Postdoctoral Fellows

  1. Dr. M. Vedawyas, “Laser Processing of High-Performance Thin Film Materials” (General Manager, Madison Metal Ltd, Vapi, Gujrat (India)
  2. Dr. Arun Kumar Sikder, “CVD Diamond and Reliability Issues in Microelectronics Materials” (Senior Manager, GE Global Research, Bangalore, India)
  3. Dr. Rajnish Sharma, “Synthesis and Characterization of MEMS and Microelectronics Materials” (Senior Manager, ST Microelectronics, Singapore)
  4. Dr. Arun Kumar, “Nanotechnology for Sensor Applications” (Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Laboratory Science and the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Delaware, USA) 
  5. Dr. Manoj Kumar Singh, “Nanocrystalline Diamond /Carbon Nanotubes for Multifunctional Applications” (Professor, Department of Physics, Department of Physics, Central University of Haryana (CUH), India
  6. Dr. Makoto Hirai, “Nanoparticles and Nanowires for Electrical and Optical Applications” (Associate Professor, Nara National College of Technology, Japan)
  7. Dr. Jeung-Yeop Shim, “Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications”
  8. Dr. Rahul Singhal, “Nanomaterials for Energy Applications” (Associate Professor, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT, USA)
  9. Dr. Ozlem Yavuz-Petrowski, “Nanomaterials for Biosensor Applications” Assistant Director of Chemistry Labs at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL)
  10. Dr. Rakesh K Joshi, “Nanomaterials for Sensor Applications” Associate Professor at the School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney (Australia)
  11. Dr. Subbiah Alwarappan, Nanomaterials for Sensor and Energy Applications” Senior Scientist CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute, India


Research Associate Professor

  1. Dr. Manoj K Ram, “Polymer based Materials for Multifunctional Applications (CEO, Poly Materials App, Tampa, FL)


Ph.D. Supervision: Major Professor

  1. P. Zantye, “A Study of Integration Issues in Cu-Low k Dielectric Materials in Damascene Structure” Director, Digital Transformation, Lam Research, Freemont, CA
  2. Zhenqing Xu, “Nanocrystalline Diamond: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications”  Principal Process Engineer, Clarions, Chicago, IL
  3. Souheil Zekri, “Synthesis and Characterization of Interfaces between Naturally Derived and Synthetic Nanostructures for Biomedical Applications” Assistant Professor of Instructor, Department of Medical Engineering, University of South Floria, Tampa, FL)
  4. Raghu Mudhivarthi, “Process Optimization and Consumable Developments for Chemical Mechanical Planarization (CMP) Processes, Engineering Manager - CMP process - Intel LTD Manufacturing, Hillsboro, OR
  5. Michael Jurczyk, “Synthesis and Characterization of Carbon and Metal Hydride Based Materials for Hydrogen Storages”

  7. Jorge C. Lallave Cortis, “Numerical Heat Transfer Modeling During Partially confined and Free Liquid Jet Impingement over Spinning Boundaries and Three-Dimensional Modeling of a Chemical mechanical Polishing Process” (Co-major Advisor)
  8. Sathyaharish Jeedigunta, “Growth and Characterization of Nanocrystalline Diamond Films for Microelectronics and Microelectromechanical Systems” (Engineering Manager, LTD Manufacturing, Intel Corporation, Hillsboro, OR

  10. Jessica Weber, “Functional Nanomaterials with an Electrochemical-Based Approach to Sensing and Energy Applications” Patent Examiner, Brooks Kushman, P.C. Southfield, MI)
  11. Quang Hu, “Diamond Based Materials: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications”

  13. Humberto A Gomez Vega, “Interface Engineered Diamond Coatings for Dry Machining Applications” (Chair, Dept. of Mechanical Engr., University of Del Norte, Barianquiah, Columbia
  14. Farah Alvi, “Synthesis and Characterization of Nanocomposites for Electrochemical Capacitors (Co-major: Lee Stefanakos) Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Comsats University, Islamabad, (Pakistan)

  16. Joseph Bonivel Jr., “Consumable Process Development for Chemical Mechanical Planarization of Patterned Media for Magnetic Storage Fabrication’ Subject Matter Expert, United States Department of Defense, Washington DC
  17.  Mikhail Ladanov, “ZnO Nanostructures: Growth, Characterization and Applications (Co-major: Jung Wang) Senior Applications Scientist, Nova Ltd., Hillsboro, OR
  18. Supriya Ketkar, “Synthesis, Characterization and Applications of Barium Strontium Titanate Thin Film Structures; (Co-major: Drew Hoff) Commodity Manager / Supply Chain R&D Engineer - Advanced Packaging C, Intel Corporation, Hillsboro (OR)
  19. Emre Demirocak, “Hydrogen Storage in Hypercrosslinked Polystyrene and Li-Mg-N-H Complex Hydrides” (Co-major: Lee Stefanakos), Research Engineer (Energy Storage) Shell, Houston (TX)
  20. Punya Basnayaka, “Development of Conducting Polymer–based Nanostructured Composite Materials for Electrochemical Supercapacitor Applications” (Co-major: Lee Stefanakos, Associate Professor at Cuyahoga Community College, Hudson OH
  21. Pedro J. Villalba, “Nanodiamond based Composite Structure for Biosensing Applications (Co-major: Venkat Bhethanabotla) Associate Professor, Dept. of Medicine., University of Del Norte, Barianquiah, Columbia
  22. Srikanth Gunti, Enhanced Visible Light Photocatalytic Remediation of Organics in Water Using Zinc Oxide and Titanium Oxide Nanostructures, Co-major Prof: Manoj K. Ram) Packaging, R&D Engineer, CMP, Intel Corporation, Hillsboro, Portland, OR
  23. Michael McCroy, “Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications of Molybdenum Oxide Nanomaterials” (Co-advisor, Manoj K Ram), Business Development & Manager, Ocean Insight Inc. FL
  24. Alrobei Hussein, Synthesis and Characterization of Alpha-Hematite Nanomaterials for Water Splitting Applications (Co-advisor, M. Ram), Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Alkharj, Saudi Arabia
  25. Alamro Turki, Synthesis, Characterization of Molybdenum Disulfide/Conducting Polymer Nanocomposite Materials for Supercapacitor Applications, (Co-advisor, M. K Ram), Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Umm Al-Qura University, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
  26. Chenyin Feng, “Development of Carbon and Silicon Carbide Based Microelectrode Implantable Neural Interfaces” (Co-advisor, Stephen E Saddow), Faculty, Hubei University, China

Master Degree Supervision: Major Professor

  1.   Xiao Ping Wu “Evaluation of Buffer Layers for High Temperature Superconductors”  
  2. David Kjendal, “Design and Implementation of Physical Vapor and Chemical Vapor Assisted Thin Film Deposition Systems and the study of Laser Processed Polymeric Materials” CEO and CTO, Senet, Boston
  3. U. Ekanayake, “Growth, Structure and Mechanical Properties of Laser Processed Superhard Coatings” Senior Manager, VLSI Technology, CA
  4. N. Shu, “The Study of Electrical, Dielectrical, and Mechanical Properties of Electronic Ceramic Thin Films”
  5. Y. Mingte, “Silicides Thin Film Technology for VLSI Applications”
  6. H. Chan, “Laser Processing of Nitride and Carbide Coatings for Multifunctional Applications”
  7. Q. You, “Synthesis and Characterization of Diamond Films Grown by Hot Filament Chemical Vapor Deposition Technique”
  8. M. Alam, “Synthesis and Characterization of Ferroelectric Thin Film Capacitor for Memory Device Applications” Texas Instruments, Dallas
  9. D. Patel “Preparation and Properties of Pulsed Laser Deposited Superhard Coatings” Applied Materials, CA)
  10. I. Hussain “Development and Applications of Piezoelectric Biosensor” 
  11. I. Ahmed “Deposition of Textured Diamond Growth using Hot-Filament Assisted Chemical Vapor Deposition Method”
  12. Michael Galeev “Diamond Film Growth on Structural Substrates for Cutting Tool Applications” (Motorola, IL)
  13. H. Rahman “Growth, Modeling and Device Implementation of Pulsed Laser Deposited Thin Films” Altera, CA
  14. Yibing Geng “Fabrication and Device Implementation of Laser Processed Ferroelectric Thin Film”
  15. R. Bahal “Evaluation of Mechanical Properties of Superhard Coatings” Applied Materials, CA
  16. M. Yassin “Electrical and Dielectric Properties of DRAM Capacitors” Motorola, IL
  17. Ganesh Sivanathan “Effects of Surface Treatment and Gas Ambient on Growth of Hot Filament Chemical Vapor Deposited Diamond Coatings”  Senior Key Expert Engineering, Bothel, Washington
  18. Rajesh Kumar Katre “Study of Electrical and Dielectric Properties of Laser Processed Ferroelectric Thin Films Using LaNiO3 as Electrode” Manager, 3M, MN
  19. Manoj K. Raddar, “Studies of Mechanical Properties of Carbide and Nitride Coatings System” 
  20. Aravinda N. Sringarapuram, “Study of Electrical and Dielectrical Properties of Ferroelectric Capacitors for DRAM and NVRAM Applications, Architect Engineer at Genzeon Healthcare, Bengaluru, Karnataka, (India)
  21. Ismail Irfan, “Evaluation of Mechanical Properties of Thin Films using Nanoindentation Technique” Director of Engineering/Property Operation at Hilton Americas, Houston, TX
  22. P. Zantye, “Design and Fabrication of MEMS Based System for Multi-functional Applications” Director, Digital Transformation, Lam Research, Freemont, CA

  24. Swetha Thagella, “Study of Tribological Properties and Modeling of Removal Rate of Low-K and Copper in Chemical Mechanical Planarization Process “Outstanding MS Thesis Award, Senior Manager of IT/Digital Machine Learning and Retail Analysis, Publix Super Markets, Tampa, FL
  25. Frank Giglio, “Mechanical and Tribological Properties of Chemical Mechanical Planarization”
  26. Zhenqing Xu, “Processing and Characterization of Polycrystalline Diamond Films for Multifunctional Applications” Principal Process Engineer, Clarions, Chicago, IL
  27.  Sindhura Valdhamani, “Synthesis and Characterization of Wide Band Gap Materials Coatings” Director – Technology PMO, Ferguson Enterprises, Ashburn, VA
  28.  Pallavi Shukla, “Mechanical and Tribological Characterization of Thin Film Coatings” Software Engineer, Atlanta
  29. Uttam Chandra Bandugula, “Synthesis and Characterization of Polymer Based Nanocomposites”  Co-Founder, Big Data Cognition, Suwanee, Atlanta
  30. Tov Vestgaarden, “Design and Implementation of Pulsed Laser Deposition System for Thin Film Coating” (President and CEO, VGL Medical, St. Petersburg, FL)
  31.  Lavanya Sriram, “Study of Chemical Mechanical Planarization Process for Microelectronics Applications” (Senior Reliability Manger at Micron Technology, Micron, Boise, ID
  32. Jessica Otto, “Development and Characterization of Carbon Nanotubes for Sensor Applications” Patent Examiner, Brooks Kushman, P.C. Southfield, MI)
  33. Sriraj G. Manavalan, “Structure and Electrical Properties of Barium Strontium Titanate Thin Films for Tunable Microwave Applications” Director – Manufacturing Operations and Product Quality at Micron Technology Boise, ID
  34. Roja Ramani, “Mechanical and Tribological Properties of PVD Processed Coatings for Multifunctional Applications” Sr. Application Engineer, Applied Materials, CA
  35. Juan Cruz, “Thin Film Materials for Multifunctional Applications” (2006)- Senior Engineer, Florida Power Company, FL Power Company, FL
  36. Raghava Kakireddy, “Study of Chemical Mechanical Planarization Process of Low-K Materials” Manager, Process Engineering, Samsung, Austin (TX)
  37. Daniel Vilceus, “Investigation of Adhesion Properties of Microelectronics Materials using Four-point Bending and Scratch Tests” (2008)
  38. Michael Depaz, “Processing and Characterization Zinc Oxide Thin Films” (2007) Air Force Base, Warren GA)
  39. Venkataramanan Gurumurthy, “Barium Strontium Titanate Thin Films for Tunable Microwave and Acoustic Wave Applications” (2007)  RF Micro Devices Inc., Greensboro, NC)
  40. Lorenzo W. Hankla, “Mechanical Properties and Fracture Mechanisms of Particulate-Reinforced Boron Ceramic Composites, Engineer, Booz Allen Hamilton, MD
  41. Chhavi Manocha, “Chemical Mechanical Planarization: Study of Conditioner Abrasive and Synthesis of Nano-Zirconia for Potential Slurry Applications, Manager at Protiviti, Gurgaon, (India)
  42. Denis Kitenge, “Development of High-Performance Coatings for Sensor Applications”
  43. Nidhi Joshi, “Gold Nanoparticles for Biosensor Applications, Researcher, UNSW (Australia)
  44. Minh Tan Tram Nguyen, “Reliability Issues in Electronic Packaging Applications”
  45. Maria Echeberria, “Crack Analysis in Solar Cells”, MS in Materials Science and Engineering
  46. Atiq Atiquzzaman, “Chemical Mechanical Planarization of Electronic Materials, MS in Materials Science & Engineering, Principal Engineer at Micron Technology, Boise, ID
  47. Soukaina Rami, Master thesis entitled, “Synthesis, Characterization, and Electrochemical Properties of Polyaniline Thin Films” (Co-Major Professor: Dr. M.K. Ram), Account Executive at CARR Biosystems, Tampa, FL
  48. Hongxiang Jia, “Molybdenum Disulfide-Conducting Polymer Composite Structures for Electrochemical Biosensor Applications” (Co-Major Professor: Dr. M.K. Ram), Mechanical Engineer, Med Supply, Tampa, FL
  49. Aditya Jagannathan Kashyap, “Conducting Polymer based Electrolytes for pH Sensitivity” (Co-major Professor, Arash Takshi)