Prof. Rodrigo Martinez-Duarte

Expertise in Micromanufacturing,  Biomanufacturing, Carbonaceous Materials, Electrokinetics, Microfluidics, Bacteria, Composites, Healthcare Diagnostics, Multi-Cultural Collaboration

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Graduate Researchers

Shivam Yadav

Manasi Shah

Bentley Bevis

Melanie Howe

Tushar Sarker

Undergraduate Researchers

Suma Ravi
Mechanical Engineering

Payton Baggott
Mechanical Engineering

Irtija Nazim
Mechanical Engineering

Grayson Cliff
Mechanical Engineering

Connor Zahn
Mechanical Engineering




Stephanie Rodriguez-Umana,
EUREKA Researcher Summer 2023
Thomas Lee,
EUREKA Researcher Summer 2023
Ernesto Guzman-Saleh,
Physics Engineering, visiting from Tecnologico de Monterrey, Summer 2022
Logan Cripe,
Mechanical Engineering, 2022
Maddy Counts,
Mechanical Engineering, 2021-2022
Grayson Cliff,
Mechanical Engineering, 2021-2022
Danny Lazega,
Bioengineering, 2021-2022, Now at Duke University
Megan Giacobbi, Mechanical Engineering, REU Biophysics from Gonzaga University, Summer 2021
Amin Davarzani,
Mechanical Engineering, 2021
Cora Bisbee,
Biochemistry, 2018-2021 Now at MUSC, Charleston
Max Vogel,
Health Sciences, 2019-2021
Alexandra Smith,
Bioengineering, 2020-2021
Shane Dunlavey,
Mechanical Engineering, 2020-2021
Aaron Toler,
Chemistry, 2020-2021
Sindora Baddam, MS,
Mechanical Engineering, 2019-2020
Alicia Baldwin,
Mechanical Engineering, 2019-2020 Now at P&G
Bryan Barker, Mechanical Engineering, 2020
Carly Hammond, Biological Sciences, 2018-2020 Now at USC Medical School, Columbia
Emma Barnett, Mechanical Engineering, 2018-2020 Now at MUSC Dental School
Madison Bynum, Biological Sciences, Fall 2019
Kristy Kuoch, Chemical Engineering, Fall 2019
Reilly Burgin,
Chemical Engineering, Fall 2019
Caleb Bush,
Mechanical Engineering, 2019 Now at Agilis Engineering, Inc.
Callie Stuart,
Bioengineering, 2017-2019 Now a PhD student at Clemson U Bioengineering
Gabriel Carrillo,
Materials Science, 2018-2019 Now at GE
Theresa Earls,
Chemical Engineering, 2017-2019
Quin Kieu,
Mechanical Engineering, EUREKA, 2018-2019
Sourabh Karmakar, 
Mechanical Engineering, Fall 2018
Philip Gee, Mechanical Engineering, Fall 2018 Now at Burns & McDonnell
Sam Muhamed, MS
, Mechanical Engineering, 2017-2018
Sarah Mell,
Materials Science, 2018
Rucha Natu, PhD
, Mechanical Engineering, 2013-2018, Now at the US FDA
Annie Barnett,
Materials Science, 2018
Meredith Hammer,
 Microbiology, 2016-2018
Kollin Campbell, SC Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics, Summer 2018
Michael Madden, SC Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics, Summer 2018
Monsur Islam, PhD, Mechanical Engineering, 2014-2018, Now at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Mary Grace Heustess,
Health Sciences, 2016-2018 Now a graduate student in George Washington University
Josie Duncan,
Mechanical Engineering, 2014-2018 Now a PhD candidate at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg
Emily Gullette,
Bioengineering, 2016-2018 Now at USC Medical School, Columbia
Allison Mills, Biochemistry, 2017-2018
Joshua Sparks, Chemical Engineering 2015-2018 Now at Syngenta
Jackson Grubbs, Materials Science 2017-2018 Now at TC Transcontinental
Morgan Sullivan, Materials Science, 2017 Now at Kiewit Corporation
Jenna Patterson, Mechanical Engineering, 2017 Now at Coca-Ccola Bottling Co. Consolidated
Peter Sterckx, Mechanical Engineering, 2017 Now at CapitalOne
Amanda Rickert, Industrial Engineering 2016-2017, EUREKA  Researcher Summer 2016, 2017
Jordon Gilmore, Postdoctoral Researcher, 2015-2017 Now Assistant Professor in Clemson University
Kayla Wallace,
Microbiology, 2015-2017 Now at GHS
Emily Kluttz,
Industrial Engineering, 2016-2017 Now at MacLean-Fogg Company
Alton O’Neal,
General Engineering, Spring 2017
Faith Mitchell,
Microbiology, 2016-2017
Natalie Hanson,
Bioengineering, 2014-2017 Now at Medpace
Emanuele Giogli, MS, Mechanical Engineering, 2016 Now at Volvo Charleston
Joshua Flach, Mechanical Engineering, 2015-2016 Now at Savannah River National Lab
Anna Pitman, Bioengineering, 2016
Aynsley Hartney, EUREKA Researcher Summer 2016
Adam Baker, Bioengineering, UPIC Spring 2016 Now a Patent Examiner at USPTO
Andraia Li, Microbiology, 2015-2016  Now at MUSC, Charleston
Alisha Kifer, Nursing, Spring 2016
Paulo Figuereido de Lima, Mechanical Engineering, 2015-2016
Aylin Alvarez, Chemical Engineering, Spring 2016
Guillermo Contreras-Davila, Electrical Engineering, Visiting Researcher from Tecnologico de Monterrey, Fall 2015
Maria Fernanda Larraga-Martinez, Biomedical Engineering, Summer intern from University of Iowa, 2015 Now at Baylor School of Medicine
Haley Meier, EUREKA Researcher Summer 2015
McKinnon Reece, EUREKA Researcher Summer 2015
Emily Wakefield, Chemical Engineering, Fall 2014 Now a Production Engineer at Ingevity
Allison Leisgang, Biological Sciences, Spring 2015 Now a Medical student at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Raygene Parks (Raygene Brodie), Engineering,  2014-2015 Now a PharmD candidate at the Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
Alicia Werner, Biological Sciences, 2013-2014  Now a PhD student in Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology in UC Davis
Zachary Hargett, Bioengineering, 2013-2014 Now a PhD Candidate in Clemson Bioengineering. Tech&Innovation coordinator SCBIO South Carolina Biotechnology Industry Organization
Madison Oldham, Bioengineering, 2013-2014 Now at Hanger, Inc.
JonPaul Turner, Mechanical Engineering, Spring 2014
Hunter Pelham, Mechanical Engineering, Fall 2013 Now at Cook Medical