Ph.D Students || Postdoctoral Fellows || Master’s Students || Visiting Scholars || Undergraduates

Ph.D Students

Sikai Zhou Quantum dot-based high-performance gas sensors Yong Xia Low-power (Si and SiC) microheater platforms for gas sensing Aifei Pan Ordered Ag@MOF Core-shell Nanostructures for SERS-based Chemical Analysis Steven DelaCruz Investigating Novel Materials and Configurations for Energy and Sensing Technologies Yuhui Xie Applications of graphene oxide in anti-corrosion coatings for metals and its dispersion mechanism Leslie Chen Synthesis and Defect Science and Engineering of Two-Dimensional Materials Siyi Cheng Study of micro/nano structure fabrication methods for micro energy storage devices Xiang Gao Reticular Metalation in Metal-Organic Frameworks for Nanocasting and Interface Construction Zhongtao Wang High Efficiency Wafer Scale Thermionic Energy Converters Wenjun Yan 2D-Transition Metal Dichalcogenide-Based Aerogels for Gas Sensing Applications Hu Long Development of MEMS Based Low Power Gas Sensors Peter Lobaccaro Electrochemical Approaches to Renewable Energy Lunet E. Luna Growth and Characterization of Silicon Carbide Thin Films and Nanowires Anna Harley-Trochimcyzk Environmental Gas Sensing with High Surface Area Nanomaterials on a Low-Power Microfabricated Heater Platform John Alper Silicon and Silicon Carbide Nanowires: Synthesis, Characterization, Modification, and Application as Micro-Supercapacitor Electrodes Yongkwan Kim Fabrication and Characterization of Gecko-inspired Fibrillar Adhesive Ye Tian Wetting Properties of Coated Surfaces and Friction Properties of Polymer Composites Shuang Wang Ionogel Electrolyte for All Solid State Supercapacitor Applications Ben Hsia Materials Synthesis and Characterization for Micro-Supercapacitor Applications Wenjuan Gou Adhesion Force Measurement on Polycrystalline Silicon Surfaces in MEMS Devices Greg Doerk Synthesis, Characterization, and Integration of Silicon Nanowires for Nanosystems Technology Fang Liu Surface Engineering of Micro- and Nano-electromechanical systems (M/NEMS) and Materials Development for High Performance M/NEMS Brian Bush The Role of Chemical Modification and Nanostructuring on Adhesion in Microsystems Noelle Arellano Silicon Nanowire Based Electromechanical Systems (co-advised by Roger T. Howe) Christopher Roper Silicon Carbide Thin Films via LPCVD for MEMS and NEMS (co-advised by Roger T. Howe) Calvin DaRosa  Catalyst Deposition for Microreactors Using Galvanic Displacement (co-advised by Enrique Iglesia) Jingchun Zhang Silicon Carbide and Diamond Materials Development for MEMS and NEMS (co-advised by Roger T. Howe) Teris Liu Microfabricated “Lab-on-a-chip” Analysis System (co-advised by Richard Mathies) Di Gao Silicon Carbide Technology for MEMS and NEMS Applications (co-advised by Roger T. Howe) W. Robert Ashurst Surface Engineering for MEMS Reliability (also alumnus postdoctoral fellow) Mike Houston Surface Treatments for Adhesion Reduction in Polysilicon Micromechanical Devices Jon Kluth Structure and Stability of Surface Passivation Layers on Semiconductor Materials

Postdoctoral Fellows

Dung-Sheng Tsai High Efficiency Wafer Scale Thermionic Energy Converters Arthur Montazeri Super-Resolution Synthesis of Core-Vest Composites Assisted by Surface Plasmons Sinem Ortaboy Functionalized Semiconducting Nanowires for Electrochemical Energy Storage Won Seok (Lucas) Chi Direct Formation of Pore-Controllable Mesoporous SnO2 for Gas Sensing Applications Chuan-Pei Lee Metal Oxide-Decorated Silicon Carbide Nanowires Electrode for Applications in Electrochemical Energy Storage Albert Gutés Decoration of Graphene with Metal Nanoparticles for Sensing Applications Mohammad (Kamran) Shavezipur Harsh Environment Micro- and Nano-Systems and Development of Micro-instruments to Study High Temperature Surface Phenomena Maxime Vincent High Temperature Silicon Carbide Metallization Ian Laboriante Tribology and Surface Engineering of M/NEMS Materials and Devices Dae Ho Lee Friction and Adhesion of bioinspired nanostructures Nicola Ferralis Synthesis and Characterization of Epitaxial Graphene from Silicon Carbide for Electronic and Sensing Applications; Surface Alloying of Gold Microparticles on Silicon Surfaces and During Growth of Silicon Nanowires Frank DelRio Low-temperature MEMS Technology Marta Cerruti Chemical Sensing using Functionalized Cantilevers and Quartz-Micro Balance, and Pt Nanoclusters Fabrication and Application as Catalysts Joelle Frechette Investigation of Wear in MEMS Yuko Ueno Characterizations of Diamondoid Molecules and Thin-films Conrad Stoldt Novel Surface Coatings and Structural Materials for MEMS; Surface Science of C60 and SiC Thin Films Muthu Wijesundara Low-temperature Growth, Doping and Metallization of SiC for MEMS Applications Hyuneui Lim Surface Modification of InP-based MEMS Michaela Fritz Surface Modification of Silicon: Understanding and Controlling Interfacial Forces in Microdevices Sang Han Surface Passivation Chemistry of Ge Myung Mo Sung Modification Using Self-Assembled Monolayers

Master’s Students

An Ting Yang Gas Sensing with Metal-Organic FrameworksRaphael Brechbühler Si Nanowire Solar Cells with Integrated Supercapacitive Storage Carmen Iten Gecko-Inspired Surfaces for Medical Adhesive Use Candy Chang Sol-Gel Processing of YSZ for High-Temperature Supercapacitor Applications Nassim Farrokhzad Modeling and Development of Gecko-Inspired Adhesives Wei-Cheng Lien Porous and Epitaxial 3C-SiC Thin Films Technology for Micro-electromechanical Systems and Electronics Applications Melitta Hon Corrosion of Polysilicon MEMS under High Relative Humidity and Actuation VoltageElizabeth Parker Surface Modifications of Si-based MEMS Devices Mike Pullon Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Hydrogen Adsorption on Si(100) Kim Cheung Novel Materials for High Temp Microreactors (co-advised by Enrique Iglesia) Rajan Kukreja Characterization of Poly-crystalline Silicon-Germanium Alloys for MEMS Applications

Visiting Scholars

Ying Li Synthesis, Characterization, and Application of MOFsPing Cheng Close-gap Thermionic Energy Converters for Direct Heat to Electricity Conversion Hai Liu Self-Assembled Monolayer Coatings for Graphene Growth Yuan Gao Metal Oxide-Coated Carbonized-Silicon Nanowires as High-Performance Micro-Supercapacitors Shuo Chen SiC Micro Electrical Mechanical Systems for Harsh Environment Applications Huda Al Gharagooli Post-Processing of SiC Thin Films using PECVD and Excimer Laser Annealing Marco Tocchio 3D Nanoporous Graphene on Electroplated Nickel Nicolas Miani Transparent Conductive Oxides for Photovoltaics Alessandro Piotto Synthesis of Indium Phosphide for Thin Film Photovoltaics Dario Pigliofreddo Deposition of Graphene on Electrodeposited Ruthenium Andrea Oriani Indium Phosphide Electrodeposition for Thin Film Photovoltaics Novella Ballarin Electrochemical Etching of SiC and Applications to MEMS Devices Anahit Raygani Electrodeposition of Indium Phosphide Thin Films for Solar Cells Junqin Zhang Silicon Carbide Microsystems Technology for Harsh Environment Sensing Guohua Li MEMS Reliability and TribologyYuko Kani-Hino Silicon Carbide Sensors for Harsh Environment Applications Marta Fernandez Catalyst-grown Si Nanowires for the Fabrication of Ultra-High Performance Nanoelectromechanical Systems Yifeng Chen  Silicon Carbide Thin Films for M/NEMS and Electronics Applications Stefano Fissolo  Functionalization of Epitaxial Graphene with Organic Molecules Bahman Vasheghani Farahani Intermacromolecular Interactions, Polymer Metal Complexes, Polymer Characterization, Microencapsulation, Nanotechnology Farzaneh Hosseinpour Rajabi Thermodynamic, Electrochemical and Viscometric Studies on Polymer-Polymer Interactions and Formation of Interpolymer Complexes, Nanotechnology Complexes, Nanotechnology Gwiy-Sang Chung Silicon Carbide Technology for MEMS Alessandro Veneroni Silicon Carbide Multiscale Reactor Modeling Ilaria Lombardi Template-Assisted Growth of Inorganic Nanostructures Guohua Xu Conducting Self Assembled Layers for MEMS Anti-stiction Gianluca Valente Silicon Carbide Deposition Modeling through Quantum Mechanical Calculation for the Estimation of the Adsorbtion Kinetics of the Precursor on the Surface Luca Magagnin Deposition of Cu and Au on Silicon, integration of metals in MEMS technology

Undergraduate Researchers

Sanket Swamy Joshua Bae Samuel He Justin Cheng Ryan Yao Neel Raman Ameya Rao Jethro Tannos Sandy He Ju Kyung Choi Gina Zaghi Makato Lalwani Ernest Chen Zizhou “Joe” Zhao Nisha Mair Mun Sek Kim Yunsie Chung Robert Claus Jennie Zheng Aman Agrawala Angela Tsao Joe Trisnadi Phoebe Tengdin Brian Lee Akshita Dutta Maxwell Fisch Jiawen Hwang Francesca Limanto Anton Suwandi Amir Payamipour Rosanna Lim Charles Dhong Karthick Murugappan Mengwen Zhang Gabriella Lestari Carolina Li Nicholas Yiu Qi Zuo Chris Leksono Jason Daniel Evans Edgar Felipe Garay Jason Kawasaki Brent Rich Katherine Stapleton Victor Chan Gail Hernandez Justin Opatkiewicz Connie Chung Nicolas Londono Christina Lee Selene Koo Ajay Kshatriya Usmam bin Habib al Paki Anna Remennik Siswanto Sutanto Amol Upadhye Christina Yau Oranna Yauw Erfan Gunawan Chia Wen