Fellowship Awardees 2019
Daniel L. Gonzales - PhD, Rice University
Dr. Gonzales is working with co-advisors, Dr. Krishna Jayant, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Dr. Scott Pluta, Assistant Professor of Biological Science, to develop a flexible nanoelectrode net to investigate sub-cellular integration at the cortical surface. His research focuses on bridging the gap between engineering and neuroscience through the development of brain-machine interfaces.
Melinda A. Lake - PhD, The Ohio State University
Dr. Lake is working with co-advisors, Dr. Jacqueline Linnes, Marta E. Gross Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Dr. Steven Wereley, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and collaborator, Dr. Tamara Kinzer-Ursem, Marta E. Gross Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, to design a smartphone-based disease diagnostic platform to assist in the eradication of malaria. Her research interests are in microelectrochemical systems (MEMS), microfluidic devices, and cell mechanics.
Ke Ma - PhD, University of Colorado – Boulder
Dr. Ma is working with co-advisors, Dr. Letian Dou, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, and Dr. Jianguo Mei, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, to use polyelectrolytes to guide perovskite growth and improve their electronic properties for next-generation optoelectronics. Her research interests include inorganic nanomaterials, photocatalysis, and DNA nanotechnology in catalysis and biomedicine.
Marie Maros – PhD, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Dr. Maros is working with co-advisors, Dr. Gesualdo Scutari, Thomas and Jane Schmidt Rising Star Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering, and Dr. Guang Cheng, Professor of Statistics, to develop a theory of the fundamental tradeoffs that govern statistical learning in a large-scale nonconvex networked setting. Her research interests include distributed optimization methods in time varying environments.
Hamid R. Seyf – PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology
Dr. Seyf is working with co-advisors, Dr. Vilas Pol, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, and Dr. Partha Mukherjee, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, to suppress lithium dendrites in Li-S batteries. His research interests include grid-scale energy conversion and storage, atomistic level modeling and simulation of thermal transport in various materials, solid-state energy conversion, and energy storage technologies.