Ph.D. Innovation Program Student Testimonials

Dartmouth engineering student Regina Salvat discusses why she chose the PhD Innovation Program and her research in de-immunizing therapeutic proteins for cancer therapy. Faculty advisor: Karl Griswold

Dartmouth engineering student Austin Boesch talks about why he chose the PhD Innovation Program and his research on developing more potent vaccine immunogens and antibody therapies. Faculty advisor: Margie Ackerman

Dartmouth engineering student Zhiyuan Wang talks about why he chose the PhD Innovation Program and his research in integrated photonics. Faculty advisor: Jifeng Liu

Dartmouth engineering student Steven Reinitz '09 Th'09 discusses his IV-line sterilization device for preventing hospital-acquired infections and why he chose the PhD Innovation Program as well as founding his company, B.B.R. Medical Innovations Inc. Faculty advisor: Douglas Van Citters

Dartmouth engineering student Song Chen discusses why he chose the PhD Innovation Program and his research in digital integration sensors. Faculty advisor: Eric Fossum

Dartmouth engineering student Harrison Hall discusses why he chose the PhD Innovation Program and his research in real-time visualization of joint positioning in the in-situ environment using sensors, cell phones, and artificial learning techniques. Faculty advisor: Laura Ray

Dartmouth engineering student Daniel Harburg—Dual Degree '06 Th'09—discusses why he chose the PhD Innovation Program and his research on designing and building micro-scale magnetic components for electrical power conversion systems. Faculty advisor: Charles Sullivan

Dartmouth engineering student Alicia Petryk '06 Th'07 '08 '13 discusses why she chose the PhD Innovation Program and her work with developing iron-oxide nanoparticles—very small crystals of iron oxide in a biocompatible coding—as a cancer therapy. Faculty advisor: Jack Hoopes

Andrew Giustini DMS'10 Th'12, MD/PhD, describes how he chose the program to give him the tools he needs to bring therapeutics to clinical use:

Preston Manwaring Th'13 discusses how the program enabled him both to expand the applications of his medical imaging research, and to develop the essential entrepreneurial skills and networks:

Ashifi Gogo Th'09 founder of Sproxil, Inc. (formerly mPedigree), tells how the program curriculum taught him how to develop his research into a viable technology for combatting counterfeit drugs in developing countries: