Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2022
  • M.S.E., Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2019
  • B.S., Nanoengineering, University of California, San Diego, 2017
Licenses & Certifications
  • NAMSA ISO 10993 Series 1 Biocompatibility Testing, Evaluation and Risk Management
  • Spanish
  • Tamil

Dr. Kalyan specializes in biomedical device fabrication, calibration, and real-time operational analysis. He has extensive experience working with integrated microfluidic devices for cell manipulation. He has led and worked on projects researching and designing devices for cell separation and integrated electroporation, optical phantom development, sample preparation and nucleic acid-based pathogen identification, and time-lapsed cell imaging. He has also worked extensively on developing device fabrication pipelines using hot embossing, electroplating, photolithography, 3-D printing, laser cutting, and PCB design.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Kalyan earned his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in the Mechanical Engineering Department. During his doctoral work, he investigated inertial microfluidic Vortex trapping and integrated electroporation to purify and electroporate cells, with potential therapeutic applications in lymphocyte engineering. He systematically varied design parameters and wrote MATLAB image analysis code to evaluate design changes. He also redesigned electrodes with the aid of COMSOL simulations to address the key problem of electrolysis.

Dr. Kalyan has served as a teaching assistant for the graduate course "Fundamentals of Microscale Phenomena" and the undergraduate course "Heat Transfer". His doctoral work has been published in Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, PloS One, and Micromachines.