Alumni

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Ph.D., 2020

M.S., 2017

Richard Liu, LinkedIn icon

Ph.D. Thesis: Cubic Phase Gallium Nitride Photonics Integrated on Silicon(100) for Next Generation Solid State Lighting (Aug., 2020)

M.S. Thesis: Structural and Optical Properties of Phase Transition Cubic Phase Gallium Nitride For Photonic Devices (Dec., 2017)

AwardsNational Hall of Fame Collegiate Inventors Competition Finalist , SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholar , UIUC Graduate College Image of Research Semi-finalist , UIUC Graduate College Travel Grantee for Dissertation Research , UIUC College of Engineering Yunni & Maxine Pao Memorial Fellow , UIUC ECE Nick and Katherine Holonyak, Jr. Outstanding Research Awardee , CS MANTECH Best Student Paper Awardee , CS MANTECH Travel Awardee , NSF Graduate Research Fellow (declined) , NASA Space Technology Research Fellow.

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Ph.D., 2020

Dr. Kihoon Park, LinkedIn icon

Ph.D. Thesis: Investigation of Generation, Dissipation, and Transport of Heat in GaN Materials for Advanced High-Power Devices (May, 2020)

Awards: UIUC ECE Gregory Stillman Semiconductor Research Awardee , List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students (2019 Fall, ECE 444, TA2019 Spring, ECE 443, TA, 2018 Fall, ECE 444, TA, 2018 Spring, ECE 443, TA).

Post-PhD Appointment: Software Engineer, Intel, Hillsboro, OR, USA

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Ph.D., 2020

Dr. Hsuan-Ping Lee, LinkedIn icon

Ph.D. Thesis: Al2O3-passivated AlGaN/GaN High Electron Mobility Transistors on Si(111) Towards Reliable Terahertz Electronics (May, 2020)

Awards: UIUC ECE Gregory Stillman Semiconductor Research Awardee , List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students (2019 Fall, ECE 444, TA2019 Spring, ECE 443, TA2018 Spring, ECE 443, TA), UIUC ECE Ernest A. Reid Fellow , CS MANTECH Travel Awardee , UIUC Graduate College Conference Travel Grant.

Post-PhD Appointment: Device Engineer, Intel, Hillsboro, OR, USA

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Undergraduate
Researcher

B.S., 2020

Jarod Meyer, LinkedIn icon

B.S. in: Materials Science and Engineering

Awards: Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium Outstanding Presentation Trophy , UIUC Office of Undergraduate Research Conference Travel Awardee , NSF REU Recipient.

Post-graduation Appointment: Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford University, CA, USA

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Undergraduate
Researcher

B.S., 2019

Dennis Rich, LinkedIn icon

B.S. in: Electrical Engineering & Engineering Physics

Senior Thesis: Application of Controlled Spalling to Thin-film Lithium Niobate Transducers (Dec., 2018)

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Awards: SPIE BACUS Scholar , UIUC ECE Bardeen Undergraduate AwardeeUniversity of Illinois Campus Churchill Scholarship Nominee , UIUC ECE Robert C. MacClinchie Scholar , UIUC Office of Undergraduate Research Research Support Grantee , Michael E. Napier Memorial Awardee , UIUC Campus Honors Program Summer Research Grantee , Goldwater Scholar.

Post-graduation Appointment: Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford University, CA, USA

Josephine Melia (8) Undergraduate Researcher

B.S., 2018

Josephine Melia, LinkedIn icon

B.S. in: Engineering Physics

Awards: UIUC Office of Undergraduate Research Research Support Grantee , IEEE Photonics Conference Women in Photonics Travel Grantee.

Post-graduation Appointment: Ph.D. Candidate, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA

Joshua Perozek

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Undergraduate
Researcher

B.S., 2017

Josh Perozek, LinkedIn icon

B.S. in: Electrical Engineering (Minor in Materials Science and Engineering)

Senior Thesis: Thin-film GaN HEMTs For Flexible Electronics (May, 2017)

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Awards: UIUC Office of Undergraduate Research Conference Travel Awardee , UIUC College of Engineering Scholar , UIUC ECE A. R. “Buck” Knight Awardee , UIUC ECE Distinguished Research Fellow , UIUC Illinois Distinguished Fellow , NSF Graduate Research Honorable Mention.

Post-graduation Appointment: Ph.D. Candidate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA, USA

Ryan Grady

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Undergraduate
Researcher

B.S., 2017

Ryan Grady, LinkedIn icon

B.S. in: Electrical Engineering

Senior Thesis: Simulation of Zinc-blende Gallium Nitride High Electron Mobility Transistors For Normally-off Operation (May, 2017)

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Awards: UIUC ECE Robert C. MacClinchie Scholar , UIUC ECE A. R. “Buck” Knight Awardee , NSF Graduate Research Fellow.

Post-graduation Appointment: Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford University, CA, USA

Taiming Zhang

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Undergraduate
Researcher

B.S., 2017

Taiming Zhang, LinkedIn icon

B.S. in: Electrical Engineering

Post-graduation Appointment: M.S. Candidate, Stanford University, CA, USA

Estelle Kao

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Undergraduate
Researcher

B.S., 2017

Estelle Kao, LinkedIn icon

B.S. in: Engineering Physics

Post-graduation Appointment: Product Development Engineer, Intel, Folsom, CA, USA

Kai Zhang

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Undergraduate
Researcher

B.S., 2016

Kai Zhang, LinkedIn icon

B.S. in: Electrical Engineering

Post-graduation Appointments: R&D Intern, Continental Structure Plastics, Auburn Hills, MI, USA

Begum Kasap

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Undergraduate
Researcher

B.S., 2016

Begum Kasap, LinkedIn icon

B.S. in: Electrical Engineering

Senior Thesis: Optimization of Off-State Breakdown Voltage in GaN High Electron Mobility Transistors (May, 2016)

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Post-graduation Appointment: M.S. Candidate, ETH Zurich, Zürich, Switzerland

Philip Tsai

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Undergraduate
Researcher

B.S., 2016

Philip Tsai, LinkedIn icon

B.S. in: Electrical Engineering

Senior Thesis: Normally-off GaN Transistors (May, 2016)

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Post-graduation Appointment: Process Engineer, Texas Instruments, Dallas, TX, USA