Group


ViPER Group 2018

The ViPER Group welcomes interested visiting scholars to explore research opportunities in the areas of Lithium-ion, Lithium-Sulfur, and Sodium-ion batteries. Please submit your request to viper(at)purdue.edu.


Research Associates

Kwangse Lee

Email: lee3128(at)purdue.edu
Office: FRNY 2128




Palanisamy Manikandan

Email: mpalanis(at)purdue.edu
Office: FRNY 2033




Patrick Kim

Email: kim2698(at)purdue.edu
Office: FRNY 2026




Jassiel Rolando Rodriguez Barreras

Email: rodri571 (at)purdue.edu
Office: FRNY 2126

M. Sc.: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Center - UNAM
Ph. D.: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Center - UNAM




Graduate Researchers

Ryan Adams
Graduate Research Assistant
Co-advisor: Prof. Vilas Pol
Co-advisor: Prof. Arvind Varma

Email: adams265(at)purdue.edu
Office: FRNY 2016

2014 Purdue Chemical Engineering Centennial Fellowship
2015 Outstanding NanoDays Volunteer Award
2016 Graduate Research Symposium Second Place Poster Presentation
2018 Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship

B. Sc.: University of California, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. (2014)


Kyungho Kim
Graduate Research Assistant
Advisor: Prof. Jeffrey Youngblood
Co-advisor: Prof. Vilas Pol

Email: kim1797(at)purdue.edu
Office: MSE 302

B. Sc.: Korea University, South Korea (2013)
M. Sc.: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea (2014)


Daw Gen Lim
Graduate Research Assistant
Advisor: Prof. Vilas Pol
Co-advisor: Prof. Jeffrey Youngblood

Email: lim107(at)purdue.edu
Office: MSE 302

B. Sc.: Purdue University, Indiana, U.S.A. (2014)


Mihit Parekh
Graduate Research Assistant
Advisor: Prof. Vilas Pol

Email: parekhm(at)purdue.edu

B. Chem. Engg.: Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India (2015)



Graduate Students: Masters

Vihang Parikh
Masters, Purdue

Email: parikhv(at)purdue.edu
Office: FRNY 2120

B. Tech.: National Institute of Technology, Surat, India (2017)


Yifan Wang
Masters, Purdue

Email: wang1602(at)purdue.edu
Office: FRNY 2126

B. Sc.: Department of Chemistry, Purdue University


Yu Han Shen
Masters, Purdue

Email: shen380(at)purdue.edu
Office: FRNY 2126

B. Sc.: Taiwan



Visiting Scholars

Jinkyeong Kang
Visiting Scholar, South Korea

Email: kang338(at)purdue.edu
Office: FRNY 2120

B. Sc.: Korea University of Technology and Education (KOREATECH), South Korea


Tianko
Visiting Scholar, China





Undergraduate Research Assistants

Neal Amadeus Cardoza
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Email: ncardoza(at)purdue.edu

2017 Undergraduate Research Symposium First Place Presenter (Non-Senior category)
2017 ThinkSwiss Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Purdue University, Indiana, U.S.A.


Vandana Pamulapati
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Email: vpamulap(at)purdue.edu

Purdue University, Indiana, U.S.A.


Valerie Pope
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Email: vpope(at)purdue.edu

Purdue University, Indiana, U.S.A.



Defense Cadets

Joe Bevilacqua
Defense Cadet


Gabriel Weigelt
Defense Cadet


Jafr Kazmi
Defense Cadet


Megan Kinsey
Defense Cadet



PhD Alumni

Dr. Arthur Dysart
Graduate Research Assistant
Advisor: Prof. Vilas Pol

Google Scholar

Email: adysart(at)purdue.edu
Graduation Year: 2018
2013 Purdue Faculty Fellow
2014 PRF Assistantship
2014 BASF Energy & Sustainability Forum First Place Presenter
2015 Soybean Innovation Competition People's Choice Award
2015 Outstanding NanoDays Volunteer Award
2016 Innovation for International Development (I2D) Third Place Presenter

B. Sc.: New York University, New York, U.S.A. (2013)


Dr. Jialiang Tang
Graduate Research Assistant
Advisor: Prof. Vilas Pol

Email: tang186(at)purdue.edu
Graduation Year: 2018

2014 BASF Energy & Sustainability Forum First Place Presenter
2015 Hoosier Heavy Hybrid Center of Excellence Fellowship
2015 Soybean Innovation Competition People's Choice Award
2016 Philips Fellowship

B. Sc.: University of Texas at Austin, Texas, U.S.A. (2011)



Alumni

Jonathan Angelo
Undergraduate Research Assistant
May 2014 – December 2014

Purdue University, Indiana, U.S.A.


Anjela Arora
Undergraduate Research Assistant


Purdue University, Indiana, U.S.A.


Batkhongor Chagnaa
Visiting Undergraduate Research Assistant
June 2015 – July 2015

2015 AIAD Cadet Research Fellowship

U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, U.S.A.


John Cullinan
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Email: jcullina(at)purdue.edu

Purdue University, Indiana, U.S.A.


Nicholas Dininger
Undergraduate Research Assistant
September 2014 – May 2015

2015 Soybean Innovation Competition People's Choice Award

Purdue University, Indiana, U.S.A.


Roberto Esparza
Visiting Undergraduate Research Assistant

Universidad Tecnológica de Querétaro, Mexico


Dr. Vinodkumar Etacheri
Research Associate
February 2014 – August 2015

Google Scholar

Ph. D.: Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland (2011)


Nurul Zaty Fazil
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Email: nfazil(at)purdue.edu

Purdue University, Indiana, U.S.A.


Harif Fontecha
Visting Undergraduate Research Assistant
June 2017 - November 2017
Email:hfontech(at)purdue.edu

Universidad Nacional de Colombia



Mark Fratto
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Email: mfratto(at)purdue.edu

Purdue University, Indiana, U.S.A.


Hannah Harding
Visiting Graduate Research Assistant
July 2015

Tuskegee University, Alabama, U.S.A.


Seok-Min Hong
Visiting Research Assistant
Advisor: Prof. Ki Bong Lee


B. Sc.: Korea University, South Korea (2014)


Chulgi Nathan Hong
Undergraduate Research Assistant


Purdue University, Indiana, U.S.A.


Samrudhi Joshi
Summer Research Apprentice
June 2015 – July 2015

Neuqua Valley High School, Illinois, U.S.A.


Dong Hee Kim
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Email: kim1575(at)purdue.edu

2016 Undergraduate Research Symposium First Place Presenter (Non-Senior category)

Purdue University, Indiana, U.S.A.


Daniel Kyungbin Kye
Undergraduate Research Assistant


Purdue University, Indiana, U.S.A.


Breland Lee
Visiting Undergraduate Research Assistant
May 2014 – August 2014

2014 Summer Research Opportunity Program Fellowship

Tuskegee University, Alabama, U.S.A.


Kay Lee
Undergraduate Research Assistant


Purdue University, Indiana, U.S.A.


Claudia E. Z. Lugo
Visiting Undergraduate Research Assistant

Universidad Tecnológica de Querétaro, Mexico


Xin Li Phuah
Undergraduate Research Assistant


2015 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
2015 Chevron EPICS Scholarship

Purdue University, Indiana, U.S.A.


Shu Yi Neoh
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Email: sneoh(at)purdue.edu

Purdue University, Indiana, U.S.A.


Gholamreza Reza Rostamikia
Research Scholar


Ph. D.: Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania , U.S.A. (2011)


Ram Saraswat
Undergraduate Research Assistant
August 2014 – May 2015

2015 Soybean Innovation Competition People's Choice Award

Purdue University, Indiana, U.S.A.


Saúl Villagómez Salas
Undergraduate Research Assistant


Universidad Tecnológica de Querétaro, Mexico


Emmett Wilber
Undergraduate Research Assistant
November 2014 - April 2015

Purdue University, Indiana, U.S.A.


Jinze Xue
Visiting Undergraduate Research Assistant

Email: xue108(at)purdue.edu

Nankai University, Tianjin, China




Yunpu Tommy Zhao
Visiting Undergraduate Research Assistant
May 2015 - December 2015

Nankai University, Tianjin, China