Alumni Members

Alumni Members

Aditya Sundar

Aditya Sundar, MS MSE, '17 worked on 2D materials.
Co-advised with Prof. Debdeep Jena.
He is currently a PhD student at University of Michigan.

Berardi Sensale Rodriguez

(2009 - 2013 Ph.D.) (Co-advised with Prof. Lei Liu)
"Novel Terahertz Devices Based on Tunable 2DEG Systems"

Berardi's doctoral work dealt with the proposal and development of THz devices and systems based on two-dimensional semiconductors and non-traditional electron transport phenomena.

He is currently a tenure-track Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT). His research is focused on electromagnetics and nanophotonics.

Bo Song

(2011-2016, P.h.D)
"Advanced GaN devices and technology for for RF and power switching applications"

Bo worked on advanced GaN HEMTs.
Currently at ADI.

Chuanxin Lian

(2004 - 2009, Ph.D. now works at MACOM)
"Wafer-fused AlGaAs/GaAs/GaN HBTs"

Chuanxin Lian (01/10 - 06/10) jointly with Prof. Debdeep Jena.

David Deen

(2005 - 2010, Ph.D., now with Seagate)

“Advanced Design of Ultra-Thin Barrier AlN/GaN HEMTs: A Study of Device Design, Modeling and Analysis”

Feng-Ming Chang

Feng-Ming, MEng, ECE, worked on 2D materials and devices.

Guangle Zhou

(2008 - 2012, Ph.D. now with SanDisk)

Guangle worked on III-V semiconductor based Tunneling Field-Effect-Transistors (TFET).

Hank Liu

Hank Liu, MEng ECE '17, worked on power devices.
Co-advised with Prof. Debdeep Jena.
He is currently at Micron in Virginia.

Photo of group member, Henryk Turski
Henryk Turski

Henryk worked on MBE.

Huai-Hsun Burt Lien

Huai-Hsun Burt Lien, MS MSE '17, worked on 2D materials.
Co-advised with Prof. Debdeep Jena.
He is currently a PhD candidate at University of Michigan.

Jia Guo

(2008 - 2012, Ph.D. now with CREE)
"InAlN HEMTs with regrown ohmic contacts by MBE"

Jia worked on the GaN based High Electron Mobility Transistors (HEMTs) simulation, device fabrication and characterization.

Jing Zhou

(2006, MS)
"Fabrication of AlGaN/GaN HEMTs"

Liheng Jerry Zhang

Liheng, MS, MSE '17, worked on Ga2O3 devices.
Co-advised with Prof. Debdeep Jena.
He is currently a PhD candidate at Yale University.

Mingda Zhu

(January 2012 -, Cornell, Ph.D. August 2017)
Mingda worked on advanced GaN HEMTs.
Thesis: Exploring polarization doping in GaN for power applications
He is currently with Skyworks in California.

Qingling Hang

(8/08 - 07/09) jointly with Prof. Debdeep Jena

Rachel Rasmussen

(2006-2009, MS) (Co-advised with Masaru Kuno)

"Photon-assisted DEP alignment and optoelectronic properties of CdS(Se) nanowires"

Ronghua Wang

(2008 - 2013, PhD)

Ronghua worked on GaN based HEMTs fabrication and characterization, for high speed and power applications.

Rusen Yan

Rusen worked on characterization and applications (primarily optoelectronics) of 2D crystals including graphene, TMDs and others.

Rusen is currently with Crossbar.

Shudong Xiao

(April 2013 - 2015)

Shudong worked on LEAST transistors.

Subrina Rafique

(2011 - 2012, MS) (co-advised with Prof. Michelle Kelly)

Subrina worked on 2D crystal (such as graphene) growth and novel devices (THz, biosensors).

Suresh Vishwanath

(Sept. 2011 -, 2014, MS, Notre Dame; Cornell, Ph.D. August 2017)
Vishwanath worked on 2D crystal growth and applications. 
Thesis: Eptaxy of layered materials and their heterostructures
He is currently at Intel in Oregon.


Tian Fang

(2006 - 2012 ) (co-advised with Professor Debdeep Jena)

“Carrier transport in graphene and GaN high electron mobility transistors.”

Currently he is with Solar City.

Tom Zimmermann

(Postdoc then Visiting Research Assistant Professor, August 2006 - 2010)

Now with Fraunhofer Institute, Duisburg, Germany.

Vasily Kanzyuba

(January 2014 - August 2014)

Project: Graphene as heat spreader. Vasily worked on graphene CVD growth, functionalization and XPS.

Yu Cao

(2010, Ph.D. co-advised with Prof. Jena)
"Study of AlN/GaN HEMTs: MBE growth, transport properties and device issues"

Now with HRL.

Yuanzheng Yue

(Postdoc April 2011 - October 2011, now with ASU)

Yuanzheng worked on advanced GaN devices and ALD deposition of metals/dielectrics.

Yuping Zeng

(Postdoc, October - November 2011)

Currently an Assistant Professor at University of Delaware.

Yuxin Ji

Yuxin Ji, MEng ECE '17, worked on nano electronics.
Co-advised with Prof. Debdeep Jena.
He is now with Global Foundries in New York.

Zongyang Hu

(2008 - 2014, Ph.D., now Postdoc at Cornell)

“GaN HEMTs and MOSHFETs for Power Switching Applications”