Group Members

 

Group Members in Houghton

Group Members in Ann Arbor


Principal Investigator

Dr. Yoke Khin Yap

Professor Yap is interested in the fundamentals of synthesis, characterization, and applications of functional materials, including zero-, one-, and two- dimensional B-C-N nanostructures (carbon, boron nitride, boron carbon-nitride, carbon nitride, boron, etc); Transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs); and ZnO nanostructures. In addition to basic research, we are dedicated in creating broader impacts of new nanomaterials to people, health, environment, and renewable energy harvesting.

 Faculty Profile in Physics Department WebpageCV in PDF

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Research Professors

Dr. Dongyan Zhang

Research Associate Professor

Current Research: Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, and Bio-nanotechnology

Email: dozhang@mtu.edu

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Dr. Anjana Asthana

Research Assistant Professor

Current Research: In-Situ AFM-TEM and STM-TEM analysis of nanotructures

Email: aasthana@mtu.edu

 

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Research Associates

Dr. Nazmiye Bihter YapiciDr. Nazmiye Bihter Yapici

Ph.D. (2013), Michigan Technological University

Current Research: Market Analysis, Business Development, Organic & Bioorganic Chemistry

Email:  nbakca@mtu.edu

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Dr. Xiu Ling Liu

Ph.D. (2014), University of Science and Technology China

Current Research: Organic & Bioorganic Chemistry

Email:  xiulingl@mtu.edu

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Research Assistants

Rodney Oakley

B.S. (1993), Perdue University

M.S. (2001), Purdue University

Current Research:Chemical Functionalization of Nanomaterials, Nanobiochemistry

Email: rvoakley@mtu.edu


Current Graduate Students

Amit Acharya

B.Sc. (2007), Tribhuvan University, Nepal
M.Sc. (2015), Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA

Current Research: Synthesis, Characterization and Application of Nanomaterials

Email: amitacha@mtu.edu

 

JeffkabelJeffrey Kabel

B.Sc. (2018), University of Michigan, Flint

Current Research: Synthesis, Characterization and Application of Nanomaterials

Email: jskabel@mtu.edu

 

 


Sambhawana Sharma

B.Sc. (2009), Tribhuvan University, Nepal
M.Sc. (2014), Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Current Research: Synthesis, Characterization and Application of Nanomaterials

Email: ssharma5@mtu.edu

 

 Jinlin Zhang

B.S. (2009), Lanzhou University, China
M.S. (2012), Lanzhou University, China

Current Research:Synthesis and Characterization of 2D Nanomaterials, Plasmonic devices (with Dr. J. Y. Suh)

Email: jinlinz@mtu.edu

 

Siqi Zhang

B.S. (2013), Beijing Jiaotong University, China

Current Research:Synthesis and Characterization of Nanomaterials

Email: siqiz@mtu.edu

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Current Undergraduate Research Students

  • Jonah Haw
  • Dan Watson
  • Anthony Palmer
  • Matthew Cowles
  • Ian Herzog
  • John Janisch
  • Carter Mashburn
  • Conner Hawry
  • Matt De Mario
  • Zackerie Hjorth

Former Post-doctoral Researchers

  • Vijaya Kumar Kayastha
  • Jiesheng (Jason) Wang
  • Chee Huei Lee
  • Dongyan Zhang
  • Anjana Asthana
  • Dustin Winslow
  • Qi Xing

Former Graduate Students

  • Mingxiao Ye (PhD 2018)
  • Shiva Bhandari (PhD 2018)
  • Abu Sayeed Md Shawon (Transferred on Summer 2017)
  • Bishnu Tiwari (Ph.D. 2017)
  • Boyi Hao (Ph.D. 2016)
  • Aeshah Khudaysh M Muqri (Transferred on Spring 2015)
  • Su Kong Chong (Transferred on Fall 2015)
  • Mingqi Shi (M.S 2013, MEEM)
  • Vyom Parashar (Ph.D. 2012 from the University of Allahabad, India, with Professor Avinash Chandra Pandey)
  • Abhishek Prasad (Ph.D. 2011)
  • Hessam Ghasemi (Ph.D. 2011, Co-supervise with Dr. Reza Shahbazian-Yassar, Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics)
  • Kasra Momeni (Ph.D. 2011, Co-supervise with Dr. Reza Shahbazian-Yassar, Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics)
  • Chee Huei Lee (Ph.D. 2010)
  • Archana Pandey (Ph.D. 2010)
  • Sanjay Karna (M.S. 2010)
  • Ming Xie (Ph.D. 2010)
  • Jason Moscatello (Ph.D. 2010)
  • Abhay Pratap Singh (M. S. 2009)
  • Ravi Chandra Chintala (M.S. 2008, with Dr. Paul Bergstrom, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • Vamsi Krishna Kunapuli (M.S. 2008, with Dr. Paul Bergstrom, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • Shwetha Bolagond (M.S. 2008,
  • with Dr. Paul Bergstrom, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • Sharon (Shun) Wu (M.S. 2008)
  • Jiesheng Wang (Ph.D. 2007)
  • Benjamin Ulmen (M.S. 2007)
  • Vijaya Kumar Kayastha (Ph.D. 2006)
  • Samuel L. Mensah (M.S. 2006)
  • Jitendra Menda (M.S. 2005)
  • Lakshman Kumar Vanga (M.S. 2004)

Former Undergraduate Research Students

  • Nathan Schlorke (B.S. 2019)
  • Samuel Groetsch (B.S. 2019)
  • Colin Sheidler (B.S. 2017)
  • Cameron Shock (B.S. 2017)
  • Robert Innis (B.S. 2016)
  • Mick Small (B.S. 2015)
  • Greg Furlich (B.S. 2014)
  • Sawyer Hopkins (B.S. 2014)
  • Emily Makout (B.S. 2014)
  • Matthew J. Williams (B.S. 2014, Cedarville Univ.)
  • Yi Bo Jiang (B.S. 2013, Environmental Engineering)
  • Derek VanderLaan (B.S. 2013)
  • Brad Pasionek (B.S. 2013, MEEM)
  • Mike Grimes
  • Peter Solfest (B.S. 2012)
  • Matthew Nerem (B.S. 2012)
  • Aaron M. DeWahl (B.S. 2010)
  • Daniel R. Freeman (B.S. 2010)
  • Carrie Butler (B.S. 2009)
  • Jake Deschaine (B.S. 2009)
  • Derek Meyers (B.S. 2009)
  • Ben Coupland (B.S. 2008)
  • Robert Niffenegger (B.S. 2008)
  • Benjamin Gookin (B.S. 2008)
  • Michael Gussert (B.S. 2008)
  • Anthony Charles Hegg (B.S. 2008)
  • Matt Hansen (B.S. 2008)
  • Brandon Swatowski (B.S. 2008)
  • Adam Schaller (B.S. 2007)
  • Adam DeConinck (B.S. 2007)
  • Matt Davenport (B.S. 2006)
  • Eric Carlson (B.S. 2006)
  • Dave Price (B.S. 2005)
  • Nick Lightfoot (B.S. 2004)
  • Benjamin Ulmen (B.S. 2004)
  • Daniel Nezich (B.S. 2003)

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