·         2018.08: Qian Cao defended his M.S. thesis and joined Hermes Microvision in San Jose, CA

·         2018.03: Roger Luo and Shouyuan Huang's work on "Large enhancement of thermal conductivity and Lorenz number in topological insulator thin films" is featured in Purdue News.

·         2018.01: At the SPIE 2018 Photonics West conference Paul Somers’ work on "Optical lithography using stimulated emission depletion" won the SPIE Applications of 3D Printing Best Paper Award. Authors on the work are Paul Somers, Sanjoy Mukherjee, Brandon Franz, Xiaolong He, Bryan Boudouris, Liang Pan, and Xianfan Xu.

·         2017.09: Anurup's work on Infrared Near-Field Transducer for HAMR has been featured in

·         2017.08: Prof. Xu is appointed as an Associate Editor of Optics Express (OSA)

·         2016.08: Work on efficient harnessing of full spectrum of sunlight using a hybrid methodology has been featured in Purdue News. Hybrid system designed to harvest 'full spectrum' of solar energy.

·         2016.07: Woongsik Nam defended his PHD thesis and will join Samsung.

·         2016.07: Roger defended his PHD thesis and joined Seagate Technology, MN.

·         2015.11: Congratulations to Lenan Zhang for being selected as a Bottomley Undergrad Research Scholar for Spring 2016.

·         2015.11: At the 2015 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and  Exposition (IMECE) in Houston, TX, former PhD student Yaguo Wang's paper Wang, Y., Qiu, B., McGaughey, A., Ruan, X., and Xu, X., 2013, 
Mode-Wise Thermal Conductivity of Bismuth Telluride, J. Heat Trans. Vol. 135, p.091102, won the ASME Heat Transfer Division 2015 Best Paper Award.

·         2015.10: Congratulations to Roger for his paper on thermal conductivity of black  phosphorus published in Nature Communications.

·         2015.08: Congratulations to Woongsik Nam for receiving the Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship.

·         2015.07: Nan Zhou defended her PHD thesis and joined Seagate Technology, MN.

·         2014.12: Yan Li defended his PHD thesis.

·         2014.09: Congratulations to Prof. Xu for receiving the Heat Transfer Memorial Award.

·         2014.08: Liang Guo defended his PHD thesis.

·         2014.07: Bryan Spann defended his PHD thesis.

·         2014.07: James Mitchell defended his PHD thesis and joined Maxim Integrated, OR.

·        2013.01: Yaguo Wang joined UT Austin.

·         2012.06: Congratulations to Woongsik Nam for the Best Student Poster Award at the 13th International Symposium on Laser Precision Microfabrication. The title is "Laser Direct Growth of Silicon Nanowire and Graphene for Device Fabrication" and the authors are Woongsik Nam, James Mitchell, Dapeng Wei, Chookiat Tansarawiput, Minghao Qi and Xianfan Xu..

·         2011.12: Pornsak Srisungsitthisunti defended his PHD and joined King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand.

·         2011.10: Yaguo Wang defended her PHD thesis.

·        2011.06: Graduate student Piak (Pornsak Srisungsitthisunti)'s work has been awarded a patent for "Volume Fresnel zone plates fabricated by laser direct writing" (U.S. Patent No. 7,969,6544).

·         2010.12: Edward C. Kinzel defended his PHD thesis and will join Infrared Systems Laboratory in University of Central Florida, FL.

·        2010.11: Prof. Xu leads an NSF/DOE funded project on recovery of waste heat from automobile exhaust.

        2010.08: Postdoc researcher Carl Liebig joined AFOSR Wright Patterson Laboratory .

         2010.06: Postdoc researcher Se Jun Park joined Samsung.

·         2010.02: Sreemanth Uppuluri defended his PHD thesis and joined Intel.

         2010.02: Congratulations to Piak (Pornsak Srisungsitthisunti) for the Student Award at the Conference on Laser Applications in Microelectronic and Optoelectronic Manufacturing (LAMOM) XV, part of Photonics West, 2010.

         2009.09: Postdoc researcher Sinan Selcuk jointed Intel.

        2008.05: Baratunde A. Cola defende his PHD thesis and will join Georgia Tech.

         2008.03.24: Liang Wang defended his PHD thesis and will join Molecular Imprints, Inc. in Austin, TX.

         2008.02.20: Alex Qihong Wu defended his PHD thesis and will join Seagate Technology Research Center in Pittsburgh, PA.

         2007.11.21:Nicholas Dubay-Murphy successfully defended his dissertation and accepted a position at Harris Corporation.

         2007.04.12: Congratulations to Qihong Wu (Alex) on the birth of his son Manning!

         2006.05.05: Changrui accepted a position at Butler International.

         2006.04.14: Xuhui Jin (Eric) successfully defended his dissertation and will be leaving to accept a position at Seagate.

         2006.02.28: The femtosecond laser has been moved to the Birck Nanotechnology Center and is operational.

         2005.10.31: Ihtesham H. Chowdhury (ET) graduated (Ph.D.) and accepted a position at Intel.

         2005.09.15: Richard X. Zhang accepted a position at General Electric Global Research Center.

         2005.05.01: Ihtesham H. Chowdhury (ET) won the best paper award at the 2005 Laser Precision Microfabrication  conference in Williamsburg, VA.




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