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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

 

Graduate Students

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

 

 

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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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Sneha Agarwal (ChE)

 Education: B.S. in Chemical Engineering, NIT Surat (2014)

 Research Focus: Artificial Photosynthesis

 Contact: snehapag@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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Education: B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan (2016)

Research Focus: Spatial Atomic Layer Deposition

Contact: zyjiao@umich.edu

 

 

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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)

 

 

 

 

 

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Ezinwo Weli (ME)

 

 

 

 

 

Past Members

Postdoctoral Fellows:

Kevin Wood (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

Debashree Das (IIT Delhi)

Master’s Students:

Hyunwoo Park (Cymer, LLC.)

Yang Chen  (Ph.D. Student, UCLA)

Thomas Lawton (Boeing)

Abhishek Goyal (Cummins, Inc.)

Undergraduate Students:

Daniel Cruz

Rachel Goubert

Phillip Nwachokor

Jerry Mar

David Nang

Qingtian Yin