People

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Irena Knezevic
Patricia and Michael Splinter Professor
Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Office: 3442 Engineering Hall
Phone: (608) 890-3383
Email: knezevic at engr.wisc.edu
Official faculty website
Google scholar profile

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Dr. Laleh Avazpour
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Office: 3614 Engineering Hall
Phone: (608) 890-0802
Email: laleh.avazpour at wisc.edu
Research: thermal transport in nanomaterials; computational electromagnetics; quantum transport coupled with electrodynamics

Sam Belling portrait

Sam Belling
Graduate Student (ECE)
Office: 3614 Engineering Hall
Phone: (608) 890-0802
Email: swbelling at wisc.edu
Research: exciton transport in CNT composites; quantum transport coupled with electrodynamics

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Makbule Kubra Eryilmaz
Graduate Student (ECE)
Office: 3614 Engineering Hall
Phone: (608) 890-0802
Email: korkmaz2 at wisc.edu
Research: machine learning for phonon transport in disordered systems

Shuva Mitra
Graduate Student (ECE)
Office: 3614 Engineering Hall
Phone: (608) 890-0802
Email: smitra8 at wisc.edu
Research: THz transport in 2D materials

Sun-Woo Jo
Graduate Student (ECE)
Office: 3614 Engineering Hall
Phone: (608) 890-0802
Email: sunwoo.jo at wisc.edu

 


Alumni

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Stefan Schmidt, Assistant Scientist 2019
Research: Coupled quantum transport and electrodynamics

Postdocs

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Zlatan Aksamija, Postdoctoral Fellow 2009-2013
Personal website
Research: thermal transport at the nanoscale, nanostructured thermoelectrics
Presently an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts – Amherst

PhD Graduates

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Sina Soleimanikahnoj, PhD 2021 (ECE) 
PhD dissertation:
Research: quantum electronic transport; topological insulators; phosphorene; physics of disordered systems

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Michelle King, PhD 2021 (MSE)
Research: quantum cascade lasers; computational electromagnetics for multiphysics simulation
PhD dissertation:
Currently employed by Synopsys in Portland, OR

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Farhad Karimi, PhD 2017 (ECE), Postdoc 2018
PhD Dissertation: Quantum transport theory on optical and plasmonic properties of nanomaterials [PDF]
Currently with UCSB/Microsoft Research
See about Farhad’s awards (here and here)

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Amirhossein Davoody, PhD 2016 (ECE), Postdoc 2016-2018
PhD Dissertation: Dynamics of Electronic Excitations in Carbon Nanotube Composites [PDF]
First employment after UW: Intel; currently with Google

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Song Mei, PhD 2017 (ECE)
Grainger Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellow
PhD Dissertation: Simulation of Thermal Transport in Semiconductor Nanostructures [PDF]
Upon graduation employed by Topcon, NJ
Personal website

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Olafur Jonasson, PhD 2016 (Physics)
PhD Dissertation: Quantum transport in semiconductor heterostructures using density-matrix and Wigner-function formalisms [PDF]
Upon graduation employed by Global Science & Technology, Inc., MD

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Leon Maurer, PhD 2016 (Physics)
PhD Dissertation: Phonon dynamics and thermal transport in surface-disordered nanostructures [PDF]
Upon graduation employed by Sandia National Labs, Albuquerque, NM; currently with Google
See about Leon’s awards

Yanbing Shi

Yanbing Shi, PhD 2015 (ECE)
PhD Dissertation: Electrothermal simulation of quantum cascade lasers [PDF]
Upon graduation employed by Microsoft Corp., Seattle, WA

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Nishant Sule, PhD 2014 (ECE)
PhD Dissertation: Electronic transport in graphene: A multiphysics simulation study [PDF]
Upon graduation employed as a postdoc with the James Franck Institute, University of Chicago, IL
Currently a Senior Senior Computational Engineer at Harvard University, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Cambridge, MA

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Bozidar Novakovic, PhD 2012 (ECE)
PhD Dissertation: Quantum transport in the transient regime and unconventional geometries [PDF]
Upon graduation employed as a postdoc with Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN), Purdue University, IN
Currently R&D Scientist, Lumerical Solutions, Inc., Vancouver, BC

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Edwin Ramayya, PhD 2010 (ECE)
PhD Dissertation: Thermoelectric properties of ultrascaled silicon nanowires [PDF]
Upon graduation employed at Intel Corp., Hillsboro, OR

Keely Willis portrait

Keely Willis, PhD 2010 (ECE)
PhD Dissertation: EMC/FDTD/MD for multiphysics characterization of semiconductors at THz frequencies [PDF]
Upon graduation employed by AWR Corporation, Mequon, WI

Xujiao (Suzey) Gao portrait

Xujiao (Suzey) Gao, PhD 2008 (ECE)
PhD Dissertation: Monte Carlo simulation of electron dynamics in quantum cascade lasers [PDF]
Upon graduation employed by Synopsys, Inc., CA
Currently permanent staff with Sandia National Labs, Albuquerque, NM

MS Graduates

Amanda ZuVerink, MS 2015
MS Project: Surface roughness scattering of electrons in bulk MOSFETs [PDF]
Currently with Sandia National Labs

Jie Chen, MS 2010
MS Project: Electronic transport in GaN nanowires

Han Zhou, MS 2009
MS Project: Monte Carlo calculation of electron mobility is scaled Si MOSFETs on off-axis substrates
Upon graduation continued towards PhD at UW Madison with Z. Ma’s group

Greg Meyer, MS 2006
Research: ballistic transport in curved electron 2DEGs
Upon graduation employed by: Epic Healthcare Systems, Verona, Wisconsin

James McDougall, MS 2006

BS Graduates / Undergraduate Researchers

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Yichen Li
Undergraduate Student (ECE 2019-21), Honors in Research
Hilldale Undergraduate Fellow
Research: exciton transport in carbon-nanotube composites
Went to graduate school at Carnegie Mellon

 

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Jason Hsu
Undergraduate Student (ECE 2016-17), Honors in Research
Hilldale Undergraduate Fellow
Research: 2D materials
Went to graduate school at UC Berkeley

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Alex Gabourie
Undergraduate Student (NSF REU 2014-15)
Research: graphene, excitons in carbon nanotube aggregates
Went to graduate school at Stanford

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James Endres
Undergraduate student (NSF REU 2009-10), Blue Waters Petascale Intern (2010-2011)
Research: electron properties of ultrathin SOI
Went to graduate school at Princeton

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Ken Leedle
Undergraduate Research Intern (2010)
Research: bond-charge model for phonon dispersions in wurtzite GaN
Went to graduate school at Stanford

Oleksiy Slobodyan

Oleksiy Slobodyan
Undergraduate Student (2010 NSF REU)
Research: phonon dispersions in graphene
Went to graduate school at UT Austin; received PhD 2016

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Kevin Messer
Undergraduate Student (2009 NSF REU)
Research: magnetotransport in curved 2DEGs
Went to graduate school at UC Berkeley; received PhD 2016

Jeff Zignego
Undergraduate (2008 NSF REU)

Jeremy Kirch
Undergraduate (2007 NSF REU)