Vladimir Protasenko (co-advised with Professor Jena) -Oct. 2008 - present)
Vlad’s primary interest is optical investigation of structures. He is interested in quantum efficiency, carrier recombination rate, heat losses, etc. in light emitting diodes, lasers, and photovoltaic cells -- this is his realm.
Kazuki Nomoto (April 2012- present)
Kazuki works on advanced GaN HEMTs
Shudong Xiao (April 2013- present)
Shudong works on LEAST transistors
Yuanzheng Yue (Postdoc April 2011- present)
Yuanzheng works on fabrication of GaN HEMTs
Jimy Encomendero (January 2013 - )
Jimy works on RTD-gated plasma-wave THz devices
Zongyang Hu (2008 - )
Zongyang has worked on GaAs/GaN wafer fusion, enabled HBTs, currently he is working on InAlN/GaN HEMTs.
Mingda (Oscar) Li (2012- )
Oscar works on TFETs.
Bo Song (2011 - )
Bo works on advanced GaN HEMTs
Suresh Vishwanath (2011) -
Vishwanath works on 2D crystal growth and applications.
Rusen Yan (2010 - )
Rusen is currently working on fabrication of graphene and design of graphene optoelectronic devices.
Mingda Zhu (2012- )
Mingda works on advanced GaN HEMTs
Yu Cao (2010, Ph.D. co-advised with Prof. Jena)
Now with Kopin Corporation (MA)
David Deen (2005 - 2010, Ph.D.)
Ph.D. Defense - November 19, 2010
“Advanced Design of Ultra-Thin Barrier AlN/GaN HEMTs: A Study of Device Design, Modeling and Analysis”
Now a postdoctoral researcher with the University of Minnesota - formerly with SVT Associates (MN)
Tian Fang (2006 - 2012 ) (co-advised with Professor Debdeep Jena)
“Carrier transport in graphene and GaN high electron mobility transistors.”
Currently he is with First Solar (Ohio)
Jia Guo (2008 -2012, Ph.D. now with On Semiconductor)
Jia is working on the GaN based High Electron Mobility Transistors (HEMTs) simulation, device fabrication and characterization.
Qingling Hang (8/08 - 07/09) jointly with Prof. Debdeep Jena
Chuanxin Lian (2004 - 2009, Ph.D.)
Now with Global Communication Semiconductors (CA)
Chuanxin Lian (01/10 - 06/10) jointly with Prof. Debdeep Jena
Subrina Rafique (2011 -2012, MS) (co-advised with Prof. Michelle Kelly)
Subrina works on 2D crystal (such as graphene) growth and novel devices (THz, biosensors)
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.
Ronghua Wang (2008 - )
Ronghua is currently working on GaN based HEMTs fabrication and characterization, for high speed and power applications.
Yuping Zeng, (Postdoc since 10/11)
Postdoc at University of California-Berkeley
Guangle Zhou (2008 - 2012, Ph.D. now with ScanDisk)
Guangle is working on III-V semiconductor based Tunneling Field-Effect-Transistors (TFET).
Tom Zimmermann (Visiting Research Assistant Professor)
Now with Fraunhofer Institute, Duisburg, Germany
Xiangyang Li (2006, Visiting Scholar)
Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Phil Cook (RET, 2011) - Culver Academy, Indiana
•Summer 2008 - Project: Semiconductor ion sensitive field-effect transistors
•Summer 2009 - Project: Graphene preparation and characterization
•Summer 2010 - Project: Comparative study on CVD and epi grapheme using scanning Kelvin probe measurements
Kevin Burke (2011) - University of Notre Dame / co-advised with Prof. M. Kelly
•Project - Chemical vapor deposition growth of bilayer graphene
Mark Prochaska (RET, 2010) - Clay High School, South Bend, IN
•Project: ICP-Reactive ion etching of Al2O3
Ian Lightcap (RET, 2005) - Clay High School, South Bend
Co-advised with D. Jena
•Project: Nanoscale imaging of semiconductors
Now with University of Notre Dame, PhD candidate in Chemistry
Barbara Raynal (EE 2011, University of Notre Dame)
Now with Duke University
Jane Fleming (B.S. expected in May 2011, Dual Degree Program at St. Mary’s College and University of Notre Dame
Now with CocaCola
Ian Evans (B.S. 2009, currently B.S. in Economics at ND)
Jason Kulick (B.S. 2009, currently President, Co-Founder of Indiana Integrated Circuits, LLC)