Iverson Group Members

Principal Investigator

Nicole Iverson
Dr. Nicole Iverson
Associate Professor of the Biomedical Engineering
Department of Biological Systems Engineering at UNL
Post Doctorate Research at MIT;
Ph.D. from Rutgers University;
B.S. from the University of Minnesota

Post Doctoral Researchers

Omer Sadak
Omer Sadak
B.S. in Chemistry, Bulent Ecevit University;
M.S. in Materials Science at the University of Wisconsin;
Ph. D. in Materials Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Graduate Students

Portia Plange
Portia Plange
B.E. in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Ghana;
MPhil in Biomedical Engineering at the Univeristy of Ghana

Ivon Acosta Ramirez
Ivon Acosta Ramirez
B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Universidad de la Sabana

Samereh Soleimani Babadi
Samereh Soleimani Babadi
B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Hamedan University of Technology;
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Kashan

Trisam Sapkota
Trisam Sapkota
B.E. in Biomedical Engineering at the College of Biomedical Engineering
and Applied Sciences (CBEAS), Nepal;
Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Nicky Tagoe
Nicky Naa Dede Tagoe
Bsc. Chemical Engineering at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana.

Undergraduate Students

James Thomson
James Thomson
Expected Graduation Date: May 2027
FYRE Program

 Sofi Morales
Sofi Morales
Biological Systems Engineering Undergraduate Student 
Biomedical REU Program 
UCARE Program

Awards and Honors

  • Elenore Gakemeier Swarts Scholarship
  • Fellowship from the Molecular Mechanisms of Disease Predoctoral Training Program
  • Research presentation at Medellin National Congress and Chile International Symposium
  • Universidad de la Sabana Scholarship
  • George Beadle Scholarship
  • Regents Scholarship
  • Dean's List
  • UNL Honors Program
  • Chancellor's Scholarship
  • Student Research Days Award Winning Presentation
  • Arthur Von Bergen Memorial Award
  • Milton E. Mohr Research Scholarship
  • Grand Challenges Scholars Program


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  • ECS- Electrochemical Society
  • SWE- Society of Women in Engineering
  • BSE Graduate Student Association
  • UNL Tutoring Program
  • Engineering Student Advisory Board
  • Delta Delta Delta- Kappa Chapter
  • BMES
  • BSE Student Ambassadors
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Society

Lab Alumni

  • Carley Conover, Undergraduate Research Assistant- PhD student at University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Jacob Larsen, Undergraduate Research Assistant- Medical School student at University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Janelle (Adams) Wieskamp, Undergraduate Research Assistant- Doctor of Optometry from University of Houston College of Optometry
  • Victoria (Bart) Drapal, Undergraduate Research Assistant - Research Scientist at Ronawk
  • Kyle Downey, Undergraduate Research Assistant- Lead Web Designer, Developer, and Creator at Artillery Media
  • Alexandra Favazza, Undergraduate Research Assistant- Senior Human Factors Engineer at Amgen
  • Becca (Francis) Muller, Undergraduate Research Assistant- Associate Clinical Account Specialist at Biosense Webster and J&J
  • Jessica Glas, Undergraduate Research Assistant- M.D. Student at UNMC
  • Abigail Haworth, Undergraduate Research Assistant- PhD Student at Penn State University
  • Grant Jensen, Undergraduate Research Assistant
  • Karleen Kolar, Undergraduate Research Assistant- Fermentation Process Engineer at Novozymes
  • Kayla Ney, Undergraduate Research Assistant- Research Engineer at Arthrex in Naples
  • Caroline DeBrota, REU student- Mechanical Engineer at Cirkul, Inc.
  • Irena Manukian, REU student- Senior Research Associate at Arbor Biotechnologies
  • Wali Sohail, REU Student- MS Robotics Student at Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Eric Hofferber, Graduate Research Assistant- Medical Writer/ Clinical Evaluation Report at Johnson & Johnson
  • Joey Stapleton, Graduate Research Assistant- Ensign-Bickford Industries
  • Jakob Meier, Graduate Research Assistant - Research Scientist at Mayo Clinic