChris is a design professional, design educator, and design researcher in the areas of both Architecture and Infrastructure design. He is interested in our imminent Urban Futures through the research and design of next-generation solutions for the built environment from a user-centered perspective.

    Upon graduating with his Master of Architecture from North Carolina State University, Chris worked in the offices of Richard Meier & Partners (New York), Rick Joy Architects (Tucson) and Rob Paulus Architects (Tucson). Projects assisted or managed include residential (single and multi-family), commercial and infrastructural typologies.

    After teaching as a lecturer at the University of Arizona, Chris joined the College of Architecture at the University of Nebraska as fulltime faculty. He regularly taught undergraduate and graduate design studios including the NAAB Comprehensive Project, elective courses in Design Methodology and Modern Craft, and advised Design Thesis. In Spring 2013, Chris coordinated the "London | 2013" Program where his research prompted coursework on Hybridized Urban Infrastructures. In 2015, Chris resigned as a tenured Associate Professor to pursue a PhD in Mechanical Engineering.

    Chris is currently a PhD Candidate at Stanford University in the Mechanical Engineering Design Group and is advised by Professor Larry Leifer, PhD. As a Research coordinator in the Stanford Center for Design Research, Chris spearheads a new initiative titled “Resilience Design Research” which uses Design Thinking as a research method for next-generation, resilient solutions for the built environment. This initiative includes research interests in both urban and suburban contexts.

    Chris is engaged outside of Stanford through his role as founding Editorial Board member and Associate Editor for the Journal of Technology | Architecture + Design (TAD Journal), a new peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by the ACSA. He also co-Chairs the Emerging Technology Committee within the ASCE's Infrastructure Resilience Division. Chris maintains memberships with the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and the San Francisco based non-profit SPUR to guarantee exposure to the practices of multiple disciplines. Chris is a licensed architect in the State of North Carolina.