Principal Investigator

Ritu Raman, PhD is the d’Arbeloff Career Development Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. Prof. Raman has received several recognitions for scientific innovation, including the NSF CAREER Award, the DoD Army Young Investigator Award, and being named a Kavli Fellow by the National Academy of Sciences. She has also been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 and MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35 lists. Dr. Raman is the author of the MIT Press book Biofabrication. She is passionate about increasing diversity in STEM and has championed many initiatives to empower women in science, including being named a AAAS IF/THEN ambassador and founding the Women in Innovation and STEM Database at MIT (WISDM).

Prof. Raman received her BS from Cornell University and her PhD as an NSF Graduate Research Fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She completed her postdoctoral research with Prof. Robert Langer at MIT as a L’Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellows and a NASEM Ford Foundation Fellow.
Faculty Website | Personal Website

Administrative Staff

Tyler Butler, administrative assistant in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.


Liz Calle, MD, PhD, postdoctoral fellow
in the Raman and Langer labs.
BS Biomedical Eng., Yale ’08
MS Biomedical Eng., Yale ’11
PhD Biomedical Eng., Yale ’14
MD, Yale ’18

Graduate Students

Naomi Lynch, MechE graduate student
BS Aerospace Eng., MIT ’12
MBA, Harvard ’18
Brandon Rios, MechE graduate student
BS Biomedical Eng., WUSTL ’21
Angel Bu, MechE graduate student
BS Biomedical Eng., University of Florida ’21
Nicolas Castro, MechE graduate student
BS Biomedical Eng., Georgia Tech ’20

Undergraduate & High School Students

Tara Sheehan, MIT MechE
Sonika Kohli, MSRP Intern
BS Biomedical Eng., PSU ’24
Karina Shah


Erik Thompson, BS Mechanical Eng., MIT ’22