Dzhuliyan Vasilev is a biomedical engineer with specific interest in merging the fields of engineering, medicine, and entrepreneurship. He was born in Bulgaria and later immigrated to St. Louis, Missouri with his family at the age of six. In May 2017, Vasilev graduated from Saint Louis University with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering and emphasis in Engineering Mathematics. While at Saint Louis University, he spent four years conducting research in the spheres of soft tissue engineering and microfluidics, in addition to founding the Engineering Health Collaborative, an organization focused on the development of low-cost medical devices for medically underserved countries. He was also a pre-medical fellow with the Atlantis Project in Athens, Greece during summer 2016, where he observed clinicians in the private and public hospital setting. Currently, Vasilev is working on a new entrepreneurial venture to develop a novel preventative medical device for catheter-associated urinary tract infections.
Vasilev was a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant at the Medical University of Warsaw during the 2017-2018 grant period. During this time he also took part in the Fulbright Diversity Initiative, working to address the complex and international dimensions of the diversity debates within Fulbright, and aiming at practical results for the European Fulbright Commissions. Further, he collaborated with Fulbridge and Fulbright Prism to promote diversity and exchange of ideas within the Fulbright Program globally. Currently, he is continuing his role as a lecturer at the Medical University of Warsaw.