Rishabh Manoj Shetty

Graduate Service Assistant
Molecular Design and Biomimetics
Arizona State University

Location: TEMPE

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  • Completed the Bachelor of Engineering degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India in June, 2011 and built an ‘Automated cardiopulmonary resuscitation device (A-CPR)’ during the senior year with two other team members.
  • Started working on a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering at the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering at ASU in the Fall of 2011.
  • Worked with Dr. Stephen Helms Tillery and Dr. Remy Wahnoun for four months, on building a somatosensory stimulation device (mostly to study EEG data from epileptic children); using an assembly of vibrators, sensors and an Arduino chip.
  • Joined Dr. Deirdre Meldrum’s lab, the Center for Biosignatures Discovery Automation (CBDA) at the Biodesign Institute, in March of 2012 and worked in the microfabrication team, acquiring the required skillset to be able to perform routine lithography, wet and dry etching operations in the class 10,000 clean room at the Biodesign Institute and for the most part, in the class 100 clean room at the Center for Solid State Electronics Research (CSSER) in the ERC building. Building on past experience in the fabrication of microwells and other microfluidics, started working on the optimization and characterization of a microvortex chip for single cell rotation; while also applying theoretical concepts learned from courses taken through the BME and Life Sciences departments.
  • Successfully defended Master's thesis in the Summer of 2013 and started working on a PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering in the Fall of 2013.