Business Development Fellows
Ahmed Mayet is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UC Davis, where he also earned his master’s degree. His research focuses on ultrafast nano-optoelectronics devices; surface-passivation of illuminated high-speed Si photodiodes with micro-/nanostructures; light trapping by micro-/nanostructures for sensing and energy harvesting; device integration of semiconductor nanostructures for biomedical application; and energy conversion
Ipek T. Bahceci is a Ph.D. student at UC Davis, working at the intersection of political economy of development and comparative politics. She uses statistical models and game theory to understand political mechanisms behind different levels of economic development around the world.
Bahceci has a M.Sc. in comparative politics from London School of Economics, and a B.A. in political science from Bogazici University, Istanbul. She spent a year at Intel’s Istanbul office, working on channel sales and marketing.
A wireless AI-powered, 12-lead ECG device to improve cardiac monitoring in emergency situations
Amir Bolandparvaz earned his B.S. in bioengineering from UC San Diego and is currently a fourth-year biomedical engineering Ph.D. candidate at UC Davis. Under the guidance of Professor Jamal Lewis, his research focuses on developing a preventative therapeutic for autoimmune autism, which affects one in 59 children born in the U.S. He has held internships at Genentech and Life Technologies and has worked for Natera, a prenatal genetic screening startup.
Diane Dou earned her B.E. in food science and engineering at Northwest A&F University in China; her undergraduate career included study at the University of Western Australia as an exchange student. She expects to receive an M.S. in statistics and a Ph.D. in food science from UC Davis in 2019. Dou has experience in statistical modeling, digital platform design and operation optimization as a consulting intern at a leading CPG company.
Stacey Seidl is a Ph.D. candidate affiliated with the UC Davis Center for Neuroscience, where she aims to improve our understanding of cognitive circuitry and neural communication. Her research focuses on network flexibly in response to cognitive and behavioral demands.
Seidl received her B.S. in biological sciences with a concentration in neuroscience from DePaul University in Chicago. She spends her free exploring California and volunteering at the Sacramento zoo.
Miheer Shah is a master’s student in materials science and engineering, focusing on an energy storage and conversion material system. After completing his B.S. in chemical engineering at UC Berkeley, Shah worked in various project management roles in the healthcare industry. In the Woodall research group at UC Davis, he investigates a gallium-aluminum alloy’s ability to split water, transforming the energy content of aluminum into a fuel: hydrogen. In his spare time, Shah enjoys exploring the outdoors and reading about emerging technologies.
Srinivas (Srinu) Tapa is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Group and works in the field of cardiac disease and arrhythmia under the guidance of Dr. Crystal Ripplinger. Before coming to UC Davis, Tapa finished his undergraduate studies in biomedical engineering at the George Washington University. During his tenure there, he worked on numerous research projects involved with cardiac electrophysiology and cardiac devices, which inspired him to pursue a career in medical innovation and/or cardiac devices.