Group Members

Professor

Dr. E. H. Yang [Personal Website] (Professor of Mechanical Engineering Department)

MDL Staff/Postdoctoral Scholar

Dr. Wei Xu (2012-current), Ph.D from Stevens Institute of Technology, Research: Tunable wetting on a smart polymer [Sharing with Prof. C.-H Choi]  Wei Xu_CV.pdf

Dr. Kyung-nam Kang (2013-current), Ph.D from LSU, Research: CVD growth of 2D heterostructures  Kyung-nam Kang_CV.pdf

Graduate Student Researchers

Greg Hader (2010-current), Part time Ph.D Candidate, Researcher at US Army ARDEC, Research: Nanoscale inertial sensor [Interdisciplinary Program: co-advisor, Prof. Strauf]

Kyle Godin (2011-current), Ph.D Candidate, Stanley Fellow, Research: 2D atomic layer-based sensors [Interdisciplinary Program: co-advisor, Prof. Srtauf]

Junjun Ding (2013-current), Ph.D Candidate, Research: Nanolithography on flexible substrates [Shared with Prof. Fisher]

Ellexis Cook (2013-current), Ph.D Student, GK12 Fellow, Research: Switchable wettinng of smart polymers [Shared with Prof. Mannoor]

Jian Xu (2014-current), Ph.D Student, Research: Droplet flattening mechanism on PPy

Xiaotian Wang (2014-current), Ph.D Student, Research: Droplet manipulation on flexible substrates

Saleh Alkarri (Expected to join in Spring 2015), Ph.D Student

Shichen Fu (2013-current), Master Candidate, Research: CNT structure changes relating to solvent evaporation

Anthony Palumbo (2014-current), Master Student, GK12 Fellow, Research: CNT growth and characterization

Undergraduate Student Researchers

Richard Mcllraith (Summer 2013-current), Undergraduate Sophomore, CHI Healthcare Scholars Program, Research: AFM imaging of graphene

Lauren Shultz (Summer 2014-current), Undergraduate Freshman, CHI Healthcare Scholars ProgramResearch: PPy deposition and AFM characterization

 


Alumni Members      

Visiting Professors and Scholars

Dr. Seung Seob Lee (2008), Professor, Mechanical Engineering, KAIST, Korea

Dr. Gun Hwang (2009), Principal member of engineering staff, ETRI, Korea

Dr. Jong Won Lee (2007), Principal Researcher, KIMM, Korea

Visiting Graduate Students

Dr. Seok-Woo Lee (2009), Ph.D student at KAIST, Korea, Currently Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford University

Kangwon Lee (2010), Ph.D student at KAIST, Korea

Kisang Park (2011), Ph.D student at Inje University, Korea

Postdoctoral Scholars

Dr. Younsoo Kim  (2011-2013), Ph.D from GIST, Korea, Currently Senior Research Staff at LG Electronics, Korea

Dr. Onejae (Jay) Sul (2008-2011), Ph.D from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hills, Currently Research Professor at Hanyang University, Korea (Previously Research Professor at KAIST, Korea)

Dr. Ning Gao  (2008-2009), Ph.D from Shandong University, China, Currently Postdoctoral Scholar at Harvard University

Dr. Hui (Grace) Yu (2007), Ph.D from Boston University

Graduate Students

Dr. Yao-Tsan Tsai (2006-2011), Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dissertation Title: A Study on Electrically Triggered Tunable Wetting on Conjugated Polymers for Digital Microfluidics, Currently Mechanical Engineer at Asetek, Inc.

Dr. Kitu Kumar (2007-2013), Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dissertation Title: Novel Synthesis Regimes of Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes Towards 3-D All-Carbon Nanoarchitectures, Currently Assistant Professor at Farmingdale State College, SUNY

Dr. Vikram Patl (2008-2014), Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dissertation Title: A Study on Nanofabrication of Fully Suspended Microribbons and Their Photophysics, Currently Senior Process Development Engineer at Innovation Micro Technology, CA

Chen-En Tsai (2009-2010), Master Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Research: Graphene exfoliation

En Chen (2009-2010), Master Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Research: Functionalized nanowire 

Himanshi Bisaria (2011-2013), Master Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Research: PPy fabrication for microfluidics

Ye Tian (2011-2013), Master Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Research: PPy fabrication for microfluidics

Andy Moy (2011-2013), Master Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Research: CVD synthesis of nanomaterials

Ke Wu, Master Student, Research: FD measurement of suspended graphene

Undergraduate Students

Matthew Julian (2012-Summer 2013), I&E Scholars Program, Undergraduate Sophomore, Applied Physics, Research: FIB patterning of graphene

Collin Newman (2012-Summer 2013), I&E Scholars Program, Undergraduate Sophomore, Research: CVD growth of graphene

Anthony Palumbo (Summer 2013-2014)CHI Healthcare Scholars Program, Undergraduate Senior, Mechanical Engineering, Research: PPy growth and metrology

Janelle Welkie (Summer 2013), Undergraduate Freshman, Chemical Biology, Research: Graphene exfoliation

Yasha Binyamin (Summer 2013), Undergraduate Freshman, Engineering Management Systems, Research: CNT growth

Julia Tsaoussis (Summer 2013), Undergraduate Freshman, Physics, Research: CNT growth

Michael Brew (Summer 2012)Undergraduate Senior, Mechanical Engineering, Research: Graphene growth and transfer

Chris Coyle (Summer 2012)Undergraduate Freshman, Technogenesis SupportMechanical Engineering, Research: PPy fabrication for cell culture

Paul Ahn (Summer 2012), Undergraduate Freshman, Scholars Program, Mechanical Engineering, Research: Microfluidics on smart Polymer

Andreas Pallikaras (Summer 2012), Undergraduate Freshman, Scholars Program, Mechanical Engineering, Research: Graphene fabrication for oil separation

Kyle Haverburg (Summer 2012)Undergraduate Senior, Mechanical Engineering, Research: Thermal modeling for Graphene Suspension

Jenny Jean (Spring 2011-2012)Undergraduate Junior, Mechanical Engineering, Research: Graphene fabrication

Matthew Linden (Summer 2011)Undergraduate Freshman, Scholar Program, Mechanical Engineering, Research: Graphene fabrication 

Andy Moy (Summer 2011)Undergraduate Senior, Technogensis Support, Mechanical Engineering, Research: Graphene fabrication

David Barth (Summer 2009-2010)Undergraduate Junior, Scholars Program, Mechanical Engineering, Research: IOP valve (Scholars Program) Currently Ph.D student at UC Berkeley

Christina Alecci (Summer 2010)Undergraduate Junior, Technogenesis Support, Mechanical Engineering, Research: Graphene fabrication

Joseph Katigbak (Summer 2010)Undergraduate Freshman, Mechanical Engineering, Research: Graphene fabrication

Ruchi Shah (Summer 2009)Undergraduate Junior, Mechanical Engineering, Research: AFM-based synthesis

Johanna Heureaux (Summer 2009 - 2011)Undergraduate Junior, Mechanical Engineering, Research: Graphene fabrication (Technogenesis Support), Currently Ph.D student at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Geh Meh Chu (Summer 2008)Undergraduate Junior, Scholars Program, Biomedical engineering, Research: Functionalized nanowires

Parth Takeo (Summer 2007)Undergraduate Junior, Mechanical Engineering, Research: Nanowire synthesis

Matt Paragano (Spring, Summer 2007)Undergraduate Senior, Scholars Program, Mechanical Engineering, Research: Thermal modeling, Currently Ph.D student at Yale University

Gina Crifaci (Spring, Summer 2007)Undergraduate Senior, Scholars Program, Mechanical Engineering, Research: Thermal modeling

John Boima (Summer 2007)Undergraduate Junior, Mechanical Engineering, Research: Polymer pillar arrays

Rajen Dutta (Summer 2007-2009), Undergraduate Junior, Physics and Engineering Physics, Research: Rectenna fabrication and modeling (Scholars Program) Currently Ph.D student at UC Irvine

Julia Vance (2014), Undergraduate Freshman, Scholars ProgramResearch: Characterization of 2D atomic layers

Austen Thien (Summer 2014), Undergraduate Freshman, Scholars ProgramResearch: CVD growth of graphene and 2D layers

Andreas Pallikaras (2014), Undergraduate Junior, Research: Roller-based exfoliation of graphene

High School Students

Nix Benitez (Summer 2013), Research: Exfoliation and Raman characterization for 2D atomic layers 

Amine Hosseini (Summer 2013), Research: Modeling for 2D atomic layers 

Francisco Ruela (Summer 2013), Research: Exfoliation and Raman characterization for 2D atomic layers

Marina Solis (Summer 2013-Spring 2014), Research: PPy microfluidics

Matt Ampalayohan (Summer 2014), Research: Roller-based exfoliation of graphene

Christy Bae (Summer 2014), Research: Synthesis of PPy surfaces

Edward Yoon (Summer 2014), Research: Exfoliation of patterned graphene

Kevin Wilson (Summer 2014), Research: Exfoliation of patterned graphene

Zury Cutler (Summer 2014), Research: Exfoliation of MoS2 and hBN

Nix Benitez (Summer 2014), Research: Exfoliation of MoS2 and hBN