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.

Graduate Researchers

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Daniel Keefe

Title/Position
PhD Candidate, 2020 - present

Undergraduate Researchers

 

Myles Cline

Title/Position
Undergraduate Researcher
2022 NSF Nano REU Researcher
 

Jimmy Nguyen

Title/Position
Undergraduate Intern
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center Summer Research Program Intern
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Alaeldin Saeed

Title/Position
Undergraduate Researcher
UI Decarb Initiative Researcher

K-12 Researchers

 

Sneha Chakraborty

Title/Position
K-12 Researcher
 

Luke Huang

Title/Position
K-12 Researcher
 

Brady Lin

Title/Position
K-12 Researcher

Alumni

PhD Alumni

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Bingtao Gao

Title/Position
PhD, 2021
Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher at Zhejiang University (Professor Hongsheng Chen's group)
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Wenqi Duan

Title/Position
PhD, 2020
Current Position: New Product Information (NPI) Scientific Writer at Thorlabs Inc.
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Amir Asgharzadeh Shishavan

Title/Position
PhD, 2019
Current Position: Photovoltaic Systems Engineer at NEXTracker

MS Alumni

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Tori Eng

Title/Position
MS with Thesis, 2020
Current Position: Technical Marketer, Thorlabs Inc.
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Alexandar C. Walhof

Title/Position
MS with Thesis, 2019
Current Position: Engineer, Firefly Photonics
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Abby N. Venable

Title/Position
MS with Thesis, 2018
Current Position: Electrical Engineer at Missile Defense Agency (Navy)
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Lauren M. Davidson

Title/Position
MS with Thesis, 2017
Current Position: Systems Engineer, John Deere

BS Alumni

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Greyson Davis

Title/Position
Undergraduate Researcher, Fall 2021;
Graduate Researcher, Spring 2022
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Jacob Sindt

Title/Position
Undergraduate Researcher, Fall 2020 - Spring 2022
One of three student researchers from the College of Engineering featured in the 2022 Dare to Discover Campaign by UI OVPR; College of Engineering Grand Challenges Scholar
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Ryan Edwall

Title/Position
Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2021 - Spring 2022
Best Undergraduate Research Poster Award, 2022 College of Engineering Research Open House; Outstanding Student Researcher Award, 2022 College of Engineering Student Excellence Awards
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Armando Revelez

Title/Position
Undergraduate Researcher, Spring 2021;
Graduate Researcher, Fall 2021 - Spring 2022
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Daniel Phetmanysay

Title/Position
Undergraduate Researcher, Summer - Fall 2021
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Nate Dvorak

Title/Position
Undergraduate Researcher, Summer - Fall 2018
NSF Graduate Research Fellow
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Eric Larson

Title/Position
Winter 2018 - Spring 2020
ICRU Fellow, NREL Renewable Energy School Attendee
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Clarissa Dietz

Title/Position
Undergraduate Researcher, Spring - Summer 2018
Honors Research Practicum, ICRU Research Fellow
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Olivia Haider

Title/Position
Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2018
NSF REU Researcher
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Oliver Rost

Title/Position
Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2018
JPEC Summer Intern
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Suram Liyanage

Title/Position
Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2018
ICRU Fellow
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Joshua Deutsch

Title/Position
Undergraduate Researcher, Spring 2018
Honors Research Practicum, Best Undergraduate Poster Award, 2018 College of Engineering Research Open House
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Logan M. Nichols

Title/Position
Undergraduate Researcher, 2016 - 2017
NSF I-Corps Entrepreneurial Lead, ICRU Fellow
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Joshua J. Larson

Title/Position
Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2016
ICRU Fellow
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Matthew J. Thommana

Title/Position
Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2016
ICRU Fellow
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Daniel Kelly

Title/Position
Undergraduate Researcher, Fall 2017
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Constance Erickson

Title/Position
Undergraduate Researcher, Fall 2017
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Aaron Silva

Title/Position
Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2017 - Spring 2018
Outstanding Student Researcher, DAAD Fellow, NSF Graduate Research Fellow
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Seth Lopez

Title/Position
Undergraduate Researcher, Spring 2018
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Jason W. Ryan

Title/Position
Undergraduate Researcher, Spring 2015, Spring 2016
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Leland J. Nordin

Title/Position
Undergraduate Researcher, Summer 2015 - Spring 2016
Noyce/Intel Fund Award (Grinnell College), Mentored Advanced Project (MAP) Award (Grinnell College)
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Tom Lubenow

Title/Position
Undergraduate Researcher, Fall 2016
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Ella L. Wassweiler

Title/Position
Undergraduate Researcher, August 2015 - July 2016
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Daniel Machlab

Title/Position
Undergraduate Researcher, Spring 2017
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Masanori Miwa

Title/Position
Undergraduate Researcher, Spring 2017
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Suman Sherwani

Title/Position
Undergraduate Researcher, Fall 2016
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David Wu

Title/Position
Undergraduate Researcher, Summer - Fall 2016
Center for Asian and Pacific Studies Grant

K-12 Research Alumni

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David Rains

Title/Position
Junior High Researcher, Spring - Summer 2016
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Ethan Chang

Title/Position
High School Researcher, Summer 2021
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Collin Van Weelden

Title/Position
High School Researcher, Summer 2021
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Krisha Kapoor

Title/Position
High School Researcher, Summer 2021
 

Connor Houtman

Title/Position
High School Researcher, Summer 2021
 

Mara Maas

Title/Position
High School Researcher, Summer 2021