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Sochol, Ryan D.

Sochol, Ryan D.

Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Fischell Department of Bioengineering
2147 Glenn L. Martin Hall, Building 088


Dr. Sochol’s Bioinspired Advanced Manufacturing (BAM) Laboratory utilizes state-of-the-art micro/nanoscale 3D printing approaches to solve mechanically and physically complex engineering challenges with a focus on biomedical applications. 


  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (2011)
  • M.S., University of California, Berkeley (2009)
  • B.S., Northwestern University (2006)




  • Micro/Nanoscale 3D Printing
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Cell Mechanobiology & Physicobiology
  • Soft Robotics
  • Integrated Microfluidic Circuitry
  • 3D Microelectronics
  • Energetics

Fall Semesters

Spring Semesters

Note: ENME 744 is the only required course of the Masters of Engineering: “Additive Manufacturing Certificate” Program.

Selected Journal Publications

Selected Conference Publications

  • (Oral Presentation | YouTube Link) Andrew C. Lamont, Michael Restaino, and Ryan D. Sochol, “Rapid Multi-Material Direct Laser Writing,” Proceedings of the 32nd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (IEEE MEMS 2019), Seoul, Korea. (Outstanding Paper Award Winner)
  • (Oral Presentation | YouTube Link) Joshua D. Hubbard, Chase Manny, Andrew Montgomery, Brian Freeman, Alec Boyle, and Ryan D. Sochol, “Multi-Material 3D Printed Microfluidic Circuitry Components,” Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (µTAS 2017), Savannah, GA.
  • (Oral Presentation | YouTube Link) Ryan D. Sochol, Yun Jung Heo, Shintaroh Iwanaga, Jonathan Lei, Ki Tae Wolf, Albert Lu, Makoto Kurihara, Saori Mori, Daniela Serien, Song Li, Liwei Lin, and Shoji Takeuchi, “Cells on Arrays of Micro-Springs: An Approach to Achieve Tri-Axial Control of Substrate Stiffness,” Proceedings of the 26th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (IEEE MEMS 2013), Taipei, Taiwan. (Outstanding Oral Presentation Award Finalist)
  • (Oral Presentation | YouTube Link) Ryan D. Sochol, Ryan Ruelos, Valerie Chang, Megan E. Dueck, Luke P. Lee, and Liwei Lin, “Continuous Flow Layer-by-Layer Microbead Functionalization via a Micropost Array Railing System,” Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (IEEE Transducers 2011), Beijing, China. (Outstanding Paper Award Winner)

New Multi-Material 3D Nanoprinting Strategy Could Revolutionize Optics, Photonics and Biomedicine

UMD engineers demonstrate new approach by 3D printing a five-material DNA-inspired microstructure that is a fraction of the size of a human hair.

Mengis Wins ASPIRE Award

Mechanical Engineering undergrad Aaman Mengis received a 2017 ASPIRE Outstanding Student Research Award.

Krueger Selected as 2016-2017 Phillip Merrill Presidential Scholar

Mechanical Engineering senior Christina Krueger named Philip Merrill Scholar.

Researchers Use Advances in 3D Printing to Rapidly Build - Microfluidic Processors

New technique offers cost effective alternative to traditional microfabrication approaches.

Sochol Joins Department of Mechanical Engineering as Assistant Professor

The Clark School welcomes Ryan D. Sochol as assistant professor in Mechanical Engineering.