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Sochol, Ryan D.

Sochol, Ryan D.

Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Fischell Department of Bioengineering
Maryland Robotics Center
The Institute for Systems Research
2147 Glenn L. Martin Hall, Building 088

BACKGROUND

Prof. Sochol’s Bioinspired Advanced Manufacturing (BAM) Laboratory creates micro/nanoscale additive manufacturing (or “3D printing”) strategies to solve mechanically and physically complex engineering challenges, with a focus on biomedical applications (including those enabled by soft robotics).  Dr. Sochol is an affiliate faculty member of the Fischell Department of Bioengineering, a Fischell Institute Fellow of the Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices, an executive committee member of the Maryland Robotics Center, and an affiliate of the Institute for Systems Research.  Dr. Sochol currently serves as Co-President of the Mid-Atlantic Micro/Nano Alliance (MAMNA).

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (2011)
  • M.S., University of California, Berkeley (2009)
  • B.S., Northwestern University (2006)

POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING

  • NIH Fellow within the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences & Technology, Harvard Medical School, and Brigham & Women’s Hospital
  • Director/Founder 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

HONORS AND AWARDS

 

 

  • Micro/Nanoscale Additive Manufacturing (“3D printing”)
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Micro/nanomanufacturing
  • Soft Robotics / Microrobotics / Surgical Robotics
  • 3D Printing-Enabled Biomedical Technologies
  • Cell Mechanobiology & Physicobiology
  • Integrated Fluidic Circuitry
  • 3D Microelectronics
  • Energetics

Fall & Spring Semesters

Note: ENME 744 is the only required course of the Master's: “Additive Manufacturing Certificate” Program.

Journal Covers

Selected Journal Publications

Selected Conference Publications

  • (Oral Presentation | YouTube Link) Ruben Acevedo, Ziteng Wen, Ian B. Rosenthal, Emmett Z. Freeman, Michael Restaino, Noemi Gonzalez, and Ryan D. Sochol, “3D Nanoprinted External Microfluidic Structures via Ex Situ Direct Laser Writing,” Proceedings of the 34th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (IEEE MEMS 2021). (Outstanding Paper Award Winner)
  • (Oral Presentation | YouTube Link) Abdullah T. Alsharhan, Anthony J. Stair, Ryan R. Utz, Andrew C. Lamont, Michael A. Restaino, Ruben Acevedo, and Ryan D. Sochol, “A 3D Nanoprinted Normally Closed Microfluidic Transistor,” Proceedings of the 33rd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (IEEE MEMS 2020), Vancouver, Canada. (Art in Microtechnology Award Finalist)
  • (Oral Presentation | YouTube Link) Andrew C. Lamont, Michael Restaino, and Ryan D. Sochol, “Rapid Multi-Material Direct Laser Writing,” Proceedings of the 32nd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (IEEE MEMS 2019), Seoul, Korea. (Outstanding Paper Award Winner)
  • (Oral Presentation | YouTube Link) Joshua D. Hubbard, Chase Manny, Andrew Montgomery, Brian Freeman, Alec Boyle, and Ryan D. Sochol, “Multi-Material 3D Printed Microfluidic Circuitry Components,” Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (µTAS 2017), Savannah, GA.
  • (Oral Presentation | YouTube Link) Ryan D. Sochol, Ryan Ruelos, Valerie Chang, Megan E. Dueck, Luke P. Lee, and Liwei Lin, “Continuous Flow Layer-by-Layer Microbead Functionalization via a Micropost Array Railing System,” Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (IEEE Transducers 2011), Beijing, China. (Outstanding Paper Award Winner)

Packy, Suriyarachchi, Thompson, Weerakoon, and Young are 2022-2023 MRC GRA Recipients

The MRC Graduate Assistantship Program is open to mid-career UMD Ph.D. students with Maryland Robotics Center advisors.

University of Maryland Engineers Have 3D Printed a Soft Robotic Hand That Can Play Nintendo

Achievement opens the door for new advances in soft robotics.

New MRC members

MRC Welcomes Four New Faculty Members: Dr. Bill Regli, Dr. Dinesh Manocha ,Dr. Yasser Shoukry, and Dr. Ryan Sochol.