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Principal Investigator

Lisa A. Pruitt, PhD.


Associate Dean of Lifelong Learning and Outreach Education

College of Engineering

Chancellor's Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering

Adjunct Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, UCSF


Graduate Students


Louis Malito


Noah Bonnheim


Audrey Ford

Audrey is a (2nd/3rd?) year PhD student in ME. She completed her undergrad at Northern Arizona University and worked at a medical device company before coming to Berkeley. She likes to ride bikes and be outside.

Matthew Kryder

Matt is a second year graduate student working towards a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. His research focuses on oxidized zirconium knee implants and reverse shoulder replacements. He enjoys golfing, reading, watching movies, and playing the saxophone.





Undergraduate Students


Christopher Berthelet



Jessica Sov



Ally Belinski



Melody Jung

I'm Melody, a fourth year Materials Science and Engineering and Bioengineering joint major at UC Berkeley. Outside classes, I am one of the directors for TEDxBerkeley, a graphic designer for Innovative Design, and dance on hip hop teams on campus. My hobbies include cooking and baking, art, and geocaching, and I'm excited to be working with the medical polymers group!

Graduate Alumni

Eli Patten Sara Atwood
Cynthia Cruz Becca Usoff
Farzana Ansari Hannah Gramling

Undergraduate Alumni

Carol Major Jeff Koller
Jeff Roeder Sunny Kung
AJ Almaguer Iris Kan
Erin Beitel Colin Shanahan
Amelia Swan Jake Olivas
Robin Parrish Landon Henson
Cameron Matthew Nolan McPeek
Rachel Cheng Suzanne Chou
Helen Park Taylor Lee
Lulu Li Amrita Srinivasan