Graduate Students


Ashley Beckwith

Ashley received her B.S. degrees in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering from Colorado State University in 2010. As an undergraduate, her interdisciplinary research experiences included the 3D-printing of biomedical devices, examination of cellular responses to biomaterial surface modifications, and the development of novel, automated cellular lysis technology. She joined the Velásquez-García Group in 2016 and is currently working to improve the design and manufacturability of microfluidic technologies intended for biological applications. She is a Draper Fellow.

Yosef Kornbluth

Yosef earned a B.A. in Physics and Mathematics from Yeshiva University. While an undergraduate, he conducted research in catastrophic network failure, plasma modelling for a stellarator, and computational microfluidics. He joined the Velásquez-García’s Group in 2016 and is developing a MEMS-based 3D printer for metals using microplasmas.

Zhumei Sun

Zhumei received her B.E. degree in Test Control Technique and Instrument from Beijing Institute of Technology in 2013 (with honor), her M.E. in Optical Engineering from Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (SIOM), Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2016. She joined the Velásquez-García’s Group in 2016. Before MIT, Zhumei’s research was focused on the study of full-color dynamic computer-generated holographic three-dimensional display and modal analysis of deep-etched subwavelength gratings. She is now working on 3d printing of metal detail-rich meso/microstructures for vacuum  applications.