Gregory Formosa

Graduate Student of the Month - Gregory Formosa

Dec. 2, 2016

Greg grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, IL and completed his undergraduate BSME at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in 2010. After the 4 years of school and 3 years of internships at Motorola, he decided to build his hands-on skill set in industry before continuing in academia...

Madalyn Kern

Madalyn Kern - Biomedical

Dec. 2, 2016

Madalyn is a senior PhD student and works with Dr. Mark Rentschler in the Advanced Medical Technologies Laboratory (AMTL). Her work has been focused on characterizing adhesion between a micro-patterned substrate and a soft synthetic biological tissue. While the direct application for her work is in optimizing the mobility of...

Shanshan Xu

Graduate Student of the Month - Shanshan Xu

Nov. 9, 2016

Shanshan Xu is a fourth year PhD student working with Prof. Y.C. Lee and Prof. Ronggui Yang in the field of thermal management of mobile and high-heat-flux electronic devices. She works on a challenging research project on flexible thermal ground planes and phase-change heat transfer. She mentors undergraduate students and...

Ricardo Piedrahita

Ricardo Piedrahita

Nov. 9, 2016

Ricardo’s primary research interests are low-cost air quality monitoring, cookstove adoption, and pollution exposure assessment and modeling. His dissertation research is part of REACCTING, a project in Northern Ghana performing personal, microenvironmental, and regional air quality measurements as part of a cookstove intervention study. He is currently working on developing...

Xin Qian

Xin Qian Focus Area: Heat and Phonon Transport - Ronggui Yang Lab

Oct. 4, 2016

Xin Qian Focus Area: Heat and Phonon Transport - Ronggui Yang Lab Xin is a third-year PhD student working with Professor Ronggui Yang. His work focuses on modeling and characterizing thermal transport properties in novel materials with promising applications in solar cells and light emitting diodes and batteries to address...

Joanna Gordan Casey

Graduate Student of the Month - Joanna Gordan Casey

Oct. 4, 2016

Joanna is a member of the Hannigan Air Quality measurements group where she enjoys learning about our atmosphere and its interactions with ecosystems and human exploits. Her interests range from the volumes of molecules enclosed by the walls of our homes, to community and regional scale airshed dynamics and composition...

Eduard Benet Cerda

Graduate Student of the Month - Eduard Benet Cerda

Oct. 1, 2016

I come from a beautiful town in the coast of Spain called Tarragona where the combination of beaches, food and environment make it probably the best place to live in the planet. After graduating as a civil engineer in Technical University Barcelona and working a full year at a water...

Zhengwei Li

Zhengwei Li - Mechanics of Materials and Micro/Nano

Sept. 15, 2016

Zhengwei Li is a senior PhD student working with Professor Jianliang Xiao. Li's work spans a few different areas, including mechanics of stretchable electronics and optoelectronics, mechanics of soft materials, stretchable thin film, optical functional materials and nanomaterials. He is now studying hierarchical wrinkling of thin films on both flat...

Alex Yersak on the slopes.

Graduate Student of the Month - Alex Yersak

Sept. 1, 2016

Alex is a fourth year PhD student who has been investigating atomic layer deposited thin films for ultrabarriers and corrosion protection of thin metal films. He has had the opportunity to conduct his research both on campus at CU and at ALD Nanosolutions. Prior to graduate school, Alex received his...

Masoud Aghajani standing by a lake.

Graduate Student of the Month - Masoud Aghajani

July 20, 2016

Masoud has gone through a long journey before joining the PhD program in Fall 2015.

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