ISER 2022

2022 Glaucoma Fast Track and Concepts and Breakthroughs in Glaucoma Symposium.  It was great to go to a conference with members of the lab again. Cameron Czerpak and Arina Korneva both received a travel award from BrightFocus to present posters on their work.  Dr. Nguyen gave an overview on Biomechanics of ONH Injury in Glaucoma [...]

2022 PhD Hooding

The PhD Hooding ceremony marks the transition of a PhD candidate to a PhD graduate.  The advisor has the honor of placing the hood on the PhD student to signify that they have successfully completed the PhD program.  Congratulations Dr. Zheliang Wang and Dr. Yik Tung Tracy Ling for your remarkable achievement.  

Dr. Zheliang Wang

Congratulations to Dr. Zheliang Wang on the successful of his dissertation. The Toughness and Residual Stresses of Polymers Produced by Fused Filament Fabrication Fused filament fabrication (FFF), also known as fused deposition modeling (FDM), is one of the most widely‐used additive manufacturing methods. In FFF, the feedstock material, usually a glassy polymer filament, is fed into […]

Congratulations to Zheliang and Bibek for SES Poster Awards

Congratulations! to Zheliang Wang and Bibekananda Datta for winning awards for their poster presentations at the Society of Engineering Science (SES) Virtual Month Annual Conference.  The top four posters were chosen by a panel of judges for each theme. Soft Matter Bibekananda Datta, Aishwarya Pantula, David Gracias, Thao D. (Vicky) Nguyen. Johns Hopkins University. "A [...]

Farewell Lunch to Tracy

We had a lovely farewell lunch for Tracy who will be moving, with her newly conferred PhD, to a new postdoctoral position  in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University.  We will miss you in the lab.

Dr. Yik Tung Tracy Ling

Congratulations to Dr. Yik Tung Tracy Ling for her successful dissertation defense!  It was our lab’s first dissertation defense in the COVID era and participants joined in person as well as on Zoom. The hybrid set up allowed many alumni of the Nguyen Lab and ME Department to join in the open portion of the […]


The pandemic has changed nearly all of our daily rhythms and yearly traditions but it hasn’t erased them altogether.  Instead of our annual holiday party, we had an outdoor fall lab BBQ with fire pit and s’mores. While the masks were different, the good food and good company was the same.