Principal Investigator

Luke Timmins

Lucas (Luke) Timmins

lucas.timmins@utah.edu

(he/his)
Post-doc, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory Univ. School of Medicine, 2010-2016
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M Univ., 2010
Whitaker International Fellowship, Pathology, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, 2007
B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M Univ., 2005
Hometown: Port Neches, TX
Hobbies: golfing, backpacking, skiing, smoking meats, brewing beer

Curriculum Vitae
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Graduate Students

Caleb Berggren

caleb.berggren@utah.edu

Ph.D. candidate, Biomedical Engineering, Univ. of Utah

M.S., Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2019

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2014

Hometown: Blair, NE

Project: Prognostic Value of Plaque Stress to Identify Rapid Coronary Artery Disease Progression

Hobbies: spending time with my wife, friends and family, soccer, snowboarding, video games, discussing/learning about how the world works

Elliott Hurd

elliott.hurd@utah.edu
(he/his)

Ph.D. candidate, Biomedical Engineering, Univ. of Utah

B.S., Bioengineering, Univ. of Utah, 2017

Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT

Project: Comprehensive Analysis of In Vivo Hemodynamics with 4D Flow CMR Imaging

Hobbies: hiking, DnD, reading, video games

David Jiang

David Jiang

david.jiang@utah.edu
(he/his)

Ph.D. candidate, Biomedical Engineering, Univ. of Utah

B.S./M.S., Biomedical Engineering, Univ. of Utah, 2020

Hometown: Orem, UT

Project: Establishment of Robust Computational Frameworks to Evaluate the Biomechanics of Coronary Vascular Devices

Hobbies: video games, DIY, foodie

Kelly Smith

Kelly Smith

kelly.a.smith@utah.edu
(she/her)

Ph.D. candidate, Biomedical Engineering, Univ. of Utah

B.S.E., Biomedical Engineering, Tulane Univ., 2013

Hometown: Dayton, OH

Project: Evaluation of Hemodynamic Induced Alterations in the ECM Organization During Atherogenesis

Hobbies: knitting, cooking, fostering animals

Jack Wang

Yifan (Jack) Wang

jack.wang@utah.edu
(he/his)

Ph.D. candidate, Biomedical Engineering, Univ. of Utah

Post-baccalaureate Fellowship, Rice 360º Institute for Global Health, 2017-2019

B.S., Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon Univ., 2017

Hometown: Shijiazhuang, China

Project: Image-based Computational Framework to Evaluate In Vivo Material Properties of Coronary Arteries

Hobbies: photography, running, cycling, hiking, soccer

Undergraduate Students

Michael Keyser

Michael Keyser

u1081888@utah.edu
(he/his)

B.S. candidate, Applied Mathematics and Computer Engineering

Hometown: Logan, UT

Project: Investigating Curvature Induced Circumferential Drift to Improve the 3D Reconstruction of a Deployed Stent

Hobbies: skiing, climbing, hiking, soccer

Alex Stevens

Alex Stevens

u1163337@utah.edu
(he/his)

B.S. candidate, Mechanical Engineering, Univ. of Utah

Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT

Project: Evaluating the Relationship Between Collagen Molecular Damage and Age in the Vasculature

Hobbies: cars, skateboarding

Alumni

Stuart Loertscher

2016-2017

B.S., Biomedical Engineering, University of Utah, 2017

William (Billy) Jeon

Summer 2017, Summer Program for Undergraduate Research

B.S., Bioengineering, Rice Univ., 2018

Erika Kvalem-Soto

2017-2018

B.E., Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, 2018

Dan Kim

2016-2018

B.S., Biomedical Engineering, University of Utah, 2018

Mark Elliott

2016-2019

M.S., University of Utah, 2018

Diana (Anna) Hardy

2019-2020

B.S./M.S., Biomedical Engineering, Univ. of Utah, 2020