Ryan Sochol

Job title: 
Professor Liwei Lin (Advisor)
PostDoc 2014

Prof. Ryan D. Sochol received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University in 2006, and both his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2009 and 2011, respectively, with Doctoral Minors in Bioengineering and Public Health.  Prof. Sochol’s postdoctoral training spanned the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences & Technology, Harvard Medical School, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Tokyo.  Prof. Sochol holds an affiliate appointment in the Fischell Department of Bioengineering and a Fischell Institute Fellow appointment with the Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices, and is an Executive Committee Member of the Maryland Robotics Center.  Prof. Sochol received the NSF CAREER Award in 2020 and the Early Career Award from the Institute of Physics (IOP) Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering (JMM) in 2021 and was honored as a JMM Emerging Leader in 2021 and a Rising Star by Advanced Materials Technologies in 2023.  His group received IEEE MEMS Outstanding Student Paper Awards in both 2019 and 2021 and the HiltonHead WorkshopBest Paper Award (Runner-Up) in 2022.  Dr. Sochol was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure on July 1, 2022.

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Best known for his critically acclaimed directorial debut film: Attack on BSAC


Projects & Publications

Chen Yang; Bin Zhang; Ryan Sochol
BSAC Project Materials (Final/Archive), 2010