I am a Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering double major at UC Davis.
My primary interests lie in the restoration of ability and movement, and technology that improves health and wellness.
Here's a few things I've worked on:
"My hope for each new team member is that he/she is excited about his/her project, but Krishna’s dedication greatly exceeded my expectation; he took ownership and personal responsibility for every project that was sent his way."
"He always created clear documentation for whatever project he was working on. He asked thoughtful questions and was not afraid to speak up with his ideas and suggestions. Krishna truly was a valuable member of the team over the summer."
I always loved Legos because I could build my imagination into a reality. To this day, that hasn't changed (and it probably explains my current obsession with 3D printing and my lengthy phase with Minecraft a few years back). In the future, however, I'd like to develop products that restore mobility to those with amputations, paralysis, and other movement-hampering issues.
I've worked on a few projects through opportunities that luckily came my way.
I got to work with cadavers in a biomechanics lab as a freshman, and see a surgical robot operate in real action. I've also gotten to work at a startup as a research assistant, and learn about what it really means to test something for the truth (verification and validation, anyone?).
My dad introduced me to his medical device startup, and taught me the basics of patenting and how to protect your work.
This patenting experience helped me immensely later, when I got the opportunity to to help found a student startup that we called LeucoLife. We worked on technology to enhance life vests without the need for electronics. This is what seriously got me into the world of startups, and taught me a lot of valuable lessons about working with others, as well as the struggles of entrepreneurship.
More recently, my senior design team and I worked on a running monitor. We decided to try to create an anklet that monitors biomechanical metrics related to overuse injury while running. We worked long nights on the project together, and were obsessive over good results and quality. We utilized skills from coursework like signal filtering, skills from hobbies like 3D printing, skills from our lab experiences too, and even picked up new skills to complete the project. We learned that both diversity and commitment are crucial, and that obstacles should be expected no matter how simple something seems. We learned that sometimes, in the heat of trying to solve the problem, it seems like nothing was really meant to ever work. To me, this is what engineering is all about. Expecting the unexpected and pushing through.