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Engineering Product Development

Highland Park, New Jersey, 08904, United States
January 16, 2018

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Adhithi Lakshmikanthan

Phone: 732-***-**** Email: OBJECTIVE: Actively seeking full time opportunities in the Biomedical Engineering, Tissue Engineering, Medical Device arenas, where I can contribute and positively impact these growing industries. EDUCATION:

Rutgers University, NJ, USA GPA: 3.389/4

Masters of Science (Thesis track), Biomedical Engineering Jan 2018

Medical device development, tissue engineering, biomaterials- biochemical/mechanical characterization, signal and image processing, 3-D printing, mathematical modeling, translating thesis research into publications. Vellore Institute of Technology, India GPA: 8.23/10 Bachelor of Engineering, Biomedical Engineering May 2014

Pattern recognition, rehabilitation engineering, anatomy and physiology, instrumentation, signal processing. SKILLS:

Software: SOLIDWORKS, Solid Edge, MATLAB, Minitab, Mathematica, LabVIEW, ImageJ, C/C++, Arduino, Microsoft office (Excel, Visio, Word, PowerPoint, Project)

Instrumentation: 3D printer, Extruder, Instron, Assay reader, Controlled rate freezer, Microscope Technical: Biochemical assays (ELISA, cell viability, ATP), cell-staining/imaging (live/dead, alizarin red, presto blue), tissue culture, aseptic processing, clean-room processing experience, mechanical testing, 3D printing, tissue processing optimization Scientific writing: 1 published paper, 2 manuscripts in preparation, poster presentations (BMES 2017, NJ Symposium for Biomaterials – Poster Awarded from Biomaterials Science), mock patent application, HCTP, 510(k) WORK EXPERIENCE:

R&D Product Development Co-op, Wound Care, MTF Biologics, Edison, NJ June 2017-Dec 2017

Conducted feasibility evaluation, prototype development and established preliminary process development of cryopreserved human amnion tissue line extension for wound care applications as an advanced skin substitute.

Performed viability assessment (ATP and Live/Dead assays), aseptic tissue (placental, skin) processing, product development analysis (yield and cost of goods estimation).

Documented studies in laboratory notebooks, created technical reports, completed statistical analysis of data, in-depth literature review and presentation of burns, CCD-document revisions, Design History File (DHF), presentations to senior executives.

Accompanied micro-rotations with Project management and Process Engineering. Graduate Student Researcher, Biomedical Engineering, Rutgers University, NJ July 2016-Dec 2017 Musculoskeletal Tissue Regeneration Laboratory

This lab focuses on repair and regeneration of musculoskeletal tissue using tissue engineering techniques.

Designed and rapid prototyped 3D bone scaffolds, focusing on improving porosity.

In-depth literature review, brainstorming, strategic design of experimental studies.

Developed material and extruded filament in-house for 3D printing.

Performed mechanical characterization evaluation using Instron machine.

Carried out mineralization, cell studies, biochemical assays (ELISA) and staining (presto blue, alizarin red).

Participated in animal (rabbit) study.

Summarized studies into thesis document, successfully presented and defended experimental protocols and results to a four member committee.

Bioinformatics Intern, OncoPath Genomics, NJ Aug 2016- Sept 2016

Providing high quality prognostic and predictive services for better management of cancer patients.

Classified CT scans of lung tumors using Support Vector Machines.

Probed various image pre-processing techniques and extracted Speeded Up Robust Features (SURF) for classification. Graduate Student Researcher, Biomedical Engineering, Rutgers University, NJ Jan 2016-April 2016 Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Engineering Laboratory This lab emphasizes on improving myo-kinetic interface wherein a sensory array is applied to limb muscles to register residual kinetic activity.

Worked on ‘DextraARM’, an upper extremity prosthetic device.

Programmed Arduino microcontroller to control actuators that use FSR as an input. Graduate Student Researcher, Biomedical Engineering, Rutgers University, NJ April 2016-July 2016 Nano-BioTechnology Laboratory

This lab utilizes sensing platforms which increase assay speed, and improve limit of detection in biomolecular assays.

Fabricated PDMS channels for biomolecule detection experiments.

Experimented with microfluidic devices built for protein detection within micro-channels. Associate Software Engineer, Accenture, Chennai, India Aug 2014- March 2015

Developed mappings using Informatica and monitored scheduling of interfaces. RELEVANT PROJECTS

Advanced topics in brain research, Rutgers University Sept 2016 – Dec 2016

Exhaustive literature review on phantom limb sensations from a psychophysics point of view.

Focused on top down processing utilized by the brain when dealing with illusions. Medical Device Development, Rutgers University Jan 2016 – May 2016

Designed a device for mitigating the effects of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

Was exposed to FDA regulations, market analysis, filing of a mock patent application and a 510k. Math Modelling using MATLAB, Rutgers University Sept 2015 – Dec 2015

Designed diffusion and Gene Switch equations using Runge Kutta and Finite Differences. Bio-signal and image processing using MATLAB, Rutgers University Sept 2015 – Dec 2015

Worked towards calculating RAP index for monitoring Intracranial Hemodynamic Autoregulation

(Spectral Analysis).

Graduated compression sock for stump oedema volume reduction, VIT University Jan 2014 – May 2014

Designed and tested a prototype for graduated compression to reduce oedema volume in Transtibial amputees.

Prediction of Epilepsy using MATLAB, VIT University Aug 2012 – Sept 2012

Extracted features by applying Singular Value Decomposition on EEG signals.

Used unsupervised learning techniques for classification. Signal Processing, VIT University Jan 2012 – Feb 2012

Removed correlated components from a mixture of audio signals.

Used Power Spectral Density Analysis and Correlation Coefficient. PUBLICATIONS/POSTERS:

“Graduated compression sock for stump oedema volume reduction in amputees” IJCRD ( Developed an optimal cost effective, durable and simple graduated compression stocking prototype for edema reduction.

“Porous, Vasculature-inducing, Osteoconductive, 3D Printed Scaffold for Bone Regeneration” Poster, BMES 2017, Phoenix, USA.

Poster, NJ Symposium for Biomaterials 2017, NJ, USA – Best poster award from Biomaterials Science.

“The design and development of osteoinductive and osteoconductive pre-vascularized 3D printed scaffolds with high porosity and load bearing properties for bone regeneration.”

Manuscript in preparation.


Mentor, SWE – Society of Women Engineers, Rutgers (2016-2017).

VP BESS – BioEngineering Student Society, Rutgers (2016-2017).

Yale Graduate Consulting Club Case study competition participants (2017).

Organizer at Gravitas, VIT University Tech fest (2013).

VIT University Basketball Captain (2013-2014).

Teacher member of Kalvi and Make a Difference, NGOs for teaching children English (2011-2014).

Blogger, poet and writer at ‘Chatterboxerr’ (2014-ongoing).

Resident editor at Youth Connect (2013-2014).

WORK AUTHORIZATION: OPT – F1 Visa Highland Park, NJ - Willing to Relocate

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