Ritu is a postdoctoral fellow in the Langer Lab. Her research interests focus on developing smart responsive implantable devices for sensing and drug delivery in the body. She is passionate about understanding and utilizing the dynamically adaptive nature of biological systems, and aims to establish an academic research lab focused on bio-hybrid design in the future. Ritu is deeply interested in science communication and science policy, and enjoys speaking, writing, and planning outreach events centered on the importance of STEM research and advancing education for underrepresented minorities in STEM. She received her M.S. (2013) and Ph.D. (2016) in Mechanical Engineering as an NSF Fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Her doctoral research centered on high-resolution 3D bio-printing and bio-hybrid robotics. She received her B.S. magna cum laude (2012) in Mechanical Engineering, with a minor in Biomedical Engineering, from Cornell University.
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