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2017-2018 MDP Participants

Congratulations to the following students for being selected to participate in the Multidisciplinary Design Program (MDP) in support of their faculty-mentored research projects and creative activities.

Project Title Faculty Mentors Student Researchers
“Miniscope” Imaging of the Brain: New Hardware Design and Improved Software Analysis Professor Gopi Meenakshisundaram
Professor Zoran Nenadic
Professor Qing Nie
Professor Xiangmin Xu
Yonathan Aberra
Ananth Ashok
Stacey Cao
Shivam Dhir
Katelyn Dilley
Nikita Ganeshan
Tho Gonzalez
Dylan Iwata
Stephanie Lee
Nikita Patel
Hai Pham
Kayla Walley
Children Impacted by Cancer in the Latino Community Professor Belinda Campos
Professor Michelle Fortier
Ramon Garcia
Beverly Mendoza
Elisa Ornelas
Sonia Zavala
Development of an Interactive Device for Interpreting Musical Performance Gesture and Expression Professor Mari Kimura
Dr. Michael Klopfer
Emma Anderson
Andrew Begey
Alex Lough
Shivani Patel
Nicholas Vong
Exploring Boundaries: Interactive Storytelling of Wayang Kulit Professor J. Paul Dourish
Professor Jesse Jackson
Ms. Sarah Ng
Ms. Chaeyoon Yoo
Mingyue Hao
Apurva Jakhanwal
Dimitri Kaviani
Sarah Ng
Monserrat Palabrica
Chaeyoon Yoo
Intelligent Power and Workplace Monitor using Combined Senor Approaches Dr. Sergio Gago-Masague
Dr. Michael Klopfer
Professor Joy Pixley
Sid Kasat
Sunbum Lee
Viet Ly
Alex Ivan Ramirez
Kim Truong
Nikita Tsvetkov
iXercise: An Immersive Platform for Exercise Intervention for Special Needs Populations Professor Magda El Zarki
Mr. Yunho Huh
Professor Shlomit Radom-Aizik
Maheja Chandu
Gregory Duarte
Yunho Huh
Ocean to Tap: Assessing the Technology Options and Economics of Desalination in California Professor Maura Allaire
Professor Chenyang Sunny Jiang
Leda Escoto
Sandra Ghazal
Jefferson Rivas
Nathalie Vidal
Truong Xe
PET: A Personal Embodied Trainer to Promote Mindfulness and Physical Exercise at Home Professor John Billimek
Ms. Raquel Fallman
Dr. Sergio Gago-Masague
Alejandro Carmona Carbajal
Rubinderjit Dhillon
Catherine Kung
Sicong Ma
Kavi Mathur
Christian Morte
Pouneh Mozaffari
Klint Segarra
Retina-On-a-Chip: Micro Bioreactor to Study Organoids in Culture Professor Andrew Browne
Professor William Tang
Salonee Darbari
Jonathan Lim
Phuc Tran
Yuntian Xue
Spine-Rad Brachytherapy Bone Cement Professor Joyce Keyak
Professor Mikael Nilsson
Professor Varun Sehgal
Yasmeen Abuzeid
Elizabeth Chung
Parth Desai
Sayeh Feizi
Christina Hanna
Tanya Salman
Daniel Wong
Sophia Ynami
Stress, Emotion, and Energy (SEE) Study Professor Brooke Jenkins
Professor Sarah Pressman
Professor Shlomit Radom-Aizik
Marie Cross
Mai Makhlouf
Stephanie Palmer
Camille Paran
Eric Robles Garibay
Supporting Social Media Data Analytics using Texera Professor Suellen Hopfer
Professor Chen Li
Wei Han Chen
Bolin Chen
Zhaomin Li
Understanding the Experiences of English Language Learners in Higher Education Professor Judith Sandholtz
Professor Brian Sato
Mr. Christopher Stillwell
Professor Julio Torres
Qiyu Chen
Rui Ning
Dorreen Sun
Muchen Wang
Caytlin Yoshioka
Urban Ecology and Health: Development of a Novel Approach for Investigating the Link between Atmospheric Particle Composition and Toxicity Professor Celia Faiola
Professor Michael Kleinman
Arin Boghoz
Angelo Calinga
Using Sensor Technology to Understand Water Quality and Estuarine-Ocean Exchange in Newport Bay Estuary, California Professor Matthew Bracken
Professor Kristen Davis
Professor Adam Martiny
Elena Aguilar
Shayma Al Ali
Ani Rita Sarkissian

Number of Applications Submitted = 97
Number of Fellowships Awarded = 80

For more information, please contact:

Said M. Shokair, Managing Director
Multidisciplinary Design Project (MDP)
Student Services II, Suite 2100
Phone: 824-4189 e-mail:

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