Phani attended the Rutgers School of Engineering on a merit-scholarship, graduating magna cum laude with a BS in Biomedical Engineering and a research emphasis in Biomechanics. He also holds two graduate research degrees from Harvard Medical School and Rutgers University respectively. Over the years, he has conducted research with Stryker Corporation, Robertwood Johnson Medical School, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital.
Phani has been teaching for over ten years, most recently serving as a Harvard College teaching fellow for several general education courses and life sciences courses. His areas of expertise include engineering, chemistry and biology, as well as application support for postbaccs and special master's programs. Beyond tutoring, he is currently working on a NASA-funded medical research project regarding the role of augmented reality in medical simulation and robotic surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. This work ties into Phani’s ultimate ambition to incorporate his work in engineering and NASA to improve healthcare.
Phani is a proud Eagle Scout, saxophonist, powerlifter, and acapella artist.