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Sochol, Ryan D.

Sochol, Ryan D.

Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Fischell Department of Bioengineering
Maryland Robotics Center
2147 Glenn L. Martin Hall, Building 088

BACKGROUND

Prof. Sochol’s Bioinspired Advanced Manufacturing (BAM) Laboratory creates micro/nanoscale additive manufacturing (or “3D printing”) strategies to solve mechanically and physically complex engineering challenges, with a focus on biomedical applications (including those based on soft robotics).  Dr. Sochol is an affiliate faculty member of the Fischell Department of Bioengineering, a core member of the Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices, and an executive committee member of the Maryland Robotics Center.  Dr. Sochol currently serves as Co-President of the Mid-Atlantic Micro/Nano Alliance (MAMNA).

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (2011)
  • M.S., University of California, Berkeley (2009)
  • B.S., Northwestern University (2006)

POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING

  • NIH Fellow within the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences & Technology, Harvard Medical School, and Brigham & Women’s Hospital
  • Director/Founder of the Micro Mechanical Methods for Biology (M3B) Laboratory Program within the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center at the University of California, Berkeley
  • Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow within the Institute of Industrial Science at the University of Tokyo

HONORS AND AWARDS

 

 

  • Micro/Nanoscale Additive Manufacturing (“3D printing”)
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Micro/nanomanufacturing
  • Cell Mechanobiology & Physicobiology
  • Soft Robotics / Microrobotics
  • Integrated Fluidic Circuitry
  • 3D Microelectronics
  • Energetics

Fall & Spring Semesters

Note: ENME 744 is the only required course of the Masters of Engineering: “Additive Manufacturing Certificate” Program.

Journal Covers

Selected Journal Publications

Selected Conference Publications

  • (Oral Presentation | YouTube Link) Ruben Acevedo, Ziteng Wen, Ian B. Rosenthal, Emmett Z. Freeman, Michael Restaino, Noemi Gonzalez, and Ryan D. Sochol, “3D Nanoprinted External Microfluidic Structures via Ex Situ Direct Laser Writing,” Proceedings of the 34th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (IEEE MEMS 2021). (Outstanding Paper Award Winner)
  • (Oral Presentation | YouTube Link) Abdullah T. Alsharhan, Anthony J. Stair, Ryan R. Utz, Andrew C. Lamont, Michael A. Restaino, Ruben Acevedo, and Ryan D. Sochol, “A 3D Nanoprinted Normally Closed Microfluidic Transistor,” Proceedings of the 33rd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (IEEE MEMS 2020), Vancouver, Canada. (Art in Microtechnology Award Finalist)
  • (Oral Presentation | YouTube Link) Andrew C. Lamont, Michael Restaino, and Ryan D. Sochol, “Rapid Multi-Material Direct Laser Writing,” Proceedings of the 32nd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (IEEE MEMS 2019), Seoul, Korea. (Outstanding Paper Award Winner)
  • (Oral Presentation | YouTube Link) Joshua D. Hubbard, Chase Manny, Andrew Montgomery, Brian Freeman, Alec Boyle, and Ryan D. Sochol, “Multi-Material 3D Printed Microfluidic Circuitry Components,” Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (µTAS 2017), Savannah, GA.
  • (Oral Presentation | YouTube Link) Ryan D. Sochol, Ryan Ruelos, Valerie Chang, Megan E. Dueck, Luke P. Lee, and Liwei Lin, “Continuous Flow Layer-by-Layer Microbead Functionalization via a Micropost Array Railing System,” Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (IEEE Transducers 2011), Beijing, China. (Outstanding Paper Award Winner)

UMD Mechanical Engineering Advances in Rankings

Program is #12 among public universities and #20 overall, according to U.S. News & World Report

Celebrating 14 Participants of 2021 BIOE REU Program

The BIOE REU program promotes collaboration between UMD and the FDA, making it unlike any other in the country

University of Maryland Engineers Have 3D Printed a Soft Robotic Hand That Can Play Nintendo

Achievement opens the door for new advances in soft robotics.

Ruben Acevedo Receives UMD Graduate Student Distinguished Service Award

Award recognizes grad student who has made outstanding contributions to the university community.

Elizabeth Childs Lands Knight-Hennessy Scholarship

Graduating mechanical engineering student to pursue doctoral research at Stanford.

Groth Wins NSF CAREER Award

UMD professor works to advance the risk assessment field.

Acevedo Wins Outstanding Student Paper Award at IEEE MEMS Conference for 3D Nanoprinting Breakthrough

UMD engineers awarded for 3D nanoprinting strategy that opens the door for microinjection applications.

Mighty Morphing 3D Printing

UMD engineers demonstrate a new shape-changing nozzle that could revolutionize “4D Printing” applications.

Lemonade from lemons: Despite COVID-19 sidelining of MEMS showcase, proceedings and papers quickly published

Special issue of IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems features innovative research from 2020 Hilton Head Workshop.

ARL to Fund $30M in Equipment Innovations for Service Members

UMD announces with the U.S. Army Research Lab agreements in additive manufacturing and battery research.

UMD Engineering Receives $22.8M from U.S. Army to Collaboratively Advance Additive Manufacturing Technology

The University of Maryland College Park's research partnership with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory will establish an ecosystem for revolutionary additive manufacturing technology and concepts to expedite national readiness and response.

Clark School Faculty Receive CAREER Awards

Three faculty members of the University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering have received Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Sochol Receives NSF CAREER Award to Explore New Multi-Material 3D Nanoprinting Technique

New research could expand additive manufacturing capabilities with multiple materials at smaller sizes while offering students unique hands-on research opportunities.

New Multi-Material 3D Nanoprinting Strategy Could Revolutionize Optics, Photonics and Biomedicine

UMD engineers demonstrate new approach by 3D printing a five-material DNA-inspired microstructure that is a fraction of the size of a human hair.

Mengis Wins ASPIRE Award

Mechanical Engineering undergrad Aaman Mengis received a 2017 ASPIRE Outstanding Student Research Award.

Researchers Use Advances in 3D Printing to Rapidly Build - Microfluidic Processors

New technique offers cost effective alternative to traditional microfabrication approaches.

Sochol Joins Department of Mechanical Engineering as Assistant Professor

The Clark School welcomes Ryan D. Sochol as assistant professor in Mechanical Engineering.