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Former Group Members

Former Group Members

Former Graduate Students

Daniel McCulley, Sept 2015 to June 2020
PhD thesis: "Measuring the Electric Field Dependence of Photocurrent Quantum Yield in Suspended Carbon Nanotube pn Junctions"
Went on to a research scientist position at Ampere Scientific, Oregon. Recipient of an NSF Entrepreneurial Research Fellowship.

Morgan Brown, Sept 2012 to Sept 2017
PhD thesis: "Graphene Biotransistors for Neurosensing and Biofilm-sensing Applications"
Went on to a postdoc position at the University of Oregon Institute for Neuroscience. Recipient of an NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Lee Aspitarte, Sept 2012 to June 2017
PhD thesis: "Electron-electron Interaction Driven Phenomena in Carbon Nanotube Devices"
Went on to a research scientist position at the National Energy Technology Lab.

Jay Howard, Sept 2014 to August 2016
Masters thesis: "Intracellular measurements of neurons using the sharp electrode technique"
Went on to a physics instructor position at University of Washington Bothell.

Tal Sharf, Jan 2010 to Sept 2014
PhD thesis: "Liquid-Gated Carbon Nanotube Transistor Noise Sources and Sensitivity Limits"
Went on to a postdoc position with Ken Kosik at UCSB to study on-chip neuron networks. Recipent of an Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Tristan Deborde, June 2007 - January 2014
PhD Thesis: "Scanning Photocurrent Microscopy Study of Photovoltaic and Thermoelectric Effects in Individual Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes"
Now at Intel, Hillsboro, OR, developing scanning probe metrology tools for semiconductor manufacturing.

Grant Saltzgaber, Sept 2011 - Sept 2012
Masters Thesis: "Comparison of carbon nanotube and graphene field-effect transistor biosensors"
Went on to medical school, University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Pete Wojcik, Jan 2012 - Aug 2012
Masters Project: "Fabrication and Characterization of a Label Free Graphene Field Effect Transistor Biosensor"
Went on to University of Idaho, Physics Graduate Program

Landon Prisbrey, Sept 2007 - Nov 2011
PhD Thesis: "Carbon Nanotube Devices Engineered by Atomic Force Microscopy"
Went on to a research scientist position at Accelerate Diagnostics (Tuscon, AZ)

Matthew Leyden, Mar 2007 - Jun 2011
PhD Thesis: "Label-free Biosensing with Carbon Nanotube Transistors"
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

Clark Embleton, June 2018 to June 2020
Senior thesis: "Towards Molybdenum Disulfide Exciton-Polaritons in Metallic Microcavities"
Went on to the Physics PhD program at University of Oregon

Duy Nguyen, June 2019 to June 2020
Senior thesis: "Towards an electrically driven quantum single-photon source at room temperature"

Hanna Hansen Jan 2018 to June 2020
Development of Micro-Electrode Array Sensors for Electrochemical Detection of Dissolved Oxygen

Daniel Still, Sept 2017 to June 2018
Senior thesis: "Graphene-based double-layer capacitors"

Ryan Bailey-Crandell, Sept 2015 to August 2017
Senior thesis: "Temperature-dependent resistance of graphene field-effect biosensors"
Went to The Ohio State University for Physics Graduate School

Zach McKay, Sept 2014 to August 2017
Senior thesis: "Fabrication and Characterization of Nanoscale Devices made from Molybdenum Disulfide"

Tanner Grenz, Sept 2014 to August 2016
Project: Worked with Jay Howard to measure action potential waveforms in snail neurons using the sharp electrode techinque

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 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

  • Ryan Bailey-Crandell, 2017
  • Zach McKay, 2017
  • 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