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August 21, 2020
Laurene Tetard Associate Professor Affiliated Faculty, Nanoscience Technology CenterPhysics Department Phone: 407-882-0128 Email: Laurene.Tetard@ucf.edu Biography Dr. Tetard received her PhD in Physics from University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, in 2010. She spent two years (2011-2013) as Eugene P. Wigner Fellow and Research Staff in Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, before joining UCF in 2013…

August 21, 2020
Julie Brisset Associate ProfessorMechanical & Aerospace EngineeringJoint Appointment,  Creol (The College of Optics & Photonics),Joint Appointment, Materials Science & Engineering,Affiliated Faculty, Center for Advanced Turbines and Energy Research,Affiliated Faculty, Nanoscience Technology CenterUniversity of Central Florida Phone: 407-823-1713 Email: seetha.raghavan@ucf.edu Biography Dr. Raghavan joined UCF in Fall 2008 after completing her doctoral studies at Purdue University, Indiana, School of Aeronautics & Astronautics in the area…

August 21, 2020
Julie Brisset Florida Space Institute  Phone: 407-823-6168 Email: julie.brisset@ucf.edu Biography Dr. Julie Brisset earned her Ph.D. in 2014 at the University of Braunschweig in Germany. She is currently a research associate at the Florida Space Institute and at the Center for Microgravity Research at UCF. Her research interests are focused around the behavior of dust grains in…

July 18, 2019
Yongho Sohn Pegasus Professor, Lockheed Martin Professor of Engineering Email: yongho.sohn@ucf.edu Phone: 407-882-1181 Office: ENG I, Room 211 Website: Laboratory of Materials and Coatings for Extreme Environments Biography Yongho Sohn is a Pegasus Professor, a Lockheed Martin Professor of Engineering, and the associate director for the Materials Characterization Facility at UCF. MCF is a statewide user facility for…

July 18, 2019
Sudipta Seal Chair Email: sudipta.seal@ucf.eduPhone: 407-823-5277Office: ENG I, Room 207Website: Nano Biomaterials Manufacturing Group Biography Sudipta Seal joined the Advanced Materials Processing and Analysis Center and UCF  in 1997. He has been consistently productive in research, instruction and service to UCF since 1998. He has served as the Nano Initiative coordinator for the vice president of research and…

July 18, 2019
Yeonwoong “Eric” Jung Assistant Professor Email: yeonwoong.jung@ucf.edu Phone: 407-823-1033 Office: Research Pavilion, Room 487 Website: Jung Research Group Education Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Pennsylvania M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, Seoul National University Research Yeonwoong Jung’s research program explores the extraordinary properties…

July 18, 2019
Tengfei Jiang Assistant Professor Email: tengfei.jiang@ucf.edu Phone: 407-823-2284 Office: ENG I, Room 452 Website: Jiang Research Group Education Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University B.E. in Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University Research Emerging interconnect and packaging systems Micro/nano-fabrication Microstructure and…

July 18, 2019
Stephen Florczyk Assistant Professor  Email: stephen.florczyk@ucf.eduPhone: 407-823-2738Office: ENG I, Room 450Website: Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering and Cancer Research Laboratory Education Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Washington, 2012 M.S. in Biomedical Materials Engineering Science, Alfred University, 2006 B.S. in Ceramic Engineering, Alfred University, 2004 Research Stephen Florczyk’s research is focused on the development and processing…

July 18, 2019
Yajie Dong Associate Professor  Email: yajie.dong@ucf.edu Education Postdoctoral fellowship, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, Harvard University Research Luminescent quantum dot and metal halide perovskite materials and devices

July 18, 2019
Parag Banerjee Associate Professor Email: parag.banerjee@ucf.edu Phone: 407-823-0190 Office: Research I, Room 208 Website: Banerjee Lab Biography Professional Experience: Process Engineer, Micron Technology Inc., 2000-2006 Assistant Professor, Washington University, St. Louis, 2011-2018 Education: Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, 2011 M.S., Washington State University, 2000 B.E., Indian Institute of Technology, 1998 Research Materials: Morphology: Thin films, nanoparticles,…

July 17, 2019
Lorraine Leon Assistant Professor Email: lorraine.leon@ucf.edu Phone: 407-823-5378 Office: ENG I, Room 210 Website: Biomolecular Engineering Lab Education Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, City University of New York, 2011 B.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of Florida, 2004 Research Molecular engineering  and self assembly Biomaterials Polyelectrolyte complexation Soft materials characterization Nanomedicine Publications A.B. Marciel, E.J. Chung, B.K. Brettmann, L. Leon,…

July 17, 2019
Linan An Professor Email: linan.an@ucf.eduPhone: 407-823-1009Office: ENG I, Room 113 Education Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, Lehigh University, 1996 M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, 1991 B.S. in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, 1986 Research Linan An’s recent research focuses on polymer-derived ceramics synthesized by thermal decomposition of polymer precursors at 400-1000 oC. This…

July 17, 2019
James Fenton Professor, Director of Florida Solar Energy Center Email: fenton@fsec.ucf.eduPhone: 321-638-1002Office: FS 1, Room 208A Biography James M. Fenton is the Director of the UCF Florida Solar Energy Center, where he leads a staff of 90 in the research and development of energy technologies that enhance Florida’s and the nation’s economy and environment and educate the…

July 17, 2019
Yang Yang Assistant Professor Email: yang.yang@ucf.edu Phone: 407-882-1180 Office: Research Pavilion, Room 423 Website: Yang Research Group Education Peter M. and Ruth L. Nicholas Post-Doctoral Fellow, Rice University Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany Ph.D., Tsinghua University, China Research The Yang Research Group’s interests include advanced materials and their applications in renewable energy devices,…

July 17, 2019
Swaminathan Rajaraman Assistant Professor Office: Research I, 237Email: swaminathan.rajaraman@ucf.eduPhone: 407-823-4339Website: nanoscience.ucf.edu Education Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA) in Electrical EngineeringM.S., University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH) in Electrical EngineeringB.S., Bharathidasan University (India) in Electronics Engineering Research Micro and nanofabrication technologies Neuroengineering Micro and nanofabrication on plastics, paper, biomaterials and other novel materials; Flexible electronics…

July 17, 2019
Kris Davis Assistant Professor Email: kristopher.davis@ucf.eduPhone: 407-823-2415Office: Research I, Room 150HWebsite: Davis Research Group Education Ph.D. in Optics and Photonics, University of Central Florida, 2015 M.S. in Optics and Photonics, University of Central Florida, 2011 B.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Central Florida, 2007 Research Photovoltaics Optical and electronic materials Metal oxides Thin film deposition Characterization…

July 17, 2019
Tania Roy Assistant Professor Email: tania.roy@ucf.edu Phone: 407-823-2938 Office: Research Pavilion, Room 169 Website: Next-Generation Electronics Laboratory Education Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Berkeley, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Postdoctoral Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology, Department of Materials Science and Engineering Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Vanderbilt University B.E. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering,…

July 17, 2019
Raj Vaidyanathan Professor Email: raj@ucf.eduPhone: 407-882-1180Office: ENG I, Room 111 Biography Education: Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 1999 M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, 1995 B.S. in Chemical Engineering with honors, summa cum laude, Lafayette College, 1994 Dr. Raj Vaidyanathan joined UCF in 2001 in the Mechanical, Materials…

July 17, 2019
Jayan Thomas Professor Email: jayan.thomas@ucf.edu Phone: 407-882-0196 Office: Research Pavilion, Room 480 Website: Nano Energy-Photonics Group Education Postdoctoral fellowship, International School of Photonics, India Ph.D., Cochin University of Science and Technology, India M.S./B.S, Mahatma Gandhi University, India Research Research in Thomas’ lab is focused on developing nanoarchitectured energy conversion and storage devices. Recently, he has developed a…

July 17, 2019
Kevin Coffey Professor Email: kevin.coffey@ucf.edu Phone: 407-823-2175 Office: ENG I, Room 115 Education Ph.D. in Materials Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1989 M.S. in Physics, Northeastern University, 1985 B.S. in Mechanical Eng. Tech., Florida International University, 1979 B.A. in Physics, New College of Florida, 1975 Research Kevin Coffey’s research interests include electronic transport and magnetism in…

July 17, 2019
Kaitlyn Crawford Assistant Professor Email: kcrawford@ucf.edu Phone: 407-266-7090 Office: ENG I, Room 446 Website: Functional Materials and Sensors Lab Education Postdoc in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2015-2017 Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Maryland, 2015 M.S. in Chemistry, North Carolina State University, 2011 B.S. in Chemistry and Psychology, University of North Carolina, 2009…

July 17, 2019
Jiyu Fang Professor, Associate Chair, Graduate Program Coordinator Email: jiyu.fang@ucf.edu Phone: 407-882-1517 Office: ENG I, Room 207B Education Ph.D., Department of Biomedical Engineering, Southeast University, 1992 M.S., Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, 1989 B.S., Department of Physics, Nanjing Normal University, 1983 Research Jiyu Fang’s research focuses on the interdisciplinary area of physics, chemistry,…

July 17, 2019
Elizabeth Brisbois Assistant Professor Email: elizabeth.brisbois@ucf.edu Phone: 407-266-7169 Office: ENG I, Room 448 Website: Biomaterial Interfaces and Therapeutics Lab Education Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Michigan, 2014 M.S. in Chemistry, University of Michigan, 2010 B.S. in Chemistry, Concordia University Nebraska, 2008 B.S.Ed. in Secondary Education, Concordia University Nebraska, 2008 Research Biomaterials and translational research Nitric…

July 17, 2019
Kausik Mukhopadhyay Senior Lecturer and Instructor Email: kausik@ucf.edu Phone: 407-823-0738 Office: Research 1, Room 278 Biography Kausik Mukhopadhyay received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemistry from University of Calcutta, India. Thereafter, after being awarded the Council of Scientific Industrial Research (CSIR) national doctoral fellowship, he continued his doctoral studies in chemistry and materials science…

July 17, 2019
Dan Zhou Instructor Email: dan.zhou@ucf.edu Phone: 407-823-2175 Links ResearchGate

July 17, 2019
Akihiro Kushima Assistant Professor Email: kushima@ucf.edu Phone: 40-823-0317 Office: Research I, Room 277 Education Ph.D. in Engineering Physics and Mechanics, Kyoto University, 2007 M.E. in Engineering Physics and Mechanics, Kyoto University, 2004 B.E. inEngineering Science, Kyoto University, 2002 Research In-situ transmission electron microscopy Atomistic simulation Nano-characterization Nano-mechanics Energy-storage materials Publications Kushima, K. P. So, C. Su, P.…