Prof. Enoch Yeung
is the director of the Biological Control Laboratory and an assistant professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at UCSB. He is also a member of the Center for Biological Engineering, Biomolecular Science and Engineering Program, and the Center for Control, Dynamics, and Computation. His research interests lie at the interface of synthetic biology, control theory, and data science.
Shara Rhagha Wardhan Balakrishnan
is a 6th year PhD student in Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research interests lie at the intersection of synthetic biology, control systems, and system identification.
In his spare time he enjoys badminton, swimming, and fencing.
is a 4th year PhD student in Mechanical Engineering. His research interests include mathematical modeling, machine learning, synthetic biology, dynamical systems, and control.
In his spare time he enjoys watching movies and playing games with friends.
is a 3rd year PhD student in Mechanical Engineering. His research interests include dynamic systems, control theory, mathematical modeling and system identification.
In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids, cooking, training his mother-in-law’s dog and raising chickens.
is a 2nd year PhD student in the Mechanical Engineering program. His research interests are in synthetic biology, systems biology, protein engineering, and data science.
In his spare time he enjoys reading books, podcasts, and spending time with his family.
Alex graduated in 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is now pursuing a PhD in controls at UC Irvine. While in the Biological Control Lab, he researched new methods for synthesis of genetics circuits for nonlinear biological systems.
graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. He also was a junior research associate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. His background was in design, fabrication, and all things mechanical engineering. He worked on optimization of genetic circuits for nutrient-sparse environments.
graduated in 2021 in with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. His interests are in design and sustainability. In his spare time he rows for the UCSB varsity crew team and is an avid golfer.
Nibodh graduated with a Master’s Degree student in Mechanical Engineering. He is currently pursuing a PhD with a focus in dynamics and controls in UCSB’s Mechanical Engineering department with Professor Jeff Moehlis. His research interests include theory and application of Koopman operator methods, system identification, design of experiments, and data-responsive machine learning models.
In his spare time he enjoys driving cars and swimming.
Dennis M Joshy
is a 3rd year PhD student in Mechanical Engineering. His research interests include fluid mechanics, mechanobiology, and bioengineering. While in the Biological Control Lab, he studied how DNA integration in the genome affects neighboring gene transcription. He also developed a tool to design circuits from sketches of their dynamical behavior: Sketch-A-Net.
In his spare time he enjoys playing badminton and biking.