Aju Jugessur

Aju Jugessur Ph.D.

Director, COSINC 

aju.jugessur@colorado.edu
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Aju Jugessur hails from the tropical island of Mauritius, somewhere in the middle of the Indian Ocean. He received a Ph.D. degree in Optoelectronics, Electronic engineering, with a focus on Nanofabrication, from the University of Glasgow, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at McGill University. His expertise is in the area of photonic devices, nanolithography, and nanofabrication. He was a Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto, where he spearheaded the establishment and development of a state-of-the-art Nanolithography Facility. He has introduced several courses on micro- and nano-fabrication and developed the first online real-time labs course in this area. He founded and directed the University of Iowa Microfabrication Facility from 2012 to 2018. He is a Senior Member of IEEE.

Tomoko Borsa

Tomoko Borsa Ph.D.

Facility Manager, COSINC-CHR

 borsa@colorado.edu

Tomoko Borsa was born in Tokyo, Japan and completed a BS and MS at Waseda University, where she was exposed to the field of scanning electron microscopy for the first time. She then earned a Ph.D. in Materials Science with an emphasis on Chemistry of Materials from Colorado School of Mines. She also received an MS in Electrical Engineering (Photonics and Nanostructures) from University of Colorado Boulder. She also has extensive experience in the area of micro/nanofabrication including electron beam lithography and related process development.

Edward Gonzales

Edward Gonzales M.Sc.

Facility Manager, COSINC-FAB cleanroom

 Edward.Gonzales@colorado.edu

Edward Gonzales completed a B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering, from the University of New Mexico and Capitol Technology University, respectively. He also completed an M.Sc. degree in Information Systems Management from Capital Technology University. Edward has extensive experience in cleanroom operations, including the maintenance and repairs of a wide range of semiconductor fabrication and characterization instrumentation. He has worked in both industry and academia. He was the Cleanroom Manager at the Baylor Research and Innovative Collaborative Center, Baylor University and a staff engineer at the Wisconsin Nanoscale Fabrication Center, University of Wisconsin. His industrial positions were at Honeywell Tech. Solutions, Cameca Instruments and Intel Corporation. He was also a senior process engineer at the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, which is part of the Los Alamos National Lab. Edward is responsible for the day-to-day running of the COSINC Cleanroom, including user training, equipment maintenance and repairs.

Student Lab Assistants

Trenton Hall

Student Lab Assistant, COSINC

Trenton.Tweedyhall@Colorado.EDU

Class of 2021
Major: Biochemistry
Minor: Chemistry

Jared Lewis

Jared Lewis

Student Lab Assistant, COSINC

 Jale5724@Colorado.Edu

Class of 2024
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Brett Li

Student Lab Assistant, COSINC

Brett.Li@Colorado.EDU

Class of 2022
Major: Biochemistry
Minor: Philosophy

Dayanara Valdovinos

Dayanara Valdovinos

Student Lab Assistant, COSINC

Dayanara.Valdovinos@colorado.edu

Class of 2024
Major: Aerospace Engineering
Minor: Biochemistry

Shared Accounting and Administration Support

Linda Rose

Manager of Research Facilitation, College of Engineering & Applied Science                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Rory Korpela

Director of Budget and Finance, College of Engineering & Applied Science                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Joshua Firestone

Manager of Budget and Finance, College of Engineering & Applied Science                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Julie Chiron

Director of Communications, College of Engineering & Applied Science                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Joshua Rhoten

Senior Research Communicator, College of Engineering & Applied Science         

Andrew Staats

PPMS, Office of Information Technology 

Catie Gibson

Research Operations Coordinator, College of Engineering & Applied Science   

Advisory Committee Members

Juliet Gopinath

Juliet Gopinath

Associate Professor, Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering                                                                                                                                                                        

Charles Rogers

Charles Rogers

Professor, Physics                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Kevin Mahan

Kevin Mahan

Associate Professor, Geological Sciences                                                                                                                                                                        

Bob McLeod

Bob McLeod

Professor, Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering                                                                                                                                                                        

Garret Moddel

Garret Moddel

Professor, Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering                                                                                                                                                                        

Alex Martin

Excelitas Technologies Corp.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Aju Jugessur

Aju Jugessur