Tokunbo Falohun


As an aspiring innovator in the realm of medical technology, TJ’s (Tokunbo) career mission is to play an influential role in bringing affordable, life-saving medical devices to those in need. His journey thus far has consisted of a mix of scholarly training, entrepreneurial, and industry experience. Before enrolling in the PhD program in Biomedical Engineering Program at Texas A&M University, he was a Junior Biomedical Engineer at Meridian Medical Technologies, a Pfizer company, where he worked on the Research and Design of auto injectors. He returned to academia to develop a more sophisticated understanding of biomedical engineering. For his graduate research, TJ develops miniature implantable biosensors for chronic diseases. A recipient of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP), TJ has presented at the BMES Annual meeting and NSBE 44th Annual Convention. Outside of the lab, TJ currently serves as the President and co-founder of Sling Health TAMU, an interdisciplinary collaboration between students in engineering, medicine, and business to develop solutions to clinical problems. He also serves on the leadership council for 3 Day Startup and guides undergraduate students through a three-day entrepreneurship boot camp. Along with his graduate advisor, Dr. Mike McShane, TJ participated in the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps program to explore the commercialization potential of implantable biosensors.

TJ Falohun, second-place winner of the 2019 ERC-wide Perfect Pitch Competition, receives congratulations and his award from Dr. Dawn Tilbury, NSF's Assistant Director for Engineering.