Bryan McLellan earns 2023 Fulbright Research Award

April 15, 2023

Bryan McLellan

Bryan McLellan

Bryan McLellan has earned a Fulbright Research Award to develop a novel blood pump for pediatric and adult patients with heart disease at the Rhine-Westphalia Technical University of Aachen.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study and teaching opportunities in more than 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students. Administered in the U.S. by the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright program was established in 1946 to promote international goodwill through education and cultural exchange.

“I will spend 10 months in Aachen, Germany, completing a Research Fulbright Grant at Rhine-Westphalia Technical University of Aachen in the department of cardiovascular engineering. My research focuses on the development and translation of a novel, adaptable blood pump that will serve the blood flow requirements of both pediatric and adult patients with heart disease. … I am very honored to receive this award and I believe the research I conduct will one day have the potential to positively impact millions of people dealing with heart disease.”

McLellan earned a bachelor’s degree in bioengineering in May 2023.