Sochol, Ryan D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Fischell Department of Bioengineering
2147 Glenn L. Martin Hall, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742
301-405-6928
301-314-9477
Research Interests 
Micro/Nanoscale 3D Printing & Advanced Manufacturing; Physiological & Biophysical Biomimicry; Cell Mechanobiology & Physicobiology; Integrated Microfluidic Processors
Background Info 
Dr. Sochol’s Bioinspired Advanced Manufacturing (BAM) Laboratory (link is external) utilizes state-of-the-art micro/nanoscale 3D printing approaches to solve mechanically and physically-complex biological challenges, with a focus on creating “Organ-on-a-Chip” living systems that mimic the physiological architectures, characteristics, and functions of organs in vivo.  Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Maryland, College Park, Dr. Sochol served several postdoctoral academic roles:
  • NIH Fellow within the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences & Technology, Harvard Medical School, and Brigham & Women’s Hospital
  • Director of the Micro Mechanical Methods for Biology (M3B) Laboratory Program within the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center at the University of California, Berkeley
  • Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow within the Institute of Industrial Science at the University of Tokyo
Education 
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
M.S., University of California, Berkeley
B.S., Northwestern University