PEOPLE

Principal Investigator

Christian Franck 
cfranck@wisc.edu
 
Grainger Institute for Engineering Associate Professor 
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison 
 
Ph.D., M.S., California Institute of Technology
B.S., University of Virginia
Academic Staff
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Luke Summey

Research Engineer

M.S. Mechanical Engineering

University of Wisconsin - Madison

B.S. Mechanical Engineering Technology

Ferris State University

summey@wisc.edu

Postdoctoral Fellows
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Postdoctoral Fellow

Lauren Hazlett Ph.D

​Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering,

Brown University

B.S. Biomedical Engineering

The College of New Jersey

lhazlett@wisc.edu

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Postdoctoral Fellow

Jin Yang, Ph.D

Ph.D., M.S., Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology

B.En. Mechanics, Tsien Program, Tsinghua University

jyang526@wisc.edu

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Postdoctoral Fellow

Jing Zhang, Ph.D

​Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Connecticut

MS, B.S, Mechanical Engineering,  Tsinghua University

jzhang2338@wisc.edu

Postdoctoral Fellow

Alexander McGhee, Ph.D

​Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering,

University of Florida

B.S. Mechanical Engineering,

University of Florida

Graduate Students
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Selda Buyukozturk

Ph.D Candidate

Material Science

Mechanics of soft matter cavitation

selda_buyukozturk@brown.edu

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Jialiang Tao

Ph.D Candidate

Solid Mechanics

Non-linear mechanics of soft foams

jtao22@wisc.edu

Elizabeth Bremer

Ph.D Student

Mechanical Engineering

Experimental Neuromechanics

ecbremer@wisc.edu

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Harry C. Cramer III

Ph.D Candidate

Biomedical Engineering

Mechanics of soft matter cavitation

harry_cramer@brown.edu

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Nomin Khishigsuren

Ph.D Student

Mechanical Engineering

Experimental Neuromechanics

khishigsuren@wisc.edu

Jamie Sergay

Ph.D Student

Biomedical Engineering

Cellular Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

sergay@wisc.edu

Undergraduate Students

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Jeni Farmerie

Undergraduate Student

Mechanical Engineering

Experimental Neuromechanics

Traumatic Brain Injury

jfarmerie@wisc.edu

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Echo Ziqin Xu

Undergraduate Student

Mechanical Engineering

Experimental Neuromechanics

Traumatic Brain Injury

zxu422@wisc.edu

Franck Lab Alumni

Angel Chukwu (University of Wisconsin - Madison, M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2020)
Daniel Klotz (Brown, Sc.M. Biotechnology, 2018)
Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Christina Andrews (Brown, Sc.M. Biomedical Engineering, 2018)
Johnson Matthey
Jon Estrada (Brown, Ph.D. Solid Mechanics, 2017)
Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
 
Paul Hopkins (Brown, Sc.M. Biomedical Engineering, 2017) 
Drug Product Engineer at Amgen
Shababa Binte Matin (Brown, Sc.B Biomedical Engineering, 2017)
Ashok Seetharam (Brown, Sc.M. Biomedical Engineering, 2016)
Eyal Bar-Kochba (Brown, Ph.D. Solid Mechanics, 2015) 
Senior Researcher at APL

 

Daniel Keenan (Brown, Sc.M. Biomedical Engineering, 2015)

Engineer at Abiomed

 

David Stout (Brown, Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, 2014)                        

National Science Foundation

 

Kyle McNamara (Brown, Sc.B. 2014)                        

MD/PhD Student VATech - Wake Forest 

 

Dingyi Sun, Ph.D (Brown, Sc.B. 2012)

Post-doc, Brown University

 

Tiffany Lin (Brown, Sc.B., Physics, Wellesley 2012)

Erin Hannen (Brown, Sc.B. 2012)

Ph.D. student, Georgia Tech

Alexander K Landauer (Brown, Ph.D. Solid Mechanics, 2019)

Post-Doctoral Fellow at NIST 

Mohak Patel (Brown, Ph.D. Solid Mechanics, 2019)

Software Engineer at Google

Mark Scimone (Brown, Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, 2019)

Principal Scientist at Physical Sciences, Inc.

Aneesh Heintz (Brown, Sc.B. 2018)

Anna Seto (Brown, Sc.B. 2018)

Systems Engineer at Raytheon

Michael Harman (Postdoc 2018)

Ximedica

 
Alana Levine (Brown, Sc.M. Biotechnology, 2016)
Lauren Chanen (Brown, Sc.B. Mech. Engineering, 2016)

Jennifer Cardona (Brown, Sc.B. 2015)

PhD student, Stanford

Jennet Toyjanova (Brown, Ph.D. Solid Mechanics, 2014) 
Engineer at Ximedica


Justin Morse (Brown, Sc.M. Biomedical Engineering, 2014)                        

Engineer at Ximedica

 

Eugenia Gurvich (Brown, Sc.B. 2013)  

Goldman Sachs

 

Mark Guttag (Brown, Sc.B. 2012)

Ph.D. student, MIT

 

Anastassia Astafieva (Brown, Sc.B. 2012)

Continental Tire Corp., Germany   

 

Sangjin Ryu (Postdoc 2011)

Faculty, Univ. Nebraska, Lincoln

 

Katrina Wilson (Brown, Sc.B. 2011)

Hyun-Jung Lee (Brown, Postdoc 2010)

Postdoc, Georgia Tech