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Alumni (graduated with a PhD degree, listed in reverse chronological order)

22. Andrew Kovacs, Ph.D., “Fully Electronic Method of Measuring Post-release Gap and Gradient/ Residual Stress of a MEMS Cantilever,” May 2015.

        Dr. Kovacs is now the Founder/CEO of CommSense LLC, West Lafayette, IN.

21. Juan Zeng, Ph.D., “Modeling and Characterization of Non-ideal Effects in High-performance RF MEMS Tuners,” Dec. 2014.

        Dr. Zeng is now a consultant, West Lafayette, IN.

20. Wesley Allen, Ph.D., “Tunable Impedance Matching Network Fundamental Limits and Practical Considerations,” Aug. 2014.

        Dr. Allen is now a visiting Assistant Professor at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

19. Tsung-Chieh Lee, Ph.D., “Synthesis of Microwave and Acoustic Wave Resonator Filters for Wireless Communication Systems,” (co-advised with William Chappell), May. 2014.

        Dr. Lee is now a senior research scientist with Avago Technologies, San Jose, CA.

18. Nithin Raghunathan, Ph.D., “MEMS Switches for Impact Threshold Detection,” May. 2014.

        Dr. Raghunathan is now a postdoctoral research fellow at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

17. Lokesh Gupta, Ph.D., “Wireless Sensors for Condition Monitoring Applications Operating in Complete Metallic Environment,” Dec. 2013.

        Dr. Gupta is now a senior research engineer with Dattus, (former known as Bearing Analytics), Indianapolis, IN and Pune, India.

16. Eric Naglich, Ph.D., “Filter Synthesis and Design Techniques for Highly Adaptable Systems,”(co-advised with William Chappell), Dec. 2013.

        Dr. Naglich is now a senior research engineer with the Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC.

15. Dimitra Psychogiou, Ph.D., “Waveguide-mounted RF MEMS for Multifunctional RF Frontends,” (co-advised with Dr. Christian Hafner) Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Aug. 2013.

        Dr. Psychogiou is now a postdoctoral research fellow, Purdue University, IN.

14. David Berdy, Ph.D., “Kinetic Energy Harvesting from Low Frequency Sources,” (co-advised with Dr. Byunghoo Jung) Purdue University, Aug. 2013.

        Dr. Berdy is now a senior research engineer with Qualcomm, San Diego, CA.

13. Kenle Chen, Ph.D., “High-Power Microwave/RF Components, Circuits, and Subsystems for Next-Generation Wireless Radio Front-ends,” Purdue University, Aug. 2013.

        Dr. Chen is now an RFIC engineer with RFaxis, Irvine, CA.

12. Wasim Irshad, Ph.D., “Liquid Metal Droplet and Micro Corrugated Diaphragm RF MEMS for Reconfigurable RF Filters,” Purdue University, Aug. 2013.

        Dr. Irshad is now a consultant, West Lafayette, IN.

11. M. Shoaib Arif, Ph.D., “High-Q and Widely-Tunable All-Silicon Resonators and Filters for Microwave and Millimeter-wave Application,” Purdue University, Dec. 2012.

        Dr. Arif is now an Assistant Professor with National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan.

10. Adam Fruehling, Ph.D., “Dynamic Monitoring of Ohmic Contact RF MEMS Switches,” Purdue University, Sept. 2012.

        Dr. Fruehling is now a senior research engineering with Texas Instruments, Dallas, TX.

9. Joshua Small, Ph.D., “Robust Tuners for High-Q RF Tunable Resonators and Preselect Filters,” Purdue University, Mar. 2012.

        Dr. Small is now a postdoctoral research fellow with the University of California, Davis, CA.

8. Sean Scott, Ph.D., “High-Temperature Wireless MEMS Sensors for Harsh-Environment Component Health Monitoring Applications,” Purdue University, Oct 2011.

        Dr. Scott is now a visiting Assistant Professor with Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

7. Hao Han Hsu, Ph.D., “Characterization and modeling of Creep in RF MEMS Tunable Components and Circuits,” Purdue University, May 2011.

        Dr. Hsu is now a senior research engineer with Intel, Portland, OR.

6. Xiaoguang (Leo) Liu, Ph.D., “High-Q RF-MEMS Tunable Resonators and Filters for Reconfigurable Radio Frequency Front-Ends,” Purdue University, Aug. 2010.

        Dr. Liu is now an Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Davis, CA.

5. Xin Wang, Ph.D., “Real-time Configurable RF Matching Networks for Pulse-based Systems,” (co-advised with Dr. Linda P.B. Katehi) Purdue University, Aug. 2009.

        Dr. Wang is now an Assistant Professor at the Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China.

4. Jeongil Kim, Ph.D., “Compact Multi-Physics Models for Large-Displacement Multilayer Cantilevers in RF MEMS Circuits, Antennas and Sensors,” Purdue University, Aug. 2008.

        Dr. Kim is now a senior research engineer with Qualcomm, San Diego, CA.

3. Chung-Hao Chen, Ph.D., “Liquid RF MEMS High-Power Switches,” Purdue University, Aug. 2008.

        Dr. Chen is now a senior research engineer with Intel, Portland, OR.

2. Ashwin Vyas, Ph.D., “Microresonator Designs Based on Nonlinear 1:2 Internal Resonance Between Flexural-Flexural and Torsional-Flexural Structural Modes,” (co-advised with Dr. Anil Bajaj), Purdue University, Aug. 2008.

        Dr. Vyas is a senior research engineer with Cummins, Columbus, IN.

1. Yumin Lu, Ph.D, “RF MEMS Devices and their Applications in Reconfigurable RF/Microwave Circuits,” (co-advised with Dr. Linda P.B. Katehi), University of Michigan, Aug. 2005.

        Dr. Lu is Research Fellow, Shanghai institute of Microsystems and information Technology, China.


Alumni (graduated with a M.S. degree, listed in reverse chronological order)

4. Amir Shahidi, M.Sc., “Passive Wireless Sensors for Robust Bearing Condition Monitoring,” Purdue University, May. 2014.

        Mr. Shahidi is currently an engineer within the Career Foundational Program of Ford Motor Company.

3. Andrew Kovacs, M.Sc., “Early-warning wireless telemeter for harsh-environment bearings,” (co-advised with Farshid Sadeghi) Purdue University, Aug. 2008.

        Mr. Kovacs is currently a Ph.D. student at Purdue University advised by Prof. Peroulis.

2. Mohan Rokkam, M.Sc., “Design and Development of a High-Resolution Data Acquisition System for Bio-MEMS Applications,” (co-advised with Marshall Porterfield) Purdue University, Aug. 2007.

        Mr. Rokkam is currently a Programming Development Engineering Advisor at Dell.

1. Chung-Hao Chen, M.Sc., “Design and Fabrication of RF Liquid-Metal MEMS Switches,” Purdue University, Aug. 2005.

        Dr. Chen is now with Intel in Portland, after completing with doctoral degree with Prof. Peroulis in 2008.