Ryan Sochol


University of Maryland

Dr. Ryan D. Sochol is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. Prof. Sochol's Bioinspired Advanced Manufacturing (BAM) Laboratory pioneers micro/nanoscale additive manufacturing or “3D Printing” strategies for biomedical and soft robotics applications. Prof. Sochol received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University in 2006, and both his M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2009 and 2011, respectively, with Doctoral Minors in Bioengineering and Public Health. Prof. Sochol's postdoctoral training spanned the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences & Technology, Harvard Medical School, Brigham & Women's Hospital, UC Berkeley, and the University of Tokyo. Prof. Sochol received the NSF CAREER Award in 2020, his group received IEEE MEMS Outstanding Student Paper Awards in both 2019 and 2021, and Prof. Sochol was honored by the Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering as an “Emerging Leader” in the field.