Jon won the Outstanding Thesis Award, which is given annually by the School of Engineering to the graduate student that presented the most outstanding thesis.
Jon presented his defense titled "Microcavitation as a Neural Cell Damage Mechanism in an In vitro Model of Blast Traumatic Brain Injury" on Thursday, May 4, 2017. In attendence were committee members Dr. Christian Franck, Dr. David Henann, and Dr. Diane Hoffman-Kim along with a standing-room only audience full of family, friends, and supporters. Jon will continue his academic career this fall at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor under Dr. Ellen Arruda. Congratulations, Jon!
Paul Hopkins defended his Master's thesis, titled "3D in vitro Modeling to Assess Therapeutic Hypothermia as a Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury" on April 24, 2017. In attendance were committee members Christian Franck, PhD, Joseph Crisco, PhD, and Neha P. Raukar, MD, and members of the Franck Lab. Congratulations, Paul!