Past Group Members (information at the time of their residences)

Pravien Parthiban Ph.D.

Postdoc

2015 Postdoc Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMART)
2013 Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering), National University of Singapore

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Pravien is a SUTD-MIT Postdoctoral Fellow supervised jointly by Prof. Michinao Hashimoto at SUTD and Prof. Patrick Doyle at MIT. His research interests encompass the areas of microscale transport processes and soft-matter physics. As a SUTD-MIT postdoctoral fellow he aims to develop facile methods to precisely engineer multiphase, multicomponent, and multifunctional hierarchical materials. Furthermore, he aims to translate such methods for the rational design food structures for nutrition, health and wellness. Pravien received a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering at Anna University (India) before moving to Singapore in 2006 to pursue his PhD at National University of Singapore under the guidance of Prof. Saif A Khan. During his PhD he worked on elucidating the complex multi-scale dynamics of bubbles and droplets in prototypical microfluidic networks. After finishing his PhD he worked as a researcher at the Singapore-MIT Alliance, NUS where he was interested in understanding and predicting the self-assembly of complex structures during evaporation of colloidal drops. Herein he was jointly supervised by Prof. Saif A. Khan and Prof. Reginald Thio.

Akihiro Ohno

Research Assistant

2016 M.E. (Mechanical Engineering), Tokyo Institute of Technology

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Akihiro is currently working as a Research Assistant at Hashimoto Lab, with the focus on digital fabrication.

Anik Islam

Research Assistant

2016 B.Eng. (Biomedical Engineering), National University of Singapore

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Anik is currently working as a Research Assistant at Hashimoto Lab, with the focus on digital fabrication of soft robotics. He has had experiences in microfluidic organ on chip systems, specifically focussed on liver models and application of 3D printing for making microfluidic devices. 

Akihiro Benjamin Nojiri

Visiting Student

2016 B.S. Applied Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering, Waseda University

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Ben is a visiting student from the Iwase group at Waseda University, currently a second-year graduate student.

Kohei Hosoya

Visiting Student

Undergraduate (Applied Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering), Waseda University

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Kohei Hosoya is a undergraduate student of Iwase group at Waseda University, currently visiting SUTD as a visiting student.

Dingjin Qing

UROP

Undergraduate (Engineering Product Development), Singapore University of Technology and Design

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Dingjin is an undergraduate student of SUTD. His research interests include the areas of POC devices and soft robotics.

Takuma Hizawa

Visiting Student

2016 B.S. (Applied Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering), Waseda University

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Takuma is a visiting student, currently studying applied mechanics in Waseda University in Japan.

Thu (Monica) Tong

UROP

Undergraduate (Engineering Product Development), Singapore University of Technology and Design

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Thu (Monica) is a second-year undergraduate student of the group. She is pursuing the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP) in Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), which allows its undergraduate students to participate in research projects along with faculty members. Monica’s research interests are in disease diagnosis, microfluidics and development of low-cost medical devices.

Young Loon Ling

SMP Student


Young Loon is a SMP student from Raffles Institution.

Tze Yang Poon

SMP Student


Tze Yang is a SMP student from Raffles Institution.

Bryan Miaoxuan Sow

SMP Student


Bryan is a SMP student from Raffles Institution.