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PEOPLE

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Principal Investigator

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Christian Franck 
cfranck@wisc.edu
 
Bjorn Borgen Professor
H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellow
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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Jing Zhang, Ph.D

Scientist II

​Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering

University of Connecticut

MS, B.S, Mechanical Engineering  Tsinghua University

jzhang2338@wisc.edu

Postdoctoral Fellows
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Enze Chen, Ph.D

Postdoctoral Fellow

​Ph.D., M.S., Civil Engineering,

Johns Hopkins University

B.S., Civil Engineering,

Nanjing Forestry University

 

Graduate Students
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Elizabeth Bremer-Sai

Ph.D Candidate

Mechanical Engineering

Soft Material Mechanics

ecbremer@wisc.edu

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Jessica Park

Ph.D Student

Mechanical Engineering

Experimental Neuromechanics

jpark594@wisc.edu

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Mauricio Araiza

Ph.D Student

Mechanical Engineering

Experimental Neuromechanics

araizacaniza@wisc.edu

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Baris Dedekarginoglu

Ph.D Student

Mechanical Engineering

Experimental Neuromechanics

dedekarginog@wisc.edu

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Jamie Sergay

Ph.D Candidate

Biomedical Engineering

Cellular Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

sergay@wisc.edu

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Sinan Candan

Ph.D Student

Biomedical Engineering

Experimental Hydrogel Mechanics

scandan@wisc.edu

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Emily Blick

Ph.D Candidate

Biomedical Engineering

Cellular Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

eblick@wisc.edu

Undergraduate Students

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Griffin Radtke

Undergraduate Student

Mechanical Engineering

Experimental Neuromechanics

gbradtke@wisc.edu

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Jesse Park

Undergraduate Student

Mechanical Engineering

Experimental Neuromechanics

jrpark@crimson.ua.edu

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Natalie Schick

Undergraduate Student

Cognitive Neuroscience

Cellular Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

nschick@wisc.edu

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Daniel Silverman

Undergraduate Student

 

Cellular Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

dhsilverman@wisc.edu

Franck Lab Alumni

Grace Kreissler (University of Wisconsin - Madison, B.S. Biomedical Engineering, 2024)
M.S. student, Duke University

Karina Buttram (University of Wisconsin - Madison, B.S. Biomedical Engineering, 2024)

Xiangyu (Alex) Sun, PhD (Postdoc, 2022)
Reseach Scientist, Applied Mechanics Modeling, Corning Inc.

Jialiang Tao (University of Wisconsin - Madison, Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, 2022)

Luke Summey (Research Engineer, 2022; University of Wisconsin - Madison, M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2020)
Bioscience Sales Specialist, Nikon Instruments

Jin Yang, PhD (Postdoc 2022)
Assistant Professor, University of Texas Austin

Echo Zhiqin Xu (University of Wisconsin - Madison, B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2022)
PhD student, Columbia University

Harry Cramer III 
(Brown, Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, 2022)
Assistant Director for the IDDRC Cellular Imaging Core, Boston Children's Hospital

Nomin Khishigsuren (University of Wisconsin - Madison, M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2022)

Selda Buyukozturk (Brown, Ph.D. Material Science, 2021)
MIT Lincoln Labs

Sam Yin (University of Wisconsin - Madison, B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2021)
Graduate Student, Carnegie Mellon University

Jeni Farmerie (University of Wisconsin - Madison, B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2021)
M.S. student, UC Berkeley

Lauren Hazlett Brunner (Brown, Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, 2020) GlaxoSmithKline

Angel Chukwu (University of Wisconsin - Madison, M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2020)

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

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)

Alana Levine (Brown, Sc.M. Biotechnology, 2016)

Lauren Chanen (Brown, Sc.B. Mech. Engineering, 2016)

Jennifer Cardona (Brown, Sc.B. 2015)
PhD student, Stanford

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 
 
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

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
 
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
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