Research Team

Principal
Investigator
Prof. Can Bayram, (Resume, CV

Ph.D. Degree in: Electrical Engineering
Ph.D. Degree Institution: Northwestern University, IL, USA

City, Country (of Origin): Izmir, Turkey

Graduate
Researcher
Yu Chieh Chiu,

Research Area: GaN-based Photonics

Awards: Applied Physics Letters Editor’s Pick 2022 ; Paper Wings US Champion ; UIUC ECE 443 LEDs and Solar Cells Crosslight Best Project Awardee.

B.S. Degree in: Electrical Engineering
B.S. Degree Institution: Purdue University, IN, USA

City, Country (of Origin): Changhua, Taiwan

Graduate
Researcher
Jaekwon Lee,

Research Area: GaN-based Photonics

Awards: Applied Physics Letters Editor’s Pick 2022 ; UIUC ECE 443 LEDs and Solar Cells Crosslight Best Project Awardee ; Promise of Excellence Fellowship.

B.S. Degree in: Electrical and Computer Engineering
B.S. Degree Institution: Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea

City, Country (of Origin): Seoul, South Korea

Graduate
Researcher
Zhuoran Han,

Research Area: (Ultra)Wide-bandgap Electronics

Awards: Andrew T. Yang Research and Entrepreneurship Award in ECE ; ECE Distinguished Research Fellowship ; Promise of Excellence Fellowship.

B.S. Degree in: Electrical Engineering
B.S. Degree Institution: University of Notre Dame, IN, USA

City, Country (of Origin): Beijing, China

Undergraduate
Researcher
Patrick Sear,

Research Area: GaN-based Photonics

Senior in: Electrical Engineering

City, Country (of Origin): Illinois, USA

Undergraduate
Researcher
Victoria Garcia,

Research Area: (Ultra)Wide-bandgap Electronics

Senior in: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

City, Country (of Origin): Illinois, USA

Undergraduate
Researcher
Jessica Rangel-Galera,

Research Area: (Ultra)Wide-bandgap Electronics

Senior in: Materials Science and Engineering

City, Country (of Origin): Illinois, USA

Undergraduate
Researcher
Colin Shan,

Research Area: GaN-based Photonics

Junior in: Materials Science and Engineering

City, Country (of Origin): Beijing, China

Undergraduate
Researcher
Aleksai Herrera,

Research Area: (Ultra)Wide-bandgap Electronics

Junior in: Electrical Engineering

City, Country (of Origin): Illinois, USA

Undergraduate
Researcher
Phuvit Thirasuntrakul,

Research Area: GaN-based Photonics

Sophomore in: Electrical Engineering

City, Country (of Origin): Bangkok, Thailand

Undergraduate
Researcher
Jason Li,

Research Area: GaN-based Photonics

Freshman in: Engineering Physics

City, Country (of Origin): North Carolina, USA