Assistant Professor - Head Honcho

Saad Bhamla

School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology

Additional Affiliations:

GT Bioengineering Program

Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience

Center for Biologically Inspired Design

Physics of Living System (PoLS) @GT

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Lab Mascots

Ollie & Bella

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2018 Eckert Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Symone Alexander

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Postdoctoral Fellow with Goldman Lab (Physics)

Yasmine Ozcan -


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Graduate Students


ChBE PhD Candidate

Udita Ringania

Udita’s research is trying to tackle the challenge of high energy requirements for drying Cellulose Nanofibers/crystals

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ChBE PhD Candidate

Xiangting (Ray) Lei

Ray is working on building cyborg synthetic cells!

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BioE PhD Candidate

Elio J. Challita

Elio's research focuses on extreme organismic biophysics and interfacial fluid mechanics. Current projects include sharpshooter peeing and spitting termites!

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Undergraduate Students

Senior  ChBE Undergrad

Kate's research is focused on the removal of organic and manufactured pollutants from the surfaces of contact lenses using soft polymers

Kate Burgener

    Senior ChBE Undergrad

    Soham works with frugal science devices specifically a platform for engineering accessible and affordable hearing technology for resource constrained areas.

    Soham Sinha

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    Junior ChBE Undergrad

    Raghav's research involves looking at the biomechanics of extreme human hand motion.

    Raghav Achrya

      Junior ChBE Undergrad

       Abhay’s research involves understanding the mechanics behind water transport in bird feathers, specifically on a nano-scale. He also likes his dogs.

      Abhay Iyer

        Freshman ChBE

        Ashwini studies the phenomenon of helmholtz resonance in a water medium, using the dynamics of a biphasic helmholtz oscillator.

        Ashwini Thirukkonda

          Senior ChBE Undergrad

           Luke studies cells that can move super fast!

          Xinjing (Luke) Xu

            Junior ChBE Undergrad

            Joseph works on the separation of water from nanocellulose pulp via through unconventional low-cost technologies. 

            Joseph Harrison

              Senior ME Undergrad

              Urvaksh studies the Biphase Helmholtz Resonator: fundamental fluid mechanics of how liquids ‘jump’ out of containers with a single opening.

              Urvaksh Irani

                Junior ChBE Undergrad

                Gaurav's research lies at the interface of synthetic biology and genetic engineering, with a focus on electroporation technology and drug/vaccine development

                Gaurav Byagathvalli

                  Junior BME Undergrad

                  Kamil studies the application of oscillatory motions to medical devices.

                  Kamil Rahhali

                    Current High-school Student Interns

                    1. Sai Mettopalli, Lambert 

                    2. Aryan Gupta, Lambert 

                    3. Krishi Kishore, Lambert
                    4. Tanishk Sinha, Lambert
                    5. Priya Soneji, Milton

                    Alumni Graduate Students/Postdocs

                    1. ​Joshua Culver, ChBE MS student, Industry

                    2. Jane Agwaro, ChBE MS student, Industry

                    Alumni UG and Highschool 


                    1. Soham Sinha, NSF GRFP, PhD @Stanford (2020)

                    2. Xu Xinjing, MS Stanford (2020)

                    3. Kate Burgener, PhD, Wisconsin Madison (2020)

                    4. Lily Luan,  (2019)

                    5. Shashwati daCunha (2019)

                    6. Soor Vora, UG (2018)

                    7. Patrick Snyder, UG (2017)

                    Highschool Students

                    1. Kevin Li, HS, Lambert, GT undergrad (2018)

                    2. Anubhav Dubey, HS, Webb Bridge (2018)

                    3. Shair Shekhar, HS, Wheeler (2018)

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