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Student Awards
Graduate Students
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Xun Zhao is currently a Ph.D. student since 2019 in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. His current research focuses on bioelectronics for energy and healthcare applications. Xun has already published 45 journal articles with 16 of them being the first authors in Nature Materials (2), Nature Electronics, Chemical Reviews, Science Advances, Nature Communication, Joule, Matter, Advance Materials, et al. At his leisure, he likes playing badminton, swimming, and reading history.

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Guorui Chen is currently a Ph.D. student since 2020 in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research focuses on leveraging bioelectronics and artificial intelligence to address unsolved challenges in healthcare. With a h-index 32, Guorui has already published 48 journal articles and 18 of them are the first author in Nature Electronics (2), Chemical Reviews (2), Matter, ACS Nano. At his leisure, he likes playing football, watching movies, and reading history.

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Trinny Tat, one of the two NDSEG Fellows at UCLA, Vice President of Bioengineering Graduate Association, successfully defended her Ph.D. Dissertation on Aug. 8th, 2023. She has research experience in point-of-care and biosensing applications. Trinny has published 30 articles in with 10 first-author papers in Matter, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, ACS Nano, Applied Physics Review, et al.. In her leisure time, she likes to work out, read, and hunt extreme deals and coupons.

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Jing Xu is currently a Ph.D. student since 2021 in the Department of Bioengineering at UCLA. Her current research focuses on wearable biosensors and bioelectronics, wearable circuit design, and body area networks. She has already published 26 journal articles with 10 of them being the first authors in Matter, Advanced Materials, Nano Energy, ACS Nano, Applied Physics Review, et al. In her spare time, she likes music and traveling.

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Xiao Wan is currently a Ph.D. student since 2022 in the Department of Bioengineering at UCLA. His current research thrust includes developing functional materials for implantable and wearable bioelectronics for healthcare. Xiao has already published 4 research articles with 2 of them being the first/co-first authors in Nature Communications, Advanced Functional Materials, Nano Energy. At his leisure, he likes traveling and reading books.

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Shaolei Wang (Co-Advised with Prof. Tzung Hsiai) is currently a Ph.D. student since 2022 in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. His current research interests focus on implantable bioelectronics and stretchable electronic devices for healthcare. Shaolei has published articles as the first authors in Science Advances (2), ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, and npj Flexible Electronics. In his spare time, he likes swimming, traveling and playing basketball.

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Zhaoqi Duan is currently a Ph.D. student since 2024 in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. His current research focuses on soft bioelectronics and wearable biosensors for personalized health. Zhaoqi has published 9 Journal articles with 2 of them being the first author. In his spare time, he like listening to music and writing poems.

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Songyue Chen is currently a Ph.D. student science 2024 in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. His current research focuses on the development of soft bioelectronics for healthcare applications. He has published 3 research articles, with 1 of them being the first author in Biomaterials Research. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and engaging in water-related sports.

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Xiujun Fan is currently a Ph.D. student since 2024 in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her current research focuses on soft bioelectronics and wearable biosensors for personalized healthcare. Xiujun has already published 1 journal article as the first author in PNAS. In her leisure time, Xiujun enjoys reading and playing Guqin.

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Ziyuan Che is currently a master student in the Department of Bioengineering at UCLA. He obtained his B.S. in Cornell University. He has already published 4 journal articles, including one first author in small, and others in Nature Communications, Small, Matter, Advanced Materials Technologies, et al. In his leisure time, Ziyuan is a huge movie lover and he also likes photographing.

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Junyi Yin currently a master student in the Department of Bioengineering at UCLA. His current research focuses on wearable bioelectronics for personalized healthcare. Junyi has already published 20 journal articles with 5 of them being the first authors in Nature Review Bioengineering, Nature Communications, Advanced Science, Nano Energy, et al. In his leisure time, he likes  Chinese Calligraphy.

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Jarod Carol is currently a master student in the Department of Bioengineering at UCLA.  His research interests include implantable biomedical devices for improved personalized healthcare. Outside of research, he is a member of the non-profit organization, Enriching Community Health Outreach (ECHO), as well as a member of the UCLA men's club basketball team.

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Yaqi Liu is a master student at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research interests include the use of biosensors to detect signals from cardiovascular and muscular activity, circuit design, and simulation modeling. She would like to focus her research on biomedical wearables, exploring the cutting-edge possibilities of bioelectronic sensors and personalized healthcare medicine in the direction of nanotechnology and smart textiles.

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Yanan Li is currently a master student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of California, Los Angeles. His research interests include circuit design for wearable bioelectronic and biosensing systems. He focuses on the low-powered or self-powered bioelectronic devices and smart sensing systems. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball and traveling.

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Kamryn Scott is currently a master student in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her current research interests include wearable and implantable biosensors and bioelectronics, and flexible circuit design for personalized healthcare devices and systems. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, watching basketball, and listening to music.

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Kanishk Rai is currently a master student in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. His current research interests focus on wearable bioelectronics and neuro engineering. He has a strong background in projects and service operations with 4+ years of experience in the building automation industry. In his free time, he enjoys working out and hiking.

Undergraduate Students
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Laila Harris is currently a second year undergraduate student at the University of California, Los Angeles  majoring in Physiological Sciences. Her research interests include using biosensors to monitor the respiratory, cardiovascular, and muscular activity of athletes as well as developing wearable electrotherapy devices for athletes. In her free time, Laila enjoys running track, watching sports, hip-hop choreography, and spending time with her twin sister.

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Giorgio Conta is currently a sophomore undergraduate student in the Department of Bioengineering at UCLA. His research interests focus on developing self-powered biosensors and systems for personalized healthcare. Giorgio already published 6 papers and 1 of them is the first author in Advanced Materials. In his free time, he likes to play soccer and tennis as well as travel. See his publication list at [Google Scholar]

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Sofia Bouzarif is currently a freshman undergraduate in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research interests are centered on discovering new functional materials, and using them to design wearable energy harvesters and sensors to create an autonomous personalized healthcare system with a wide range of applications in the biomedical field. She wants to be a patent lawyer in the future. In her spare time, she enjoys playing water polo and traveling. 

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Ethan Hong-Wang Waworuntu is currently a freshman undergraduate student in the Department of Bioengineering at UCLA. He was a competitor at the Rubik’s Cube World Championships in 2017 in Paris and a Volunteer Captain at the Second Harvest Food Bank in Irvine. His research interests focus on developing wearable self-powered biosensors and systems for personalized healthcare. In his free time, he likes to play League of Legends and the culinary arts.

Susanna Ferrier is currently a freshman undergraduate student in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research interests focus on materials innovation and developing sustainable self-powered biosensors and wearable smart textiles for personalized healthcare. In her spare time, she enjoys rock climbing, skiing, and traveling. See her publication list at [Google Scholar]

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Samika Karthik is currently a freshman undergraduate in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her previous experiences include working with implantable medical devices such as pacemakers at Abbott, a medtech company. Her research interests focus on developing wearable biosensors and smart textiles for the application of personalized healthcare. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing and architectural photography. 

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Sophia Shen is currently a junior undergraduate student in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is the winner of the prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and Harry M. Showman Prize. Her research interests focus on wearable bioelectronics and personalized healthcare devices. In her spare time, she enjoys painting. See her publication list at  [Google Scholar]

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Aleksandra Dudek is currently a freshman undergraduate student in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research interests include developing functional materials for use in personal healthcare and throughout the biomedical field. She previously worked as a high school lab assistant at the Shan Lab, an integrated biochemical lab at the California Institute of Technology. In her free time, she enjoys running, skiing, hiking, and traveling. 

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Cameron Uy is currently a freshman undergraduate student in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles.  His research interests focus on developing novel small molecule enzyme inhibitors and developing wearable biotechnology.  His previous research at Purdue includes small-molecule inhibition of fungal enzymes for the application of high specificity fungicides. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, camping, playing piano and trumpet, and tennis.

Vidhur Raveendran is currently a sophomore undergraduate student in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research interests include using wearable biosensors and the Internet of things devices for personal healthcare monitoring with minimal invasiveness and power consumption. In his free time, he enjoys playing video games, and playing the trombone. See [Google Scholar]

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Andrew Tran is a sophomore undergraduate in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research interests focus on wearable biomedical devices and their applications in healthcare, particularly in regards to real-time monitoring and point-of-care medicine. In his free time, he enjoys playing chess and spending time with friends and family. 

Cherise Ching is currently a freshman undergraduate student in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research interests are in the development of cutting-edge wearable biomedical devices, especially in the textile form, for personalized health care. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis and listening to music.

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Valerie Wu is currently a junior undergraduate student in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her previous research experiences include developing a glucose-responsive microneedle patch that can be used in diabetes management. Her research interests include wearable textiles and devices that can be used to provide the general public with more effective, accessible, and eco-friendly healthcare. In her free time, she enjoys sewing, baking, and listening to music.

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Shaurya Mathur is currently a freshman undergraduate student in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to UCLA, he had research experiences with NASA GeneLabs and Baylor Medical School. His research interests are primarily focused on biomaterials and wearable technology for personalized healthcare. In his free time, he plays video games and skates.

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Leah Kim is currently a sophomore undergraduate student in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles, Henry Samueli School of Engineering. Her research interests are wearable biotechnology, specifically in developing smart textiles for personalized and accessible healthcare. In her free time, she enjoys trying new foods, hiking, and baking.

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Michael Yu is currently a junior undergraduate student in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research interests primarily focus on developing smart textiles and wearables that can be used in healthcare and by patients in an affordable and practical manner. In his spare time, he enjoys playing basketball, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. 

Sofia Odeste (she/her) is currently a third-year undergraduate Chemical Engineering student with an Environmental Engineering minor. Her research interests center around renewable energy and carbon capture, with experience in both nanotechnology and bacterial hybrid bioinorganics. Outside of research, she is on a competitive hip-hop dance team called Samahang Modern, and works for APIDA students on campus with the Asian Pacific Coalition (APC) and Pilipinos in Engineering and Science (PIES).

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Suriyen Subramaniam is a freshman undergraduate student in the Department of Bioengineering at UCLA. His previous research at Fred Hutch focused on genomic analysis of E. coli recombinant enzymes and inhibitors in Coliphages. His research interests focus on developing self-powered biosensors and wearable medical devices. In his free time he enjoys spending time with family and friends.

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KyungJin Shin (Jin) is a junior undergraduate in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research interests are primarily focused on developing wearable and implantable biomedical devices, self-powered smart systems, and the Internet of Medical things for personalized healthcare. In her free time, she enjoys playing piano, crafting, watching movies, and swimming.

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Mylan (Mimi) Mayer (she/her) is currently a junior undergraduate student in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. Last year, she conducted research on 3-dimensional human vision in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, and she currently manages the Biomedical Engineering Society Pulse Oximeter Build Team. She is excited to research wearables for continuous and point-of-care monitoring, and in her free time, she enjoys cooking, music, and interior design.

Frederick Jimenez is currently a junior undergraduate in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles. His current research interests include wearable biomedical devices that can be individually personalized for energy, sensing, and therapeutic applications. Outside of research, he is a member of Emergency Medicine Research Associates, AAP as a Peer Learning Facilitator, and a LEAF Peer Mentor. 

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Joseph Moon is currently a freshman undergraduate student in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research interests revolve around developing wearable medical devices, especially devices designed to aid those with physical disabilities as well as cutting-edge imaging technology. In his free time, he enjoys skating and promoting his up-and-coming soundcloud rap career.

Tania Firouzabady is currently a freshman undergraduate student in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research interests focus on developing wearable biomedical devices and personalized medicine. She is also interested in the development of two-dimensional materials for nanopore sequencing. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, painting, hiking, and abstract photography.

Shreesh Karjagi is currently a junior undergraduate student in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. His is the winner of the prestigious Russell R. O’neill Distinguished Service Award from UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering. His research interests  are focused on renewable energy and sustainability. In his free time, he enjoys meditating, yoga, and hiking.

Jacob Stuart is currently a junior in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research interests are centered around therapeutic wearable and implantable biomedical devices for personalized health care. Outside of research, he is a member of the Biomedical Engineering Society Design Team and the Synthetic Biology Consortium. In his free time, he likes to play basketball, discover new music, and play Sudoku.

Lara Rulloda is currently a junior undergraduate student in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research interests are focused on wearable biomedical devices and biosensors, and her career aspiration is to work in the medical device industry. Outside of research, she enjoys working on technical projects with the Biomedical Engineering Society and is leading a project as a Design Team PM.

David Fomin is currently a freshman undergraduate student in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research interests are focused on self-powered wearable medical devices and how this can apply to broadening the scope of point-of-care medicine. In his free time, he enjoys road cycling, playing tennis and the piano.

Edward Hahm is currently a sophomore undergraduate student in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research interests include designing wearable biomedical devices to improve quality of life and studying biokinetics in human-like robots. Outside of research, he is a member of the Biomedical Engineering Society Build Team. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer, watching videos, and playing the piano.

Aaron Li is currently a sophomore undergraduate student in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research interests focus on developing wearable bioelectronics for continuous biomonitoring and personalized healthcare. Outside of research, he manages the Biomedical Engineering Society Build Team. In his free time, he enjoys bouldering and exploring national parks.

Märklin Dallenger is currently a junior undergraduate in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is passionate about developing self-powered wearable bioelectronic devices to revolutionize current healthcare system. Toward long-term goal, he is  deeply committed to the sustainability and promoting overall well-being.

Alex Seder is currently a third year undergraduate student at UCLA majoring in Bioengineering. His research interests include the development of wearable bioelectronics and their applications in personalized rehabilitation and medical care in the field of orthopedics, cardiology, and neurology. In his free time, Alex enjoys weightlifting, cooking, and watching One Piece. 

Kevin Wang is a fifth year undergraduate studying mechanical engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research focuses on improving diagnostic equipment, continuous biomonitoring sensors, as well as post implantable adjustable intraocular lenses. During his free time he enjoys badminton, skateboarding, as well as trying new places and cuisines to eat. 

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