Principal Investigator

Andy Sarles, PhD

ssarles@utk.edu
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

PostDoctoral Scientists

IMG-20170514-WA0001

 Dr. Joseph Najem

jnajem@utk.edu
Postdoctoral Research Assistant
BS – Mech. Engr. – Lebanese American University
MS – Mech. Engr. – Virginia Tech
PhD – Mech. Engr. – Virginia Tech

Graduate Students

Guru Venkatesan

gvenkate@utk.edu
Graduate Research Assistant
Biomedical Engineering, PhD Student
BS – Biomed. Engr. – Sathyabama University, India (2011)

MaryAnne Nguyen

mnguyen8@utk.edu
Graduate Research Assistant
Biomedical Engineering, PhD Student
BS – Biol. Engr. – Louisiana State University (2012)

Former Graduate Students

Dr. Graham Taylor

gtaylor4@utk.edu
Dissertation:  Improving Droplet Interface Bilayers as Models for Cell Membranes
PhD, Biomedical Engineering (2016)
Currently:  a) UTK/ORNL Joint Institute for Biological Sciences Postdoctoral Research Scientist
b) President, T&T Scientific Corporation

Dr. Nima Tamaddoni Jahromi

ntamaddo@utk.edu
Dissertation: Inter-droplet Membranes for Mechanical Sensing Applications
PhD, Mechanical Engineering (2016)
Currently: CEO, T&T Scientific Corporation

Current Undergraduate Researchers

  1. Jason Seinfeld Major: BME
  2. Megan Pritz Major: BME

Former Undergraduate Researchers

  1. Meredith Niethammer BS-BME 2012
  2. Chase Thompson BS-ME 2012
  3. Clayton Greer BS-ME 2015
  4. Max Prigden BS-ME 2014
  5. Brady Bauer BS-ME 2015
  6. Nathan Powell BS-ME 2016
  7. Ashley Lipford BS-ME 2016
  8. Trevor Hepburn BS-BME 2015