Biography:Abhishek Raj joined the Advanced Polymer Research Lab (APRL) in the summer of 2010. His research interests include flexible electronics and biomedical applications of shape memory polymers. Raj is a recipient of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship (2012) and several undergraduate research awards. He is also a member of several professional societies such as IEEE, TMS and Sigma Xi.
Raj was born in Baton Rouge, LA and was raised in Carrollton, TX where he attended Hebron High School. As a rising senior in high school, Raj interned in the Structural Biology Lab at UT Southwestern, conducting research in protein crystallography.
Following his graduation from Hebron, Raj earned the rank of Eagle Scout and moved on to studying Electrical Engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas as a Eugene McDermott Scholar. As part of the APRL, Raj has worked towards the development of shape memory polymers for drug delivery devices, stretchable conductors, OFETs, flexible waveguides and cochlear implants. He has also initiated an outreach program at local primary schools to inspire interest in engineering.
Research Interests: Shape Memory Polymers, Flexible Electronics