Faculty

Philip Measor
Philip Measor, Ph.D.

Dr. Philip Measor is an Assistant Professor in Engineering and Physics and leads the Microdevices Lab at Whitworth University.

Research Assistants

Ryan Grady
Ryan Grady

Ryan is an Engineering student and joined the Microdevices Lab in 2019. His research interests are in materials and microfluidics. His work has involved UV-VIS absorption spectroscopy, microcontrollers and microfluidics.

Taylor Burchard
Taylor Burchard

Taylor is a Biology student and joined the Microdevices Lab in 2020. Her research interests are in microfluidics and biosensing. Her work has involved microfluidic devices and the study of Caenorhabditis elegans.

Brendan Clark
Brendan Clark

Brendan is a Bioengineering student and joined the Microdevices Lab in 2020. His research interests are in optics and biosensing.

Stephanie McCallum
Stephanie McCallum

Stephanie is a Math and Applied Physics student and joined the Microdevices Lab in 2020. Her research interests are in particle tracking and image processing.

Helio Ramollari
Helio Ramollari

Helio is a Physics student and joined the Microdevices Lab in 2021. His research interests are in applied optics and has involved microdevice fabrication and characterization.

Virginia Oellrich
Virginia Oellrich

Virginia is a Health Sciences student and joined the Microdevices Lab in 2021. Her interests are in biological sensors.

Group Alumni

Name / Grad. Year / Major / Employer or School after the group

Calvin Payne / 2021 / Physics / Seabird Scientific

Calvin was a Physics student that graduated in 2021. He joined the Microdevices Lab in 2020 and his work was in applied optics. Following Whitworth, Calvin entered industry at Seabird Scientific.

Maia Ketteridge / 2021 / Biophysics / Boise State Univ.

Maia was a Biophysics student that joined the Microdevices Lab in 2020 and graduated in 2021. Her work focused on researching potential biosensor microdevices. She continued on for a PhD in Material Science at Boise State University with an emphasis in nanoscale computational modelling.

Chris Roberts / 2021 / Appl. Physics & C.S. / PACCAR Inc.

Chris was an Applied Physics and Computer Science student that graduated in 2021. He joined the Microdevices Lab in 2019 and his work involved automating optical setups and programming light sources. Following Whitworth, Chris entered industry, at PACCAR Inc., as a Software Development Engineer.

Cannon Coats / 2021 / Physics / Texas A&M University

Cannon was a Physics student that graduated in 2021. He joined the Microdevices Lab in 2019 and his work involved design and fabrication of 3D printed parts. Following Whitworth, Cannon entered a Ph.D. program in Physics at Texas A&M University with an emphasis in radiation.

Mateo Reynoso Roman / 2020 / Physics / Georgia Tech.

Mateo was a Physics student and graduated in 2020. He continued on to a Ph.D. program at Georgia Institute of Technology with an emphasis in nonlinear physics including chaos theory. Mateo joined the Microdevices Lab in 2018. His research interests were in optics including refractive index characterization and image processing. He used a Pulfrich refractometer to characterize the index of different materials. He also used a Fourier filtering image processing method to extract microscale dimensions from images.

Samartha Shrestha / 2020 / Biology / University of Washington

Samartha was a Biology (Pre-Med) student, joined the Microdevices Lab in 2019 and graduated Whitworth in 2020. He has continued on to the University of Washington to become a medical doctor. His research interests were in developing new materials for fabricating microdevices. This included UV-VIS spectroscopy and materials research.

William Engelhardt / 2020 / Biomedical Engineering / Wash. Univ.

William was a 3/2 Biomedical Engineering student and transitioned to Washington University in St. Louis to focus on Biomedical Engineering. He joined the Microdevices Lab in 2020 and focused on optical simulations.

Ishan Gauli / 2020 / Applied Physics / Wash. Univ.

Ishan was a 3/2 Applied Physics student and graduated in 2020. He joined the Microdevices Lab in 2018 and his work entailed building a Pulfrich refractometer to measure the refractive index of different materials. He achieved index measurements accurate to within Δn = 0.001 or within a 0.054% index change. He transferred to Washington University in St. Louis to focus on Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics with an emphasis in Optics. Ishan continued on at Washington University in St. Louis for a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering focusing on neuromorphic control systems.