Pitt Invents

Rory Cooper

Professor and Director of Pitt’s Human Engineering Research Laboratories

Rory Cooper, a biomedical engineer, is a man in constant motion. He propels through the hallways of his workplace in a state-of-the-art wheelchair he designed. But this isn't your typical office. Cooper is director of Pitt's Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL), located in an entrepreneurial sector of Pittsburgh's Bakery Square.

Noah Snyder

Bioengineering Student and Entrepreneur

Noah Snyder, who recently completed a PhD in bioengineering at Pitt, smiles broadly recalling the first time he was gripped by the entrepreneurial impulse that has propelled his life forward ever since.