Research Group Inano

Visiting Professors and Scientists

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Dr. Aly Elrefaie, Visiting Professor

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering,  New York University, NY

 

Research Interest: Silicon Nano-Optoelectronic devices for data centers optical interconnects. 100G/400G optical systems, free space optical communication systems

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Dr. Ruxandra Vidu, Visiting Research Scientist

  • Ph.D., Material Science and Processing, Osaka University, Japan
  • Associate Director, California Solar Energy Collaborative
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Dr. Ekaterina Ponizovskaya, Visiting Research Scientist

  • Ph.D., Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
  • NASA Ames Research Center

Research Scientists and Engineers

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Dr. Alize Elif Peksu, Postdoctoral Research Scientist

  • Ph.D. Engineering Physics, Istanbul Technical University

 

Research Interest: Flexible photovoltaics, windows solar cells

Graduate Student Researchers

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Cesar Bartolo Perez

  • M.Sc. Electrical Engineering, National Institute for Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics, Mexico,
  • B.Sc in Technology, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico

 

Research Interest: Nanoelectronics and Nanophotonics for Communications, Energy and Biomedical Applications

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Ahmed Mayet (Surrati)

  • M.S. Student in Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC Davis
  • B.Sc in Physics, Taibah University, 2008
  • Email: asmayet at ucdavis dot edu

 

Research Interest: Optoelectronic devices, Solar Cells, Semiconductor Devices, Nanotechnology.

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Ahasan Ahamed

  • Ph.D. Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC Davis
  • B.S. 2018, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)

 

Research Interest: Design and fabrication of Quenching Circuit for ultrafast SPAD for Quantum communication, Lens-less imaging, Color image sensors.

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Lisa Mcphillips 

  • B.Sc. University of California Santa Cruz

 

Research Interest: Computational imaging, Deepfake, Image sensors.

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Soroush Ghandiparsi

  • Ph.D. Candidate, Electrical Engineering, UC Davis.
  • M.S. 2011, Photonics Engineering, Institute for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (INST), Sharif University of Technology, Iran. School of Engineering- Emerging Technologies, University of Tabriz, Iran.
  • B.S. 2007, Electrical Engineering- Electronics.

 

Research Interest: Optical Communication Systems, CNOS Photonics Integrated Circuits, High-speed Datacom Interconnects, Biophotonics, Silicon Photonics, Integrated Circuits for Optical Communication, Photonics Design and Fabrication, UV/NIR photodiodes, Photovoltaics for IoT applications, Numerical Simulations, and Modeling.

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Howard Mao

  • M.S. Student in Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC Davis, 2020
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, UC Berkeley

 

Research Interest: Photonic devices and nanomaterials

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Xuzhi He

  • M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC Davis, 2020
  • BS. 2017, Mechanical Engineering, Oakland University

 

Research Interest: Optoelectronics design, fabrication and characterization, Nano-photonics and 2D material.

Undergraduate Researchers

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Mauricio Tavares

  • B.S. Student in Electrical Engineering, UC Davis

 

Research Interest: Optoelectronic devices, infrared systems, solar photovoltaics, and energy harvesting devices.

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Nicholas Tesoro

  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, UC Davis, 2020

 

Research Interest: Nano-photonics

Past Members

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Dr. Wayesh Qarony, Postdoctoral Fellow (2020-21)

  • Now at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Ph.D. Applied Physics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
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Dr. Soroush Ghandiparsi, Ph.D. 2020

  • Now Postdoctoral Fellow at BME, UC Davis
  • Ph.D. Candidate, Electrical Engineering, UC Davis.
  • M.S. 2011,  Sharif University of Technology, Iran.
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Dr. Daniel M. Dryden, LLNL Scholar, Ph.D. 2019

  • Now at KBR/ Air Force Research Laboratory, Sensors Directorate
  • B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell Univ
  • M.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University
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Dr. Badriyah Alhalaili, Ph.D. 2019

  • Now at Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR), Kuwait.
  • Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC Davis, 2019
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Dr. Yang Gao, Postdoctoral Fellow (2015-18)

  • Now at Silicon Microstructures, Inc.(SMI)
  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, State of University of New York at Binghamton;
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Dr. Hilal Cansizoglu, Postdoctoral Fellow (2015-18)

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  • Now at Rigetti Computing, CA.
  • Ph.D., Applied Physics, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
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Dr. Hossein Rabiee Golgir, Postdoctoral Fellow (2018-19)

  • Now at Intel, Folsom CA.
  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Nebraska Lincoln
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Prof. Jun Gou, Visiting Research Scientist (2018-19)

  • Now Assistant Professor at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
  • PhD, MS, Optical Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
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Kazim Gurkan Polat, Ph.D.  2018

  • Now at Intel, Oregon
  • Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC Davis, 2019
  • M.S.  and MS: Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
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Sicong Yu, MS 2018

  • Now at Omnivision Technology Inc
  • B.S. EE, Iowa State Univ.

 

Research Interest: memory and logic for extreme conditions.

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Dr. Ahmet Kaya, Postdoctoral Fellow

  • Now at Qualcomm
  • MS and PhD in Physics, Gazi Üniversitesi
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Leyla Kabuli, 2015-17

  • Now at UC Berkeley
  • High School Researcher
  • Davis High School, 8-11 th Grade

 

Research Interest: Nanoengineering, nanotechnology

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Ashwin Ganapathy

  • M.S. Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science, IIT, Bombay
  • B.S.  Metallurgical Engineering & Materials Science, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

 

Research Interest: Memristors

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Anil Shrestha

  • M.S. Student in Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC Davis
  • B.E. Electrical Engineering, Tribhuwan University, Kathmandu, Nepal, 2011

 

Research Interest: Semiconductor devices, nanostructured devices, solar cells.

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Xinzhi Zhang

Visiting Undergraduate Researcher, Zhejiang University, China 2016

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Yinan Wang

Visiting Undergraduate Researcher, Zhejiang University, China 2016

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Dongsheng Lyu

Visiting Undergraduate Researcher, Zhejiang University, China 2016

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Yangyang Mao

Visiting Undergraduate Researcher, Zhejiang University, China 2016

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Yichuan Wang

Visiting Undergraduate Researcher, Zhejiang University, China 2015

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Runzhou Zhang

Visiting Undergraduate Researcher, Zhejiang University, China 2015

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Dr. Matthew Monari Ombaba

  • Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Currently at P&G
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Mustafa Coskun

  • Visiting Researcher from Istanbul Medeniyet University 2014-15
  • M.S. Physics., B.S. Physics.
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Dr. Salman B. Inayat

Postdoctoral Researcher 2014-15

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Hind Reggad

Visiting Student Researcher 2014

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Prof. Il Hwan Cho

Visiting Professor from Myongji University, Republic of Korea 2014-15

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Mark Triplett, Ph.D. 2014

  • Now at Sandia National Labs, CA
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Jin Yong Oh

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Dr. Dewyani Janardan Patil

Postdoctoral Researcher 2013-14

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Prof. Sadik Bagci

Visiting Prof. from Sakariya University, Turkey 2013-14

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Russ Islam

  • Undergraduate Researcher 2012-14
  • B.S. Student in Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
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Now at NG

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Weitang Liu

Undergraduate Researcher 2013-14

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Pai Ge

Visiting Undergraduate Researcher 2013
Zhejiang University, China

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Tianren Fan

Visiting Undergraduate Researcher
Zhejiang University, China 2013

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Matthew Yee

Undergraduate Researcher
University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA) 2013-14 (Now at Lockheed Martin)

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Rasheek Noor

Undergrad Researcher 2013

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Hideki Nishimura

Visiting Ph.D. Student from Nara Institute of Science and Technology 2012-13

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Hiroki Kamitake

Ph.D. Student, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan.

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Ali Qureshi

M.S. 2012
Now with Intel, Beaverton, Oregon.

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Heim Kirin Grewal

MS 2012, now at HRL Labs, Malibu, CA

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Prof. Won-Ju Cho

Visiting Prof. from Kwangwoon University 2011-13

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Takayuki Hasegawa

Visiting Scientist, Ryukoku University, Japan, 2011-2012

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Aaron Katzenmeyer

Ph.D. 2011, Scientist at NIST, MD

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Avinash Nayak

MS 2011, Ph.D. UT Austin, TX

Now at AMD

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Matthew Amis

Undergraduate Researcher 2010-11, now at Intel Folsom, CA

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Rui Li

Undergraduate Researcher 2010-11, now at UCLA

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Ta-Chu Lin

Undergraduate Researcher 2010-11

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Marion Ore de Boddy

Undergraduate Researcher 2009-11

Now at Project Engineer at Blue Oak Energy

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Dr. Emre Yengel

Postdoctoral Scholar 2010-11,

Assistant Professor, Cankaya University, Turkey

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Dr. Hakan Karaaǧaç

Postdoctoral Scholar 2011-13

Now, Assistant Professor, Istanbul Technical  University, Turkey

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Dr. Logeeswaran VJ

Ph.D. 2010, Postdoctoral Scholar 2011-12, Now at Invensense, Inc

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Mohd Adzir Mahdi, Ph.D.

Visiting Professor 2011, Universiti Putra Malaysia

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Yang Xie

Visiting Undergraduate Student from Zhejiang University, China, 2012

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Miao Zhang

Visiting Undergraduate Student from Zhejiang University, China, 2012

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Yuqing Xing

Undergraduate Student, visitor from Zhejiang University, China, 2011

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Yusuke Yasuda

Graduate Researcher, Visiting PhD Student from Nara Institute of science and technology(NAIST), 2011

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Emi Sugimura

Graduate Researcher, Visiting PhD Student from Nara Institute of science and technology(NAIST), 2011

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Yumi Kawamura

Visiting PhD Student from Nara Institute of science and technology(NAIST), 2011

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Lingli Lu

Graduate Researcher, Visiting PhD Student from Nara Institute of science and technology(NAIST), 2011

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Dr. Ja-Yeon Kim

Research Scientist, 2009-2010
Currently with Korea Photonic Technology Institute,

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Professor Savas Kaya

Visiting Professor, Ohio University, OH, 2010

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Dr. Sonia Grego

Visiting Research Scientist, Center for Materials and Electronic Technologies, RTI International, NC, USA, 2009

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Hidenori Koketsu

Visiting Ph.D Student, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) Dept. Materials Science, 2009

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Hong Lingfei

CSC Doctoral Fellow, Visiting Graduate Student, China , 2009-2011

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Nicholas Shrake

Currently a graduate student at UC Davis

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Soham Chowdhury

Currently with Tesla Motors

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Jacquse Wyatt

9th Grade, Bay Area Technology School

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Said Mentese

9th Grade, Bay Area Technology School

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Shyamal Buch, 9th grade student

Currently at Stanford Univ

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Hui-Lin Hsu

Graduate Student

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I-Ju Teng

Visiting Student

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Dr. Ramin Banan Sadeghian

Research Scientist, 2009-2010
Currently with H2scan Corporation

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Dr. Min-Ki Kwon

Research Scientist, 2009-2010
Professor at Chosun University, Korea

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Professor Jong Tae Park

Visiting Professor, University of Incheon, Nam-gu, Incheon, South Korea

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Yavuz Bayam, Ph.D.

Visiting Graduate Student, Sakarya Univ, Turkey

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Dai Okamoto

Visiting Graduate Student (Jan-April 2009), Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan

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Jacob Goodwin

Sandia National Labs

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Eric Lin

Broadcom

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Professor Bayram Tekin

Visiting Professor 2007-08 Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

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Feiyang Wu

M.S. 2009
OSIsoft Inc, San Leandro, CA.

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Christopher Edgar

M.S. 2006
Dryden & LaRue, Inc.

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Chad Johns

M.S. 2006
Materials and Process Development Engineer, Cooper Bussmann, CA

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Han Huilan, Ph.D.

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Ibrahim Kimukin, Ph.D.

Research Scientist at Carnegie Mellon University

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Hiromichi Matsumoto, Ph.D.

Tohoku University, Japan

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Jeff Wurz

Department of Energy

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Anurag Chaudhry

Intel Corporation, OR.

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Akash Anand

Intel Folsom

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Swapnil Jain

Apple

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David van Schravendijk

Texas Instrument

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Bokuba Nwengela

Winner Best Oral Presentation at the California Alliance for Minority Participation Symposium

Intel, Folsom, CA

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Byunghun Lee

Undergraduate Researcher 2007

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Erin Fong, Ph.D.

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

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Alexander Stameroff

Undergraduate Researcher, 2007-2008

Now at Keysight Technologies

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Jonathan Marrs

Ph.D. student at UC Davis

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Long Do

Western Digital

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Michael Chen

Carnegie Mellon University

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Natasha Bhat

Intel, Santa Clara, CA

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Ravi Karra

Senior Market Specialist, Calypso Technology