Ph.D. Students

Jeanne Lemaster
is a Masters/PhD student in the Nanoengineering department at UC San Diego. She received her bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. With over 6 years of experience in research, industry, and engineering consulting, Jeanne has worked for the Department of Defense as well as the private sector on novel imaging techniques, product development, industrial design, and regulatory compliance.  She is currently studying the application of nanotechnology on biosystems. 





Ali Hariri is a PhD student in the Nanoengineering Department at UCSD. He got his M.S. degree and B.S degree in Biomedical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology and Amirkabir University of Technology in Iran. He worked on developing different configurations of photoacoustic imaging technique including computed tomography and microscopy (both acoustic and optical resolution). He also worked on measuring the functional connectivity in resting state using fMRI images on methamphetamine dependence. 





Colman Moore is a PhD student in the Nanoengineering department at UC San Diego. He graduated from the University of South Carolina Honors College with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering. At USC he conducted research on nanoparticle drug delivery systems and Alzheimer’s disease, and nanoparticle mobility at the Intl. Inst. for Nanotechnology at Northwestern University. He is currently studying the intersection of diagnostic and therapeutic nano-agents with biomedical imaging modalities.






Yash Mantri is a PhD student in the Bioengineering department at UC San Diego. He received his Btech. in Biomedical engineering from D.Y. Patil University in India. He has previously worked on developing a novel point and shoot imaging system to track skin pigmentation and is currently working on monitoring nanoparticle based drug delivery systems.






Tengyu He is a PhD student in the Materials Science and Engineering graduate program at UCSD. He received his M.S. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. At UCAS he conducted research in the application of nanomaterials in the design of stretchable electronics. He is currently studying nanomaterials for cancer theranostics and thrombus imaging.






Lei Fu is a PhD student in the Nanoengineering department at UC San Diego. He received his B.S and M.E. degree from Jiangnan University in China. His previous work mainly concentrates on Optical Coherence Tomography(OCT) especially OCT angiography.










Undergraduate Students

Jason Chang is an undergraduate student with a Human Biology, B.S. major at UCSD. His current focus is on studying contrast agents and photo-acoustic and ultrasound imaging.






Ryan Wing  is an undergraduate with the NanoEngineering Department at UCSD. He is currently studying the application of novel imaging techniques in the biomedical field.








Timothy Pham  is an undergraduate with the NanoEngineering Department at UCSD. Currently, he is working to understand how the application of novel imaging techniques can help to characterize nanoscale materials







Jason Tsujimoto is an undergraduate student with the BioEngineering Department at UCSD. He is currently focused on testing and developing a more portable and affordable photoacoustic tomography automation system.









Visiting Students
Haoran Zhang  is a visiting student in the Department of Nanoengineering at UCSD. He is an undergraduate student majoring in Precision Instrument in University of Science and Technology of China. He is working on image processing in photoacoustic imaging.