Riddhi Gopal BS is a Bioengineer at MDC, assigned to MDC client company Sonosa Medical, which is developing novel diagnostic and treatment tools for Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Riddhi Gopal graduated from the University of Maryland College Park after majoring in Bioengineering with a specialization in Biomechanics and a minor in Art History. At the Maryland Development Center, Riddhi is focusing on the design of novel medical devices utilizing her background in CAD, 3D printing, and programming.While at UMD, Riddhi participated in the Gemstone Honors Research Program as a member of Team VIRUS and received an honors citation. She researched the effects of HSV-1 on the glymphatic system, a waste clearance system in the brain linked to Alzheimer’s Disease. Additionally, Riddhi conducted research in the Bioinspired Advanced Manufacturing Lab as part of an undergraduate-led team where they developed a more precise and efficient method of studying cellular migration using nano-3D printing. In January 2017, the team presented their findings at the IEEE MEMS conference. As a Clark School Ambassador, Riddhi taught high school students about the principles of engineering and mentored students from elementary school to high school with an interest in STEM. Additionally, Riddhi was an undergraduate TA in the Gemstone Program and worked to emphasize the importance of service and community in the students’ understanding of research. Riddhi was inducted into Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society in May 2016.