Undergraduates


Abigail Meza

Abigail MezaAbigail Meza is a Mechanical Engineering major, class of 2019, from McKinney, Texas. She plans on going to graduate school and then into industry.

abigme16@tamu.edu

Amanda Bass

Amanda BassAmanda Bass is a senior Biomedical Engineering Major at Texas A&M from Houston, Texas. She is currently working with Steve Zambrano on the PRIME Joint Simulator. Outside the lab, Amanda is president of Aggie Career Team (ACT) and plays intramural sports. After graduation, she plans on going into industry.

amb1028@tamu.edu

Brian Prince

Brian Prince is a Biomedical Engineering student from San Antonio Texas and a member of the class of 2018. This is his first semester working with the Biomechanical Environments Lab. After graduation he plans on working in industry or education.

prince.b@tamu.edu

Catherine McProuty

Catherine McProutyCatherine is a Junior Biomedical Engineering student from Miami, Fl. She assists Lise with the Vicon Motion Capture System. Specifically, she writes python code that calculates each angle, frame by frame, for the limbs of a dog with muscular dystrophy. After graduation, she plans to pursue a graduate degree by conducting research in Orthopedics.

mcprouty89@tamu.edu

Christopher Smith

Christopher SmithChristopher Smith is a sophomore Biomedical Engineering Major from San Antonio, Texas. As an undergraduate researcher, he is currently assisting Andrew Robbins and MingLiang Jiang in uniaxial and biaxial mechanical testing of biological tissues. Outside of the lab, Chris is a committee head in the American Medical Student Association. Following graduation, he plans on attending medical school.

chrissmithsatx@gmail.com

Cynthia Rojas

Cynthia RojasCynthia is a sophomore Biomedical Engineering major at Texas A&M from Garland, TX. She assist Hunter Storaci and Andrew Robbins with the Vicon Motion Capture System. She hopes to go into industry following graduation.

cynthiarojas13@tamu.edu

David Tighe

David TigheDavid Tighe is a senior Mechanical Engineering major from Weatherford, TX. He is working as an undergraduate researcher assisting Andrew Robbins with blast induced traumatic brain injuries. After graduation, David hopes to get a job working in a lab as a test engineer. He enjoys biking and reading while not in the lab.

david.tighe@tamu.edu

Felix Sierra

Felix SierraFelix Sierra is senior Mechanical Engineering student from Spring, TX. He is currently working with Caleb Davis on the Stress Angle Device which mimics the mechanical environment in locations susceptible to atherosclerosis. Outside of the lab, Felix plays several instruments including piano and guitar. Felix also serves as the treasurer for Theta Tau: Professional Engineering Fraternity. Felix plans to go to graduate school after he finishes his undergraduate studies.

felixsierra@tamu.edu

Grady Burnett

Grady BurnettGrady is a sophomore Biomedical Engineering major from New Orleans, LA. As an undergraduate researcher, he assists Andrew Robbins in the design of devices used to collect data for the Blast Induced Traumatic Brain Injury project. He plans on either pursuing a career in the industry with a B.S. or continuing his education with a PhD in Biomedical Engineering.

gradyburnett@tamu.edu

Jacob Quick

Jacob Quick is a junior Biomedical Engineering major from Georgetown, Texas. He is currently assisting Brandon Keys and Lise Ochej with the Vicon Motion Capture System. Following graduation he hopes to either get a job working in industry or continue his education at graduate school.

quickj10@live.com

Kelsey Tara

Kelsey TaraKelsey is a Sophomore Mechanical Engineer major at Texas A&M University from Katy, Texas. She is an undergraduate researcher assisting Andrew Robbins and Hunter Storaci in the Biomechanical Environments Laboratory. The project she is working on is the the Vicon Motion Capture System. After graduation, she plans to go into design with hopes of working with prosthesis.

kelsey.marie@tamu.edu

Lauren Brabson

Lauren BrabsonLauren is a junior Mechanical Engineering major at Texas A&M University from Houston, Texas. She is currently assisting Steve Zambrano on developing a tibial tray for total knee replacements that will improve long-term fixation and load transfer/distribution. After graduation, Lauren intends to go directly into industry. Outside of the lab, she is involved in the Texas A&M Wesley Foundation, the United Methodist student center.

laurenbrabson95@tamu.edu

Pablo Leon

Pablo LeonPablo Leon is a junior Mechanical Engineering major from College Station, Texas. He is assisting Aaron Stone on the CBLO project by implementing additional approximated muscular forces into the improved limb press system. After graduation, Pablo plans to attend graduate school. Outside the lab, he is the social coordinator for the NIU Musiclub.

pleon@tamu.edu

Robert Kempner

Robert is a Junior from Houston, Texas working towards a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering. New to the Lab, Robert works in mechanical testing for the lab and plans on going into industry after graduation.

rkempnere@tamu.edu

Shannon Hair

Shannon HairShannon, is a Biomedical engineering student from Spring Texas, and a member of the fightin' Texas Aggie class of 2018. He assists with programming, working with graduate students Andrew Robbins and Hunter Storaci. Shannon is also the webmaster for the Biomedical Engineering Society at Texas A&M. He plans to get a MS in business, and to pursue a career in the bio-tech industry after he gets his degree.

mitch456g@tamu.edu

Shannon Ingram

Shannon IngramShannon, born and raised in Austin, Texas, is a Biomedical Engineering major and business minor, class of 2017. In the Biomechanical Environments Lab, she currently assists with research into the biomechanics of blast induced traumatic brain injury using a shock tube. She helps with designing parts to hold test specimen and allow for use of an MRI machine to better analyze results, as well as designing a shock absorbing shield to protect the MRI machine and the surrounding environment from damage caused by shock waves exiting the tube. Her plan is to focus her undergraduate degree on the Biomechanics track and she hopes to one day pursue a doctorate degree in Biomedical Engineering.

sni94@tamu.edu

Tawfik Hussein

Tawfik HusseinTawfik Hussein is a sophomore Biomedical Engineering Major from College Station, Texas. As an undergraduate research scholar, he is currently working with Caleb Davis to conduct shear-stretch studies to further understand the impact of such forces on the lymphatic network. When Tawfik is not doing research, he enjoys drawing, writing poetry, and hiking. After graduation, Tawfik plans on obtaining an M.D. degree.

thussein@tamu.edu

Zachary Abuid

Zachary AbuidZachary Abuid is a Junior Mechanical Engineer at Texas A&M from San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Zachary is an undergraduate researcher currently assisting MingLiang Jiang and Andrew Robbins in uniaxial and biaxial mechanical testing of soft biological tissues. After graduation, Zachary intends to go into graduate school and into the industry after that. Outside of the lab, Zachary enjoys playing several sports like soccer and racquetball and is a member of the Chess Club at Texas A&M.

zacharyabuid96@tamu.edu

Zachary Lawson

Zachary LawsonZachary is an undergraduate student pursuing his degree in Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University with a focus on bone biomechanics. Currently, he is working with Steve Zambrano on developing a novel tibial tray for total knee replacements that will increase initial fixiation and reduce long term micromotion. After graduation, Zachary intends to pursue a Masters degree in biomedical engineering. Out of the lab, Zachary is involved on campus as the student president of Ratio Christi: an apologetics club at Texas A&M that promotes an academically rigorous and intellectually honest look Christian theism through historical, philosophical, and scientific investigation.

zacharytlawson@tamu.edu
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Zubin Shah

Zubin ShahZubin Shah is a Sophomore Mechanical Engineer major at Texas A&M University from Katy, Texas. He is an undergraduate researcher assisting Brandon Keys and Hunter Storaci in the Biomechanical Environments Laboratory. The project he is working on is the the Vicon Motion Capture System, specifically the python script to convert the raw MOCAP data into relevant data and charts.

zubin34@gmail.com

 

Former Undergraduate Researchers

Andrea Hernandez Quintana

Andrea Hernandez QuintanaAndrea is a Sophomore Biomedical Engineer major at Texas A&M University from Caracas, Venezuela. She currently assists Andrew Robbins and Hunter Storaci in the Biomechanical Environments Laboratory with the Vicon Motion Capture System in order to develop models of human movement. She hopes to go into industry after graduation.

andrea.hq@tamu.edu

Andrew Fisher

Andrew FisherAndrew is a graduate from the Texas A&M University Department of Biomedical Engineering. He is now pursuing his Ph.D in Biomedical Engineering from Swansea University. In the BMEL, he worked with Andrew Robbins to develop animal restraints, control station circuits and programs, and other small projects in association with the Neuro Shock Tube

fish92@tamu.edu

Tony Kawczynski

Tony KawczynskiTony is a junior Mechanical Engineering Major from Rockport, TX. As an undergraduate researcher, he assists Hunter Storaci and Andrew Robbins with the capture and biomechanical analysis of complex human motion through the use of a Vicon Motion Capture System. Outside the lab, Tony mentors scholarship holding freshmen through the ASPIRE program, and serves as a Special Events Coordinator for the Aggie Club of Engineers. Following graduation, Tony plans on pursuing a Masters Degree in Biomedical Engineering and ultimately a career in the medical device industry.

akawczynski@tamu.edu

Ashely Bennett

Ashely BennettAshley Bennett is a Senior Biomedical Engineering major from Carrollton, Texas. Ashley is an undergraduate researcher assisting Aaron Stone in orthopedic mechanical testing. After graduation, she plans on going into industry with the hopes of working in children's orthopedics.

bennettanb@tamu.edu

Binila Baby

Binila BabyBinila Baby is a sophomore biomedical engineering student at Texas A&M. She will be working with Andrew Robbins and Hunter Storaci on mechanical testing of biodegradable polymers and engineered tissues. She hopes to specialize in biomechanics and go to graduate school.

binilababy@tamu.edu

Carlos Reyes

Carlos ReyesCarlos is a native of San Antonio, Texas and attends Texas A&M. Carlos assists Shannon Ingram in research into the biomechanics of blast induced traumatic brain injury using a shock tube. He plans on attending graduate school for Biomedical Engineering.

creyes00@tamu.edu

Charlene Morrison

Charlene MorrisonCharlene is a junior Biomedical Engineering major from McKinney, TX. She currently assists Shannon Ingram with research into the biomechanics of blast induced traumatic brain injury using a shock tube. Her plan for her undergraduate degree is to specialize in the Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering track, and she hopes to go directly into industry following graduation.

c_morrison96@yahoo.com

Christian Alejandro

Christian AlejandroChristian Alejandro is a Junior mechanical engineering student at Texas A&M from Pearland,Tx. He will be working with Andrew Robbins and Hunter Storaci on the biomechanical analysis of human motion using the vicon motion capture system. He plans to go into industry directly after college.

alej1211@tamu.edu

Craig Lovell

Craig LovellCraig is currently a junior mechanical engineering student from Allen, TX. Craig is working with Andrew Robbins and Hunter Storaci to develop a mathematical model for the mechanical properties of a degradable polymer. Other research interests include magnetism, photovoltaics, and economics. After graduation Craig hopes to go into industry.

craig_lovell@tamu.edu

Daniel Tan

Daniel TanDaniel is a junior Mechanical Engineering major from Houston, TX. He currently assists Andrew Robbins and Mingliang Jian with mechanical testing and machine shop work. He plans on going to industry after graduation.

dantan234@tamu.edu

Daniel Zambrano

Daniel ZambranoDaniel Zambrano is a Mechanical Engineering Major at Texas A&M University from Quito, Ecuador. He is currently working with Minglang Jiang in the biaxial mechanical testing system. After graduation, he plans to continue into industry.

danielz15@tamu.edu

David Franklin

David FranklinD.J. Franklin in a Mechanical Engineering junior from Hempstead, Texas, and he helps Andrew Robbins and Hunter Storaci on the project performing uniaxial tensile testing on hernia repair materials. D.J. also competes on Texas A&M's archery team.

sirdj@tamu.edu

Duru Han

Duru Han

duhan93@tamu.edu

Emily Veerkamp

Emily Veerkamp

eveerkamp@tamu.edu

Eric Matthews

Eric MatthewsEric Matthews is a junior biomedical engineering major from Wylie,TX. Eric is an undergraduate researcher assisting Andrew Robbins and Hunter Storaci on Motion Capture for Whole Body Biomechanics. After graduating, he plans on going into industry with the hopes of working in sports medicine. Outside of the lab, Eric is interested in stocks/investing and loves to exercise.

ematthews13@tamu.edu

Esther Lee

Esther LeeEsther Lee is a sophomore biomedical engineer from San Antonio, Texas. She is currently working with Andrew Robbins and Hunter Storaci on developing mathematical models of biodegradable polymers for medical devices. After graduation, she plans on either going into industry with a B.S., or continuing on to graduate school.

ekl447@tamu.edu

Evon Looper

Evon LooperEvon, currently a sophomore at Texas A&M, is pursuing his BS in Biomedical Engineering with interests in biomaterials. He is an SEC Representative for the Biomedical Engineering Society and is maintaining his status as a Distinguished Student in the Engineering Honors program. At the Biomechanical Environments Lab, Evon will be studying how mechanical forces acting on endothelial cells influence the development of atherosclerosis around the heart.

elooper@tamu.edu

Grant Watts

Grant WattsGrant is a junior Biomedical Engineering student from Granbury, Texas. He is currently working with Caleb Davis on testing the biological responses of arterial endothelial cells to mechanical forces that have been known to cause the development of atherosclerosis. He plans on continuing his education with a Masters degree in Biomedical Engineering or pursuing a career in the field of Biomaterials.

grant.watts23@tamu.edu

Hector Linares Garcia

Hector Linares GarciaHector is a sophomore at Texas A&M University, and is currently pursuing a bachelor degree in Biomedical Engineering. In the fall 2016, he was selected to participate in the Biomechanical Environments Laboratory Undergraduate Research Program to work alongside Caleb Davis in the project of cell culture.

chess370038@email.tamu.edu

Jody Vu

Jody VuJody is a senior Mechanical Engineer from Texas A&M. Born and raised in Houston, Texas. He is assisting Mingliang Jiang on Uniaxial and Biaxial Tension Testing on soft tissue. After graduation, he is planning on going to industry- hopefully working with medical devices or healthcare. Outside of school, Jody likes to play the viola and eat.

jodyvu@tamu.edu

Joshua Vancura

Joshua VancuraJosh VanCura is a Mechanical Engineering sophomore from Allen, Texas. He currently assists Andrew Robbins with research into the biomechanics of blast induced traumatic brain injury using a shock tube. Outside of research, Josh is the External Vice President of TURTLE: the largest student led robotics club at A&M. He plans on going into industry immediately after graduation.

jvan1997@tamu.edu

Kathryn Renfro

Kathryn RenfroKathryn is a Junior Biomedical Engineering major and Neuroscience minor at Texas A&M University from Houston, Texas. As an undergraduate researcher, she is currently working with MS student Hunter Storaci on developing patient specific orthotic devices for canines, specifically designed for forelimb carpal support. She is also the Vice President of Innovations of W.H.O.O.P. (Women Helping Out Other People), the largest and oldest women’s service organization at Texas A&M University. She plans on either pursuing a career in industry with a B.S. or continuing her education with a Masters degree in Biomedical Engineering.

katyrenfro@tamu.edu

Katy Gray

Katy GrayKaty Gray is a senior Biomedical Engineering major from Missouri City, TX. She currently assists Aaron Stone with orthopedic mechanical testing. Outside of the lab she is a member of MSC OPAS and the Texas A&M archery team. After graduation she plans on attending graduate school to further her engineering studies.

kathrynggray@gmail.com

Natalie Uhl

Natalie UhlNatalie is a junior Biomedical Engineering major at Texas A&M University from Aledo, Texas. She is currently working with Andrew Robbins and Hunter Storaci on the mechanical testing of tissues and biodegradable polymers, analyzing the tensile strength and biodegradation process. After graduation, Natalie plans to pursue a career in the Biomedical Engineering industry, or continue her education with a postgraduate degree.

nuhl01@tamu.edu

Nathan Dunkelberger

Nathan DunkelbergerNathan is a Junior Mechanical Engineer Major from Houston, Texas. He assists Steve Zambrano with the Total Knee Arthroplasty project developing a total knee replacement device in partnership with 4WEB Medical. Outside of research, Nathan is the treasurer of the musical organization Percussion Studio. Following graduation, he plans to pursue a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering focused in biomechanics.

nathandunkelberger@tamu.edu

Nathaniel Pyle

Nathaniel PyleNathaniel is a senior in Mechanical Engineering from Porter, TX. He is working with Steve Zambrano to complete data analysis and report on the results of testing related to the Jones Fracture Comparative Study. After graduation, Nathaniel intends to go into industry. He is a member of Christian Engineering Leaders.

ncp562@tamu.edu

Sarah Chaudhri

Sarah ChaudhriSarah is a senior Biomedical Engineering major at Texas A&M University from Houston, Texas. Currently, she is working with Ph.D mentor, Steve Zambrano, and another undergraduate student, Zachary Lawson, on the mechanical testing of a novel total knee replacement device for 4WEB Medical. Sarah is part of the Undergraduate Research Scholars Program and the basis of her thesis will involve analyzing the results from the mechanical testing of the novel total knee replacement device. After graduation in May 2016, she hopes to work for an orthopedics company.

sarahchaudhri@tamu.edu

Sarah Hynes

Sarah HynesSarah is a Junior at Texas A&M University where she is working towards her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering. She is pursuing the bioinstrumentation track within Biomedical Engineering, and began working in the Biomechanical Environments Lab in August of 2015. She previously worked with Hunter to design and 3D print an orthotic device for forelimb carpal support in canines. Currently she is working with Andrew and Hunter to perform mechanical testing on biodegradable polymers and other engineered tissues. She is focusing on instrumenting the bio-bath where the polymers will be held with sensors to monitor the temperature, pH, and water level. After graduation, she plans to pursue a career in industry.

sarahynes@tamu.edu

Shannon Voyles

Shannon VoylesShannon, originally from San Antonio, Texas, is currently studying as a junior Biomedical Engineering student at Texas A&M University. She is assisting Andrew Robbins and Hunter Storaci with the Vicon Motion Capture System to analyze data generated by the system and develop models of human movement. She hopes to either go into industry, or professional school after graduation.

srvoyles8@tamu.edu

Shawn Erwin

Shawn ErwinShawn Erwin is a sophomore biomedical engineering major from Houston, Texas. He is currently working on multiple research projects with Andrew Robbins and Hunter Storaci, including a degradable polymer to insert within the body in order to eliminate a surgery to remove the device and a hernia mesh tissue project. Shawn aspires to go to medical school after graduation and become a sports medicine doctor.

shawnderwin20@tamu.edu

Will Weinert

Will WeinertWill Weinert is a sophomore mechanical engineering major hailing from Austin, Texas. He is assisting graduate students Steve Zambrano and Aaron stone in the improvement of the CBLO veterinary research device. His other interests include tennis and literature.

willweinert@tamu.edu