Expected Graduation

Summer 2018

BSIE 2013

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

Pontifical Catholic University of Parana

Research Description

Pedro’s research investigates the potential applications of novel additive manufacturing processes in the field of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (TERM). Some of his current projects study the regeneration of functional cartilage tissue of the knee meniscus and the osteochondral tissue of the knee joint using porous three-dimensional scaffold constructs. The interdisciplinary nature of his research is supported by close collaboration with members of the UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) and the UNC Department of Orthopedics. His work takes advantage of many state-of-the-art research facilities at NCSU, including the Additive Manufacturing Laboratory maintained by the Center for Additive Manufacturing and Logistics (CAMAL), cell culturing laboratories at the BME Department, and clinical rooms at the School of Veterinary Medicine.

Pedro also works as a Teaching Assistant for the ISE Department and as a Manager of the Biomanufacturing Laboratory. He currently holds the position of President of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Graduate Student Association and is a member of the Alpha Pi Mu Industrial Engineering Honor Society.