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PEOPLE

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Principal Investigator

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Christian Franck 
cfranck@wisc.edu
 
Grainger Institute for Engineering 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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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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Alex McGhee, Ph.D

Postdoctoral Fellow

​Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering,

University of Florida

B.S. Mechanical Engineering,

University of Florida

amcghee2@wisc.edu

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Alex Sun, Ph.D

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ph.D., M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering

B.En. Aerospace Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnical University

xsun332@wisc.edu

Graduate Students
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Jialiang Tao

Ph.D Candidate

Solid Mechanics

Non-linear mechanics of soft foams

jtao22@wisc.edu

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Elizabeth Bremer

Ph.D Student

Mechanical Engineering

Experimental Neuromechanics

ecbremer@wisc.edu

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Jessica Park

Ph.D Student

Mechanical Engineering

Experimental Neuromechanics

jpark594@wisc.edu

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Annalise Daul

Ph.D Student

Mechanical Engineering

Experimental Neuromechanics

annalise.daul@wisc.edu

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Jamie Sergay

Ph.D Student

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 Student

Biomedical Engineering

Cellular Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

eblick@wisc.edu

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Mauricio Araiza Canizales

Ph.D Student

Mechanical Engineering

Experimental Neuromechanics

araizacaniza@wisc.edu

Undergraduate Students

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Griffin Radtke

Undergraduate Student

Mechanical Engineering

Experimental Neuromechanics

Traumatic Brain Injury

gbradtke@wisc.edu

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Karina Buttram

Undergraduate Student

Mechanical Engineering

Experimental Neuromechanics

Traumatic Brain Injury

kbuttram@wisc.edu

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Gracie Kreissler

Undergraduate Student

Mechanical Engineering

Experimental Solid Mechanics

Traumatic Brain Injury

zxu433@wisc.edu

Franck Lab Alumni

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)
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute


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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