PROFESSOR FRANK E. TALKE

Dr. Talke began his career at the IBM Research and Development Laboratories in San Jose, California, in 1969. He joined the department of Applied Mechanics and Engineering Science at UC San Diego in 1986.   Prof. Talke holds an endowed chair in the Center for Memory and Recording Research. Dr. Talke made important contributions in tribology of magnetic recording systems and in the development of a prototype drop-on-demand color ink jet printer.  He performed pioneering studies in applying laser Doppler vibrometry to hard disk drives, and in studying novel lubricants and additives for the head/disk interface. More recently, Dr. Talke has become interested in medical device technology.  With his students, he is studying 3-D printed disposable endoscopes and the design of a MEMS-type miniaturized intraocular pressure sensors for implantation in the human eye.  In addition, research efforts are under way on miniaturization of internet enabled ophthalmic instrumentation, esophagus deflection devices, detachable bronchoscopes, and biofilm retardant catheters.

TALKE LAB RESEARCHERS

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Dr. Gerrit Melles

CMRR Visiting Scholar

NIIOS Netherlands Institute for Innovative Ocular Surgery

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Alex Phan, PhD

Project Scientist, MAE

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Benjamin Suen

Engineering Aid

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Brian Li

Graduate Student Researcher, MATS

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Rafaela Simoes - Torigoe

Graduate Student Researcher, MAE

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Bryan Nguyen

Graduate Student Researcher, BENG

Alexander Luke

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Avinash Laha

Graduate Student Researcher, MAE

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Aravind Srinath

Graduate Student Researcher, MAE

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Graduate Student Researcher, MAE

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Evan Johnston

Jackie Chen

Shengfan Hu

Undergraduate Student Researcher,

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Graduate Student Researcher, MAE

Graduate Student Researcher, ECE

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Vincent Zee

Brian Lee

Capalina Melentyev

Undergraduate Student Researcher,

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Undergraduate Student Researcher, MAE

Undergraduate Student Researcher, BENG

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Emma Yakel

Zach Daley

Pavankumar Nagasuri

Undergraduate Student Researcher,

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Undergraduate Student Researcher, MAE

Undergraduate Student Researcher, BENG

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Raphaelle Paracuellos

Undergraduate Student Researcher, BENG

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Gabrielle Scott

Undergraduate Student Researcher, MAE

FORMER STUDENTS

  • Oren Gotlib, Materials Science, M.S., Graduated 2019

  • Ella Stimson, Bioengineering, B.S., Graduated 2019

  • Dora Trieu, Bioengineering, B.S., Graduated

  • Youyi Fu, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, PhD, Graduated 2017, Engineer at Apple

  • Young Seo, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, PhD, Graduated 2017, Engineer at Apple

  • Armit Singh, Computer Science, B.S., Graduated

  • Levente Horvath, Computer Science, B.S., Graduated

  • Grant Barclay, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, B.S., Graduated

  • Simonas Vaitkus, Nanoengineering, B.S., Graduated 2020

  • Buu Truong, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, M.S., Graduated 2020

  • Luke Lindgren, Bioengineering, M.S., Graduated 2021

  • Matthew Kohanfars, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, M.S., Graduated 2021

  • Karcher Morris, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, PhD, Graduated 2021