University of Minnesota


Earl E. Bakken
Medical Devices Center

Innovation Fellows Alumni

Molly Kaissar

Molly Kaissar
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MOLLY KAISSAR, MS (2019-2020)

Molly received her Bachelors of Science in Materials Science and Engineering and Biomedical Engineering and subsequent Masters of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. During her undergraduate career, she began her expedition into the world of medical devices when she joined a lab focused on the development of alternative cardiac assist devices. As the sole material scientist of the group, she dedicated her time to researching successful adhesion methods for cardiac device attachment. Her time on this team motivated her to pursue a career in medical device design and development, which ultimately brought her here.

Before becoming an Innovation Fellow, Molly participated in the Earl E. Bakken Medical Devices Center (BMDC) Internship Program. She was a member of the Catheter Insertion Simulator Team, where she worked to develop an advanced training simulator to help health care professionals practice proper urinary catheterization. Her time at the BMDC not only broadened her medical device research foundations, but it also inspired her to return as a part of the Fellows Program.

After completing the Innovation Fellows Program, Molly will be starting her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Minnesota. She looks forward to continuing to work closely with the BMDC in her future endeavors.


(Last Updated June 2020)

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