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  • Razieh Khalifehzadeh

    Razieh Khalifehzadeh

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Chemical Engineering

    BioDr. Khalifehzadeh received a dual Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and Nanotechnology & Molecular Engineering from the University of Washington (UW) in 2018. During her graduate studies in Prof. Buddy Ratner’s laboratory, she obtained fundamental training in biomaterials design, polymer chemistry, tissue-implant interactions and learned about FDA regulations and clinical translation process of medical devices. Her research was focused on development of new classes of degradable polymers for cardiovascular stents. Throughout her graduate study, she received multiple prestigious awards such as Pre-doctoral Clinical Research Training (TL1) scholarship from National Center for Advancing Translational Science at NIH, Society for Biomaterials (SFB) travel award, Dean of Engineering Scholarship and Graduate School Fund for Excellence and Innovation. She is currently a NIH K99/R00 postdoctoral fellow in Prof. Zhenan Bao’s laboratory at Stanford and her research is focused on designing bioelectronic platforms for early diagnosis of cancers, with emphasis on brain tumors. Her interdisciplinary research lies at the interface of engineering and translational medicine and focuses on the development of polymer-based, wireless, implantable or wearable bioelectronics for disease diagnosis and therapy. She is a member of Diversity Initiative center at Stanford and has been consistently involved in leading efforts to promote diversity among underrepresented and socioeconomically disadvantaged students. She serves on various diversity committees and plans to continue her efforts by creating and leading outreach programs as a future independent investigator.

  • Yasser Khan

    Yasser Khan

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Chemical Engineering

    BioYasser Khan is a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Stanford University, in Prof. Zhenan Bao’s Group. Yasser completed his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley, in Prof. Ana Claudia Arias’ Group. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas, and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. Yasser’s research focuses mainly on wearable medical devices, with an emphasis on flexible bioelectronic and biophotonic sensors. Additionally, he worked on projects ranging from “electrochemical etching of ultra-sharp SPM tips” to “energy harvesting in complex systems.” His job experience includes internships at UC Berkeley, Oxford University, Stanford University, and Zyvex Labs in Texas.

  • Makrand Khanwale

    Makrand Khanwale

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Mechanical Engineering

    BioI received my PhD from Iowa State University co-majoring in Mechanical engineering and Applied Mathematics. I was co-advised by Dr. Baskar Ganapathysubramanian and Dr. James Rossmanith. For my dissertation I worked on development and analysis of numerical schemes for high fidelity simulations of multiphase flows. Specifically I developed energy stable numerical methods to simulate two-phase flows using Cahn-Hilliard Navier-Stokes equations. I also have experience in development of tools to analyse and understand complex physical processes like multi-phase flows and turbulence. Before joining Iowa State for my graduate work, I had a brief stint as a research associate in Dr. Krishnaswamy Nandakumar‘s group in Louisiana State University (LSU). At LSU I worked on developing theoretical models for energy cascades in multi-phase flows.