Group Alumni

Graduated Ph.D. students

Doug Pernik Dr. Doug Pernik
Ph.D., 2016, Chemical Engineering

Thesis Title: Micro Solar Cells, Raman Spectroscopy, and Flow Synthesis of CuInSe2 Nanocrystals

After graduation: Associate in the Materials and Corrosion Engineering division at Exponent

Email: pernik[at]utexas.edu

Julian Villarreal Dr. Julian Villarreal
Ph.D., 2016, Material Science and Engineering

Thesis Title: In-situ chemical doping of silicon nanowires by supercritical-fluid synthesis

After graduation: Freelance translator (Spanish to English) of scientific and technical documents

Email: julian.v[at]utexas.edu

Xiaotang Lu Dr. Xiaotang Lu
Ph.D., 2015, Material Science and Engineering

Thesis Title: Silicon and Germanium Nanostructures: Synthesis and TEM Studies

After graduation: Post Doc. in Dr. Jeff Lichtman lab at Harvard university

Email: xtang[at]utexas.edu

Yixuan Yu Dr. Yixuan Yu
Ph.D., 2015, Chemical Engineering

Thesis Title: Functionalization and self assembly of Si nanocrystals.

After graduation: Post Doc. in Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Email: yixuanyu[at]gmail.com

Christian Bosoy Dr. Christian Alan Bosoy
Ph.D., 2015, Chemical Engineering

Thesis Title: Modeling of Gold Nanocrystal Assemblies in Superlattices and Vesicles, and the Synthesis of Nanocrystals for Low-Temperature Solar Cell Fabrication

After graduation: Epic

                              Email: bosoyc[at]gmail.com

Jackson Stolle Dr. Jackson Stolle
Ph.D., 2015, Chemical Engineering

Thesis Title: Low Cost Processing of Copper Indium Selenide Nanocrystals for PV Devices.

After graduation: TowerJazz

Email: cjstolle[at]utexas.edu

Taylor Harvey Dr. Taylor Harvey
Ph.D., 2014, Chemical Engineering

Thesis Title: Sintering of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Nanocrystal Films for Photovoltaics.

After graduation: Co-Founder at Lucelo technologies

Email: tharvey[at]utexas.edu

Timothy Bogart Dr. Timothy Bogart
Ph.D., 2014, Chemical Engineering

Thesis Title: Silicon Nanowires: Synthesis and Use as Lithium-Ion Battery Anodes

After graduation: Scientist at Nexeon, Ltd.

Email: tbogart[at]che.utexas.edu

Chet Steinhagen Dr. Chet Steinhagen
Ph.D., 2013, Chemical Engineering

Thesis Title: CuInSe2 Nanowires and Earth-Abundant Nanocrystals for Low-Cost Photovoltaics

After graduation: Carestream Health

Justin Harris Dr. Justin Harris
Ph.D., 2012, Chemical Engineering

Thesis Title: Nanostructuring Silicon and Germanium for High Capacity Anodes in Lithium Ion Batteries

After graduation: NanoHybrids

Mike Rasch Dr. Michael Rasch
Ph.D., 2012, Chemical Engineering

Thesis Title: Assembly of Colloidal Nanocrystals into Phospholipid Structures and Photothermal Materials.

After graduation: Samsung

Aaron Chockla Dr. Aaron Chockla
Ph.D., 2012, Chemical Engineering

Thesis Title:

After graduation: Samsung

Vincent Holmberg Dr. Vincent Holmberg
Ph.D., 2011, Chemical Engineering

Thesis Title: Semiconductor Nanowires: From a Nanoscale System to a Macroscopic Material

After graduation: Assistant professor at Uniiversity of Washington.
Email: hvincent[at]ethz.ch

Brian Goodfellow Dr. Brian Goodfellow
Ph.D., 2011, Chemical Engineering

Thesis Title:

After graduation: DOW Chemical Company

Matthew Panthani Dr. Matthew Panthani
Ph.D., 2011, Chemical Engineering

Thesis Title:

After graduation: Assistant Professor & Hebert L. Stiles Faculty Fellow, Iowa State University
website
Email: panthani[at]iastate.edu

Vahid Akhavan Dr. Vahid Akhavan
Ph.D., 2011, Chemical Engineering

Thesis Title: Photovoltaic Devices Based on Cu(In1-xGax)Se2 Nanocrystal Inks

After graduation: Novacentrix

Reken Patel Dr. Reken Patel
Ph.D., 2010, Chemical Engineering

Thesis Title: Aspects of bottom-up engineering: synthesis of silicon nanowires and Langmuir-Blodgett assembly of colloidal nanocrystals

After graduation: Intel

Andrew Heitsch Dr. Andrew Heitsch
Ph.D., 2010, Chemical Engineering

Thesis Title: Synthesis and characterization of silicon nanowires, silicon nanorods, and magnetic nanocrystals

After graduation: DOW Chemical Company

Email: Andrew.T.Heitsch[at]gmail.com

Bonil Koo Dr. Bonil Koo
Ph.D., 2009, Chemical Engineering

Thesis Title: CdTe/CdSe/CdTe heterostructure nanorods and I-III-VI2 nanocrystals: synthesis and characterization

After graduation: Argonne National Labs

Damon Smith Dr. Damon Smith
Ph.D., 2009, Materials Science and Engineering

Thesis Title: Mechanical, electromechanical, and optical properties of germanium nanowires

After graduation: CNM/TMI, University of Texas at Austin

Danielle Smith Dr. Danielle Smith
Ph.D., 2009, Chemical Engineering

Thesis Title: Synthesis and Characterization of Carbon Nanotubes, Gold Nanorods, Silica Coated Nanocrystals, and Binary Nanocrystal Superlattices

After graduation: Post-doctoral fellow, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
website
Email: Danielle.Smith[at]nrel.gov

Dayne Fanfair Dr. Dayne Fanfair
Ph.D., 2008, Chemical Engineering

Thesis Title: Solution phase synthesis and characterization of III-V, II-VI and CdSe.08Te.92 semiconductor nanowires

After graduation: Bristol-Meyers-Squibb

Doh Lee Dr. Doh Chang Lee
Ph.D., 2007, Chemical Engineering

Thesis Title: Silicon nanowires, carbon nanotubes, and magnetic nanocrystals: synthesis, properties, and applications

After graduation: Assistant Professor, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
website
Email: dclee[at]kaist.edu

Hsing-Yu Tuan Dr. Hsing-Yu Tuan
Ph.D., 2007, Chemical Engineering

Thesis Title: Synthesis and characterization of silicon and germanium nanowires, silica nanotubes, and germanium telluride/tellurium nanostructures

After graduation: Assistant Professor, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
website
Email: hytuan[at]che.nthu.edu.tw

Tripp Davidson Dr. Tripp Davidson
Ph.D., 2006, Chemical Engineering

Thesis Title: Synthesis and characterization of III-V semiconductor nanowires and fabrication of colloidal nanorod solar cells

After graduation: Intel

Ali Ghezelbash Dr. Ali Ghezelbash
Ph.D., 2006, Chemical Engineering

Thesis Title: Topics in colloidal nanocrystals: synthesis and characterization, polymorphism, and self-assembly

After graduation: Applied Materials

April Schricker Dr. April Schricker
Ph.D., 2005, Chemical Engineering

Thesis Title: Electrical properties of single GaAs, Bi2S3 and Ge nanowires

After graduation: Sandisk

Felice Shieh Dr. Felice Shieh
Ph.D., 2005, Chemical Engineering

Thesis Title: Semiconductor nanocrystals, nanorods, nanowires and applications in biomolecular integration

After graduation: Luminex

Aaron Saunders Dr. Aaron Saunders
Ph.D., 2005, Chemical Engineering

Thesis Title: Colloidal nanocrystals: synthesis and shape-control, interparticle interactions & self-assembly

After graduation: Nanocomposix, website

Cindy Stowell Dr. Cindy Stowell
Ph.D., 2005, Chemical Engineering

Thesis Title: Aspects of colloidal nanocrystals: patterning, catalysis and doping

After graduation: Sapling Learning [link]

Michael Sigman Dr. Michael Sigman
Ph.D., 2005, Chemical Engineering

Thesis Title: Solventless synthesis, characterization, self-assembly of colloidal nanocrystals

After graduation: nGimat, formerly Nanoengineered Materials

Jessica Winter Dr. Jessica Winter
Ph.D., 2004, Chemical Engineering

Thesis Title: Synthesis of Quantum Dot-Neuron Bioelectronic Interfaces using Directed Recognition Molecules

After graduation: Professor, The Ohio State University
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
website

Tobias Hanrath Dr. Tobias Hanrath
Ph.D., 2004, Chemical Engineering

Thesis Title: Germanium nanowires: synthesis, characterization, and utilization

After graduation: Associate Professor, Cornell University, Dept of Chemical Engineering
website
Email: th358[at]cornell.edu

Lindsay Pell Dr. Lindsay Pell
Ph.D., 2004, Chemical Engineering

Thesis Title: Controlled synthesis and characterization of silicon nanocrystals

After graduation: IBM

Chris DotyDr. Chris Doty
Ph.D., 2003, Chemical Engineering

Thesis Title: Electron transport, self-assembly, and electroluminescence of nanocrystal superlattices

After graduation: Faculty Engagement Librarian, Georgia Institute of Technology


Former Postdoctoral Students

Abbas Ghandi Dr. Abbas Ghandi
Email: aghandi[at]che.utexas.edu
After Korgel Group:

Robert Barron Dr. Robert Barron
Email: rbarron[at]che.utexas.edu
After Korgel Group:

Colin Hessel Dr. Colin Hessel

After Korgel Group: Young International Research Fellow, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences [link]

Jose Luis Hueso Martos Dr. Jose Luis Hueso Martos

After Korgel Group: Research Associate, University of Zaragoza, Spain [link]

Justin Holmes Dr. Justin Holmes

After Korgel Group: Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, University College Cork, Ireland [link]


Former Visiting Scholars

Yuki Nakashima Yuki Nakashima
Kyushu University
Email: nakashima.yuki.912[at]s.kyushu-u.ac.jp

Zachary Boring Zachary Boring
Academic affiliation: Austin Community College
Email: zachary.boring@g.austincc.edu

Wei Liu Wei Liu
Assistant professor, Nankai university

Email: angelina8017@gmail.com

Kanta Kanta Yamaguchi
Masters student, Tohoku University

Email: yamaguchi@ism.mech.tohoku.ac.jp

Meng Cao CAO Meng
Associate Researcher, Shanghai University

Email: caomeng[at]shu.edu.cn

Lidia Ferrer Lidia Ferrer-Tasies
Graduate Researcher, Institut de Cičncia de Materials de Barcelona ICMAB - CSIC Spain

Email: lferrer[at]icmab.es

Undergraduate Alumni

Kyle Dalal Kyle Dalal
Email: kyledalal[at]utexas.edu

Richard Paul Richard Paul
Email: rspaul1[at]comcast.net

Arun Akkineni Arun Akkineni
Email: arunkumar.akkineni[at]gmail.com

Soa-Jin Sher Soa-Jin Sher
Email: soajin.sher[at]utexas.edu

Melody Valadez Melody Valadez
Email: melody.v[at]utexas.edu

James Park James Park
Email: jspark0426[at]gmail.com

Adi Shetkar Adi Shetkar
Email: aditya_shetkar[at]yahoo.com