Joseph Roccisano followed his passion for science into a biomedical engineering degree. He has continued his studies into a PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
The highlight of my studies was getting to spend a year abroad.
My whole life I have been attracted to all aspects of science. When it came to choosing a degree, I chose biomedical engineering because it enabled me to study a broad range of sciences and be proud of the fact that one day the projects I work on will have a direct impact on people’s lives.
I chose RMIT because it offered a highly practical course structure that I believe is essential to making a good engineer.
The highlight of my studies was getting to spend a year abroad. This included doing a semester exchange at Lund University in Sweden, as well as an internship with the Centre for Optofluidics and Nanophotonics in Karlsruhe, Germany. Both of these opportunities have forced me to get outside my comfort zone and learn to think and solve problems on my own.
After completing my undergraduate degree, I’ve gone on to study a PhD in Electrical and Electronic engineering where I’m currently working in microfluidics and photonics for various biomedical applications.
I’m hoping to work and gain experience as a biomedical engineer overseas. Then I would like to come back to Melbourne to open my own medical company.