Alumni

Allison Beese
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2010

Projects:

  • Structure-Property Relationships of Carbon-Based Nanomaterials and Macroscopic Materials

Currently:
Assistant Professor
Materials Science and Engineering Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA
Phone: (+1) (814) 865-1523
Email: beese@matse.psu.edu
Website: http://www.matse.psu.edu/faculty/beese




Fazel Yavari
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2012

Projects:

  • Nanofountain Probe Electroporation, Materials Testing

Currently:
Senior Engineer
Stryker
Kalamazoo, MI
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/fazel-yavari/14/394/768
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/fazelyavari/#!




Francois Barthelat
Ph.D., 2005

Thesis:


Currently:
Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
McGill University
Montreal, QC, Canada
Phone: (+1) (514) 398-6296
Email: francois.barthelat@mcgill.ca




Claudia Comi
Visting Scholar, 2006

Projects:

  • Mechanical Properties of Nacre Constituents

Currently:
Professor
Department of Structural Engineering
Politecnico Di Milano
Milan, Italy
Phone: (+39) (02) 2399-4215
Email: comi@stru.polimi.it




Alberto Corigliano
Visting Scholar, 2006

Projects:

  • Thermal Actuators for MEMS Based Tensile Testing Devices

Currently:
Professor
Department of Structural Engineering
Politecnico Di Milano
Milan, Italy
Phone: (+39) (02) 2399-4244
Email: alberto.corigliano@polimi.it




Sunil Kumar Dwivedi


Projects:

  • Dynamic Crack Propagation in Bi-materials and Fiber Composites
  • Modeling of Finite Deformation Plasticity and Fragmentation

Currently:
Research Professor
School of Materials Science and Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA
Phone: (+1) (404) 385-2471
Email: sunil.dwivedi@mse.gatech.edu




Tobin Filleter
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2009

Projects:

  • Load Transfer Mechanisms in Carbon Based Materials
  • Mechanical and Electro-Mechanical Size Effects in Graphene and Semiconducting Nanowires

Currently:
Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON, Canada
Phone: (+1) (416) 978-5877
Email: filleter@mie.utoronto.ca




David Gregoire
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2009

Projects:

  • Mechanical Properties of Nacre Constituents

Currently:
Assistant Professor
Laboratory of Thermodynamics and Energetics of Complex Fluids
Universite de Pau
Pau, France
Phone: (+33) (559) 57-44-79
Email: david.gregoire@univ-pau.fr




Changhong Ke
Ph.D., 2006

Thesis:


Currently:
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Binghamton University
Binghamton, NY
Phone: (+1) (607) 777-4782
Email: cke@binghamton.edu




Irma Kuljanishvili
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2011.

Projects:

  • Carbon Nanotube Growth for NEMS Devices
  • Electromechanical Characterization of Nanowires

Currently:
Assistant Professor
Department of Physics
Saint Louis University
Saint Louis, MO
Phone: (+1) (314) 977-8699
Email: ikuljani@slu.edu




Majid Minary
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2010.

Projects:

  • Single Cell Nanoinjection Using Nanofountain Probes
  • Investigation of Electromechanical Coupling in Semiconductor Nanowires

Currently:
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Texas at Dallas
Richardson, TX
Phone: (+1) (972) 883-4641
Email: majid.minary@utdallas.edu




Mohammed Naraghi
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2010.

Projects:

  • Nanomechanics and Mechanical Characterization of Soft Nanostructures

Currently:
Assistant Professor
Department of Aerospace Engineering
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX
Phone: (+1) (979) 862-3323
Email: naraghi@aero.tamu.edu




Alejandro J. Patanella
M.Sc., 1998.

Thesis:


Currently:
Professor
Departament of Aeronautics
Universidad Nacional de La Plata
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone: (+54) (221) 424-4851
Email: ajpatane@ing.unlp.edu.ar




Bei Peng
Ph.D., 2008

Thesis:


Currently:
Associate Professor
Center for Micro and Nano Electromechanical Systems
University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
Chengdu, China
Email: beipeng@uestc.edu.cn




Barton C. Prorok
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2001.

Projects:

  • Small Scale Plasticity in MEMS and Nanodevices

Currently:
Professor
Materials Research and Education Center
Auburn University
Auburn, AL
Phone: (+1) (334) 844-4733
Email: prorobc@eng.auburn.edu




Raghuram V. Pucha


Projects:

  • Pressure-Shear Recovery of Ceramics Simulations

Currently:
Research Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA
Phone: (+1) (404) 894-7409
Email: raghuram.pucha@me.gatech.edu




Nicola Pugno
Visiting Scholar, 2005.

Projects:

  • Carbon Nanotube Based Nanoelectromechanical Systems

Currently:
Professor
Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering
Università di Trento
Trento, Italy
Phone: (+39) (046) 128-2525
Email: nicola.pugno@unitn.it




Ravi B. Ramaswamy
Ph.D., 2005

Thesis:

  • Numerical Simulation of Fluid-Structure Interactions

Currently:
Associate Professor
Gokaraju Rangaraju Institute of Engineering and Technology
Hyderabad, India




Jee Rim
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2007

Projects:

  • Mechanical Properties of Biomimetic Materials

Currently:
Lecturer
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
Email: jee.rim@northwestern.edu




Pablo D. Zavattieri
Ph.D., 2000

Thesis:


Currently:
Assistant Professor
School of Civil Engineering
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN
Phone: (+1) (765) 496-9644
Email: zavattie@purdue.edu




Yong Zhu
Ph.D., 2005

Thesis:


Currently:
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC
Phone: (+1) (919) 513-7735
Email: yong_zhu@ncsu.edu




Ravi Agrawal
Ph.D., 2010

Thesis:


Currently:
Research Scientist
Shell
Bangalore, India
Phone: (+91) 809-5185896
Email: ravi-ag@northwestern.edu




Stephane Berbenni
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2003.

Projects:

  • Discrete Dislocation Dynamics Modeling of Size Scale Effects in Thin Films

Currently:
Research Scientist
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
France
Phone: (+33) 3875-47238
Email: stephane.berbenni@univ-lorraine.fr




Benjamin Gailly
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2000.

Projects:

  • Modeling of Fragmentation in Brittle Materials

Currently:
Atelier Industriel de l'Aeronautique de Cuers-Pierrefeu
Cuers, France
Email: bengailly@yahoo.fr




Brian Hyde
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2004.

Projects:

  • Uniaxial Stress Testing Utilizing a Novel Micromechanical Test Stage

Currently:
Engineering Scientist
CACI International
Charlottesville, VA




Keun-Ho Kim
Ph.D., 2006

Projects:


Currently:
Chief Research Engineer
LG Electronics
Pyeongtaek, South Korea
Phone: (+82) (31) 660-7303
Email: keunho.kim@lge.com




Felix Latourte
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2008.

Projects:

  • Experiments and Simulations of Fluid-Structure Interaction

Currently:
Research Engineer
EDF R&D
Ecuelles, France
Phone: (+33) (0) 1-60-73-67-55
Email: felix.latourte@edf.fr




Sungsoo Lee
Ph.D., 2005.

Projects:


Currently:
Research and Design Engineer
Woojin Servo
New York City, NY
Email: sungsoo.f.lee@gmail.com




Owen Loh
Ph.D., 2011.

Projects:


Currently:
Process Engineer
Intel Corporation
Portland, OR
Email: o-loh@northwestern.edu




Hung-Cheng Lu
Ph.D., 1998.

Thesis:

  • Ballistic Penetration of Fiber Reinforced Composites

Currently:
Senior Engineer
BorgWarner Automotive Company
Ithaca, NY
Phone: (+1) (607) 266-2019
Email: hlu@morse.bwauto.com




Lapo Mori
Ph.D., 2008

Thesis:


Currently:
Management Consultant
McKinsey
Brussels, Belgium
Email: lfmori@gmail.com




Maria Pantano
Ph.D., 2012.

Thesis:

  • Design and Application of a Novel Microelectromechanical System for In Situ SEM/TEM Displacement Controlled Tensile Testing of Nanostructures

Currently:
Postdoctoral Fellow
Università di Trento
Trento, Italy
Email: mf.pantano@unical.it




Asmahan Safi
Ph.D., 2012.

Thesis:

  • From Lab to Fab: Developing a Nanoscale Delivery Tool for Scalable Nanomanufacturing

Currently:
Email: asmahansafi2013@u.northwestern.edu




Huang Tang
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2006.

Projects:

  • Discrete Dislocation Dynamics of Size Scale Plasticity in Thin Films and Pillars

Currently:
Engineering Specialist
ExxonMobil
Houston, TX
Phone: (+1) (713) 431-7942
Email: huang.tang@exxonmobil.com




Phuong Tran
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2010.

Projects:

  • Dynamic Behavior of Materials and Structures

Currently:
Research Fellow
Infrastructure Engineering
University of Melbourne
Parkville, Australia
Phone: (+61) 468-316-863
Email: phuong.tran@unimelb.edu




Bin Wu
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2006.

Projects:

  • Patterning Nanoparticles with AFM-Nanofountain Probes

Currently:




Zhu Wu
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2002.

Projects:

  • Nano and Multilayered Materials

Currently:
Packaging & Reliability Engineer
Schott Optovance
Phone: (+1) (508) 764-0342
Email: zhu.wu@us.schott.com




Gang Yuan
Postdoctoral Fellow, 1997.

Projects:

  • Enhanced Ballistic Performance of Confined Multi-Layered Ceramic Targets Against Long Rod Penetrators Through Interface Defeat

Currently:
Senior Scientist
Intel Corporation
Hillsboro, OR
Phone: (+1) (503) 613-8717
Email: gang.yuan@intel.com




Hernan Victor Arrieta
M.Sc., 1999

Thesis:

  • Dynamic Testing of Advanced Materials at High and Low Temperatures

Currently:
Senior Scientist
MTU Aero Engines GmbH
Germany
Phone: (+49) 089 1489 9044
Email: Victor.Arrieta@muc.mtu.de




Gordon L. Emore
M.Sc., 1996

Thesis:

  • Computational Modeling of Geometric and Material Nonlinearities with Applications to Impact Dynamics

Currently:
School of Aeronautics & Astronautics
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN
Phone: (+1) (765) 494 5154
Email: gemore@purdue.edu




Maximiliano Fischer
M.Sc., 1999

Thesis:


Currently:
Senior Scientist and Mission Coordinator
ACE International Consultants S.L.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Email: fischer@tandar.cnea.gov.ar




Mark Locascio
M.Sc., 2009

Thesis:


Currently:
Systems Engineer
DMC Inc.
Chicago, IL
Email: locasio@u.northwestern.edu




Gavin McFarland
M.Sc., 2011

Thesis:


Currently:
Ph.D. Candidate
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
Email: gjm@u.northwestern.edu




Michele Panico
M.Sc., 2005

Thesis:

  • Multiscale Modeling of Plasticity Size Scale Effects in Freestanding Submicron Thin Films

Currently:
Postdoctoral Fellow
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
Email: m-panico@northwestern.edu




Rong Wang
M.Sc., 2003

Projects:


Currently:
University of California at Irvine
Irvine, CA
Phone: (+1) (949) 294-6221
Email: nwuwang@yahoo.com




Yueping Xu
M.Sc., 1997

Thesis:

  • Failure Mechanisms in Glasses and Glass Ceramics

Currently:
President and Chief Technical Officer
Intelligent MEMS Design Inc.
North Andover, MA
Phone: (+1) (978) 884-2558
Email: yueping@imemsdesign.com




 

 

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