Tim Lannin

Ph.D. Student
Mechanical Engineering
Project Web Page: Circulating Tumor Cell Capture

Email: tbl34 at cornell dot edu
Address: 127 Upson Hall
Phone: (607) 255-0975
Fax: (607) 255-1222

Biography

Tim began graduate studies at Cornell in Fall 2011 and joined the Micro/Nanofluidics Laboratory in December 2011. He received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from Tufts University in May 2011 for which he completed a thesis on the mechanics of reciprocating sawing of bone for orthopedic surgery. As an undergraduate, he also developed and taught a course entitled “Modeling Alternative Energy: Engineering for Non-Engineers” in which arts and science undergrads used LEGO bricks to construct an off-the-grid city.

Current Projects

Tim is currently developing estimation methods associated with an image processing technique for fluorescent microscope images of cells to aid in cancer diagnosis. He is also working on experimental methods to measure the electrical properties of cancer cells.

Publications

Up to date at my Google Scholar profile page.

Conference Presentations

“Electrorotation of Cancer Cells to Optimize Performance of Dielectrophoresis Capture Devices” T. B. Lannin, C. Huang, J. Hartman, and B. J. Kirby. Gordon Research Seminar/Conference: Bioanalytical Sensors.  June 21-27, 2014. Newport, RI, USA. Poster and talk.

“Machine Learning Outperforms Manual Counting for Classifying Circulating Tumor Cells from Cancer Patients.” T. B. Lannin, M.S. Sung, F. I. Thege, Y. A. Syed, G. I. Galletti, A. D. Rhim, P. A. Giannakakou, and B. J. Kirby. Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting. Sept. 25-28, 2013. Seattle, WA, USA. Poster.

“Machine Learning Outperforms Manual Counting for Classifying Circulating Tumor Cells from Cancer Patients.” T. B. Lannin, M.S. Sung, F. I. Thege, Y. A. Syed, G. I. Galletti, A. D. Rhim, P. A. Giannakakou, and B. J. Kirby. Gordon Research Conference. June 9-14, 2013, Barga, Italy. Poster.

Engineering Education Presentations

“Engineering for Non-Engineers: A Peer-Taught Class for Tufts University Undergraduates.” Lannin, T., LEGO Engineering Symposium. Tufts University. June 8-10, 2010, Medford, MA, USA. Featured Speaker.

“Alternative Energy: Engineering for Non-Engineers.” Lannin, T. Tufts Today and Tomorrow: Green Technology and Alternative Energy. Tufts Alumni Network. October 21 2010. New York, NY, USA. Featured Speaker.

Honors and Awards

Sibley Excellence in Graduate Teaching Assistant Prize, May 2012

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2012

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention, 2011

Trefethen Research Award, Tufts University, April 2011

Class of 1947 Victor Prather Prize for excellent scientific research, Tufts University, April 2011

Highest Thesis Honors, “Cutting Rate Performance of a Novel Reciprocating Bone Saw,” Tufts University, Spring 2011

Jean Griswold Mead Scholarship for undergraduate research, Tufts University, May 2010

Tau Beta Pi, Massachusetts Delta Chapter, inducted Fall 2009, Correspondence Secretary, Spring 2010–Spring 2011

Massachusetts Space Grant Consortium Fellowship for the development of engineering curriculum, May 2009

Education

B.S., Tufts University, Mechanical Engineering, 2011, summa cum laude

 

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