Rachael Schmedlen is Associate Chair for Undergraduate Education and a Lecturer IV in the Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Michigan. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in Bioengineering from Rice University. Dr. Schmedlen has played a critical role in evolving and now leading the U-M biomedical engineering undergraduate curriculum, particularly the BME Design Program. Passionate about expanding engaged, active-learning experiences and clinical immersion opportunities for students that improve their ability to execute the design process, Dr. Schmedlen has developed an undergraduate capstone design course, biomedical engineering laboratory, and clinical observation and needs finding course.
Jin Woo Lee received a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan. Jin's research focuses on studying and developing design strategies, particularly in problem definition and concept generation.
Prateek Shekhar is an Assistant Research Scientist in the Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Michigan. His research is focused on examining translation of engineering education research in practice, assessment and evaluation of dissemination initiatives and educational programs in engineering disciplines. He holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, M.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of Southern California and B.S. in Electronics and Communication Engineering from India.
Jan Stegemann is a Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He received BS and MS degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto. Prior to earning his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Dr. Stegemann worked for five years at Boston-based W.R. Grace & Co. (later called Circe Biomedical), where his research focused on cell-based bioartificial organs. Dr. Stegemann’s current research focuses on the use of extracellular environments to control cell function and the development of engineered tissues. He is also an active educator in the BME Design Program at the University of Michigan, with a focus on graduate-level medical product design and development.
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