Ph.D. Students

  1. P. Zantye, “A Study of Integration Issues in Cu-Low k Dielectric Materials in Damascene Structure” Sigma Xi Outstanding Researcher Award (2005, Employed by Intel, OR)
  2. Zhenqing Xu, “Nanocrystalline Diamond: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications” (2006, Employed by General Motors, MI)
  3. Souheil Zekri, “Synthesis and Characterization of Interfaces between Naturally Derived and Synthetic Nanostructures for Biomedical Applications” (Assistant Principal, Tampa 2007)
  4. Raghu Mudhivarthi, “Process Optimization and Consumable Developments for Chemical Mechanical Planarization (CMP) Processes (Employed by Intel, OR 2007)
  5. Michael Jurczyk, “Synthesis and Characterization of Carbon and Metal Hydride Based Materials for Hydrogen Storages” (2009)
  6. 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, 2009)
  7. Sathyaharish Jeedigunta, “Growth and Characterization of Nanocrystalline Diamond Films for Microelectronics and Microelectromechanical Systems” (Employed by Intel, 2008)
  8. Jessica Weber, “Functional Nanomaterials with an Electrochemical-Based Approach to Sensing and Energy Applications” (2010)

MS Students

  1. Xiao Ping Wu “Evaluation of Buffer Layers for High Temperature Superconductors”     (1994)
  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” (1995)
  3. U. Ekanayake, “Growth, Structure and Mechanical Properties of Laser Processed Superhard Coatings” (1996) (Employed by VLSI Technology, CA)
  4. N. Shu, “The Study of Electrical, Dielectrical, and Mechanical Properties of Electronic Ceramic Thin Films” (1996)
  5. Y. Mingte, “Silicides Thin Film Technology for VLSI Applications” (1996)
  6. H. Chan, “Laser Processing of Nitride and Carbide Coatings for Multifunctional Applications” (1997)
  7. Q. You, “Synthesis and Characterization of Diamond Films Grown by Hot Filament Chemical Vapor Deposition Technique” (1997)
  8. M. Alam, “Synthesis and Characterization of Ferroelectric Thin Film Capacitor for Memory Device Applications” (1997) (Employed by Texas Instruments, Dallas)
  9. D. Patel “Preparation and Properties of Pulsed Laser Deposited Superhard Coatings” (1997) (Employed by Applied Materials, CA)
  10. I. Hussain “ Development and Applications of Piezoelectric Biosensor”  (1998)
  11. I. Ahmed “Deposition of Textured Diamond Growth using Hot-Filament Assisted Chemical Vapor Deposition Method” (1998)
  12. Michael Galeev “ Diamond Film Growth on Structural Substrates for Cutting Tool Applications”  (1998) (Employed by Motorola, IL)
  13. H. Rahman “Growth, Modeling and Device Implementation of Pulsed Laser Deposited Thin Films” (1998) (Employed by Altera, CA)
  14. Yibing Geng “Fabrication and Device Implementation of Laser Processed Ferroelectric Thin Film” (1998)
  15. R. Bahal  “Evaluation of Mechanical Properties of Superhard Coatings” (1999) (Employed by Applied Materials, CA)
  16. M. Yassin “Electrical and Dielectric Properties of DRAM Capacitors” (1999) (Employed by Motorola, IL)
  17. Ganesh Sivanathan “Effects of Surface Treatment and Gas Ambient on Growth of Hot Filament Chemical Vapor Deposited Diamond Coatings” (2000)
  18. Rajesh Kumar Katre “Study of Electrical and Dielectric Properties of Laser Processed Ferroelectric Thin Films Using LaNiO3 as Electrode” (2000) (Employed by 3M, MN)
  19. Manoj K. Raddar, “Studies of Mechanical Properties of Carbide and Nitride Coatings System”  (2001)
  20. Aravinda N. Sringarapuram, “Study of Electrical and Dielectrical Properties of Ferroelectric Capacitors for DRAM and NVRAM Applications (2001)
  21. Ismail Irfan, “Evaluation of Mechanical Properties of Thin Films using Nanoindentation Technique” (2001)
  22. P. Zantye, “Design and Fabrication of MEMS Based System for Multi-functional Applications” (2001) (Employed by Intel, OR)
  23. Swetha Thagella, “Study of Tribological Properties and Modeling of Removal Rate of Low-K and Copper in Chemical Mechanical Planarization Process” (2002), Outstanding MS Thesis Award.
  24. Frank Giglio, “Mechanical and Tribological Properties of Chemical Mechanical Planarization” (2003)
  25. Zhenqing Xu, “Processing and Characterization of Polycrystalline Diamond Films for Multifunctional Applications” (2003) (Employed by GM, MI)
  26.  Sindhura Valdhamani, “Synthesis and Characterization of Wide Band Gap Materials Coatings” (2003)
  27.  Pallavi Shukla, “Mechanical and Tribological Characterization of Thin Film Coatings” (2004), Software Engineer, Atlanta
  28. Uttam Chandra Bandugula, “Synthesis and Characterization of Polymer Based Nanocomposites” (2004), Software Engineer, Atlanta
  29. Tov Vestgaarden, “Design and Implementation of Pulsed Laser Deposition System for Thin Film Coating” (2004) (President, Biomedical Company, FL)
  30.  Lavanya Sriram, “Study of Chemical Mechanical Planarization Process for Microelectronics Applications” (2004) (Employed by Micron, Boise, ID
  31. Jessica Otto, “Development and Characterization of Carbon Nanotubes for Sensor Applications”  (2005), pursuing Ph.D. at USF
  32. Sriraj G. Manavalan, “Structure and Electrical Properties of Barium Strontium Titanate Thin Films for Tunable Microwave Applications” (2005) (Employed by Micron, Boise, ID)
  33. Roja Ramani, “Mechanical and Tribological Properties of PVD Processed Coatings for Multifunctional Applications” (2006) (Employed by Applied Materials, CA)
  34. Juan Cruz, “Thin Film Materials for Multifunctional Applications” (2006)- employed by Florida Power Company, FL (Employed by Power Company, FL)
  35. Raghava Kakireddy, “Study of Chemical Mechanical Planarization Process of Low-K Materials” (2007) (Employed by Qimonda AG, Richmond, VA)
  36. Daniel Vilceus, “Investigation of Adhesion Properties of Microelectronics Materials using Four-point Bending and Scratch Tests” (2008)- Pursuing Ph.D. at the University of Florida, Gainesville (FL)
  37. Michael Depaz, “Processing and Characterization Zinc Oxide Thin Films” (2007) (Employed by Air Force Base, Warren GA)
  38. Venkataramanan Gurumurthy, “Barium Strontium Titanate Thin Films for Tunable Microwave and Acoustic Wave Applications” (2007) (Employed by RF Micro Devices Inc., Greensboro, NC)
  39. Lorenzo W. Hankla, “Mechanical Properties and Fracture Mechanisms of Particulate-Reinforced Boron Ceramic Composites (2008)
  40. Chhavi Manocha, “Chemical Mechanical Planarization: Study of Conditioner Abrasive and Synthesis of Nano-Zirconia for Potential Slurry Applications (2008)
  41. Denis Kitenge, “Development of High Performance Coatings for Sensor Applications” (2009)