People

The Thiel Lab would not be able to conduct novel, groundbreaking research without the dedication and skills of its people. Dr. Thiel has mentored and advised over 30 student researchers including undergraduate students, Master’s students, Ph.D. students, medical students, and medical residents. The Thiel Lab is comprised largely of undergraduate volunteers and researchers, many hosted through the NYU Tandon School of Engineering’s Undergraduate Summer Research Program. These students learn about medical systems, hospital operations, and sustainability engineering by leading project-based research in sustainable healthcare.


PI: Cassandra L. Thiel

Dr. Thiel has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University and a PhD from University of Pittsburgh. She is an Assistant Professor in the NYU Langone Health Department of Population Health.

Ankit Sharma

Ankit joined the lab in 2019 through the NYU Tandon Undergraduate Summer Research Program. He is studying Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Major with a minor in Computer Science at NYU.

Radhika-Alicia Patel

Radhika joined the lab in 2019 as a volunteer. She is studying Biomolecular Science at NYU Tandon.

Ruhana Amin

Ruhana joined the lab in 2019 through the NYU Tandon Undergraduate Summer Research Program.

Hannah Greene

Hannah joined the lab in 2020 as a volunteer. She is studying Biology and Social Research & Public Policy at NYU Abu Dhabi.

Grace Kim

Grace joined the lab in 2021 through the NYU Tandon Undergraduate Summer Research Program. She is studying Biomolecular Science at NYU Tandon.

Ma-sum Abdul-Hamid

Ma-sum joined the lab in 2021 through the NYU Tandon Undergraduate Summer Research Program. He is studying Mechanical Engineering at NYU Abu Dhabi.

Matilde Handal Rabaj

Matilde joined the lab in 2021 through the NYU Tandon Undergraduate Summer Research Program. She is studying Mechanical Engineering at NYU Abu Dhabi.

Riya Patel

Riya joined the lab in 2021 as a volunteer. She is studying Biomolecular Science at NYU Tandon.

Updated 7/29/2021


Interested in Conducting Research?

Dr. Thiel’s lab is not currently hiring for paid student positions. However, there are occasional opportunities for undergraduate and medical students to volunteer on sustainable healthcare research projects. Click below to inquire.


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