Ritvik Sarkar studied in Cornell University with an interest in medical device design. While working in Christopher Hernandez’s lab to design a platform to test the mechanical properties of bacterial cell walls, Ritvik became interested in the lab’s other work in orthopedics. After graduating in 2017 with a B.S. and M.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering, he joined the Device Development group within Hospital for Special Surgery’s Department of Biomechanics, focusing on patient specific implant design.