Group Members NDL & POEM

Dr. Alexander Balandin

Distinguished Professor
Principal Investigator

Alexander A. Balandin received his BS and MS degrees Summa Cum Laude in Applied Mathematics and Applied Physics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), Russia. He received his second MS degree and PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, USA. From 1997 to 1999, he worked as a Research Engineer at the Department of Electrical Engineering, UCLA. In 1999 he joined UCR, where he is presently a Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the University of California Presidential Chair Professor of Materials Science, Director of the Phonon Optimized Engineered Materials (POEM) Center, and Director of UCR Nanofabrication Facility. Professor Balandin is a Founding Chair of the UCR campus-wide Materials Science and Engineering (MS&E) Program. His research expertise covers a wide range of nanotechnology, materials science, electronics, phononics and spintronics fields. He is recognized as a pioneer of the graphene thermal research field. His current research interests include charge-density-wave effects in low- dimensional materials and their device applications, electronic noise in materials and devices, Brillouin – Mandelstam and Raman spectroscopy of various materials, practical applications of graphene in thermal management and energy conversion. Professor Balandin is a recipient of The MRS Medal from the Materials Research Society, The Brillouin Medal from the International Phononics Society and the Pioneer of Nanotechnology Award from IEEE Society for his graphene, phononics and nanotechnology research. He is an elected Fellow of eight professional societies: MRS, APS, IEEE, OSA, SPIE, IOP, IOM3 and AAAS; is among the Clarivate Analytics and Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers (Physics and Cross-Disciplinary); and serves as Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Applied Physics Letters. His complete CV can be found HERE


Dr. Fariborz Kargar

Assistant Adjunct Professor and Project Scientist
POEM Center Manager

Fariborz Kargar obtained his BS (2006) and MS (2009) degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST) and K. N. Toosi University of Technology (KNTU) in Tehran, Iran, respectively. In 2013, he joined Professor Balandin’s Phonon Optimized Engineered Materials (POEM) Center as a Graduate Student Researcher. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering in 2016. He worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Professor Balandin’s POEM Center till 2018. Presently, Dr. Kargar is an Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering. He holds an appointment as a Project Scientist with the POEM Center. His research is focused on applications of Brillouin-Mandelstam and Raman spectroscopy to study phonons and magnons in advanced materials. Other areas of his expertise include thermal transport; charge-density-wave materials and devices; design and synthesis of composites with graphene and novel quasi-1D materials for applications in thermal management and electromagnetic interference shielding. He serves as an Editorial Board member for the Journal of Composites Science and Polymers.


Zahra Barani

Graduate Student Researcher

Zahra Barani joined POEM center as a volunteer researcher in 2017. She started her PhD program in Electrical Engineering in Spring 2019. She has expertise in Raman spectroscopy, thermal characterization, and electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding of materials using “hot disk”, “laser flash”, and “vector network analyzer (VNA)”. The focus of her research is development and testing of thermal interface materials (TIMs) and multifunctional composites with novel layered quasi-2D and quasi-1D materials for improving thermal management and electromagnetic compatibility of power electronics and energy conversion systems.


Jacob Lewis

Graduate Student Researcher

Jacob S. Lewis graduated Cum Laude from the Sonoma State University (2014) with a B.S. in Physics and a minor in Philosophy. During his undergraduate education, he held a summertime Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Internship at the Western Digital Corporation, and worked on three different research projects at the University. After receiving his B.S. degree, he worked at Keysight Technologies for a year and a half as a Focused Ion Beam and Scanning Electron Microscopist. He is presently a Graduate Student Researcher in Professor Balandin’s POEM Center. His PhD dissertation research is focused on investigating thermal properties and Brillouin spectra of advanced materials. He has expertise with thermal conductivity measurements using “hot disk” and “laser flash” techniques.


Saba Baraghani

Graduate Student Researcher

Saba Baraghani received her B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering (2015) from Amirkabir University of Technology in Tehran, Iran. Her expertise is in material synthesis and characterization, electrochemistry, and electrochemical characterization. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. degree in Chemical and Environmental engineering at the University of California, Riverside under the supervision of Dr. Fariborz Kargar and Dr. Alexander Balandin. Her research interests include printed electronics and functional inks.


Subhajit Ghosh

Graduate Student Researcher

Subhajit Ghosh received his B.S. in Electronics and Communication Engineering (2013) from West Bengal University of Technology in Kolkata, India and his M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (2017) from University of Illinois at Chicago. During his M.S. schooling, he conducted research on functional nanoscale devices based on 1D and 2D nanomaterials focusing on oxide nanowires and completed his Master's thesis titled “Vanadium Oxide Nanowire Functional Devices”. He joined Prof. Balandin’s research group in Fall 2018 where he is pursuing his PhD in Nano-Device Laboratory (NDL) as a graduate student researcher. His research interests include synthesis and characterization of nanostructure materials and fabrication of nanoscale devices for potential electrical and optoelectronics applications.


Adane Geremew

Graduate Student Researcher

Adane Geremew received M.S. (2013) in Nanotechnology (2013) from the Department of Physics, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. He advanced his research expertise in the growth of 2D materials and nanoscale device fabrication at the University of Texas – Austin, working as a Research Assistant. In 2016, he joined Professor Balandin’s Nano-Device Laboratory (NDL) at the University of California – Riverside (UCR) as a Graduate Student Researcher. His PhD dissertation research is mainly focused on quasi-1D and quasi-2D charge-density wave (CDW) materials and heterostructures, as well as their electronic applications. He has experience with microscopy and Raman spectroscopy characterization of electronic materials.


Dylan Wright

Graduate Student Researcher

Dylan Wright is finishing his B.S. in Material Science and Engineering at the University of California, Riverside, with a focus in electronic and magnetic materials and devices. In 2019, he joined the Nano- Device Laboratory as a Laboratory Assistant, focusing on device fabrication and testing. In 2020, he started to work in the UCR Nanofabrication facility, assisting with the instrument maintenance in the cleanrooms. Starting from Winter 2021, Dylan will pursue his PhD research in the Nano-Device Laboratory under supervision of Professor A.A. Balandin. The focus of the dissertation research is on nanofabrication and characterization of two-dimensional charge-density-wave (CDW) devices for electronic applications in harsh environments.


Amirmahdi Mohammadzadeh

Graduate Student Researcher

Amirmahdi Mohammadzadeh received his B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering (2013) and M.S. in Nanotechnology Engineering (2016) from the Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran respectively. He worked on the fabrication of nickel nanorod and reduced graphene oxide hybrid electrode for biomedical applications in glucose monitoring as his masters’ project. His expertise is in materials science, synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials, two-dimensional materials, graphene and its derivatives, chemical vapor deposition (CVD), hybrid nanomaterials, electrochemical biosensors, and electrochemical measurements including cyclic voltammetry and amperometry. He is now pursuing his Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California – Riverside (UCR) and joined Professor Balandin’s Nano-Device Laboratory (NDL) as a graduate research assistant in 2018. His research interests include nanoscale device fabrication and advanced materials.


Sriharsha Sudhindra

Graduate Student Researcher

Sriharsha Sudhindra received his B.S. in Electronics and Communication Engineering (2018) from Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology, Bengaluru, India. After completing his B.S. degree, he worked at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India where he gained expertise in device characterization tools. He joined Prof. Balandin’s Center group in Fall 2019 as a graduate student in Electrical Engineering. He conducts research in the field of cured and non-cured thermal interface materials with graphene fillers for thermal management of electronic devices. He has expertise in thermal characterization of materials and surface topography characterization.


Erick Guzman

Graduate Student Researcher

Erick Guzman received his B.S. (2017) and M.S. in Physics (2020) from the California State University Northridge (CSUN). During his undergraduate education he worked in the Computational Materials Science Lab of Dr. Gang Lu where he completed research that utilized VASP to simulate the Raman spectra of semiconductor materials from the first principle calculations. During his graduate education he interned at the Army Research Lab and contributed to the Diamond SFET research effort. He completed his M.S. thesis entitled “First-Principle Studies of Raman Spectroscopy and Vibrational and Thermal Properties of Materials”. He joined Professor Balandin’s research group in Fall 2020 to pursue PhD in Electrical Engineering with a focus on Nano Materials and Devices.



Cooperating and Visiting Researchers NDL & POEM

Mahesh Neupane

Mahesh Raj Neupane is an Electronics Engineer in the Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate (SEDD) at the US Army Research Laboratory. He currently leads the theoretical thrust of the 2D/3D integration project, which was awarded ARL Science Award in 2016. His research at ARL mainly involves atomistic study of materials and devices using DFT, MD and transport simulations. His research interests also include investigation of applications of novel 2D materials in optics and electronics. Prior to joining SEDD, Dr. Neupane was affiliated with the Weapons and Materials Directorate (WMRD) as an ORISE Research Fellow, US Army Research Laboratory, where he worked on various materials related projects. Dr. Neupane earned his MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of California – Riverside (UCR) in 2012, and 2015, respectively. During his graduate studies, he was a Department of Education GAANN Fellow. His doctoral work at UCR focused on using a bottom-up approach for device design and development of future technologies, starting at the atomic level onwards to the circuit level. He authored more than 30 journal publications in his field of research. Dr. Neupane is presently a Visiting Researcher in Professor Balandin’s Phonon Optimized Engineered Materials (POEM) Center and Nano-Device Laboratory (NDL) as a representative of the US Army Research Laboratory. He is a coordinator of the ARL-UCR Joint Collaboration efforts.


Alexander Khitun

Alexander Khitun is a Research Engineer and a Cooperating Research Professor with the Phonon Optimized Engineered Materials (POEM) Center and Nano-Device Laboratory (NDL) at UCR. He received his M.S. and PhD degrees in Applied Physics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), Russia in 1991 and 1995, respectively. In 1999 – 2011, he worked at a Postdoctoral Researcher and Research Engineer at UCLA. His research interests are in spin waves and magnonic devices for memory and logic applications, magnetic devices for biomedical applications, phonons and thermal transport in low-dimensional materials. He has published over 100 technical journal papers, numerous conference proceedings, and he holds multiple patents in the magnonic device field.


Sergey Rumyantsev

Sergey Rumyantsev is a Visiting Researcher with Professor Balandin’s Nano-Device Laboratory (NDL) at the University of California – Riverside (UCR). He received his M.S.E.E. degree from the Leningrad Electrotechnical Institute, Russia, in 1977, Ph.D. degree in Physics from the Leningrad Polytechnical Institute in 1986, and the Doctor of Science (Habilitation) degree from the A.F. Ioffe Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia, in 1996. Since 1999 he worked at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Ioffe Institute. His current research interests include low-frequency noise in semiconductor devices, nano-electronics, wide-band-gap semiconductors (SiC, GaN, CdS), power SiC and GaN devices, ultraviolet light emitting diodes, terahertz electronics, charge-density-wave effects in van der Waals materials, and magnonics. He authored, co-authored, or edited 7 books and published more than 170 papers in refereed journals.


Mykhaylo Balinskyy

Michael G. Balinskiy is an Assistant Project Scientist with Professor Balandin’s Nano-Device Laboratory (NDL) at the University of California – Riverside (UCR). He received his MS (1977) and PhD (1984) degrees in Radiophysics and Quantum Electronics from the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine. From 1980 till 2006, he worked as a Scientific Researcher and then as a Head of Scientific and Investigation Laboratory of Radioengineering Components and Devices of National Technical University of Ukraine. He also worked as a Visiting Researcher in Yale University, USA, (2011 - 2012) and in University of Gothenburg, Sweden, (2013 - 2015). His scientific and research interests include fundamentals of Spin Wave electrodynamics (spectrum, relaxation and quantum amplification of SW in multilayered structures), and SW interference phenomena and applied spintronics as well. He is a co-author of “Spin Wave electrodynamics” book (1991, on Russian) and published more than 60 papers in scientific journals.


Vladimir Fomin

Vladimir Fomin is a Research Professor at the Institute for Integrative Nanosciences (IIN), the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden (IFW Dresden), Germany and Professor at the Moldova State University, Republic of Moldova. He received his Ph.D. degree in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics in 1978, and Doctor of Science Habilitation in 1990. He is a recipient of the Academician P. L. Kapitsa Medal from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Russia (2000), and Honorary Member of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova (2007). His current research interests are in physics and engineering of nanostructured materials, with specific focus on topology and geometry driven effects in quantum rings and rolled-up micro and nano-architectures, as well as phonons, vibrational excitations and polaronic effects in nanostructures. Professor Fomin is an author of 3 monographs, 9 reviews, and 200 journal papers in his field of research. He has been a Visiting Researcher in Professor Balandin’s Nano-Device Laboratory at the University of California – Riverside (UCR) a number of times. His present visit is dedicated to a joint theoretical and experimental investigation of confined phonons in rolled-up semiconductor nano-architectures.


Denis Nika

Denis L. Nika is a Chair of Iu. Perlin Department of Theoretical Physics and a Head of E. Pokatilov Laboratory of Physics and Engineering of Nanostructures at the Moldova State University, Republic of Moldova. He received his PhD (2006) degree in Theoretical Physics from the same university. As a Visiting Researcher he worked at the University of Antwerp, Belgium; Institute for Integrative Nanosciences, Dresden, Germany; and Nano-Device Laboratory, University of California – Riverside, USA. His research interests are in physics of nanostructures, focusing on phonon and thermal transport in graphene; multi-band theory of electrons and holes; exciton and impurity states. He was awarded twice the honorary title of The Best Young Scientist of the Republic of Moldova. He has over 80 technical journal publications, 6 reviews and 4 book chapters.


Former Group Members and Visiting Researchers NDL & POEM

Dr. Hoda Malekpour

Assistant Project Scientist

Hoda Malekpour received her BS degree in Electrical Engineering (2009) from the Iran University of Science and Technology and MS degree in Electrical Engineering - Semiconductor Devices (2012) from the University of Tehran (2012). During her MS studies she worked on the reactive ion etching for developing nano-grass structures on silicon, and exploring their applications. She later joined the Professor Balandin’s laboratory at UCR where she received her PhD degree in Electrical Engineering (2016). During her PhD studies, she worked as a Research Assistant in the Phonon Optimized Engineered Materials (POEM) Center investigating thermal properties of graphene and its derivatives. Dr. Malekpour’s dissertation was focused on thermal characterization of materials using the Raman optothermal technique. Since 2017, she has been working as an Assistant Project Scientist with the POEM Center.


Chun-Yu Tammy Huang

Graduate Student Researcher

Chun-Yu Tammy Huang received her B.A. in Chemistry (2015) and M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering (2018) from the University of California – Riverside (UCR). She is experienced in chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and characterization of graphene and other two-dimensional (2D) materials such as transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs). Her M.S. thesis was focused on the lithographic patterning of graphene contacts for TMD channels to boost the electron mobility and carrier injection in the 2D devices. She currently works on her Ph.D. degree in MSE in Professor Alexander Balandin's Nano-Device Laboratiry (NDL). Her research involves nanoscale electronic device fabrication and testing.


Sahar Naghibi

Graduate Student Researcher

Sahar Naghibi received her B.S. in Chemistry (2016) from the University of California – Riverside (UCR). As an undergraduate, she participated in three summer internships (2014, 2015, and 2016) funded by the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), focusing on growth and characterization of two-dimensional (2D) transition metal dichalcogenides (TMD) on lithographically pre-patterned wafers. She was awarded the NSF-AGEP funding twice for her work on growth of CVD thin film materials (2016, 2017). She also received the Dean Distinguished Fellowship (2017). Her expertise is in nanofabrication and materials characterization, including Raman and photoluminescence spectroscopy. She is presently conducting her doctoral research, towards PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, in Professor Alexander Balandin's Phonon Optimized Engineered Materials (POEM) center. Her project deals with functionalization of 2D materials for their use in various thermal interface materials (TIMs).


Ruben Salgado

Graduate Student Researcher

Ruben Salgado received his BS (2014) and MS (2016) degrees Cum Laude in Material Science and Engineering, with a focus in electronic and magnetic materials, from the University of California – Riverside (UCR). He joined Professor Balandin’s Nano-Device Laboratory (NDL) in 2012 as an Undergraduate Researcher working on development of novel materials for thermal management systems of lithium-ion batteries and state-of-the-art microprocessors. He participated in investigation of thermal properties of nanostructured magnetic and graphene materials. He has interned as a Materials Researcher at the Wright Patterson Air Force Research Laboratory and as a Packaging Engineer at the Bourns, Inc. His current research focus is on nano-fabrication and characterization of electronic devices based on low-dimensional materials.


Ece Aytan

Graduate Student Researcher

Ece Aytan received her B.S in Chemistry (2011) from Bilkent University and M.S. in Material Science and Engineering (2014) from Koc University where she studied self-assembly of PEO-PPO-PEO triblock copolymers in aqueous solutions. She is now pursuing her Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California – Riverside (UCR). She is an expert in visible and UV Raman spectroscopy with experience of investigation of phonons and magnons in bulk and low-dimensional material systems. She is presently working on investigating phonon dynamics in 1D and 2D Van der Waals materials and spin-phonon coupling in magnetic materials using resonant and non-resonant Raman spectroscopy. Her research expertise and interests also include high-resolution material characterization (TEM, SEM, and XPS) and cleanroom nanoscale device fabrication. She received UCR Dean’s Distinguished Scholarship in 2014.


Dr. Guanxiong Liu

Guanxiong Liu received his PhD (2012) degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California – Riverside. He worked as a Research Scientist in a graphene technology startup company Bluestone Global Tech from 2012 to 2014. He returned to Professor Balandin’s Nano-Device Laboratory to continue research of nano-devices implemented with 2D materials. His research is focused on investigation of charge density wave effects in van der Waals materials and electronic noise in nano-devices. His expertise includes nano-fabrications, device characterization, and electronic applications. Dr. Liu published more than 25 technical papers, including in journals such as Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Communications, and Nano Letters. Among his honors are the Best Poster Awards at the Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting (2016) and SRC-DARPA FAME Review and Workshop (2017).


Dr. Chenglong Jiang

Assistant Project Scientist

Chenglong Jiang graduated from the Northeastern University in Liaoning, China with B.S. degree in Applied Physics (2010) and M.S. degree in Physics (2012) from the Stevens Institute of Technology, USA. He later joined Professor Balandin’s Nano-Device Laboratory (NDL) at the University of California - Riverside (UCR) as a Graduate Student Researcher. In 2016, he obtained his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering. He continued his research at NDL and POEM Center as an Assistant Project Scientist. During his doctoral studies, he has amassed over four years of experience and technical knowledge in the clean-room nanoscale device fabrication and characterizations. His research interests include phonon and thermal properties of low-dimensional materials, fabrication and characterization of devices based on van der Waals materials, electronic properties of transition metal dichalcogenides, and practical electronic applications of 2D and 1D materials.


Dr. Mohammad Saadah

Assistant Project Scientist

Mohammed Saadah is a Graduate Student Researcher in Professor Balandin’s POEM Center at the University of California – Riverside (UCR). He obtained his M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering (2013) from UCR. He is expected to defend his PhD degree in 2017. His research involves preparation and characterization of the thermal interface materials (TIMs) and thermal phase change materials (PCMs) with graphene fillers, thermal conductivity measurements, thermal managements of photovoltaic (PV) solar cells, characterization of the concentrated photovoltaic solar cells, photoluminescence and fluorescence spectroscopy of composite materials. He has demonstrated an efficient use of graphene-enhanced TIMs with the concentrated multi-junction PV solar cells. .


Monica Lacerda

Monica M. Lacerda received her BS (1991) and MS (1994) degrees in Physics from the Fluminense Federal University in Brazil, and her PhD (1997) degree in Experimental Physics from the Pontificia Universidade Catolica - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She held Postdoctoral Researcher positions at the Northwestern University, Evanston, USA; Universite de Amien, France; and Ecole Polytechnique, France. From 2006 till 2011 she worked as a Professor at the Physics Department of the University of Santa Catarina State, Brazil. In 2011 she joined Polo de Xerem at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - Brazil, where she is presently Professor and Director of Academic Studies. From 2016 till 2017 she worked as Visiting Researcher at the Phonon Optimized Engineered Materials (POEM) Center at the University of California, Riverside, USA. Professor Lacerda’s research interests are in Raman spectroscopy and advanced materials.

Graduated PhD Students NDL & POEM

  • Sahar Naghibi (PhD, UCR, 2020); Dissertation: “Noncuring Graphene Thermal Interface Materials for Advanced Electronics,” job: R&D Engineer, Keysight Technologies, Santa Clara, California, USA
  • Chun-Yu Tammy Huang (PhD, UCR, 2020); Dissertation: “Fabrication and Characterization of Nanoscale Pillar Arrays with Engineered Phononic and Photonic Properties,” internship: Electronic Technology Branch, Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, Maryland, USA
  • Dr. Adane K. Geremew (PhD, UCR, 2019); Dissertation: “Electronic Transport and Switching Phenomena in Low-Dimensional Materials” job: Process Engineer, Intel Corporation, Portland, Oregon, USA
  • Dr. Ruben Arash Salgado (PhD, UCR, 2019); Dissertation: “Electrical and Thermal Characterization of Low Dimensional Materials and Devices” job: Process Engineer, Intel Corporation, Portland, Oregon, USA
  • Dr. Ece Aytan Coleman (PhD, UCR, 2018); Dissertation: “Investigation of the Spin-Phonon Coupling in Antiferromagnetic Nickel Oxide: Material Properties and Spintronic Applications” job: Process Engineer, Intel Corporation, Portland, Oregon, USA
  • Dr. Fariborz Kargar (PhD, UCR, 2016); Dissertation: “Experimental investigation of acoustic phonon confinement effects in nanostructured materials,” job: Postdoctoral Researcher, UCR, Riverside, California, USA
  • Dr. Chenglong Jiang (PhD, UCR, 2016); Dissertation: “Phonon and electron properties of transition metal dichalcogenides: Applications in high-temperature electronics,” job: Project Scientist, UCR, Riverside, California, USA
  • Dr. Hoda Malekpour (PhD, UCR, 2016); Dissertation: “Optothermal Raman studies of thermal properties of graphene based films,” job: Project Scientist, UCR, California, USA
  • Dr. Sylvester Ramirez (PhD, UCR, 2016); Dissertation: “Anisotropic thermal properties of nanostructured magnetic, carbon and hybrid magnetic – carbon materials,” job: Engineer, Raytheon, San Diego, California, USA
  • Dr. Rameez Samnakay (PhD, UCR, 2016); Dissertation: “2D Materials and devices,” job: R&D Engineer, Intel Corporation, Portland, Oregon, USA
  • Dr. Richard Gulotty (PhD, UCR, 2015); Dissertation: “CVD growth and device applications of graphene,” job: Researcher, Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, USA
  • Dr. Jackie Renteria (PhD, UCR, 2014); Dissertation: “Van der Waals materials and devices,” job: Director of Engineering, ADTI Media, Temecula, California, USA
  • Dr. P. Goli (PhD, UCR, 2014); Dissertation: “Graphene enhanced thermal interface materials, job: Senior Chemist, Henkel, Irvine, California, USA
  • Dr. Zhong Yan (PhD, UCR, 2013); Dissertation: “Graphene heat spreader for high-power transistors,” job: Assistant Professor, Nanjing, China
  • Dr. Farhan Shahil (PhD, UCR, 2013); Dissertation: “Graphene-enhanced thermal interface materials for energy efficient electronics,” job: R&D Engineer, Intel Corporation, Portland, Oregon, USA
  • Dr. Craig Nolen (PhD, UCR, 2012); Dissertation: “Large-area identification and quality control technology for graphene and 2D materials,” job: R&D Engineer, Intel Corporation, Portland, Oregon, USA
  • Dr. Zahid Hossain (PhD, UCR, 2012); Dissertation: “Fabrication and characterization of transistors with 2D channels,” job: R&D Engineer, Micron Technology, Boise, USA
  • Dr. Guanxiong Liu (PhD, UCR, 2012); Dissertation: “Fabrication and characterization of graphene devices,” job: R&D Engineer, Bluestone Global, New York, USA
  • Dr. Javed Khan (PhD, UCR, 2012); Dissertation: “Nanostructured materials for energy generation,” job: R&D Engineer, Intel Corporation, Portland, Oregon, USA
  • Dr. Jie Yu (PhD, UCR, 2012); Dissertation: “Graphene-on-diamond devices,” job: R&D Engineer, Lam Research, San Jose, California, USA
  • Dr. Vivek Goyal (PhD, UCR, 2011); Dissertation: “Thermal characterization of nanostructured materials,” job: R&D Engineer, Intel Corporation, Portland, Oregon, USA
  • Dr. Desalegne Teweldebrhan (PhD, UCR, 2011); Dissertation: “2D Dirac materials: from graphene to topological insulators,” job: R&D Lead Engineer, Intel Corporation, Portland, Oregon, USA
  • Dr. Suchismita Ghosh (PhD, UCR, 2010); Dissertation: “Thermal conduction in graphene and graphene multi-layers,” job: R&D Lead Engineer, Intel Corporation, Portland, Oregon, USA
  • Dr. Muhhamad Rahman (PhD, UCR, 2010); Dissertation: “Fabrication and characterization of nanowire transistors with enhanced performance,” job: R&D Engineer, Intel Corporation, Portland, Oregon, USA
  • Dr. Samia Sabrina (PhD, UCR, 2010); Dissertation: “Modeling of thermal transport in graphene devices,” job: Associate Professor, BUET, Bangladesh
  • Dr. Irene Calizo (PhD, UCR, 2009); Dissertation: “Raman nanometrology of graphene,” job: Assistant Professor, Florida International University, Florida, USA (previous: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST))
  • Dr. Qinghui Shao (PhD, UCR, 2009); Dissertation: “Optimized design and materials for nanostructure based solar cells,” Staff Research Engineer, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, California, USA
  • Dr. Manu Shamsa (PhD, UCR, 2007); Dissertation: “Thermal transport in advanced engineered materials” job: R&D Engineer, Intel Corporation, Portland, Oregon, USA
  • Dr. Khan A. Alim (PhD, UCR, 2006); Dissertation: “Raman characterization of hybrid bio-inorganic nanostructures,” job: Engineer, POC, Torrance, California, USA
  • Dr. Y. Bao (PhD, UCR, 2005); Dissertation: “Electrical characterization and applications of quantum dot superlattices,” job: Lead Engineer, Semiconductor Industry, China
  • Dr. J. Zou (PhD, UCR, 2002), Dissertation: “Thermal conduction in silicon nanowires and gallium nitride films,” job: Associate Professor, East Illinois University, Illinois, USA

Graduated MS Students With Thesis NDL & POEM

  • Barath Kanna Mahadevan (MS, UCR, 2020); Thesis: “Noncuring Thermal Interface Materials with Graphene Fillers for Thermal Management of Concentrated Photovoltaic Solar Cells,” job: Engineer, Intel Corporation, Portland, Oregon, USA
  • Maedeh Taheri (MS, UCR, 2017); Thesis: “Fabrication and Characterizations of Two-Dimensional Charge-Density-Wave Devices Operating at Room Temperature”

NDL & POEM Group 2017