Principal Investigator

Dr. Tanmay Lele, Ph.D.


Tanmay Lele is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University. He obtained the Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at Purdue University. This was followed by postdoctoral research in Vascular Biology at Harvard Medical School/Children’s Hospital. He received the B.Chem.Eng. degree from UDCT, Bombay.

Assistant Research Engineer

Manish Jaiswal

Joined lab: October 2020

Ph.D.Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India)
MSc.Banaras Hindu University (India)

BSc VBS Purvanchal University (India)


Postdoctoral Fellow

Ishita Singh

Joined Lab: October 2020

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering (University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2019)

B.S. Biomedical Engineering (Duke University, 2014)

Ph.D. Students

Aditya Katiyar

Joined lab: July, 2017

Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering (Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, in progress)
M.S. Mechanical Engineering (University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2018)

B. Tech Mechanical Engineering (SRM University, Chennai, 2014)


Purboja Purkayastha

Joined lab: August, 2017

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering (Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, in progress)
M. Tech. Chemical Engineering (Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, 2017)

BSE Chemical Engineering (Jadavpur University, 2015)


Masters Student

Dylan Owens

Joined Lab: September, 2020

Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering (Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, Upon Completion of M.S.)
M.S. Applied Statistics — Biostatistics Emphasis (Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, In Progress)

B.S. Physics Medical Emphasis (Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX, 2013)


Lab Coordinator

Kavya Pendyala

Joined lab: October, 2018

Bachelor of Dental Surgery(N.T.R University of health sciences,2011)


Join Us!

Committed Master’s and Undergraduate students who can contribute >10 hours per week for at least 2 consecutive semesters (Fall&Spring), please email Aditya Katiyar ( with 1-page review of at least 2 Journal articles (research papers, not the review papers) in the field (articles may be from our lab, or other labs).


PhD Students:

  • Bob Russell
  • Jiyeon Lee
  • Jun Wu
  • TJ Chancellor
  • David Lovett
  • Srujana Neelam
  • Samer Alam
  • Ian Kent
  • Varun Aggarwal
  • Yuan Li
  • V.J. Tocco
  • Qiao Zhang
  • Andrew Tamashunas
  • Yifan Yu

MS Students:

  • Nandini Shekhar
  • Agnes Mendonca
  • Siddhika Chunchuwar
  • Tanaya Roy
  • Weisheng Chen
  • Jiayi Wang
  • Bo Yu

Undergraduate Students:

  • Rachel Sammons
  • Kristen Lee
  • Emily Walsh
  • Maung Win
  • Jack Zhang
  • Brittany Hicks
  • Catherine Perez
  • Baichen Zhong
  • Jimmy Xin
  • Peter Hayes
  • Alaina Giacobbe
  • Aliasger Ezzi
  • Lauren Paschall
  • Brendan P. McKee
  • Kelechi F. Ndukwe-Ajala
  • Matthew J. Grilo