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 the NSF CAREER Award, the DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA), the AFOSR Young Investigator Award (YIP), the 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

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

Orlando Trejo

Education: Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University (2015)
M.S. in Chemical Engineering, Stanford University (2010)
B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Stanford University (2008)
Research Focus: Photovoltaics
Contact: otrejo@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, In Situ/Operando characterization
Contact: kazyak@umich.edu

Robin Rodriguez (ME)

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

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, Batteries
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, Manufacturing
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

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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Yuxin Chen (ME)

Education:B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan (2017)
B.E. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2017)
Research Focus:Batteries, Solid Mechanics
Contact: yxchen@umich.edu

Andrew Gayle (ME)

Education: B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University (2017)
Research Focus: Photocatalysis
Contact: ajbgayle@umich.edu

Master’s Students

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Andre Brooks (ME)

Education: B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan (2017)
Research Focus: Spatial Atomic Layer Deposition
Contact: ajbrooks@umich.edu

Ellis Herman (ME)

Education: B.S. in Physics and Math, University of Richmond (2016)
Research Focus: Spatial Atomic Layer Deposition
Contact: edhe@umich.edu

Raghav Muralidharan (ME)

Education: B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan (2017)
Research Focus: Photocatalysis
Contact: muralir@umich.edu

Carli Huber (MSE)

Education: B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan (2018)
Research Focus: Nanomanufacturing
Contact: carhuber@umich.edu

Undergraduate Students

Jose Lasso (ME)

Research Focus: Solid-State Batteries

Tae Cho (ME)

Research Focus: Composite Materials

Past Members

Postdoctoral Fellows:

Nicholas Ginga (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Kevin Wood (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

Debashree Das (IIT Delhi)

Master’s Students:

Lauren Ranshoff (Northrop Grumman)

Nicholas Wurtz (SpaceX)

Ziyuan Jiao

Sneha Agarwal (GlobalFoundaries)

Hyunwoo Park (Cymer, an ASML Company)

Yang Chen (Ph.D. Student, UCLA)

Thomas Lawton (Boeing)

Abhishek Goyal (Cummins, Inc.)

Undergraduate Students:

Heena Singh

Cigdem Kokenoz

Ezinwo Weli

Daniel Cruz

Rachel Goubert

Phillip Nwachokor

Jerry Mar

David Nang

Qingtian Yin