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.
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