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STEM Speaker Series: Polina Segalova

Polina Segalova, a senior design engineer at Stryker Endoscopy, will be featured at the STEM Speaker Series lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 26. The lecture will be held from 5 to 6 pm in Building 6, Room 102. It is free and open to the public.

Segalova's lecture is titled "From Particle Physics to Medical Devices: A Story of Taking Risks and Pushing Boundaries."

Segalova earned a Ph.D in mechanical engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford. Her research focused on medical devices for the cardiovascular system. The title of her dissertation was "Evaluating Design and Safety of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Endografts."

Segalova said a lot of her work was computational - solving fluid dynamic problems. She also built systems to validate the model results she was getting.

Segalova currently designs tools for Stryker Endoscopy to facilitate minimally invasive surgery. She is passionate about medical devices and has consulted for numerous medical device startups in the Bay Area.

Held in both the fall and spring semesters, the STEM Speaker Series features professionals from various science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields who discuss their careers, research, and educational paths. The speakers also provide academic and career advice to current and future college students.

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