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Roya Maboudian
Group Leader
My main research interests are in the areas of surface/interfacial science and engineering of micro-/nanosystems, and thin-film science and technology.






Carlo Carraro
Research Staff
My main research interests are in surface science and atomic beams, mechanical properties of thin films and membranes, and computational nanoscience.






John Alper
Visiting Scholar

My current research involves the development of silicon nanomaterials for electrochemical capacitor applications.

Yongkwan Kim
Visiting Scholar

My current research involves the investigation of reversibly switching surfaces.



Peter Lobaccaro
Graduate Student

My research is to engineer new catalysts for the renewable conversion of carbon dioxide into liquid and gaseous fuels.

Lunet Luna
Graduate Student

My current research involves the characterization of nickel-catalyzed silicon carbide nanowires.

Anna Harley-Trochimczyk
Graduate Student

My current research is focused on low power combustible gas sensing using novel catalyst supports.

Shuo Chen
Graduate Student

My research is on SiC micro electrical mechanical systems for harsh environment applications.

Hu Long
Graduate Student

My research is focused on low power metal oxide gas sensors with high sensitivity, selectivity and reliability.

Arthur Montazeri
Graduate Student

My research focuses on the integration of infrared light-trapping structures with energy storage systems, such as supercapacitors.

Hai Liu
Graduate Student

I am performing parameter optimization for gecko-inspired adhesives and evaluating their potential applications.

Leslie Chan
Graduate Student

Research Topic - coming soon! 


Ameya Rao
Undergraduate Student

I am working on creating a stable and efficient chemical sensor for soot and other particulate matter.

Tianyi He
Undergraduate Student

I am working on accurately depositing metal oxide nanoparticles for sensor applications by using SAM coatings.

Ernest Chen
Undergraduate Student

I am modeling the performance of microheater based combustible gas sensing.

Makoto Lalwani
Undergraduate Student

I am researching the properties of different materials for potential use in gecko-inspired adhesives.

Ju Kyung Choi
Undergraduate Student

I'm testing different materials for application in gecko-inspired adhesives.







Gina Zaghi
Student Assistant

I am focusing on the optimization of nanostructured LDPE dry adhesives on smooth counter-substrates.







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