Former Graduate Students

Jay Howard, Sept 2014 to August 2016
PhD thesis: "Intracellular measurements of neurons using the sharp electrode technique"
Now a physics instructor at University of Washington Bothell.
 
Tal Sharf, Jan 2010 to Sept 2014
Went on to a postdoc position with Ken Kosik at UCSB to study on-chip neuron networks. 
 
Tristan Deborde, June 2007 - January 2014
Went on to a position at Intel, Hillsboro, OR, developing scanning probe metrology tools for semiconductor manufacturing. 
 
Grant Saltzgaber, Sept 2011 - Sept 2012
Now at medical school, University of Nebraska Medical Center.
 
Pete Wojcik, Jan 2012 - Aug 2012
Now at University of Idaho, Physics Graduate Program
 
Landon Prisbrey, Sept 2007 - Nov 2011
Now at Accelerate Diagnostics (Tuscon, AZ)
 
Matthew Leyden, Mar 2007 - Jun 2011
Went on to a post-doctoral position with Yabing Qi, Energy Materials and Surface Sciences Unit, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

Former Sabbatical Visitors

  • Prof. Michael Crosser, Linfield College, OR.
  • Prof. Kerstin Blank, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany
  • Prof. JiYong Park, Department of Physics, Ajou University, Korea

Former Undergrad Researchers

Jenna Wardini, Sept 2010 - Sept 2013
Project: Graphene synthesis and characterization, 2012 URISC Award
Went on earn a Master in Electron Microscopy at UO, intern at FEI Instruments, Hillsboro, OR, and join the Materials Science PhD Program at UC Irvine.
 
Heather Wilson, Sept 2011 - August 2013 
Project: Real-time monitoring of individual chemical reactions, 2012 URISC Award
Now a radiological control technician for the navy, Seattle, WA.
 
Caleb Joiner, 2007 - 2008 
Project: Carbon nanotube antennas, 2008 URISC Award
 
Will Gibson, June 2011 - June 2012 
Project: Conjugation of proteins to carbon nanotubes
Now at Rockefeller University working in Nina Papavasiliou's lab.
 
Canan Schuman
Project: CNT functionalization chemistry
Joined the the Pharmacy PhD Program at OSU
 
Rachel Burton, Jan 2010 - Aug 2010
Project: Chemical vapor deposition growth of carbon nanotubes
Went on to research berry pathology and small fruit horticulture at Washington State University.
 
Josh Kevek, Jan 2008 - Aug 2011
Project: Aligned growth and transfer of carbon nanotubes. Photolithography processing. Instrumentation.
Went on to a position at Intel, Hillsboro, OR, managing one of the defect metrology labs.
 
Michael Paul, Sept 2008 - June 2009
Project: "Scanning laser microscopy for nanometrology"
Went on to earn a Physics PhD at OSU (Lee group) before accepting a science/engineering position at Intel, Hillsboro, OR.
 
Ramsi Hawkins, Sept 2008 - June 2009
Project: "Development of nanophysics activities for introductory physics"
 
Jörg Bochterle, Sept 2007 - May 2008
Project: "Fabricating graphene devices by scanning probe lithography"
Went on to eary a Physics PhD at University of Heidelberg, Germany
 
Daniel Harada, Sept 2007 - Sept 2008
Project: "1/f noise in liquid-gated CNT FET biosensors", URISC 2008 Award.
Went on to earn a Masters in Physics at OSU (Tate group) before accepting a process engineer position at WaferTech, Camas, WA.

Senior Thesis Projects

  • Gregg Stevens, 2016
  • Abigail Merkel, 2015
  • Heather Wilson, 2013
  • Jenna Wardini, 2013
  • Reed Coffman, 2013
  • Michael Paul, 2009
  • Colin Podelnyk, 2009
  • Ramsi Hawkins, 2009
  • Daniel Harada, 2008