We welcome exceptional (>3.50 GPA) undergraduate, Master's, Ph.D., and postdoctoral researchers to join our team for conducting high impact research. Please contact me with your CV or resume via email. I strongly encourage prospective researchers to apply for the various national and international funding opportunities available to them. Example funding opportunities are listed here for undergraduate researchersgraduate students, and postdoctoral researchers. Please note that you will be expected to work hard in a collaborative environment towards the completion of your research project goals.

Current Graduate Researchers

Daniel Keefe

Ph.D. Candidate

Greyson Davis

Pre-Qual Ph.D. Candidate

Current Undergraduate Researchers

Ryan Edwall

Jacob Sindt

Summer 2021 ICRU Fellow

Engineering Grand Challenges Fellow

PhD Degree Alumni

Bingtao Gao

(Ph.D., 2021)

University of Iowa College of Engineering Dean's Fellow (2017-2021)

Postdoctoral Researcher at Zhejiang University (Professor Hongsheng Chen's group)

Wenqi Duan

(Ph.D., 2020)

New Product Information (NPI) Scientific Writer at Thorlabs Inc.

Amir Asgharzadeh Shishavan 

(Ph.D., 2019)

Photovoltaic Systems Engineer at NEXTracker

MS with Thesis Degree Alumni

Tori Eng

(M.S. with Thesis, 2020)

Technical Marketer at Thorlabs Inc.

Alexandar C. Walhof

(M.S. with Thesis, 2019)

Engineer at Firefly Photonics

Abby N. Venable

(M.S. with Thesis, 2018)

DoD SMART Scholarship, 2017-2018

 Electrical Engineer at Missile Defense Agency (Navy)

Lauren M. Davidson

(M.S. with Thesis, 2017)

Systems Engineer at John Deere

Undergraduate Research Alumni

Nate Dvorak

2019 NSF Graduate Research Fellow

Eric Larson

Summer 2019 ICRU Fellow

Winter 2020 NREL Renewable Energy School Attendee

Daniel Phetmanysay

Clarissa Dietz

Summer 2018 ICRU Fellow

Olivia Haider 

2018 NSF REU Student

Oliver Rost

JPEC Summer Intern Program

Suram Liyanage

Summer 2018 ICRU Fellow

Joshua Deutsch

Winner of the Best Undergraduate Poster Award, 2018 College of Engineering Research Open House

Logan M. Nichols

2016 NSF I-Corps Entrepreneurial Lead

Summer 2017 ICRU Fellow

Joshua J. Larson

Summer 2016 ICRU Fellow

2017 SULI Fellow

Matthew J. Thommana

Summer 2016 ICRU Fellow

Daniel Kelly

2018 NSF REU Fellow at WUSTL

Constance Erickson

Aaron Silva

2020 NSF Graduate Research Fellow

2018 DAAD Fellow

2018 Outstanding Student Researcher Award

Seth Lopez

 Jason W. Ryan

Leland J. Nordin

2015 Noyce/Intel Fund Award (Grinnell College)
2015 Mentored Advanced Project (MAP) Award (Grinnell College)

Tom Lubenow
Ella L. Wassweiler

Daniel Machlab

Masanori Miwa

Suman Sherwani

David Wu

2017 Center for Asian and Pacific Studies Grant - Hong Kong

K-12 Research Alumni

David Rains

Ethan Chang

(Summer 2021)

Collin Van Weelden

(Summer 2021)

Krisha Kapoor

(Summer 2021)

Connor Houtman

(Summer 2021)

Mara Maas

(Summer 2021)