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Michael Harrison graduated with an M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane University in 2015. He started research his junior year in the pulmonary lab at Tulane University in the Biomedical Engineering department. His research involved culturing pulmonary epithelial cells on a compliant channel that he designed and created. His thesis, “How Does Airway Flexibility Impact the Biological Response to Pulmonary Reopening?,” was the first model with a tube law in physiological range that investigated cell response to different reopening velocities.
He has recently joined the Fellowship of Orthopaedic Researchers and will be developing and testing orthopaedic implants and instruments. He is gaining experience using scanning electron microscopy and EDS analysis, micro-CT scanning/reconstruction/analysis, mechanical and wear testing, finite element analysis, and SolidWorks 3D CAD design.
M.S., B.S.E., Biomedical Engineering, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
Biomedical Engineer, Metairie, LA – September 2015 to present
Research Assistant at Tulane University, New Orleans, LA – January 2013 to August 2015
3D laser scanner
Finite element analysis
Mechanical and wear testing
Magnetic or electromechanical simulations
Fluorescent microscopic imaging