Perlman Symposium

Student Profiles

ADVISOR: David Anderson

GRADUATION: Spring 2016

COHORT: 2011-2012

BIO: Thesis Research

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Ricky Alamillo, PhD

Chemical and Biological Engineering


Current position

Senior Process Development Engineer
Apeel Sciences

ADVISOR: James Dumesic

GRADUATION: Fall 2016

COHORT: 2010-2011

BIO: Thesis Research

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Jose Alonso Navarro, MS

COHORT: 1999-2000

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Andrea Ashwood, PhD

Mechanical Engineering


Current position

Mechanical Engineer
Spectacles
Venice, CA

ADVISOR: Prof. Timothy Shedd

COHORT: 2006-2007

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Marco Bedolla Pantoja, PhD

Chemical and Biological Engineering


Current position

Product Development Engineer
Platypus Technologies
Madison, WI

ADVISOR: Nicholas Abbott

GRADUATION: Fall 2015

COHORT: 2010-2011

BIO: Thesis Research

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Mack Brittelle, PhD

ADVISOR: Prof. Scott Sanders

GRADUATION: Fall 2016

COHORT: 2009-2010

BIO: Thesis Research

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Robert Aaron Buchanan, PhD

Mechanical Engineering


Current position

R&D
Ebullient, Inc.
Madison, WI

ADVISOR: Prof. Timothy Shedd

GRADUATION: Fall 2016

COHORT: 2011-2012

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David Antonio Cantu, PhD

Biomedical Engineering


Current position

Post-doctoral Fellow
National Institutes of Health
Bathesda, MD

ADVISOR: Prof. John W. Kao

GRADUATION: Summer 2014

COHORT: 2009-2010

BIO: Thesis Research

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Erin Chiou, PhD

Industrial and Systems Engineering


Current position

Assistant Professor, Human Systems Engineering
Polytechnic School (one of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering)
Arizona State University

ADVISOR: John D. Lee

GRADUATION: Summer 2016

COHORT: 2011-2012

BIO: Thesis Research

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Edward Cole, PhD

Mechanical Engineering


Current position

Mechanical and Joining Engineer
Sapa Extrusion
Troy, MI

ADVISOR: Prof. Frank Pfefforkorn

COHORT: 2007-2008

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Shakti Davis, PhD

Electrical and Computer Engineering


Current position

Technical Staff
MIT Lincoln Lab
Boston, MA

ADVISOR: Prof. Vanveen

GRADUATION: Summer 2006

COHORT: 2000-2001

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Richard Rojas Delgado, PhD

Materials Science Program


Current position

R&D
Intel Corp
Portland, OR

ADVISOR: Prof. Max G. Lagally

GRADUATION: Spring 2017

COHORT: 2008-2009

BIO: Thesis Research

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Rachelle Duvall Hakonson, PhD

Civil and Environmental Engineering


Current position

Research Physical Scientist
US Environmental Protection Agency

ADVISOR: Prof. Schauer

GRADUATION: Summer 2005

COHORT: 2000-2001

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Elizabeth Felton, MD-PhD

Biomedical Engineering


Current position

Assistant Professor
Dept of Neurology
University of Wisconsin-Madison

ADVISOR: Prof. Radwin

GRADUATION: Summer 2007

COHORT: 2000-2001

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Mariam Gonzalez Debs, PhD


Current position

Research Engineer
International Iberian Nanotechnology Labs
Braga, Portugal

GRADUATION: Fall 2005

COHORT: 2000-2001

BIO: Thesis Research

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Kamisha Hamilton Escoto, PhD

Industrial and Systems Engineering


Current position

Research Scientist
Univ. of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

ADVISOR: Prof. Karsh

GRADUATION: Summer 2006

COHORT: 2000-2001

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Christian Herrera, MS

Mechanical Engineering


Current position

Graduate Research Fellow

ADVISOR: Prof. Gregory Nellis, Douglas Reindl, Sanford Klein

GRADUATION: Fall 2016

COHORT: 2014-2015

BIO: Thesis Research

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Lori Holmes, PhD

Mechanical Engineering


Current position

Scientist
3M Corp
St. Paul, MN

ADVISOR: Prof. Osswald

GRADUATION: Spring 2010

COHORT: 2007-2008

BIO: Thesis Research

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Chris Jenkins, PhD

Electrical and Computer Engineering


Current position

R&D in Science and Engineering, Cybersecurity
Sandia National Labs
Albuquerque, NM

ADVISOR: Prof. Schulte

COHORT: 2005-2006

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Tony Jimenez-Torres, PhD

Biomedical Engineering


Current position

Microtechnology Core at the UW Carbone Cancer Center
Owner of Onexio Biosystems
Madison, WI

ADVISOR: Prof. David Beebe

GRADUATION: Fall 2016

COHORT: 2012-2013

BIO: Thesis Research

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Maria Elena Mariner, MS

Civil Engineering


Current position
Contract Support Specialist
Pinnacle Consulting Enterprises

ADVISOR: Jeffrey Russell

COHORT: 1999-2000

BIO: Thesis Research

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Tam Mayeshiba, PhD

Materials Science Program


Current position

Post-doc, Materials Science and Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI

ADVISOR: Prof. Dane Morgan

GRADUATION: Fall 2016

COHORT: 2010-2011

BIO: Thesis Research

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Solomon Mikael, PhD

Electrical and Computer Engineering


Current position

R&D
Intel Corp.
Portland, OR

ADVISOR: Prof. Jack Ma

COHORT: 2009-2010

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Dee Miller, PhD

Industrial and Systems Engineering


Current position

Senior UX Engineer & Insights Lead
Commercial Internet of Things Line of Business
Dell, Inc.
Austin, TX

ADVISOR: Prof. John D. Lee, Prof. Bilge Mutlu

GRADUATION: Spring 2014

COHORT: 2009-2010

BIO: Thesis Research

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Sara Montanez-Sauri, PhD

Materials Science Program


Current position

Associate Research Scientist
PPD (Pharmaceutical Product Development)
Middleton, WI

ADVISOR: Prof. David J. Beebe

GRADUATION: Spring 2014

COHORT: 2007-2008

BIO: Thesis Research

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Eric Nguyen, PhD

Biomedical Engineering


Current position

Post-Doc Research Associate
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
University of Wisconsin - Madison

ADVISOR: Prof. William Murphy

GRADUATION: Spring 2016

COHORT: 2008-2009

BIO: Thesis Research

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William Nollet, PhD

Engineering Physics


Current position

Assistant Professor
Department of Physics & Engineering
Fort Lewis College
Durango, CO

Propulsion Scientist
Advanced Mobile Propulsion Test
Durango, CO

ADVISOR: Prof. Todd Allen

GRADUATION: Summer 2013

COHORT: 2009-2010

BIO: Thesis Research

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Ronke Olabisi, PhD

Biomedical Engineering


Current position

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ

ADVISOR: Prof. Best

GRADUATION: Summer 2005

COHORT: 2000-2001

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Yuri Ramirez, PhD

Industrial and Systems Engineering


Current position

Techincal Program Manager
Intel Corp
Portland, OR

ADVISOR: Prof. Steudel

GRADUATION: Fall 2002

COHORT: 2000-2001

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Pedro Resto Irizarry, PhD

Biomedical Engineering


Current position

Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering
University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez

ADVISOR: Prof. Justin Williams

GRADUATION: Spring 2012

COHORT: 2005-2006

BIO: Thesis Research

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Rafael Henríquez Rivera, PhD

Chemical and Biological Engineering


Current position

Post-doctoral Researcher
University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)

ADVISOR: Prof. Michael D. Graham

GRADUATION: Spring 2016

COHORT: 2010-2011

BIO: Thesis Research

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Shannon Roberts, PhD

Industrial and Systems Engineering


Current position

Assistant Professor
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
University of Massachusetts Amherst

ADVISOR: Prof. John D. Lee

GRADUATION: Summer 2014

COHORT: 2009-2010

BIO: Thesis Research

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Michelle Rogers, PhD

Industrial and Systems Engineering


Current position

Associate Professor
Drexel University
Philidelphia, PA

ADVISOR: Barrett Caldwell, Pascale Carayon

GRADUATION: Spring 2002

COHORT: 1999-2000

BIO: Thesis Research

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Mercedes Ruiz, PhD

Environmental Chemistry and Technology


Current position

Senior Scientist
PPD (Pharmaceutical Product Development)
Middleton, WI

ADVISOR: Prof. Joel Pedersen

GRADUATION: Fall 2015

COHORT: 2010-2011

BIO: Thesis Research

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José Roberto Sánchez, PhD

Materials Science and Engineering


Current position

D1C Process Engineer
Intel Corp.
Portland, OR

ADVISOR: Max G. Lagally

COHORT: 2009-2010

BIO: Thesis Research

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Chris Torres, PhD

Mechanical Engineering


Current position

Senior R&D Engineer
Aerospace Division: Friction Materials Department
Honeywell, Inc
South Bend, IN

ADVISOR: Prof. Frank Pfefferkorn

COHORT: 2006-2007

BIO: Thesis Research

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Quyen Tran, PhD

Biomedical Engineering


Current position
Currently looking for a job

ADVISOR: Paul Campagnola

GRADUATION: Spring 2016

COHORT: 2008-2009

BIO: Thesis Research

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Jonathan Welburn, PhD

Industrial and Systems Engineering


Current position

Researcher
RAND Corporation
Pittsburgh, PA

ADVISOR: Vicki Bier

GRADUATION: Fall 2016

COHORT: 2009-2010

BIO: Thesis Research

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