Zachary Thomas is a fourth year student in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, working towards a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and a minor in Materials Engineering.
Zach arrived at UC as a Cincinnatus Excellence Scholar and a member of the University Honors Program. He has completed five semesters of research in the division of Molecular Cardiovascular Biology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, including stints studying renal fibrosis and then early postnatal cardiac development, for which he has earned the Cincinnati Children’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, American Heart Association Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, and most recently the national 2020 Barry Goldwater Scholarship. After graduation, Zach intends to pursue a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, with future research interests in the fields of tissue engineering and bioinformatics. In his free time, Zach serves as a Vice President of Enable UC – a college club which produces 3D-printed prosthetic devices for children (free of charge) – and enjoys watching hockey with his friends and listening to history podcasts.
- 2019–20 - Recipient, Goldwater Scholarship Award