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Principal Investigator:

B. Reeja Jayan
B. REEJA JAYAN
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
CMU Engineering Dean's Early Career Fellow
Faculty Fellow, Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation
Courtesy appointments in Materials Science & Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Carnegie Mellon University
5111 Scott Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: (412)268-4343
Email: bjayan@andrew.cmu.edu
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CURRENT PH.D. STUDENTS:

 Edgar Mendoza

Edgar Mendoza

CMU Mechanical Engineering
co-advised by Jack Beuth),
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Project:
"Additive Manufacturing of Ceramics,"
September 2017 - Present.
 Shuyan Zhang

Shuyan Zhang

CMU Mechanical Engineering (co-advised by Alan McGaughey)

Project:
"Multiscale Modeling of Field-Matter Coupling Effects During Ceramic Synthesis,"
September 2018 - Present.
 Morgan Chen

Morgan Chen

CMU Mechanical Engineering, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Project:
"Precision Synthesis under Directed Electromagnetic Energy,"
September 2020 - Present.
 Shwetha Sunil Kumar

Shwetha Sunil Kumar

CMU Mechanical Engineering (co-advised by Albert Presto)

Project:
"Molecular Engineering of Materials & Surfaces,"
September 2021 - Present.
 Alex Gourley

Alex Gourley

CMU Mechanical Engineering (co-advised by Jack Beuth),

Project:
"Chemistry for Ceramics Additive Manufacturing,"
September 2021 - Present.
 Sampada Acharya

Sampada Acharya

CMU Mechanical Engineering

Project:
"Autonomous Surface Sensing Hospital Robot,"
September 2021 - Present.

CURRENT UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

 Olivia Ehrman

Olivia Ehrman

CMU Mechanical Engineering

Project:
"Low Temperature Processing of Ceramics,"
August 2020 - present.
 Michelle Ng

Michelle Ng

CMU Mechanical Engineering

Project:
"Hospital Robot,"
August 2021 - present.

Alumni

PH.D. STUDENTS

Dr. Nathan Nakamura: CMU Mechanical Engineering, NDSEG Fellowship
Project: "Low temperature ceramic crystallization," August 2015 – May 2020
US NRC Postdoctoral Fellow at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Boulder, Colorado.
Dr. Phil Smith: CMU Mechanical Engineering (co-advised by Sheng Shen), CMLH Fellowship
Project: "Molecular Scale Engineering of Functional Polymer Thin Films," January 2016 – Sep 2020.
Process Engineer at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), USA.
Dr. Laisuo Su: CMU Mechanical Engineering, CMU Presidential Fellowship Project: "Engineer Artificial Electrode-Electrolyte Interphases for Lithium-Ion Batteries," September 2016 – Mar 2021.
Postdoctoral Position at Manthiram Lab, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Dr. Maxwell Telmer: CMU Mechanical Engineering
Project: "Role of Frequency Dependent Polarization Effects in Field-Matter Coupling," January 2018 - Present.

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWS

Dr. Kyungho Kim: CMU Mechanical Engineering
Project: "Magneli Phases Under External Fields," Aug 2019-Aug 2020. Now Engineer in South Korea.
Dr. Shikhar Jha: CMU Mechanical Engineering
Project: "Localized Temperature Mapping & Detection of Non-Thermal Effects During Field-Matter Coupling," January 2018 - May 2019. Now Tenure Track Assistant Professor at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Kanpur.
Dr. Bartlomiej Kolodziejczyk: CMU Mechanical Engineering
Project: "Polymer Based Point-of-Care Biosensors," January 2016 - May 2016. Now Founder of hydrogen production technology start-up company in Singapore.

MASTER’S STUDENTS

Ching-Jui Lu: CMU Materials Science and Engineering
Project: "Synthesis of ZnO Nanostructures Using Microwave Radiation," September 2015 - December 2016. Now Materials Process Engineer at Global Graphene Group, USA.
Maxwell Telmer: CMU Materials Science and Engineering
Project: "Role of Frequency Dependent Polarization Effects in Field-Matter Coupling," Fall 2017.
Yashaswin Harathi: CMU Mechanical Engineering
Project: "Machine Learning Methods for Microstructure Recognition and Mapping," Fall 2019 - May 2021. Will start as Energy Systems Analyst in Pittsburgh, USA.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Jason Seepaul: CMU Mechanical Engineering
Project: "Low Temperature Processing of Ceramics," August 2015 - July 2017. Now Engineering Intern at maritime technology startup company DURO UAS in New York City.
Indorica Sutradhar: CMU Materials Science and Engineering
Project: "A Low Cost Polymer Based Sensor for Proteins like Gluten," August 2016 - May 2018. Now PhD student in Biomedical Engineering at Boston University.
Maxwell Telmer: CMU Materials Science and Engineering
Project: "Role of Frequency Dependent Polarization Effects in Field-Matter Coupling," May 2016 - August 2017. Now PhD student in my group.
Mitchell Riek: CMU Mechanical Engineering
Project: "Minecraft Course Material Testing and Validation," Fall 2016 semester.
Nicholas Desmornes: CMU Mechanical Engineering
Project: "Minecraft Course Material Testing and Validation," Fall 2016 semester.
Ning Ding: CMU Materials Science and Engineering
Project: "Minecraft Course Material Testing and Validation," Fall 2016 semester.
Rhea Prabhu: CMU Materials Science and Engineering
Project: "Minecraft Course Material Testing and Validation," Fall 2016 semester.
Teagan Malakoff: CMU Mechanical Engineering
Project: "Temperature Measurement During Microwave Heating - Software Development," Fall 2018.
Alessio Mosaed: CMU Mechanical Engineering
Project: "Temperature Measurement During Microwave Heating - Hardware Development," Fall 2018.
Alexandra Tamburro: CMU Mechanical Engineering
Project: "Design Guidelines for 3D Printing of Ceramic Layers," Spring 2019. Will join Boeing Aerospace on graduating in May 2019.
Emmalyn Lindsey: CMU Materials Science Engineering
Project: "Chemistry of 3D Printing Ceramic Layers," Spring 2019. Continuing research in my group
Julianne Igbokwe: CMU Mechanical Engineering
Project: "Solution Synthesis of Ceramic Oxides using Microwave Radiation," September 2018 - May 2019.
Colby Sisco: CMU Mechanical Engineering
Project: "In-situ microwave chemistry – reactor design," June 2021 - September 2021.
Hui An Ooi: CMU Mechanical Engineering
Project: "Microwave Split Ring Resonators," September 2019 - May 2021.

Join us:

JLab is looking for undergraduate and graduate students to join us. Please email your CV and a brief intro about yourself and your research to breejaATcmuDOTedu