Biography

Raman, R. HeadshotI am an engineer, writer, and educator with a passion for introducing bio-hybrid materials into the toolbox of every inventor. I grew up in India, Kenya, and the United States and have learned to appreciate and thrive in diverse and dynamic environments. My life experiences have shown me that technical innovation can drive positive social change, and this inspires me to help democratize and diversify STEM education around the world.

I received my B.S. magna cum laude in Mechanical Engineering, with a minor in Biomedical Engineering, from Cornell University in 2012. I received my M.S. (2013) and Ph.D. (2016) in Mechanical Engineering as an NSF Fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

I am currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Langer Lab at MIT and a member of Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2018. I develop novel materials and devices for applications in translational medicine.