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Wei (Katie) Carrigan, Ph. D.

Wei (Katie) Carrigan, Ph. D.

Research Scientist II

Group: Research / Biomedical Technologies



Wei (Katie) Carrigan, Ph.D., began working in April 2013 at The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute (UTARI) as a Research Scientist II with the Biomedical Technologies Division. Currently, her focus is on microfluidic devices for biomedical application. Her work includes design, fabrication, and numerical simulation.

Before joining UTARI, she worked as a mechanical engineer with a Carrollton-based engineering firm. Carrigan received her Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from China's Xian Polytechnic University in Shaanxi Province in 2006. The University of Texas Arlington awarded her a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering in 2012. In the past, her research focused on investigation of mass transfer within multiphase systems in micro-scale for chemical engineering and bioengineering applications, including microfluidic device design, fabrication, testing, characterization, and numerical simulation.