Recent Graduates and Newcomers – 2019

Shubham Pinge successfully defended his PhD thesis on mesoscale modeling of directed self-assembly of block copolymer lithography in January and started working at Intel in Portland, Oregon.

Mounica Divvela, successfully defended her PhD thesis on discretized modeling of electrically driven jets and droplets in June and started working in Computational Group at Intel in Portland, Oregon. 

George Shebert successfully defended his PhD thesis on modeling the dynamics of mesoscale materials and electrochemical systems for energy applications in July and started working Intel in Portland, Oregon

Chao-Wen ChangTravis O’NeilLeyan Wang, and Yash Joshi defended their MS thesis this summer.  Chao-Wen started his PhD study at Geogia Tech. this fall, and Leyan joined the PhD program at Nanyang Technical University in Singapore.  Travis started working at Global Research Center in GE in Niskayuna, NY. Yash will continue working in the group as research assistant, studying volume expansion of silicon-graphene hybrid anodes for Li-ion batteries.

Yiqi Shao, Incoming MS student, and Dr. Jongsung Won, postdoc joined group this summer. Yiqi has been working on membrane and electrode development for metal-free chemical flow batteries, Jongsung works on polymer/ceramic hybrid separators and graphene fibers.

Ritika Jain, Sanjana Bharadwaj, Naman Gupta, and Vaidik Shah incoming MS students, joined group in September. Ritika will work on development of polymer-ceramic hybrid separators for Li-sulfur batteries, and Sanjana will model the motionless 3D printing process. Naman and Vaidik will develop graphene/metal hybrids and gel electrolytes for energy storage applications.

Finally, Cecilia Gao and Kyle Kersy, incoming PhD students joined the group. Cecilia who received her BS and MS from Georgia Tech and UC Berkeley will investigate the interplay between the assembly of materials and rate capability in Li-S batteries. Kyle who earned his BS degree in chemical engineering at U Penn will work on the coupling between chemical modification and transport in organic chemical flow batteries.