Angela Lai

Angela Lai

4 Colby Street
Research/Areas of Interest:
Medical Device Design, Biomedical Engineering, Engineering Education, Thrombosis, Blood-material Interactions


  • P.D., Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, United States, 2020
  • B.S., Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, United States, 2014


Angela Lai is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. She earned her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and her B.S in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University. Her research background is specialized in blood-contacting medical devices and optimizing the interactions between biomaterials and blood to reduce thrombosis. Angela has extensive experience designing artificial lungs for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and bridging research between clinicians and academic researchers.