Group alumni

Postdocs

  • Prof. Franklin Kim
    • Current position: Associate Professor, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Prof. Rodolfo Cruz Silva
    • Current position: Associate Professor, Research Center for Exotic Nano Carbon, Shinshu University, Japan
  • Prof. Yongsheng Zhao
    • Current position: Professor, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Prof. Vincent Tung
    • Current position: Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Merced
  • Prof. Tae Hee Han
    • Current position: Assistant Professor, Department of Organic and Nano Engineering, Hanyang University, South Korea
  • Prof. Kalyan Raidongia
    • Current position: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, India
  • Prof. Ying Tao
    • Current position: Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China

Graduate students

  • Dr. Laura J. Cote, PhD, 2012
    • Selected awards: Josephine de Karman Fellowship, P.E.O. Scholar Awards, NSF Engineering Innovation Fellowship, MRS Graduate Student Silver Award, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
    • Current position: Senior Staff Material and Process Engineer, Continental Corporation
  • Dr. Kwon Nam Sohn, Ph.D, 2012
    • Selected awards: 3M Graduate Fellowship, MRSEC Graduate Fellowship
    • Current position: Senior Manager, LG Chem
  • Dr. Jaeymung Kim, PhD, 2013
    • Selected awards: Carbon Journal Prize for Outstanding PhD Thesis in Carbon Research, MRS Graduate Student Silver Award, International Institute of Nanotechnology Outstand Research Award, Ryan Fellowship in Nanoscience
    • Current position: Materials Scientist, Merck
  • Prof. Jiayan Luo, PhD, 2013
    • Selected awards: ECS Nanocarbon Young Investigator Award, Carbon Journal Prize for Outstanding PhD Thesis in Carbon Research, 1000 Plan Program for Young Talents, China, Grand Prize in the Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Competition, Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad, MRS Graduate Student Gold Award, Ryan Fellowship in Nanoscience
    • Current position: 1000 Talent Professor, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China
  • Dr. Alexander Smith, PhD, 2016
    • Selected awards: Forbes 30 Under 30, Ryan Fellowship in Nanoscience, 2nd Prize in the Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Competition, NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) Fellowship
    • Current position: Senior Reliability Engineer, Apple
  • Dr. Deepti Krishan, PhD, 2016
    • Selected awards: Ryan Fellowship in Nanoscience, 2nd Prize in the Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Competition
    • Current position: Process Engineer, Intel 
  • Cheng-Wei Lin, MS, 2013
    • Selected accomplishments: 1st author paper on pencil drawn devices received numerous highlights and press coverage
    • Current position: PhD student, UCLA
  • Alvin T.L. Tan, BS/MS, 2012
    • Selected accomplishments: 1st author paper on seeing 2D sheets by fluorescence quenching microscopy featured on the frontispiece of Small. Illinois Technology Foundation Fifty For The Future, ASM Chicago Regional Chapter Undergraduate Scholarship, 1st place of Student Poster Competition, ASM Chicago Meeting, National 1st prize, TMS Material Advantage Undergraduate Speaking Contest.
    • Current position: PhD student, MIT
  • Ken Pradel, BS/MS, 2011
    • Selected accomplishments: 1st author paper on cross-flow purification of nanowires featured on the frontispiece of Angewandte Chemie. Honorable mention, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, URG Summer Research Fellow
    • Current position: PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology

Visiting graduate students

  • Prof. Jiao-Jing Shao, in group 2012-2014
    • PhD in Chemical Engineering, 2014, Tianjin University
    • Jointly supervised with Prof. Quan-Hong Yang
    • Current position: Professor of Materials and Metallurgy, Guizhou University, China

Undergraduate students

  • Allen Tsaur
    • Selected awards: URG Summer Research Fellow
    • Current position: Consulting industry
  • Philip Goins
    • Selected awards: ISEN Undergraduate Research Fellowship
    • Current position: PhD student, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Lisa Tang
    • Selected awards: NU-MRSEC Undergraduate Research Internship Award
  • Zhibo Zhao
    • Selected awards: Hilliard Award for Research and Design, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, Phi Beta Kappa
    • Current position: PhD student, MIT
  • Yoon Joo Na
    • Current position: PhD student, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Jacob Kelter
  • Vassilis Roussochatzakis