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Dr. Shayla Nikzad

Shayla Nikzad

Years in group: 2018 - 2022

Home Department: Chemical Engineering
Undergraduate School: University of California, Davis
Undergraduate Major: Chemical Engineering

Project: Processing Organic Semiconductor Thin Films

Email: snikzad at stanford.edu


Dr. David Koshy

David Koshy

Years in group: 2018 - 2021

Home Department: Chemical Engineering
Undergraduate School: UC Berkeley, CA
Undergraduate Major: Chemical Engineering

Project: Carbon-based materials for electrocatalysis (co-advised with Prof. Jaramillo)

Email: dkoshy at stanford.edu


Dr. Gan Chen

Gan Chen

Years in group: 2017 - 2022

Home Department: Material Science and Engineering
Undergraduate School: Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Undergraduate Major: Chemistry

Hobbies: Basketball, Billiards, Badminton, Table Tennis, Card Games

E-mail: ganc66 at stanford.edu


Dr. Theo Gao

Theo Gao

Years in group: 2017 - 2021

Home Department: Materials Science and Engineering
Undergraduate School: Northwestern University, IL
Undergraduate Major: Materials Science and Engineering

Project: Materials and Devices for Printed Electronics
Hobbies: Video Games, Anime, Swimming, Skiing, German and Russian Literature

E-mail: tzygao at stanford.edu


Dr. Cheli Ruth (Arussy)

Cheli Ruth

Years in group: 2017 - 2021

Home Department: Chemical Engineering
Undergraduate School: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Undergraduate Major: Chemical Engineering
Hobbies: Powerlifting, Traveling, Photography, Charity runs

Currently: Staff Scientist, BD Bioscience


Dr. Jiechen Wang

Jeichan Wang

Years in group: 2017-2021

Home Department: Material Science and Engineering
Undergraduate School: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL
Undergraduate Major: Material Science and Engineering
Project: Stretchable Transistors Array
Hobbies: Movies, Science Fictions

Currently: Staff Engineer, Lam Research


Dr. David Mackanic

Dr. David Mackanic

Years in group: 2016-2020

Home Department: Chemical Engineering
Undergraduate School: Virginia Tech, VA
Undergraduate Major: Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry
Hobbies: Running, Skiing, Mountain Biking

Currently: Founder, Anthro Energy. Link.


Dr. Yuchi Tsao

Dr. Yuchi Tsao

Years in group: 2016-2020

Home Department: Chemistry
Undergraduate School: National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Undergraduate Major: Chemistry
Hobbies: Volleyball, Movie

Currently: Staff Engineer, Google


Dr. Jaewan Mun

Dr. Jaewan Mun

Years in group: 2016-2020

Home Department: Chemical Engineering
Undergraduate School: Seoul National University, South Korea
Undergraduate Major: Chemical & Biological Engineering
Hobbies: Tennis, Badminton

Currently: Postdoc, UC Berkeley.


Dr. Vivian Rachel Feig

Dr. Vivian Feig

Years in group: 2016-2020

Home Department: Materials Science and Engineering
Undergraduate School: Columbia University, NY
Undergraduate Major: Chemical Engineering
Project: Self-Healing Materials
Hobbies: Music, Traveling, Hiking

Currently: Postdoc, with Prof Bob Langer and Prof Giovanni Traverso, MIT.

 


Dr. Jooyeun Ham

Dr. Jooyeun Ham

Years in group: 2014-2020

Home Department: Mechanical Engineering
Undergraduate School: KAIST, S. Korea
Undergraduate Major: Mechanical Engineering
Project: Electronic-Skin
Hobbies: Playing/listening to music, Watching movie, Cooking, Traveling, Skiing, Swimming

Currently: Research Engineer, Lam Research


Dr. Yuxin Liu

Dr. Yuxin Liu

Years in group: 2015-2019

Home Department: Bioengineering
Undergraduate School: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Undergraduate Major: Bioengineering
Project: Multi-electrode Array and Electronic Skin
Hobbies: Windsurfing, Climbing, Biking, Traveling 

Currently: A*STAR, Singapore


Dr. Shucheng Chen

Dr. Shucheng Chen

Years in group: 2015-2019

Home Department: Chemical Engineering
Undergraduate School: National University of Singapore
Undergraduate Major: Chemical Engineering
Project: Novel carbon for H2O2 production
Hobbies: basketball, hiking, traveling

Currently: Founder, Tanovus. Link.


Dr. Allison Claire Hinckley

Dr. Allison Claire Hinckley

Years in group: 2013-2018

Home Department: Chemical Engineering
MPhil Institution & Major: University of Cambridge, UK; Micro- and Nanotechnology Enterprise
Undergraduate School: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA
Undergraduate Major: Chemical Engineering
Project: Organic Thermoelectrics
Hobbies: Travel, rowing, reading, cooking

Currently: Associate, Venture capital and private equity firm


Dr. Franklin L. Lee

Dr. Franklin L. Lee

Years in group: 2014-2018

Home Department: Chemical Engineering
Undergraduate School: Cornell University, NY
Undergraduate Major: Chemical Engineering
Project: Development of modeling tools to predict organic solar cell morphology
Hobbies: Drawing, video games, table tennis, creative writing

Currently: Staff Engineer, Corning


Dr. Kevin Gu

Kevin Gu

Years in group: 2013-2018

Home Department: Chemical Engineering
Undergraduate School: California Institute of Technology, CA
Undergraduate Major: Chemical Engineering
Project: Organic photovoltaic materials by design
Hobbies: Tennis, rock climbing, racquetball, badminton

Currently: Staff Engineer, Lam Research


Dr. Nathan Ging-Ji Wang

Dr. Nathan Ging-Ji Wang

Years in group: 2013-2018

Home Department: Chemistry
Undergraduate School: Wesleyan University, CT
Undergraduate Major: Chemistry
Project: Stretchable Polymer Semiconductor
Hobbies: Basketball, biking, watching movies

Currently: Staff Scientist, Carbon


Dr. Leo Shaw

Dr. Leo Shaw

Years in group: 2012-2018

Home Department: Chemical Engineering
Undergraduate School: Princeton University, NJ
Project: Solution Shearing for Organic Semiconductor Thin Films
Hobbies: Food, reading, travel, eating

Currently: Staff Engineer, Google


Dr. Yeongin Kim

Dr. Yeongin Kim

Years in group: 2011-2018

Home Department: Electrical Engineering
Undergraduate School: Korea University, S. Korea
Undergraduate Major: Electrical Engineering
Project: Thin film transistors and circuits
Hobbies: Tennis, jogging

Currently: Postdoc, with Prof Jeehwan Kim, MIT


Dr. Jeff Lopez

Dr. Jeff Lopez

Years in group: 2012-2017

Home Department: Chemical Engineering
Undergraduate School: University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE.
Undergraduate Major: Chemical Engineering
Project: Self-Healing Materials and Lithium Polymer Batteries

Currently: Faculty, Dept of Chemical & Biologial Engineering, Northwestern University, IL.

Prior: Postdoc, with Prof Shao Horn Yang, MIT


Dr. Ariane Tom

Dr. Ariane Tom

Years in group: 2012-2017

Home Department: Bioengineering
Undergraduate School: Stanford University, 2007-2011
Undergraduate Major: Materials Science & Engineering
Project: Organic Bioelectronics for Neural Systems
Hobbies: Birdwatching, Equestrian, Tennis, Swimming

Currently: Associate, Venture capital and private equity firm
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Ms. Celine S.Y. Liong

Ms. Celine S.Y. Liong

Years in group: 2015-2016

Home Department: Bioengineering
Undergraduate School: University of California, San Diego, CA
Undergraduate Major: NanoEngineering
Project: Biosensors
Hobbies: rock climbing, hiking, baking, cooking, reading

Currently: Re-enrolled as a Graduate student in Prof Eric Appel lab, Stanford

Prior: Celine has joined Verily Life Sciences after obtaining her Master's degree


Dr. Alex Chortos

Dr. Alex Chortos

Years in group: 2011-2016

Home Department: Materials Science & Engineering
Undergraduate School: University of Waterloo, Canada
Undergraduate Major: Nanotechnology Engineering
Project: Materials and devices for electronic skin

Currently: Facuty, Dept of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University.

Prior: Postdoc, with Prof. Jennifer Lewis, Harvard University


Dr. John To

Dr. John To

Years in group: 2011-2016

PhD institution and major: Stanford University; Chemical Engineering
Adviser: Prof. Zhenan Bao, Chemical Engineering
Undergraduate School: University of California, Berkeley, CA
Current Dept: Chemical Engineering
Current Project: Mesoporous carbon for CO2 capture

Currently: Staff Engineer, Neuralink.


Amanda Nguyen

Amanda Nguyen

Years group: 2013-2016

Home Department: Electrical Engineering
Undergraduate School: Clemson University, SC
Undergraduate Major: Bioelectrical Engineering
Project: Jugular Venous Pressure Sensor

 


Dr. Tae Hoon Lee

Dr. Tae Hoon Lee

Years in group: 2007-2015

Home Department: Electrical Engineering
Undergraduate School: KAIST (Daejeon, Korea), B.S., 2003
Undergraduate Major: Electrical Engineering
Project: Solution Processed Organic Transistors
Interests: basketball, tennis, badminton

Currently: Faculty, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Kwangwoon University, Seoul, S. Korea.


Dr. Benjamin Naab

Ben Naab

Years in group: 2010-2015

Undergrad: Montana State University, Chemistry
Current Dept: Chemical Engineering
Current Project: Design, syntheses and applications of air-stable, solution-processable n-type molecular dopants for organic semiconductors
Interests: I enjoy skiing/snowboarding, hiking, biking, golfng, playing racquetball, listening to music or reading.

Currently: Scientist, Dow Chemical


Dr. Huiliang (Evan) Wang

Evan Wang

Years in group: 2010-2014

Undergrad: Oxford University, United Kingdom
Home Dept: Materials Science and Engineering
Project: Understanding dispersion of carbon nanotubes by
polymers, with applications in transistors and supercapacitors
Other interests: tennis, hiking, swimming

Currently: Faculty, Dept of Biomedical Engineering, U of Texas, Austin.

Prior: Postdoc, Prof. Karl Deisseroth, Stanford University


Dr. Debora Lin

Debbie Lin

Years in Group: 2008-2014

Undergrad: University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Chemical Engineering
Home Dept: Chemical Engineering
Current Project: Developing large area coating methods for carbon nanotubes with controlled alignment, density, and chirality with applications in transparent electrodes and sensors.

Currently: AppVie, Abbott Spinoff


Dr. Steve Park

Dr. Steve Park

Years in Group: 2008-2014

Home Department: Materials Science and Engineering
Undergraduate School: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Undergraduate Major: Materials Science and Engineering, Physics
Project: Dip-Pen Nanolithography, Carbon-Nanotube Electronics, Organic Field Effect Transistors

Currently: Faculty, Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering, KAIST, Korea


Dr. Mallory Hammock

Mallory Hammock

Years in Group: 2009-2014

Undergrad: Northwestern University, Chemical Engineering
Current Dept: Chemical Engineering
Current Project: Developing organic field effect transistor-based sensors for the detection of nucleic acids and proteins.

Currently: AbbVie, Abbott Spinoff


Dr. Benjamin Tee Chee Keong

Benjamin C.K. Tee

Years in Group: 2008-2013

Home Department: Electrical Engineering
Undergraduate School: University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Undergraduate Major: Electrical Engineering
Project: Flexible Transducers
Other Info: Loves going outdoors, hiking, artistic mumbo jumbo, playing piano, randomly cliche poems, reading financial bytes, website designing, synthesizing delectable food (however simple), and life

Currently: Faculty, National University of Singapore (NUS); Singapore National Research Foundation (NRF) Fellow.


Dr. Michael Vosgueritchian

Dr. Michael Vosgueritchian

Years in Group: 2008-2013

Undergrad: UC Berkeley, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Current Dept: Chemical Engineering
Current Project: Understanding the electrical properties of carbon nanotube films on different surfaces. Using Carbon nanotube films for transparent conducting electrodes.

Currently: Apple


Dr. Gaurav Giri

Dr. Gaurav Giri

Years in Group: 2008-2013

Home Department: Chemical Engineering
Undergraduate School: California Institute of Technology, CA
Undergraduate Major: Chemical Engineering
Project: Organic Semiconductor Crystallization and Solution Shearing

Currently: Faculty, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Virginia


Dr. Ranulfo (Randy) Allen

Dr. Ranulfo (Randy) Allen

Years in Group: 2008-2013

Home dept: Chemical Engineering
Undergrad: Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Undergrad major: Chemical Engineering
Project: Forming aligned carbon nanotube films and fibers from anisotropic, polymer-wrapped carbon nanotube gels.
Interests: Weightlifting, playing video games, snowboarding

Currently: Co-founder and CTO, Pascalor


Mr. Olasupo (Ade) Johnson

Mr. Olasupo (Ade) Johnson

Years in Group: 2007-2012

Home Department: Chemical Engineering
Undergraduate School: Howard University (Washington, DC), 2006
Undergraduate Major: Chemical Engineering
Project: Organic thin film transistor sensors

Currently: Ade has transferred to the Dept. of Electrical Engineering.


Dr. Jin Jeon

Dr. Jin Jeon

Years in Group: 2007-2012

Home Department: Electrical Engineering
Undergraduate School: Hanyang University (Seoul, Korea); BS 1997, MS 1999
Undergraduate Major: Electrical Engineering
Project: Organic Electronics, Flexible Circuits

Currently: Samsung Electronics, Korea


Dr. Justin Opatkiewicz

Dr. Justin Opatkiewicz

Years in Group: 2006-2012

Home Department: Chemical Engineering
Undergraduate School: University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA), 2006
Undergraduate Major: Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering
Project: Analyzing the origin of the interaction of carbon nanotubes with various organic functional groups confined to surfaces and their application in high performance nanotube network devices
Other Info: Originally from: Chino, CA, USA

Currently: Faculty, Dept. of NanoEngineering, University of California, San Diego


Dr. Sondra Hellstrom

Dr. Sondra Hellstrom

Years in Stanford: 2006-2012

Home Department: Applied Physics
Undergraduate School: Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD), 2004
Undergraduate Major: Applied Physics
Project: Development and optimization of flexible transparent conducting electrodes
Other Info: N/A

Currently: Research Engineer, Bosch Research and Technology Center


Dr. Soumendra Barman

 

Dr. Soumendra Barman

Years in Stanford: 2005-2012

Home Department: Chemical Engineering
Undergraduate School: Rice University (Houston, TX)
Undergraduate Major: Chemical Engineering
Project: Solution processing of of carbon nanotubes for electronic and environmental applications.

Currently, Staff Scientist, Applied Materials


Dr Ying Jiang

Dr. Ying Jiang

Years in Stanford: 2006-2011
Home Department: Chemical Engineering
Undergraduate School: Cornell University (Ithaca, NY), 2005
Undergraduate Major: Chemical Engineering
Project: Material design and synthesis for organic photovoltaics
Other Info: Hobbies: Erhu, singing

Currently: Staff Scientist, A*STAR, IMRE, Singapore


Dr Yoonyoung Chung

Dr. Yoonyoung Chung

Years in Stanford: 2006-2011

Home Department: Electrical Engineering
Undergraduate School: POSTECH (Pohang, Korea), 2006
Undergraduate Major: Electronics and Electrical Engineering
Project: Small Molecule-Based Organic Transistors and Their Applications

Currently: Faculty, Dept of Electrical Engineering, POSTECH, S. Korea.


Dr Sangwon Ko

Dr. Sangwon Ko

Years in Stanford: 2007-2011

Home Department: Chemistry
Undergraduate/ Graduate School: Ewha Womans University (Seoul, Korea)
Undergraduate Major: Chemistry
Project: Design and synthesis of organic semiconductors for photovoltaics

Currently: Korean National Institutes, Korean Railroad Research Institute.


Dr Randy Stoltenberg

Dr. Randy Stoltenberg

Years in group: 2005-2011

Home Department: Chemistry
Undergraduate School: Brigham Young University (Provo, UT), 2005
Undergraduate Major: Chemistry
Project: Block-copolymer templated surface patterning for high-density single molecule fluorescence

Currently: Senior Chemist, Lockhead Martin Space Systems Company, Advanced Technology Center, Palo Alto, CA.


Dr. Jungkyu K. Lee

Dr. Jungkyu K. Lee

Years in group: 2005-2011

Home Department: Chemistry
Undergraduate School: Pusan National University (Pusan, Korea), B.S.: 2002; Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Daejeon, Korea), M.S.: 2004
Undergraduate/ Graduate Major: Chemistry
Project: DNA-assisted single-molecule electronics

Currently: Faculty, Dept. of Chemistry, Kyungpook National University, Bukgu, Daegu, Korea


Dr. Ajay Virkar

Dr. Ajay Virkar

Years in Stanford: 2005-2010

Home Department: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Undergraduate School: University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign, IL), 2005
Undergraduate Major: Chemical Engineering

Currently: CTO, C3 Nano


Dr. Wechung Maria Wang

Dr. Wechung Maria Wang

Years in group: 2004-2010

Home Department: Chemical Engineering
Undergraduate School: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA), 2004
Undergraduate Major: Chemical Engineering
Thesis: Dip-Pen Nanolithography of Electrical Contacts to Organic Nanostructures
Other Info: Hobbies: hiking, dancing and scientific writing/editing

Currently: Scientist, PPG Industries


Dr. Ming Lee Tang

Dr. Ming Lee Tang

Home Department: Chemistry
Undergraduate School: Brandeis University (Waltham, MA), 2004
Years in this Group: 09/2004-12/2008
Ph.D. Project: Design, Synthesis and Characterization of Acenes for OTFTs and OPV

Currently: Faculty, Dept. of Chemistry, University of California, Riverside


Dr. Zihong (Bill) Liu

Dr. Zihong (Bill) Liu

Years in Group: 2007-2009

Home Department: Electrical Engineering
Undergraduate School: Tsinghua University (Beijing, China), M.S.(2006), B.S.(2004)
Ph.D. Project: Solution Processed Organic Semiconductor TFTs for Flexible Electronics: Device Physics, Device Modeling, Fabrication Technology, and Interface Engineering

Currently: Founder, Royole Corporation


Dr. Shuhong Liu

Dr. Shuhong Liu

Years in Stanford: 2003-2008

Home Department: Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University
Undergraduate School, Major,Year Shanghai Jiaotong University (Shanghai, China), 2003
Years in this Group: 10/2003-09/2008
Ph.D. Project: Single crystal organic transistors

Currently: Technical Program Manager, Apple


Dr. Colin Reese

Dr. Colin Reese

Years in Stanford: 2003-2008

Home Department: Chemical Engineering, Stanford University
Undergraduate School, Major,Year University of Washington (Seattle, WA), 2003
Years in this Group: 10/2003-09/2008
Ph.D. Project: Single Crystal Organic Transistors

Currently: SpectraWatt


Dr. Mark Roberts

Dr. Mark Roberts

Years in Stanford: 2003-2008

Home Department: Chemical Engineering, Stanford University
Undergraduate School, Major,Year Montana State University (Bozeman, MT), 2002
Years in this Group: 10/2003-09/2008
Ph.D. Project: The development and characterization of water-stable organic transistor sensors through material design and device engineering.
Other Info: Hobbies: All sports.

Currently: Faculty, Dept of Chemistry, Clemson University


Dr. Quan Yuan

Dr. Quan Yuan

Years in Stanford: 2005-2008

Home Department: Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University

Currently: Intel, Arizona


Dr. Hangwoo Lee

Years in group: 2005-2011

Currently: Lam Research, CA.