Leela Tanikella graduated with her MEng degree in Bioengineering in 2015. She currently works at Intuitive Surgical, where she is a Design Controls engineer. Her favorite part of her job is knowing that she is improving the lives of patients who benefit from the technology that she helps develop.
Greg Wohlleb MEng ’16 (BIOE) returned in February 2018 to represent BD Biosciences, chat with students about his work in engineering, and share his advice for getting the job.
Master of Engineering students Jasodhara Raj (BIOE), Suyasha Gupta (BIOE), and Arnaud Bard de Coutance (ME) aim to develop software to automate and standardize the reporting procedures for influenza cases. This would mean that hospitals and physicians do not have to report data themselves, which would save a significant amount of time and increase physicians’ incentives to run the tests leading to improvement in tracking.
BioE Master of Engineering students Bhardwaj, Dabiri, and Ramirez are working with the Million Hands organization to create customized low-cost prosthetic hands for children with 3D-printing.
Bioengineering tops the new Forbes’ Best And Worst Master’s Degrees For Jobs In 2017 list! PayScale’s analysis shows that, among those with biomedical engineering master’s degrees, compensation leaps from $70,200 at the early-career stage to $129,300 by mid-career. These graduates also go on to derive high satisfaction and meaning from their jobs.
Business Associate Consultant, ZS Associates
BS, Bioengineering, 2014; MEng Bioengineering, 2015
I am a strategy consultant in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry.
“My drive for striving to find solutions to complex problems and to help others keeps me motivated and helps me be successful in my role…The thing that keeps me enthusiastic about my job is the feeling of helping others in a useful way.”
Our Master of Engineering team working on the project “Commercializing Nanocarriers for Neurological Disease” won the Best Capstone Presentation Award at the end-of-year project showcase in May.
Research Associate, Early Stage Development, Kite Pharma
Master of Engineering, Bioengineering, 2015
I perform process development to design, establish, and transfer cell therapy processes to support early phase clinical trials.
“The course and laboratory work at Berkeley helped me not only to grasp the principles but also allowed me to apply those in real life applications. I believe that the culture in Berkeley to encourage analytical thinking was crucial to my success both as student and in the industry.”
A team of BioE Master of Engineering students is working on aging and rejuvenation in the Conboy Lab.