CIMIT Engineering Fellowships offer multi-year support for graduate engineering students to work in highly innovative yet traditionally under-funded areas of healthcare research. Medical device development, new algorithms, software for use in clinical practices, and the engineering of medical environments are all essential to accelerate the adoption of technologies into patient care.
Second-year grantees at MIT are electrical engineering and computer science student Tsung-Han Tsai and chemical engineering student Christopher Pritchard. Tsai’s research intent is to develop novel biomedical applications of optical coherence tomography and optical coherence microscopy, while Pritchard will be attempting to develop a novel device for local controlled release of anti-inflammatory agents.
One first-year fellowship has been awarded at MIT to materials science and engineering student Alexis Turjman, who will work on developing a computational model that indicates where cerbrovascular aneurysms are likely to form and how each potential therapy, intervention and implanted device will affect the intracranial aneurysm’s natural history.