People

Principal Investigator

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Neil Dasgupta

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan

Neil Dasgupta completed a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2005, a M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University in 2006, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University in 2011 with Prof. Fritz Prinz. Prior to joining UM in 2014, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Chemistry at University of California, Berkeley with Prof. Peidong Yang. He is the recipient of an AFOSR Young Investigator Award (YIP), a 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award, the AVS Paul Holloway Young Investigator Award, the SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, the ASME Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal, and a U. S. Department of Energy EERE Postdoctoral Research Award (SunShot Fellowship).

Postdoctoral Fellows

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Nicholas Ginga

Education: Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (2014)
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (2008)
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, The College of New Jersey (2005)
Research Focus: Composite Materials
Contact: nginga@umich.edu

Sudarat Lee

Education: Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Michigan (2017)
B.S. in Chemistry (ACS-accredited), Purdue University (2012)
Research Focus: Photoelectrochemistry
Contact:sudlee@umich.edu

Ph.D. Students

Ashley Bielinski (ME)

Education: B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota (2014)
Research Focus: Nanofabrication, Hierarchical Nanostructures, Photoelectrochemistry
Contact: arbie@umich.edu

Eric Kazyak (ME)

Education: B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland (2014)
Research Focus: Batteries, Biotemplating, Surface Functionalization
Contact: kazyak@umich.edu

Robin Rodriguez (ME)

Education: B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez (2015)
Research Focus: Nanomanufacturing, Composite Materials
Contact: robinrod@umich.edu
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Will LePage (ME)

Education: B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Tulsa (2013)
M.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan (2015)
Research Focus: Solid Mechanics, Fracture Mechanics, Material Degradation and Failure
Co-advisors: Samantha Daly, John Shaw
Contact: wlepage@umich.edu
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Adrian Sanchez (ME)

Education: B.S.E in Engineering Physics, University of Michigan (2016)
Research Focus: Batteries, Electrochemistry
Contact: asanche@umich.edu

Andrew Davis (ME)

Education: B.S. in Physics, Brigham Young University (2016)
Research Focus: Solid-state Batteries
Contact: andrewld@umich.edu

Master’s Students

Kuan-Hung Chen (MSE)

Education: B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, National Taiwan University, (2014)
Research Focus: Batteries, Nanostructure Growth
Contact: knhgchen@umich.edu
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Lauren Ranshoff (ME)

Education: B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University (2016)
Research Focus: Spatial Atomic Layer Deposition
Contact: lcranso@umich.edu
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Ziyuan Jiao (ME)

Education: B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan (2016)
Research Focus: Spatial Atomic Layer Deposition
Contact: zyjiao@umich.edu
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Nicholas Wurtz (ME)

Education: B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan (2016)
Research Focus: Composites
Contact: nwurtz@umich.edu

Undergraduate Students

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Yuxin Chen (ME)

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Andre Brooks (ME)

Heena Singh (ME)

Cigdem Kokenoz (ChemE)

Past Members

Postdoctoral Fellows:

Kevin Wood (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

Debashree Das (IIT Delhi)

Master’s Students:

Sneha Agarwal (Farasis Energy)

Hyunwoo Park (Cymer, an ASML Company)

Yang Chen (Ph.D. Student, UCLA)

Thomas Lawton (Boeing)

Abhishek Goyal (Cummins, Inc.)

Undergraduate Students:

Ezinwo Weli

Daniel Cruz

Rachel Goubert

Phillip Nwachokor

Jerry Mar

David Nang

Qingtian Yin