“If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?” ― Albert Einstein

About Me

image I am a biomedical engineer specializing in medical devices. I work with developing catheter-based technologies for imaging and interventional applications. I am knowledgeable in ultrasound, near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), photoacoustic imaging, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and the progression of cardiovascular diseases.


  • Medical Imaging
  • Prototype Development
  • Experimental Research
  • Algorithm Development
  • Engineering Transfer

Work Experience

Principal Biomedical Engineer
Senior Biomedical Engineer

Aug 2016 to present
Jan 2013 to Aug 2016

Image As a biomedical engineer, I am responsible for the research, development, design, execution and interpretation of experiments that contribute to product development and performance verification for a combined intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) clinical imaging system.

Within the Systems Engineering group, my responsibilities include evaluation of current products, research of expanded product features, and the design of new products. My roles also include assisting with hardware troubleshooting and conducting laboratory tests within a biosafety level 2 (BL2) laboratory.

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Post-Doctoral Researcher

Jan 2012 to Jan 2013

Image My work at the University of California at Irvine consisted of creating a novel transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) device and delivery system for treating aortic stenosis.

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Manuscript Editor

Jul 2012 to Jan 2013

Image American Journal Experts
I edited engineering and science manuscripts written by non-Native English speakers.

Graduate Research Assistant

Sep 2007 to Aug 2011

Image At the University of Texas at Austin, my research involved developing combined ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging for the detection of metal implants and other cardiovascular imaging applications.

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Chief Technology Officer

Aug 2010 to Oct 2011

Image ClearBrook was founded after realizing the market pain that this University of Texas technology could solve. The primary focus was to develop its intravascular photoacoustic cardiac catheterization imaging technology, which addressed the shortcomings of existing modalities in the cardiac catheterization industry.

  • First Place - University of Oregon New Venture Championship - April 2011
  • First Place - Carnegie Mellon Mcginnis Venture Competition - March 2011
  • The Austin "A-List" - Austin Chamber - January 2012 (A list of 35 startups with strong growth potential)

Graduate Research Assistant

Jun 2004 to Aug 2007

Image At the University of Texas at Austin, my Master's research was on quantifying walking stability through the development of a computer model of walking that was subjected to increasing amounts of rocky terrain. Calculations of Floquet multipliers found inherent stability when the model "walked" on flat, smooth ground.

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Electrical Engineer

Jun 2002 to Jul 2003

Image Collaborated with a multi-talented team of engineers to repackage and design a commercial off-the-shelf biological agent detection system with microfluidics for on-the-ground use by military personnel.


Image Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering (2011)
The University of Texas at Austin
Research Area: Clinical ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging for cardiovascular applications. [Thesis]
Advisor: Stanislav Y. Emelianov, Ph.D.

Image M.S. Biomedical Engineering (2006)
The University of Texas at Austin
Research Area: Mathematical modeling and quantification of human walking stability using a nonlinear dynamics approach. [Thesis]
Advisor: Jonathan B. Dingwell, Ph.D.

Image B.S. Biomedical Engineering (2002)
The Johns Hopkins University
Electrical Engineering concentration; Mathematics minor.

Publications and Patents

Image I have published a total of 11 peer-reviewed articles, 32 conference abstracts, 2 book chapters and 5 patent listings (2 issued, 1 filed, 2 pending).

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Academic Honors and Awards

  1. University of Oregon NVC Business Plan Competiton. 1st place, ClearBrook Imaging (2011)
  2. Carnegie Mellon McGinnis Venture Competition. 1st place, ClearBrook Imaging (2011)
  3. William Powers Jr. Graduate Dissertation Fellowship (2010 – 2011)
  4. University of Texas at Austin Endowed Graduate School Fellowship (2010 – 2011)
  5. Newport-Spectra Physics Travel Award (2010)
  6. International Society of Biomechanics Travel Award (2007)
  7. Livingston Outstanding Student Employee Award Nominee (2007)
  8. THRUST 2000 Fellowship (2006 – 2009)
  9. Tau Beta Pi (2005)
  10. Susan T. and James H. Bankard Sr. Research Award (2002)


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