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Principal Investigator

Luna Lu
ACPA Professor of Lyles School of Civil Engineering with courtesy appointment in the school of Materials Engineering
Luna is ACPA Professor of Lyles School of Civil Engineering with courtesy appointment in the school of Materials Engineering. Luna is also the founding director of Center for Intelligent Infrastructure (CII) at Purdue University. She leads an interdisciplinary research group that works on novel nanomaterials and devices for energy harvesting and sensing applications. Luna has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications; 2 book, 6 book chapters, 1 patent and 7 provisional patents. Her research work has been featured in many national and regional media. She has won several scientific awards, including the 2014 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award. She has also transferred few technologies from her research lab into engineering applications, and formed companies based on her innovations. When she is not working, Luna likes to play LEGO with her daughter. She also enjoys reading biographies of tech leaders, playing piano and hiking in the woods.

Postdocs and Visiting Scientists

Vishal Saravade
Research Scientist.
Vishal is Post-doctoral Research Scientist at the Lyles School of Civil Engineering. His research interests include development of devices and materials for construction materials testing, energy harvesting, electronics, and optoelectronics. Vishal received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology, and B.Tech in Electronics Engineering from Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (India). Apart from research, he has been a member of the Council of Graduate Students and a contributor in the University Magazine (Southwinds) at Missouri S&T.
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Graduate Students

Alexis Corda
Graduate Research Assistant
Alexis is a graduate student in Materials Engineering. Her research interest is in the development of materials for and the process design of piezoelectric based sensors for various applications. B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Purdue University.
Yining Feng
Graduate Research Assistant
Yining is a graduate student in Civil Engineering. She is currently working on oxides thermometric materials and flexible thermometric devices design. Her main focus is the fabrication and characterization of TE devices at the SMART Lab. Yining attended NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) 2017 Bay Area Cohort. She is the Entrepreneur Lead for Team-Eta Energy. M.Sc. Civil Engineering, Purdue University B.Sc. Environmental Engineering, Dalian Maritime University, China
Guangshuai Han
Graduate Research Assistant
Guangshuai is a graduate student in Civil Engineering. His current research interest is focused on developing piezoelectric sensors for civil engineering applications. B.Sc. Civil Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Rui He
Graduate Research Assistant
Rui is a graduate student in Civil Engineering. His current research interest is focused on the performance of cementitious materials and the durability of concrete structures. M.Sc. Civil Engineering, Zhejiang University, China B.Sc. Civil Engineering, Hohai University, China
Cihang Huang
Graduate Research Assistant
Cihang is a graduate student in Civil Engineering. His current research interest is pavement materials engineering. B. Sc. Civil Engineering, Chang'an University, China
Zhihao Kong
Graduate Research Assistant
Zhihao is a graduate student in Civil Engineering. His research interest is developing NDT method for civil material characterization. M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Civil Engineering, South China Univ. of Technology, China.
Yen-Fang Su
Graduate Research Assistant
Yen-Fang is a PhD candidate in Civil Engineering. Before he joins SMART Lab at Purdue University, he was a Structural Engineer of Ship and Ocean Industries R&D Center (SOIC), the largest ship building design firm in Taiwan. His current research interest is toward developing high performance piezoelectric materials and devices. M.Sc. Civil Engineering, National Central University, Taiwan B.Sc. Marine Environment and Engineering, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan
Evan Witkoske
Graduate Research Assistant (Co-advise with Prof. Mark S. Lundstrom at ECE)
Evan is a graduate student in Electrical Engineering under instruction of Professor Mark S. Lundstrom and Professor Luna Lu at Purdue University. His current research interests include characterization and simulation of nanoscale Thermoelectrics both experimentally and theoretically. His previous research included the development and review of compact models to be implemented as part of the NEEDS program, and simulation of nanoscale Heterojunction Bipolar Transistors(HBTs). M.Sc. Electrical Engineering, Purdue University B.Sc. major in Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Purdue University minor in Electrical Engineering, Economics, Purdue University

Undergraduate Students

Yingning Fan
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Yingning is a senior undergraduate student in electrical engineering. She is currently helping on developing machine learning guided EMI technology as an undergraduate research assistant. She also participates into wireless technique design and data measurement of piezoelectric material.
Harrison Kuszmaul
Ce Ugra- Student Service
Harrison is a sophomore undergraduate student in civil engineering. He is currently helping research ground penetrating radar and its ability to measure the water to cement ratio using the dielectric constant. He also helps measure the material properties of concrete with certain additives.


Adlan Amran
Student Service - Ce
Romita Biswas
Current Affiliation: Purdue University
Aaron Bukowski
Current Affiliation: PhD in Physics, University of Texas at Dallas
Fei Cao
Current Affiliation: Hohai University, China
Luisa Estefania Catano Echavarria
UREP-C Program Visiting Scientist
Ting-Fung (Jack) Chung
Current Affiliation: Postdoc Scientist, UC Berkeley
Aline Elquist
Current Affiliation: Indiana University, School of Medicine
Ehsan Ghafari
Current Affiliation: Research Assistant Professor, Washington State University
Seyedali Ghahari
Current Affiliation: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Purdue University
Bahadir Kucukgok
Current Affiliation: Postdoc Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory
Eu Jin Lee
Current affiliation: Purdue University
Yao Liu
Current Affiliation: Guangxi University, China
Marek Mroziewski
Current affiliation: Purdue University
Christine Neudeck
Current Affiliation: Materials and Process Engineer, Butler Aerospace and Defense
Romika R. Kotian
Current Affiliation: Graduate Structural Engineer, JPS Consulting Engineers