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Potdoctoral Scientists

Dr. Ryan Loh

PhD. UIUC (Psychology & Neuroscience),

In the group 2017-2020

Topic: In-vivo electrophysiology examining neural circuits underlying complex behavior

Job: Data Scientist , Denver Health


Dr. Sungho Kim 

PhD. CMU (Electricial Engineering),

In the group 2019-2021

Nano dialysis neural probe with nanoporous silicon membrane G

Job: Engineer, Samsung Electronics

Graduate students

Yan Zhang (ECE)

M.S., Tsinghua (Instrument Science and Technology),

PhD ECE 2017-2021

On-demand droplet generation for on-chip high temporal resolution chemical sensing

Job: Software Engineer, Google


Colin Graber (CS) (jointly with Prof. Schwing)

B.S., Purdue (Computer Engineering),

PhD (ECE) 2016-2021

Structured graphical models

Job: Software Engineer at Waymo


Kun Hu (BioEng)

B.S., Lanzhou University (Biology),

MS (BioEng) 2020-2023

Job: Data Engineer at StoneX


Prasoon Jha (ECE)

B.S., Toronto (Electrical Engineering),

MS ECE 2018-2020

Implantable optogenetics neural probes

Job: FPGA Software Engineer, Intel

Yifei Yan (ECE)

B.S.. Tsinghua (Materials Science and Engineering),

MS, ECE 2017-2019

Design and fabrication of ultra-thin nanoporous membrane used for dialysis.

Job: Machine Learning Engineer at Apple

Ari Esters (ECE)

B.S., Stanford (Chemical Engineering), 

MS, UIUC (Electrical Engineering), 2016-2018

Simulation, fabrication, and testing of silicon nanofluidic channels for chemical transport

First job: Process Engineer, Micron Technology

Oscar Bi (ECE)

B.S., UIUC (Electrical Engineering)

MS, UIUC (Electrcial Engineering), 2016-2018

Silicon process development for surface nanofluidic channels

First job: Process Engineer, Micron Technology

Undergraduate students


Nur Al-Kodmany (Psychology)

2021-2023 Ethological behavior in tactile virtual reality

Job:  pursuing MS in Physics


Kathleen Ferreira (MechSE)

2019-2020 Processing development for integrated neuroprobes


Job:  Process Engineer, Texas Instruments


Alyssa Licudine (BioE)

2019-2020 Electrostatic droplet counter

Job: Product Development Engineer, Intel

Summer interns

Xingyu Chen (BioE)

M.S., UIUC (BioEng), 2018

B.S., Shanghai Jiao Tong (BioMedical) 2017

Signal analysis software for texture presentation in mice behavioral experiments


Yuan Zhu (BioE)

M.S., UIUC (BioEng) 2018

B.S., Shanghai Jiao Tong (BioMedical) 2017

Virtual tactile reality for rodents

Previous group members at IBM Watson Research Center

Postdoctoral scientists

  • Eric Dulkeith (TU Munich) “Optical nonlinearities in silicon photonic crystal waveguides” 2003-2005

                       Currently Sr. Executive at Detecon

  • Fengnian Xia (Princeton) “Slow light in coupled resonators” 2005-2007

                       Currently Assoc. Professor at Yale

  • William Green (Caltech) “Silicon modulator” 2006-2007

                       Currently Senior Manager at IBM Research

  • Joris Van Campenhout (Ghent) “Broadband optical switches” 2007-2009

                       Currently Director at IMEC

  • Jin Hong Park (Stanford) “Dark current reduction in germanium MSM photodetectors” 2009-2010

                       Currently Ass. Professor at Sungkyunkwan University

  • Jessie Rosenberg (Caltech) “Microring silicon modulators” 2010-2011

                       Currently Manager at IBM Research

  • Jon Proesel (CMU) “CMOS analog circuits design for nanophotonics” 2010-2012

                       Currently Research Staff Member at IBM Research

  • Huapu Pan (Virginia Tech) “Photodetectros and integrated nanophotonics receivers” 2010-2012

                       Currently Quant at Citadel LLC

  • Seyoung Kim (UT Austin) “Neuromorphic RRAM devices” 2014-2015

                       Currently Research Staff Member at IBM Research

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