Principal Investigator

Hideaki Tsutsui

Hideaki Tsutsui, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
(Participating Faculty, Department of Bioengineering)
(Member, UCR Stem Cell Center)

Tel: (951) 827-2444
Email: htsutsui < at > engr.ucr.edu

Link to CV

Hideaki Tsutsui is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Riverside. He received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tokyo in 2001, a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in 2003, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2009. He then conducted postdoctoral research during 2009-2011 at the Center for Cell Control and the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at UCLA. His current research interests include low-cost medical and agricultural biosensors, and macro- and micro-fluidic tools for cell-based biomanufacturing. He is a recipient of a Grand Challenges Explorations Phase I Award from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (2012), a UCR Regents' Faculty Fellowship (2013), a Regents' Faculty Development Award (2017), and an NSF CAREER Award (2017).

Postdoctoral Researcher

Daniel Nampe

Daniel Nampe

Ph.D Bioengineering (UC Riverside, 2016)
dnamp001 < at > ucr.edu

Daniel is investigating effects of physical microenvironments on stem cells.

Graduate Students

Brent Kalish

Brent Kalish

Ph.D Student (BS Mechanical Engineering, UC Riverside)
Brent.Kalish < at > email.ucr.edu

Brent is developing paper-based diagnostic devices.
Carys Layton

Carys Layton

Ph.D Student (BS Physics, Southern Oregon University)
clayt001 < at > ucr.edu

Sidharth Modha

Sidharth Modha

Ph.D Student (BS Biomedical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
smodh001 < at > ucr.edu

Jenna Roper

Jenna Roper

Ph.D Student (BS Bioengineering, UC Riverside)
jrope001 < at > ucr.edu

Jianhou Zhang

Jianhou Zhang

Ph.D Student (BS Mechanical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China)
jzhan212 < at > ucr.edu


Undergraduate Students

Keith Kuboshima

Keith Kuboshima

Senior, Mechanical Engineering Major

place holder

New Member

Year/Major


Previous Members

Graduate Students

Daniel Nampe 2012 MS BIEN
Jessica Wen 2013 MS BIEN
Brent Kalish 2014 MS ME Ph.D Student, UCR
Jessica Wen 2016 Ph.D BIEN MIDP Fellow, Vanderbilt School of Medicine
Carlos Castro 2016 Ph.D ME Assistant Professor, Cal Poly Pomona
Daniel Nampe 2016 Ph.D BIEN Postdoc, UCR

Undergraduate Students

John Yoo 2012-13 BS BIEN
Veronica Boulos 2013 BS BIEN
Brent Kalish 2012-13 BS ME Ph.D Student, UCR
Cindy Rosillo 2012-15 BS ME
Chad Beaudette 2012-15 BS ME MS Student, University of Minnesota
Mick Tan 2015-16 BS ME
Joshua Karam 2014-16 BS BIEN Ph.D. Student, UCLA
James Luong 2015-17 BS ME
Jenna Roper 2015-17 BS BIEN Ph.D. Student, UCR
Ronak Joshi 2013-17 BS Neuroscience
Karen Bohorquez 2015-17 BS ME

Exchange Students and Visitors

Fernando Rivera-Servín de la Mora 2014 MSRIP Program, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California
Ricardo C. Paredes-González 2014 MSRIP Program, Tecnológico de Monterrey
Maribel Gonzalez 2015 CIRM Bridges Intern, California State University, San Bernardino
Shuyang Fang 2015-16 GPP-E Exchange Student, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China (currently Ph.D student, Columbia University)
Jianhou Zhang 2016-17 GPP-E Exchange Student, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China (currently Ph.D student, UCR)