People

At the moment our post-doctoral position on 2D materials, devices, and applications, has been filled.

We also welcome funded or self-funded post-doctoral scholars in all areas of nano including nanomaterials, nanoscience, nanomechanics, bio-nano, nanodevices, RF nanocircuits, and flexible nanoelectronics.

Prospective graduate students:

I receive a large number of emails from prospective students inquiring about research assistantships in my group. Please do not be disappointed if I do not respond; I simply do not have the capacity to run my own admissions office. If you are interested in joining my group, your first step is to apply to UT-Austin. I can then evaluate your application during admissions season (spring time) and see how you rank against the other applicants that are interested in joining my group. I tend to take ~1-2 new students each year, and so I need to be selective and defer any recommendation until I see the entire pool of applicants. Admissions decisions are ultimately made by the Department, not myself. Thanks for your interest!

The A-Team

Jeannie Toll (Email)

Senior Administrative Assistant 

Contact: Phone: 512-663-8554

Location: MER 1.606A, JJ Pickle Research Campus, UT Austin

Dr. Maciej Wiesner (Email)

Fulbright Scholar and Collaborator (PhD and habilitation at the Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, POLAND)

Contact: Phone: 512 550 7520

Location: MER 1.606J, J.J. Pickle Research Campus, UT Austin

Projects: Anisotropy of electron transport in graphene subjected to a periodic potential. NEMS

Interests: numismatics , philately, electronics

Dr. Li Tao (Resume/Email)

Research Affiliate/Collaborator (1000-Talent Young Investigator Award Recipient)

Projects: 2D Xene materials and devices; Micro/Nano fabrication platform to enable innovative devices with enhanced performance

Interests: Any food, swimming, classical poems, music and philosophy

Dr. Deepyanti Taneja (Email)

Research Affiliate/Collaborator(PhD 2016 University of Cambridge, England)

Projects: 2D materials, device fabrication and characterization, low-temperature measurements

Interests: Traveling, Yoga, Baking

Dr. Martha. I Serna (Email)

Research Affiliate/Collaborator (PhD UT-Dallas 2017)

Projects: 2D materials synthesis, Materials characterization.
I’m currently Iooking for undergraduates to work on the development and synthesis of 2D materials. Please send me your resume to my email.

Interests: Piano-Guitar, traveling, coffee brewing, mentoring students from developing countries, running, and yoga.

Dr. Dmitry Kireev (Email)

PostDoc (PhD 2017 Forschungszentrum Julich & RWTH Aachen, Germany)

Projects: Two-dimensional materials for flexible & wearable bioelectronics and neuroelectronics; (undergrad students interested in a research project – feel free to send me an e-mail).

Interests: Beer brewing, Netflix, Science, Learning smth new.

Dr. Saban M. Hus (Email)

PostDoc (PhD 2014 The University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

Projects: 2D materials, Nonvolatile memory devices, Local transport measurements with STM and four-probe STM;

Interests: Photography, Driving, Traveling.

Milo Holt (Email)

PhD Student (BSEE ’10 University of California, Santa Cruz)

Projects: Graphene and 2D material growth

Interests: Shared meals, Traveling, Surfing, Dodge-ball

Ajith Gopalakrishnan ( Email)

PhD Student (BE-EE’05 University of Mumbai, MS-EE’07 NC State University)

Projects: Analog and RF circuit design and modeling using beyond-CMOS nano devices; Low-power analog and mixed-signal systems; Nano-scale devices and sensors for health-monitoring, medical implantable devices and bio-inspired electronics; RF and bio-energy harvesting

Interests: Cricket, Tennis, South Asian history, Indie movies, Hiking, Food anthropology, Baking

Ruijing Ge (Email)

PhD Student (B.Sc. University of Science and Technology of China, China;)

Projects: 2D based flexible electronics

Interests: traveling, cooking, reading and badminton

Md Hasibul Alam (Email)

PhD Student (B.Sc.’12 and M.Sc.’14 in Electrical and Electronic Engg. (EEE) from Bangladesh University of Engg. and Tech. (BUET), Bangladesh)

Projects: Process development for device fabrication and characterization of mono-elemental two-dimensional buckled sheets (known as 2D X-enes);
Contact, dielectric and device engineering of transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD) based logic transistors

Interests: driving, TV series, traveling, music

Rusty Roberts (Email)

PhD Student (Columbia University. B.S. 2014, Whitman College, B.A. 2014;)

Interests: mountain biking, music, homebrewing, ultimate frisbee

Xintong Li (Email)

PhD Student (BS’ Peking University, China;)

Projects: 2D flexible electronics

Interests: billiards, singing, video games

MyungSoo Kim (Email)

PhD Student (BSEE 16 SKKU (SungKyunKwan University), Korea;)

Projects: 2D based flexible electronics


Interests
: Gadgets, Photography, Watching movies, Reading, Music

Yuqian Gu (Email)

PhD Student (B.Sc.’17 University of Science and Technology of China;)


Interests
: Singing, Swimming, Badminton

Chidimma Christine Amagwula (Email)

PhD Student (BSEE ’17 Prairie View A&M University;)

Projects: 2D and Flexible Electronics, Wearables


Interests
: Photography, Music, Traveling, TV & Film, Reading, Basketball

Otitoaleke ‘Leke Akinola (Email)

PhD Student(B.Sc. ’12, OAU, Nigeria, MS ’17 UT;)

Projects: Nano Thermoelectric Generators with 2D Materials

Interests: Piano & Guitar, Tennis, Public Speaking, Hiking

Jamie Barber (Email)

PhD Student(BS ’14 University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign;)

Projects: Flexible Electronics

Interests: Reading, Trying new food/recipes, Spending time outdoors

Neelotpala Kumar (Email)

PhD Student(B.Tech, Manipal Institute of Technology, 2018;)

Projects: 2D materials for tactile sensing and non-invasive body measurements

Interests: Running, Swimming, hiking, reading, socio-politics

Jayanth Raghavendrarao Taranath (Email)

Master Student(BS Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysuru, India;)

Projects: Understanding fundamental physical phenomena in heterojunctions of 2D materials, 2D materials-based nanodevices for single-neuronal stimulation and recording, Nano-neural interfaces, Systems Neuroscience.

Interests: Trained musician – Vocals and Percussion, Literature, Eastern and Western Philosophy, Vedanta, Writing articles and essays, Sci-fi novels, Non-fiction novels, Football (soccer).

Fangzhu Qing (Email)

Visiting Scholar(Assistant Professor,University of Electronic Science and Technology of China;)

Projects: Preparation and application of graphene.

Interests: swimming, reading, badminton

Shijiao Han (Email)

Visiting Scholar(BE’ 12 and PhD student. University of Electronic Science and Technology of China;)

Projects: Graphene and 2D material based flexible electronics and sensors

Interests: Basketball, Badminton, History, Movie

Xu Jing (Email)

Visiting Scholar(PhD student, Soochow University;)

Projects: h-BN growth on wafer-scale substrates; Resistive random access memory; FET based on 2D materials

Interests: Traveling, Badminton, Reading, Music, Video

Weiyi Lin (Email)

Visiting Scholar(East China Univ Sci & Technol, 2012 B.E.; Xiamen Univ, Ph.D. Student;)

Projects: Raman analyses, 2D-material-based flexible electronics.

Interests: Running, Guitar, Calligraphy

Po-An Chen (Email)

Visiting Scholar(PhD student. National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan;)

Projects: Graphene and 2D material based flexible electronics, sensors, and memory

Interests: Basketball, Traveling, Work out, Movie

Gabriele Faraone (Email)

Visiting Scholar(MSc. Physics 17 at University of Milano, Ph.D. Student in Material Science at University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy;)

Projects: 2D Xenes materials MBE growths, Characterization (STM, XPS, Raman) and device processing

Interests: Hiking, Rock Climbing and Bouldering, Nature

 A-Team Alumni

13. Jason Kim: PhD Graduate, 2018 [linkedin]
DissertationOptoelectronic, structural, and topological properties of van der Waals layered materials under extreme conditions
Postdoctoral Scholar, Northwestern University
12. Saungeun Park: PhD Graduate, 2018 [linkedin]
Dissertation: Chemical vapor deposited 2D Material Based Flexible Field-Effect Transistors
Texas Instruments, Dallas
11. Weinan Zhu: PhD Graduate, 2017 [linkedin]
DissertationBlack phosphorus thin-film transistors : from strain tunability to high frequency applications
Intel, Santa Clara
10. Maruthi Yogeesh: PhD Graduate, 2017 [linkedin]
Dissertation: Flexible high frequency electronics and plasmonics using two dimensional nanomaterials
Post-doctoral Scholar, UC-Berkeley
9. Alvin Lee: PhD Graduate, 2016 [linkedin]
Dissertation: Towards reproducible graphene synthesis on optimized copper substrates
Mew Neko, Founder
8. Avinash Nayak: PhD Graduate, 2015 [linkedin]
Dissertation: Pressure Induced structure-property tuning of Two Dimensional Materials
Senior Product Engineer, AMD
7. Hsiao-Yu Chang: PhD Graduate, 2015 [linkedin]
Dissertation: “Device physics and device mechanics for flexible MoS2 thin film transistors”
Thin Film Engineer, Apple
6. Nasibeh Rahimi: PhD Graduate, 2015 [linkedin]
Dissertation: “Graphene and MoS2 devices for wafer-scale integrated silicon nanotechnology”
Device Engineer, Intel
5. Sk Fahad Chowdhury: PhD Graduate, 2015 [linkedin]
Dissertation: Design, Fabrication and Characterization of Field-Effect Transistors Based on Two-Dimensional Materials and Their Circuit Applications.
Circuit-Device Engineer, Freescale
4. Haiyu Huang: PhD Graduate 2014
Dissertation: Miniaturized Antenna and Transponder Based Wireless Sensors for Internet of Things in Healthcare.
Senior member of technical staff, Maxim Integrated, Dallas
3. Maryam Mortazavi: PhD Graduate 2014  [linkedin]
Dissertation:Heterogeneous Integration of Graphene and Si CMOS for Gas Sensing Applications
Research engineer, Cirrus Logic, Austin
2. Jongho Lee: PhD Graduate, 2014 [linkedin]
Dissertation: “Graphene Field Effect Transistors for High Performance Flexible Nanoelectronics”
Research engineer, Samsung Research Labs – Seoul
1. Kristen Parrish: PhD Graduate, 2013 [linkedin]
Dissertation: “Nanoscale Graphene for RF Circuits and Systems
Research engineer, Texas Instruments Kilby Labs, Dallas

Shideh Kabiri: Postdoctoral Scholar, 2015-2018 [linkedin]
Research: Graphene Electronic Tattoos
Currently: Professor at Queens University, Canada. website

Cheng Tan: MS graduate, 2014
Research: WSe2 based flexible electronics
Dissertation: “WSe₂-based devices and oxide structures
PhD student – Columbia University
Srdjan Marijanovic: Msc Graduate, 2012 [linkedin]
Dissertation: “ Optimized multi-stage amplifier compensation method for wide load variations
Now with Cirrus Logic
Emily Walker: Graduate Student, UT-Austin
Terahertz Electronics
Ian Williamson: Graduate student, UT-Austin
Dielectric waveguides and THz electronics
Dinesh Baniya Kshatri: Graduate student (2011/2012)
2D Epitaxial Semimetals

Rebecca Ho: REU 2016-2017, UT-Austin. Now PhD Student at MIT.
Graphene tattos
Bryce Fuller: REU 2016-2017, UT-Austin
Explorative silicene studies
Sam Moran: REU 2014-2016, UT-Austin
High pressure studies on 2D materials
Ankit Sharma: REU 2013-2017, UT-Austin
2D materials growth and devices
Twinkle Pandhi: REU 2013-2014, UT-Austin
Tuning the Optical Properties of Graphene and Hexagonal Boron Nitride
MyungSoo Kim: Exchange student from SKKU, Korea, 2015
WhaPyeong Lim: Exchange student from SKKU, Korea, 2016
Mary Vu: REU 2015, UT-Austin
Elaine Macdonald: REU 2015, Columbia University
Sandra Hernández Aldave: Exchange student from San Sebastian, Spain, 2014.
Research: Sonochemical synthesis of black phosphorus from red phosphorus
Marc Castro: Nascent REU student (Summer 2013).
Investigation of MoS2 devices with a top layer of ALD dielectrics
Maria Michael: NNIN REU student (Summer 2012)
Electrical properties of LaLuAs thin films grown with MBE method
Matias Babenco: Exchange Student from Argentina (Fall 2011)
Graphene Raman imaging and spectroscopy processing
Bethany Robinson: NNIN REU student (Summer 2011)
Growth and characterization of graphene for graphene FETs
Blake Levy: UT-Austin REU student (Summer 2010)
Carbon nanotube antennas for flexible electronics