John Lewandowski

Masters Student


M.S. Management and Engineering, 2013

B.S.E. Mechanical Engineering, 2012

Case Western Reserve University


    1. Gazing at the Crystal Rods of Malaria, Clinical Chemistry 2014; v. 60, p.1353-1355, doi: 10.1373/clinchem.2013.218248
    2. Rapid Detection of Malaria Infections with Low-Cost Magneto-Optical Device, 2013 American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Washington, D.C.
    3. Beroz, S. Jiang, J. Lewandowski, A.J. Hart. “Tunable volume handheld pipette using a pneumatic deamplification mechanism”, 2014 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC)
    4. T. Ricks, J.R. Lewandowski, E.G. Lim, D. M. Wendell, A. G. Winter, “Development of a Design Tool for Flow Rate Optimization in the Tata Swach Water Filter”, 2014 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC)
    5. Flex bending fatigue testing of wiresfoils, and ribbons. H Lavvafi, JR Lewandowski, JJ Lewandowski. Materials Science and Engineering: A 601, 123-130, 2014.
    6. B.T. Grimberg, W.C. Condit, R. Deissler, J.R. Lewandowski, J. Jones, R. Bihary, D. Blankenship, P.A. Zimmerman, R.W. Brown, “Rapid, Low-cost Magnetic Detection of Hemozoin Rivals Sensitivity of Molecular Malaria Diagnosis“, working paper

    Research Interests

    Origami-inspired diagnostic or screening tests

    Pathophysiological markers for malaria and sickle-cell ultra-low cost diagnostics

    Small-scale manipulation of representative droplets on a substrate

    Precision machine and optical design

    Machine vision and learning for diagnostic classification

    High-throughput screening dispensing techniques

    Microfluidic separation and isolation of biomarkers  in diagnostic sample preparation

    Limitations of 3D printing in biological matrices

    Clinical validation process of medical devices in the developing world

    Pricing economics based on supply and demand of expiring goods or options


    Awards and Honors

    2014 Foreign Policy’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers

    2014 Forbes 30 Under 30

    2014 Top 25 Entrepreneur Under 25

    2014 Qmed Top 20 MedTech Breakthrough

    2014 IEEE Healthcare Innovations & Point-of-Case technologies IDEO Winner

    2014 Gifted Citizen Honorable Mention – 2nd Most Impactful Global Entrepreneur

    2014 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

    2014 NDSEG Fellowship

    2014 MIT $100K Grand Prize and Triple Crown Winner

    2014 MassChallenge $100K Diamond Prize

    2014 Lemelson-MIT “Cure-It” Finalist

    2014 LES Foundation Business Plan Competition Winner

    2014 Stu Clark Investment Competition Winner

    2014 Baylor New Venture Competition Winner

    2014 Legatum Seed Grant

    2014 NCIIA Open Minds Competition Winner

    2013 NCIIA E-Team Stage 1 & Stage II Grant

    2013 LaunchTown Entrepreneurship Business Idea Grand Prize

    2013 Innovation Fund/GLIDE Stage A

    2013 MAGNET MPAcT Grant

    2013 Case-Coulter Translational Research Award

    2013 Rice Business Plan Competition Social Impact Award

    2013 UW GSEC Investor’s Choice Award

    2012 Hertz Fellowship Finalist

    2012 Tau Beta Pi Fellowship Award

    2012 Boeing Grant Award

    2008 California Institute of Technology Signature Award


    Work Experience

    CEO at Disease Diagnostic Group, LLC (

    Managing Partner at Lew & Dowski, LLP (

    Research Intern at Cleveland Clinic
    Design Intern at General Electric


    Other Interests and Hobbies

    Ticket Brokering
    Inline Skating
    Fantasy Basketball

    Pickup Basketball
    Personal Finance