The Biological hip project is in its 3rd year. This year we are working with Dr. Alfred Kuo an a orthopaedic surgeon from University of California – San Francisco. The aim of this project is to use the finite element model developed by the 2017-2018 MEng group to evaluate stress concentrations from hip implants.
(Student:Ms. Wenqi Fan (MSE), Ms. Moriah Garcia (BioE), Ms. Bianca Riello (BioE), and Mr. Jeremy Wan (BioE))
Wenqi Fan – Wenqi Fan is a current Master student in Material Science and Engineering. She received her Bachler degree in Material Science and Engineering from Shanghai Jiaotong University. With the interest and career pursuit in medical device industry, she is very glad to work in this Capstone project for the evaluation and improvement of hip implants.
Moriah Garcia – Moriah is a Masters of Engineering student studying Bioengineering. Before pursuing her Masters, she worked as an Assistant Development Engineer studying cancer resistance to combination drug therapy in the ASM Lab at UCLA. She received her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University, along with a certificate in Collaborative Leadership. She’s very passionate about research and biomechanics, and hopes to work in a research and development role in the medical device industry after graduating. In her free time she likes to hike, box, paint, and go to concerts.
Bianca Riello – Bianca is a current bioengineering M.Eng student at UC Berkeley with an undergraduate background in biomedical engineering as apart of the University of South Carolina Honors College and the University of Queensland, Australia. She is excited to be apart of the capstone team working with Dr. O’Connell and UCSF surgeons to further the design of a less-invasive hip implant. Bianca hopes to propel this experience into a career in medical devices, and in her free time she enjoys weight training, taking photos, and writing poetry.
Chin-Yu Jeremy Wan – Jeremy is a MEng student in the Bioengineering Department. He received his BS in Mechanical Engineering at National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan. He went on MS in Biomedical Engineering in University of Southern California. With enthusiasm to sport, he concerns about the athletic performance and apply with my mechanical knowledge. He is an official soccer referee in Taiwan and trainee of international sports affairs in Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee; in addition, he also worked as doping control officer in major sport events. He is currently studying in UC Berkeley to deepen his knowledge of biokinesiology. He tries to use mechanical way to help the athletes on their play.