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Hatsopoulos Microfluids Laboratory Students
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts

The HML has approximately 30 graduate students doing research in it at any given time. The breadth of fields is immense, from classic fluid mechanics to computational fluid dynamics to many projects involved in bio-engineering. Students come from across the world to study in this lab, at both the master's and doctoral level. Here is an alphabetical list of the current students, as well as some of our recent graduates.

Faculty and research staff have their own page.

Graduate Students

Brian Chan
Brian Chan Millbrae, California
S.B., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research Area: Snail locomotion, Low Reynolds-Number locomotion
Suraj Deshmukh
Suraj Deshmukh Mumbai, India
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, 2001

Thesis: Fluid-Responsive ("smart") Fluids for Advanced Automotive Applications
Dennis Evangelista
Dennis Evangelista Freehold, NJ
SB, Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
SB, Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MEng, EECS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MSES, Mechanical Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School / Bettis Reactor Engineering School
Research Area: Biological fluid dynamics. Jellyfish and other squishy things.
Randy Ewoldt
Randy Ewoldt Eldridge, IA
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University

Research Area: micro-rheology and snail locomotion
Federico Frigerio
Federico Frigerio Toronto, Canada
B.S.E., Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University
M.S., Mechanincal Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Thesis: Quantified Video Rate 3-D Imaging
Sara Hupp
Sara Hupp Unionville, Virginia
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Thesis: The Effects of Applied Surface Texture on Friction under Boundary Lubricated Conditions
Sungyon Lee
Sungyon Lee San Francisco, California
S.B., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

Research Area: Lubrication of Non-Newtonian Fluid in a Corner Region
Trevor Ng
Trevor Ng Singapore/Hong Kong
MEng, Aeronautical Engineering, Univerisity of Cambridge
Bsc, Aeronautical Engineering, University of Cambridge

Research Area: Extensional Rheology of Bread Dough
Hemanth P
Hemanth Prakash Bangalore, India
S.B., Mechanical engineering , Indian Institute of Technology Madras
S.M., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research Area: Application of the 'Active Wavefront Sampling 3D Imaging' Technique for Medical Imaging in the field of Minimal Invasive (Endoscopic) Surgery
Alex Rabodzey
Alex Rabodzey Moscow, Russia
S.B., Biophysics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Thesis: Mechanotransduction in Endothelial Cells
S.M., MIT, Mouse Endothelial Cells as a Model for Fluid Flow Response Studies
Stephen Samouhos
Stephen Samouhos Pittstown, NJ
S.B., Mechanical Engineering, MIT

Research Area: Fabrication and design of high Induction field micro Magnetic Circuits, with applications to Magnetorheological Fluids. Electromagnetic pumping, and modulation of magnetic fluids Thermomagnetic energy conversion Microrheology of magnetic fluids
Sugata Sen
Sugata Sen Calcutta, India
S.B, Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology
S.M, Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research Area: Numerical Simulations
Daniel See Wai Tam
Daniel See Wai Tam Saint Thibault des Vignes, France
Dipl d'Ing, Aeronautical Engineering, Supaero, Toulouse
MS, Aero/Astro, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research Area: Marangoni flows, Free surface flows and low Reynolds locomotion
J.P. Urbanski
J.P. Urbanski Toronto, Ontario, Canada
BASc, Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo

Thesis: Integrated Microfluidic Devices for High-Throughput Biochemical Screening
Yu Yao
Yu Yao China
B.S., Bioengineering and Computer Science 2003
Tsinghua University
Beijing, P.R. China
Thesis Topic:  Receptor-mediated mechanotranduction in endothelial cells
Tony Yu
Tony Yu Birmingham, Alabama
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University

Research Area: Swimming at low Reynolds numbers


Undergraduate Students

Christopher Rhodes
Christopher Rhodes Grosse Ile, Michigan
S.B. (2006), Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research Area: Microfluidic devices for multiplex electrospinning of polymer nanofibers


Recent Alumni/ae

  • Shelley Anna, Ph.D.
  • Dr. Mark Arigo, Ph.D.
  • Hugo Ayala, Ph.D.
  • Mark Bathe
  • Karen Bottom
  • Virginia Bouvier
  • Octavia Brauner, Ph.D.
  • Michael Caplan, Ph.D.
  • Yuan Cheng, Ph.D.
  • William Chuang
  • George Costa
  • Gregg Duthaler, Ph.D.
  • John Dzenitis, Ph.D.
  • Frank F. Espinosa, Ph.D.
  • Benson Fu
  • Cuiling Gong, Ph.D.
  • Nicolas G. Hadjiconstantinou, Ph.D.
  • Constatine A. Hrousis, Ph.D.
  • Ryan Jones, Ph.D.
  • Roland von Kaenel, Ph.D.
  • Miltos Kambourides
  • Anna Kubik
  • Erasmo Leon
  • Thomas Leurent
  • Christian Marks
  • Patrick McCormick
  • Jim McGrath, Ph.D.
  • Anna McVittie, Ph.D.
  • Jonathan Morris, Ph.D.
  • John C. Otto, Ph.D.
  • Darryl Overby, Ph.D.
  • Edwin T. Ozawa, Ph.D.
  • Chan Young Park, Ph.D.
  • Marius Paraschivoiu, Ph.D.
  • Marcelo A. Quintella
  • Barbara G. Hamer Ressler, Ph.D.
  • Orion Richardson
  • Jonathon Rothstein, Ph.D.
  • Stefano Schiaffino, Ph.D.
  • James J. Shin, Ph.D.
  • Micah David Smith
  • Orlando Taylor
  • Karen Veroy, Ph.D.
  • Ryan Welsh
  • Sanith Wijesingehe
  • Xinshu (Grace) Xiao, Ph.D.
  • Hesham Younis, Ph.D.

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