Alisha Sarang-Sieminski, Ph.D.
EducationPh.D., Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania
B.S., Chemical Engineering, MIT
Select Courses TaughtTopics in Bioengineering
Transport in Biological Systems
ResearchCell mechanics Cell-biomaterial interactions Tissue engineering
Dr. Alisha Sarang-Sieminski is an associate professor of bioengineering and the director of SCOPE. She has a BS in chemical engineering from MIT, a PhD in bioengineering from University of Pennsylvania, and did her postdoctoral work in the Biological Engineering Division at MIT. Her work has been funded through a predoctoral fellowship from the Whitaker foundation, a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award post-doctoral fellowship from the NSF, and research funding for work at Olin from both the NSF and the NIH.
Dr. Sarang-Sieminski is passionate about undergraduate education and using bioengineering and design to make a difference in people’s lives. Since coming to Olin, she has enjoyed developing a number of new Bioengineering courses including Topics in Bioengineering and Biomedical Device Design. Her research interests involve using low-tech approaches to improving accessibility for people. As Director of SCOPE, she is focused on continuing to build the program while improving integration of this capstone experience with the rest of the Olin curriculum and enriching student experience.