Michael Hudoba moved from Canfield Ohio in 2005 to begin his undergraduate career in Mechanical Engineering at The Ohio State University. He graduated magna cum laude
and began working towards his master’s degree in 2009 with a focus of user-centered product design. In 2011, he was asked to be Dr. Carlos Castro’s first graduate student in the Nanoengineering and Biodesign Lab at OSU where his researched focused on the development, characterization, and implementation of DNA based nanomachines to measure forces in biological systems using a process known as DNA origami. In 2015, he created the OSU Marching Band’s famous Script Ohio out of DNA, earning him a Guinness World Record. He will be awarded his Ph.D. in December 2016.
Michael spends much of his free time involved with different educational outreach programs, volunteering with different STEM educational programs throughout Columbus. In 2013 he teamed up with United Skates of America to develop a STEM educational program for school field trips to teach young students the connection between STEM concepts and roller-skating, which included traveling around the country to promote the program and help train other instructors how to teach the lessons. In his free time, you can find Michael at the movies or the bowling alley.