University of California, Riverside

Materials Science and Engineering

MSE Alumni


Hamed Alyahyaei, Ph.D.,  Assistant Professor of Physics at United Arab Emirates University 

Advisor: Jing Shi           Degree Awarded: Summer 2014

Thesis:Ferromagnetic Resonance and Spin Hall Torque for Nanometric Thick Magnetic Insulator Normal Metal Bilayers System


Neil Chaney M.S., Design Engineer at Smith Bits, a Schlumberger Company

Advisor: Javier Garay     Degree Awarded: Fall 2013

Thesis: Processing of Sputter Targets Using Current Activated Pressure Assisted Densification


 Jacquelyn Elin, M.S., Material and Process Engineer at UTC Aerospace System

Advisor: Robert Haddon     Degree Awarded: Spring 2014


 Zachary Favors, Ph.D., Senior Electrochemical Scientist at ZAF Energy Systems Inc.                                                             Advisor: Cengiz Ozkan          Degree Awarded: Spring 2013


Aaron George, Ph.D.,  Sr. Process Engineer at Infineon Technologies

Advisor: Cengiz Ozkan   Degree Awarded: Fall 2014

Thesis: Two-Dimensional Van der Waals Materials for Thin Film Transistor Applications


 Pradyumma Goli, Ph.D.,  Senior Chemist, Henkel

Advisor: Alexander Balandin  Degree Awarded: Winter 2014

Thesis: Thermal Management Using Graphene and Carbon-Nanotubes


Gabrielle Goodman, M.S.,  Ph.D. Candidate in the  BioEngineering Department, UCR

Advisor: Victor Rogers     Degree Awarded: Winter 2014


 Richard Gulotty, Ph.D., Friction Materials Engineer - Honeywell Aerospace

Advisor: Alexander Balandin    Degree Awarded: Fall 2014

Thesis: Synthesis and Integration of Nanostructured Carbon: Carbon Nanotube-Polymer Nanocomposites and Graphene


Lei Guo, Ph.D., Process Engineer - Applied Materials

Advisor: Francisco Zaera    Degree Awarded: Winter 2015

Thesis: Selective Chemistry of Metal Oxide Atomic Layer Deposition on Si Based Substrate Surfaces


Zonglin Li, M.S., Engineer at InvenSense

Advisor: Jianlin Liu     Degree Awarded: Fall 2012

Thesis: Simulation and Experiment of Wide Bandgap Material Based Nonvolatile Memory


 Quan Ma, Ph.D.,  Process Engineer, Lam Research

Advisor: Ludwig Bartels    Degree Awarded: Summer 2014

Thesis:Post-Growth Manipulation of Transition Metal Dichalcogenides Thin Film


John Mann, Ph.D.,  Assistant Professor of Physics at Pepperdine University 

Advisor: Ludwig Bartels    Degree Awarded: Fall 2013

Thesis: Synthesis and Characterization of Few Layer Semiconducting Transition Metal Dichalcogenides


Ian Miller, M.S.,

Advisor: Alfredo Martinez-Morales   Degree Awarded: Winter 2015

Thesis: Ionothermal Synthesis of Lithium Iron Phosphate Composite Nanoparticles as a Cathode Material for Li-ion Batteries


Chung Hee Moon, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate at Tufts University

Advisor: Elaine Haberer                    Degree Awarded: Summer 2015


Timothy Quinata, M.S., Engineer at NSWC Corona Division

Advisor:                    Degree Awarded: Summer 2012


Qiamu (Tim) Tian, M.S., Ph.D. Candidate in the BioEngineering Department, UCR

Advisor: Huinan Liu      Degree Awarded: Spring 2013


Chen Wang, M.S., 

Advisor: Ludwig Bartels         Degree Awarded: Spring 2014


Wei Wang, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer at Temiz Energy Technologies (TET-USA) Corporation

Advisor: Cengiz Ozkan    Degree Awarded: Winter 2014

Thesis: De Novo Nanostructures and Their Applications in Energy Storage


Jianxin Zhu, Ph.D., Field Application Engineering-Manager at Samsung (SDI)

Advisor: David Kisailus    Degree Awarded: Winter 2014

Thesis: Synthesis, Characterization and Performance of Cathodes for Lithium Ion Batteries

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