MEGA Board

2022 – 2023 Board Members

President: Saheli Patel

Saheli is a 2nd year PhD student in the Architected Materials Lab with Dr. Jordan Raney. Her research involves applied mechanics and developing advanced manufacturing methods to control desired material and structure properties.

Vice President: Vivek Sharma

Vivek is a 2nd year PhD student in the Theoretical Mechanobiology and Materials Lab with Dr. Vivek Shenoy. His research lies at the intersection of cell biology and mechanics, making theoretical models for biological processes like cell migration, metabolism etc.

Treasurer: Katherine Mao

Katie is a 2nd year PhD student in Dr. Vijay Kumar and Dr. Ani Hsieh’s lab. Her research involves robotic motion planning and trajectory optimization.

Secretary: Julia Radzio

Julia is a 2nd year PhD student working with Dr. Paulo Arratia and Dr. David Issadore. Her research focuses on designing continuous and droplet-based microfluidic devices for studying biological materials.

Student Liaison: Nwachukwu Ibekwe

Nwachukwu is a 1st year Master’s student concentrating on Mechanics of Materials.

GSEG Representative: Kyle Skelil

Kyle is a 2nd year PhD student in Dr. Marc Miskin’s ‘Nanorobotics Lab’. His research involves designing, fabricating, and characterizing novel methods of powering cellular sized robots for future applications within the body.

GSEG Representative: Shreyas Ramesh

Shreyas is a 2nd year Master’s student specializing in Robotics.

For a list of previous MEGA board members click here.

Board position descriptions

President: Leads MEGA in voice and spirit, the point person between grad students and the head of MEAM department, works to secure extra funding from MEAM for MEGA, dots the i’s and crosses the t’s of any MEGA actions. This is a one-year job until next September, please make sure you and your team can still organize events during summer.

Vice President: General consulting and opinion making, steps up if/when the president is unable to fulfill the duties of the office.

Treasurer: The money person, takes receipts to GSEG treasurer for reimbursement.

GSEG Representative: Once a month meets with the general GSEG board, receives funding for events, general point person between MEGA and GSEG.

Secretary: Logistics person. Maintain a record of MEGA events and individuals tasks throughout the semester. Update and maintain MEGA website.

MEGA Student liaison: Hosts visiting students during coffee hour. Connects prospective students to current students.