Personnel

Group Photo, November 2018


Alumni

PhD Students

  • Jalal Nasser (February 26th  2021) in Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, “Nanostructured Interphases for Improved Interfacial Adhesion in Structural and Ballistic Composites,” Post Doc at the University of Michigan in Aerospace Engineering 
  • LoriAnne Groo (February 1th 2021) in Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, “Integrated Damage Sensing in Fiber Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composites Using Nano- and MicroScale Materials,” Airforce Research Lab 
  • Lisha Zhang (January 15th 2020) in Macromolecule Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, Novel Self-Healable Thermosets and Their Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) Composites,” 3M Twin cities 
  • Alireza Nafari (May 2019) in Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, “Flexible Piezoelectric Nanocomposite Energy Harvester for Extreme Temperature Applications.”
  • Jiajun lin (Dec 2018) PhD in Macromolecule Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, ” Dehydrofluorination Induced High Piezoelectric Poly(Vinylidene Fluoride) and Applications,” Exponent Consultant, 
  • Hyun-Sik Hwang (Spring, 2017) PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, ” Zinc Oxide Nanowire Interphase for Interfacial Reinforcement at High Strain Rates,” Samsung Electronics, Maetan-dong, Suwon-Si, South Korea
  • Brendan Patterson (November 18th, 2016) PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, “The Study of Pearson Hard Soft Interactions for Nanoparticle Reinforced Fiber Composite Interfaces,” US Army Research lab 
  • Chris Bowland (May 24th, 2016) PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, “Conformal Growth Methods of Ferroelectric Materials for Multifunctional Composites,” Wagner Post Doctoral Fellow at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Yun Seon Heo (December 2, 2015) PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, “Thermo-Responsive Self-Healing Polymers and Self-Healing Carbon Fiber Reinforced Composites,”
  • Mohammad Malakooti (March 31, 2015) PhD in Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, Development of Piezoelectric Nanostructured Interfaces for Multifunctional Composites,” Assistant Professor Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington
  • Zhi Zhou (November 19, 2014) Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, “Scalable Synthesis of Ferroelectric Nanowires and Textured Films” Currently at Sonavation Inc
  • Aneesh Koka (March 24, 2014) Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, “Dynamic Response Analysis of Piezoelectric Nanowire Arrays Based Nano-Electromechanical Systems” Currently at Lam Research
  • Ulises Galan (July 11, 2013) Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Arizona State University, “Interface Adhesive Properties of Wurtzite Materials for Carbon Fiber Composites” Currently at HARP Engineering
  • Haixiong Tang (March 1 2013) Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, “Investigation of Structure-Property Relations in Nanocomposites for Energy Storage” Currently at Powdermet Inc.
  • Gregory J. Ehlert (May 3, 2012) Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, “Development of a Zinc Oxide Nanowire Interphase for Enhanced Structural Composites” Currently Research Staff at Wright Patterson Air Force Base
  • Yirong Lin (August 21, 2009) Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Arizona State University, “Multifunctional Piezoelectric Fiber Composites,” Currently Assistant Professor at UTEP

MS Students with Thesis

  • Michael Garcia (November 9 2010) MS in Aerospace Engineering, Arizona State University, “Autonomous Structural Materials with Controlled Toughening and Healing,” Currently at Intel
  • Magdian Ulises GalanVera (April 28, 2010) MS in Mechanical Engineering, Arizona State University, “Zinc Oxide Nanowire Interphase for Carbon Reinforced Composites”
  • Clark Andrews (March 31, 2010) M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Arizona State University, “Electromechanical Coupling of Active 0-3 Nanocomposites with Lead Zirconate Titanate Nanowires,” Currently at Boeing.
  • Jonathan Granstrom (Dec. 2007) M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Tech, “Smart Polymers for use in Power harvesting, Noise Control, and Self-Healing Polymers,” Currently at Caterpillar Inc.
  • Joel Feenstra (Dec. 2007) M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Tech, “Piezoelectric Materials with Application to Power Harvesting and Sensing,” Currently at MathWorks Inc.
  • Sze Kwan Cheah (July 2006) M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Tech, “Modeling and Application of an Eddy Current Damper for a Rotating System,” Currently at Cummins Inc.

Postdoctoral Researchers   

  • Mohammad Malakooti (May 2015 – Sept. 2017) Currently Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at U. of Washington 
  • Yirong Lin (Sept. 2009 – July 2010) – Currently Associate Professor at U. of Texas at El Paso
  • Haixiong Tang (July 2013 – Sept. 2013) – Currently at Powdermet Inc.