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PhD: Northwestern University
Dr. Alper Gurarslan, Post-Doctoral Fellow
After receiving his BS degree in Textile Engineering from Usak University, Turkey, Alper came to NC State to pursue his graduate studies. He has a masters degree in Textile Chemistry, and PhD in Materials Science & Engineering with a comajor in Fiber & Polymer Science. Currently he is working on various aspects of 2-Dimensional materials.
Dr. Qijin Huang, Post-Doctoral Fellow
Qijin was born in Zibo, Shandong, China. He received his PhD degree in materials physics and chemistry from Ningbo Institute of Material Technology and Engineering (NIMTE), Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2015. He joined Dr. Zhu’s group as a post-doctoral fellow in October 2015. His research focuses on fabrication and application of nanomaterials for printed and wearable electronics.
Dr. Xianglian (lily) Lv, Visiting Scholar
Lily was born in Hunan, China. She received her Master and Ph.D.degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2005 and 2011, respectively, from Northwestern Polytechnic University(NPU), China. Currently she is an assistant professor in NPU. She joined Dr. Zhu’s group as a one-year-long visiting scholar in April 2015. Her current research interests focus on stretchable nanowire based sensors and surface character of micro-nano composite structure.
Tzu-Hsuan (Jimi) Chang, Graduate Student
Jimi was born in Taipei, Taiwan. He received his B.S. and M.S. degree in Civil Engineering in 2007 and 2009, respectively, from National Taiwan University. He joined Dr. Zhu’s group as a PhD student in August 2012. Currently, he focuses on the mechanical characterization of crystalline nanowires.
Shanshan Yao, Graduate Student
Shanshan was born in Xuzhou, Jiangsu, China. She received her bachelor degree in microelectronics and master degree in microelectronics and solid-state electronics from Xi’an Jiaotong University in 2009 and 2012, respectively. Currently, she is pursuing her Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering. Her research interests include growth, nanomechanics and device applications of nanowires and two-dimensional materials.
Guangming Cheng, Graduate Student
Guangming was born in Anhui, China. He received his B.S. degree in Metal Engineering (2003) from Hefei University of Technology. He joined the Zhu group in 2013 and is now pursuing his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering to explore the deformation mechanism of nanomaterials. His research focuses on in-situ SEM/TEM investigation of nanowires, including mechanical and physical properties, microstructure evolution and deformation mechanism.
Jianxun Cui, Graduate Student
Jianxun was born in Henan, China. He received his B.S. degree in Materials Science and Engineering and M.S. degree in Materials Science from Harbin Institute of Technology in 2011 and 2013, respectively. His research interests are on the multiphysical behaviors of nanowires.
Chengjun Li, Graduate Student
Chengjun was born in Liaoning, China. He received his B.S. degree in Engineering from the School of Chemical Engineering and Technology at Tianjin University in 2013. He is pursuing his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering in Dr. Zhu’s group. His research interest is currently focused on MEMS based devices used for nanomechanical testing.
Zheng Cui, Graduate Student
Zheng was born in Hebei province, China. He received his B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering from Hefei University of Technology in 2013. He is pursuing his Master degree in mechanical engineering in Dr. Zhu’s group. His research interest focuses on nanostructure-enabled stretchable electronics.
Felipe Robles Poblete, Graduate Student
Felipe was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He received his B.S. degree in aeronautical engineering in 2012 from the University of Sao Paulo. He is now pursuing his M.S. degree with Prof. Yong Zhu in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at North Carolina State University. His research interests include the mechanical characterization and modeling of MEMS transducers.
Yuqi Zhang, Graduate Student (co-advised with Dr. Zhen Gu, BME)
Yuqi was born in Yangzhou, Jiangsu, China. She received her bachelor degree in chemistry from Nanjing University in 2015.She is now pursuing her Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering in Dr. Zhu’s lab and biomedical engineering in Dr. Gu’lab. Her research interest mainly focuses on mechanical-induced drug delivery.
Joseph Meyers, Undergraduate Researcher
Joey is a junior from Greenville, North Carolina and is pursuing a B.S. in mechanical engineering and applied mathematics. His current research interests include stretchable electronics and applications of wearable devices.
- Feng Xu, PhD (2008-2012), Thesis title: Applications of One-Dimensional Nanomaterials for Stretchable Electronics, Currently: postdoc at UW – Madison
- Qingquan Qin, PhD (2008-2012), Thesis title: Investigation of Mechanical Properties and Interfacial Mechanics of Crystalline Nanomaterials, Currently: at Schlumberger
- Tao Jiang, postdoc (2012-2014)
- John Durham, MS (2010-2012)
- Jing (Victor) Ouyang, MS (2010-2011)
- Changhong Guan, MS (2008-2009), Currently: working at SmallHD
- Margaret McDonald, BS 2012, Currently: graduate student at Georgia Tech
- Connor Bradfield, BS 2011, Currently: graduate student at UPenn
- Shanevea Foster, BS 2011, Currently: working at GE
- Laura Rucker, BS 2011, Currently: working at Cook Medical
- Raul Campos, BS 2010, Currently: graduate student at NC State
- Chris Dopira, BS 2010, Currently: graduate student at NCSU
- Barrett Lawson, BS 2009, Currently: working at kDy Automation Solutions
- Shreyasi Mukerji, BS 2009, Currently: graduate student at Cornell
- John A. Chiulli, BS 2009, Currently: graduate student at Clemson
- Ben Stiles, BS 2009, Currently: graduate student at NCSU
- Brian Honeycutt, BS 2008
- Fangfang Ding, visiting graduate student from Northwestern Polytechnic University, China (Sep 2010 – Feb 2011)
- Thao Phan, REU student from MIT (Summer 2011)
- Jose Caceres, visiting UG student from Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador (Summer 2010)