Meet the Spring 2014 Fellows

The CITRIS Invention Lab has selected ten students and teams to form the first group of Invention Fellows.

The Fellows represent a  diverse cross-section of Berkeley students engaged in design and invention. They include undergraduate, masters and PhD students; and they come from a variety of Berkeley’s colleges, including the College of Engineering, the Haas School of Business, the School of Information, and the College of Environmental Design.

The fellows are: Andy Li and Lisa Watanabe (EECS), Timothy Lee (Mechanical Engineering), Olivia Bigazzi and Kristina Hart (MTM), Steven Weddle (MBA), Caroline Wallis (Green Product Design, CED), Norman Bae and team (Bioengineering), Patrick Bennett (Applied Science and Technology), Sachin Rangarajan and Michael Hemati (Master of Translational Medicine), Nick Merrill (iSchool), and Mohamed Moustafa (CEE).

Fellows had to apply with a concrete project they will work on in the lab this semester. Selected projects include a wearable fetal health monitor; a portable weighing pad for doctors; pressure-sensitive wound dressing; hurricane-resistant roof designs; a DNA extractions device; a smart water consumption monitor for shower heads; kinectic sculpture; a portable organizer; a visual synthesizer and new electronic musical instruments.

Fellows receive free lab access for the semester. The ten winners were selected from a pool of more than 40 applicants and will document their work at the end of the semester on the Invention Lab web site.