People

Principal Investigator

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Neil Dasgupta

Assistant Professor, Miller Faculty Scholar
Department of 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 ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship, the AVS Paul Holloway Young Investigator Award, the SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, a Scialog Fellowship in Advanced Energy Storage, the ASME Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal, and a U. S. Department of Energy EERE Postdoctoral Research Award (SunShot Fellowship).

Postdoctoral Fellows

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, Nanomanufacturing
Contact: otrejo@umich.edu

Will LePage

Education: Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan (2018)
M.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan (2015)
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Tulsa (2013)
Research Focus: Solid Mechanics, Batteries, Composites
Contact: wlepage@umich.edu

Jing Wang

Education: Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Penn State University
B.E. in Measurement, Control Technology and Instruments, Tsinghua University
Research Focus: Surface Wetting, Anti-Fouling Coatings
Contact: juw@umich.edu

Eric Kazyak

Education: Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan (2019)
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland (2014)
Research Focus: Batteries, In Situ/Operando characterization
Contact: kazyak@umich.edu

Minjeong Shin

Education: Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2019)
B.S. in Chemistry, Sookmyung Women’s University (2013)
Research Focus: Batteries
Contact: shinmj@umich.edu

Ph.D. Students

Robin Rodriguez (ME)

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

Andrew Gayle (ME)

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

Julia Lenef (MSE)

Education: B.S. in Chemistry, University of Massachusetts at Amherst (2018)
Research Focus: Catalysis, Atomic Layer Deposition
Contact: jlenef@umich.edu

Tae Cho (ME)

Education: B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan (2018)
Research Focus: Nanomanufacturing, Printable Electronics
Contact: taecho@umich.edu

Daniel Penley (ME)

Education: B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin (2019)
Research Focus: Nanomanufacturing, Spatial Atomic Layer Deposition
Contact: dpenley@umich.edu

Alondra Ortiz (ME)

Education: B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez (2019)
Research Focus: Anti-Fouling Coatings
Contact: aortizor@umich.edu

Master’s Students

Mark Main (MSE)

Education: B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Michigan State University (2016)
Research Focus: Solid-State Batteries
Contact: mainmark@umich.edu

Monya Bransky (ME)

Education: B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan (2015)
Research Focus: Perovskite Manufacturing
Contact: mbransky@umich.edu

Fenghe Fu (MSE)

Education: B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology (2019)
Research Focus: Catalysis
Contact: fufenghe@umich.edu

Susan Liu (ME)

Education: B.S. in Environmental Engineering, Columbia University in the City of New York (2017)
Research Focus: Perovskite Manufacturing
Contact: sxcliu@umich.edu

Undergraduate Students

Jose Lasso (ME)

Research Focus: Solid-State Batteries

Ethan Pattison (ME)

Research Focus: Batteries

Jacob Hoffman (ChemE)

Research Focus: Photocatalysis

Past Members

Postdoctoral Fellows:

Sudarat Lee (Senior Research Engineer, Intel)

Nicholas Ginga (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Kevin Wood (Assistant Professor, San Diego State University)

Debashree Das (IIT Delhi)

Ph.D. Students:

Ashley Bielinski (Maria Goeppert Mayer Postdoctoral Fellow, Argonne National Laboratory)

Master’s Students:

Shreya Chandrashekhar

Carli Huber (ASML)

Andre Brooks (Ford Motor Co.)

Ellis Herman (Spacemaker AI)

Raghav Muralidaran

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