People

Available Positions

We are currently seeking motivated PhD students for projects in developing optical imaging instrumentation for cancer detection and treatment. Students should have a background in instrumentation with a BS in either EE, physics, or a related field and be admitted to the University of Texas Graduate School. Interested candidates should send CV and cover letter via email to Dr. Tunnell (jtunnell@mail.utexas.edu).

 

Principal Investigator

Tunnell   

James W. Tunnell, PhD
Associate Professor 
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Office: BME 5.202B
512.232.2110
[Email]

Lab Members

Austin Moy, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow (2014-present)
PhD, Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Irvine
MS, Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Irvine
MEng, Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University
BS, Engineering Physics, Cornell University
[Email]

 
 

Xu Feng
PhD Student, Biomedical Engineering (2013-present)
MS, Optical Engineering, Tsinghua University
BS, Optical Information Science & Technology, Wuhan University
[Email]

 

 

Will Goth
PhD Student, Biomedical Engineering (2013-present)
NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Fellow
(co-advised w/ Dr. Michael Sacks)
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Northeastern University
[Email]

Hieu Nguyen
PhD Student, Biomedical Engineering (2015-present)
BEng, Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University
[Email]

Yao Zhang
PhD Student, Biomedical Engineering (2015-present)
(co-advised w/Dr. Mia Markey)
BS, Biomedical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
[Email]

Alumni

Postdoctoral Fellows

 
Manu    

Manu Sharma, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow (2011-2013)
PhD, Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois
MS, Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois
BS, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Sydney
Current Position: Research Scientist, AB Sciex, CA

 

PhD Students

Bin

Bin Yang, PhD
PhD, Biomedical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2015
MS, Optics, University of Rochester
BS, Photonics, Jiangsu University
BS, Optics Wilfrid Laurier University
Current Position: Postdoc, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Ricky

Richard "Ricky" Hennessy, PhD
PhD, Biomedical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2015
NSF Graduate Research Fellow
NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Fellow
(co-advised w/ Dr. Mia Markey)
MS, Biomedical Engineering, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
BS, Biomedical Engineering, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Current Position: Senior Data Scientist, frog, Austin, TX

Varun

Varun Pattani, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow (2014)
PhD, Biomedical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2014
MS, Biomedical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
BS, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University
Current Position: Biomedical Engineer, US Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, MD

Sam

Sam Lim, PhD
PhD, Biomedical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2014
BS, Electrical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
Current position: Postdoc, University of Toronto, Canada

Sheldon

Sheldon Bish, PhD
PhD, Biomedical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2013
BS, Biomedical Engineering, University of Connecticut
Current position: Research Scientist, L'Oreal, NJ

Priyaveena Puvanakrishnan, PhD
PhD, Biomedical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2011

Current Position: Instructor, Biomedical Engineering, University of Arkansas

Jaesook Park, PhD
PhD, Biomedical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2010
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea

Narasimhan Rajaram, PhD
PhD, Biomedical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2010
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, University of Arkansas
http://comp.uark.edu/~nrajaram/

Tim Erickson, MS BME '10
Raiyan Zaman, MS, ECE '06