MENG404 Class Projects

MENG404 (Medical Device Design and Innovation) is one of the courses being taught primarily in the CEID during the Fall semester. The course pairs physician mentors from the Yale School of Medicine with student teams to prototype innovative solutions to the problems posed by the physicians. This year, there were four student teams tackling various challenging problems. Each team was made up of five students from backgrounds such as Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, School of Management, and School of Public Health. They presented their prototypes in the CEID at the end of the semester to a packed lecture hall. This year’s teams are listed below:

Portable Epileptic Seizure Recording Device - Tammer Abiyu (Physics), Jason Allmaras (ME), Levi DeLuke (ME), Lauren Gardanier (BME), Rebecca Rabison (SOM)


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Novel Surgical Tool for ENT Procedures - Charlotte Guertler (ME), Stephen Hall (ME), Rahul Kini (ChemE), Dan Rathbone (ME), Randy Duchesnaeu (MPH)



Small Bowel Perfusion and Transportation System - Andrew Crouch (BME), Brian Loeb (ME), Raja Narayan (MPH), Kristi Oki (ME), Natalie Pancer (BME)



Drug Delivery System for Pediatric Hemophilia Patients - Paul Napolitano (ME), Sarah Greenwalt (SOM), Kenta Koga (CS), Sonya Prasad (Env. Studies), Martin Shapiro (ME)

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The projects were featured in a New Haven Register article here:

For more information about the projects or the course, contact joseph.zinter[at]

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