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

Dr. Gerrit Melles

CMRR Visiting Scholar

NIIOS Netherlands Institute for Innovative Ocular Surgery

Alex Phan, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher, MAE

Karcher Morris

Graduate Student Researcher, MAE

Phuong Truong

Graduate Student Researcher, MAE

Tanvir Rez

Undergraduate Student Researcher, ECE

Matthew Kohanfars

Graduate Student Researcher, MAE

Christoph Schade

Visiting Graduate Student

Siu Lim Lee

Graduate Student Researcher, MAE

Ella Stimson

Undergraduate Student Researcher, BENG

Buu Truong

Graduate Student Researcher, MAE

Brian Yu

Undergraduate Student Researcher, MAE

Rafaela Simoes - Torigoe

Undergraduate Student Researcher, MAE

Simon Vaitkus

Undergraduate Student Researcher, BENG

Kevin Joslin

Undergraduate Student Researcher, BENG

Jocelyne Perdomo

Undergraduate Student Researcher, MAE

Albert Lee

Undergraduate Student Researcher, ECE

Amrit Singh

Undergraduate Student Researcher, CS

McKenna Lewis

Undergraduate Student Researcher, CS

Cameron Foster

Undergraduate Student Researcher, CS

Levente Horvath

Undergraduate Student Researcher, CS

Grant Barclay

Undergraduate Student Researcher, MAE

Tamara Kawa

Undergraduate Student Researcher, MAE

Sydney Larson

Undergraduate Student Researcher, ECE

Nathan Tang

Undergraduate Student Researcher, BENG

Alex Young

Undergraduate Student Researcher, BENG

Benjamin Suen

Engineering Aid

Marina Krijgsman

Visiting Graduate Student Researcher, NIIOS

Kiley Phillips

High School Student Researcher

Weilun Hsieh

Graduate Student Researcher, MAE

Scott Zhao

Undergraduate Student Researcher, ECE

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Blake Cornell

Undergraduate Student Researcher, MAE

FORMER STUDENTS

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

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

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