Fellowship Awardees 2018
Chinmay C. Khandekar – PhD, Princeton University
Dr. Khandekar is conducting interdisciplinary work at nanoscale with co-advisors, Dr. Zubin Jacob, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Dr. Adrian Buganza Tepole, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, in the areas of nonlinear thermal radiation, nanoscale heat transport and quantum nanophotonics. His research interests include nanophotonics, nonlinear dynamics, heat transfer and thermal devices.
Jeffrey S. Lowe – PhD, University of Michigan
Dr. Lowe is working with co-advisors, Dr. Jeff Greeley, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, and Dr. Christina Li, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, on research to develop a combined computational/experimental approach to develop structure-property relationships for electrocatalysts. His research is focused on the atomistic modeling of renewable energy technologies.
Caitlin R. Proctor – PhD, Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland
Dr. Proctor’s experience in the area of microbiology, drinking water quality and building plumbing is positively impacting the work of her co-advisors, Dr. John Howarter, Associate Professor of Materials Engineering and Environmental and Ecological Engineering, Dr. Paul Robinson, the SVM Professor Cytomics & Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Dr. Andrew Whelton, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental and Ecological Engineering, and their drinking water and materials research project.
Kimberley A. Stevens – PhD, Brigham Young University
Dr. Stevens works with co-advisors, Dr. Ivan Christov, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Dr. Vitaliy Rayz, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, researching fluid-structure interactions for modeling blood vessels and biomedical devices. Her research is focused in the areas of phase-change heat transfer and superhydrophobic surfaces.
Hai-Tian Zhang – PhD, The Pennsylvania State University
Dr. Zhang is working with co-advisors, Dr. Shriram Ramanathan, Professor of Materials Engineering, and Dr. Kaushik Roy, Edward G. Tiedemann, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, to bridge the frontiers of quantum materials and brain-inspired computing and machine intelligence. His research interest lies in the fabrication of energy efficient, brain-like electronic devices using quantum materials.