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Saengow named Beckman postdoctoral fellow


Beckman Institute

Chaimongkol Saengow
Chaimongkol Saengow
The Beckman Institute has named five postdoctoral fellows for 2020, including MechSE postdoctoral researcher Chaimongkol Saengow.

Beckman’s postdoctoral programs support outstanding scientists by providing selected scholars a unique opportunity to engage in a three-year fellowship of interdisciplinary research at the Beckman Institute. 

Saengow was named a Beckman Institute Postdoctoral Fellow, along with: Catherine Applegate (Wawrzyniec Dobrucki, BioE; Pengfei Song, ECE); Saadia Chaudhry (Joaquín Rodríguez-Lopéz, chemistry; Charles Schroeder, ChBE), and Nathiya Vaithiyalingam Chandrasekaran (Daniel Llano, MIP; Pengfei Song, ECE). Julian Cooper (Nancy Sottos, MatSE; Philippe Geubelle, aerospace engineering) was named a Beckman-Brown Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellow.

Saengow earned his PhD in chemical engineering at Queen’s University, Canada, in 2016. Through his project, “Designing Highly Printable Fibrin-based Bioinks,” he expects to uncover the rheological and microstructural fingerprints of highly printable fibrin-based bioinks with optimum cell viability. The findings could have broader implications for bioprinting of skin, muscle, and complex tissues, as well as stimulate the development of a bioprinting platform with built-in magnetic field and guide other bioink development. He will collaborate with professors Randy Ewoldt and Amy Wagoner Johnson.