Faculty

Thomas E. Murphy
Professor, ECE Dept.
Director, IREAP
ERF 1201J
e-mail: tem@umd.edu
W: 301-405-0030
BS EE, BA Physics (Rice University, 1994); MS Electrical Engineering (MIT, 1997); PhD Electrical Engineering (MIT, 2001)

Postdoctoral Researchers

Thomas Butler
Postdoctoral Research Associate (IREAP)
1201M
e-mail: tpbutler@umd.edu
W: 301-405-4953
BSc Applied Physics (Dublin City Univ., 2012); PhD Applied Physics (Cork Inst. of Tech, 2016)
Bilas Chowdhury
Postdoctoral Research Associate (ECE)
LPS 1307
e-mail: bilaschy@umd.edu
W: 301-935-6533
BTech EE (National Institute of Tech. 2011); PhD EE (Florida Inst. of Tech., 2019)
François Joint
Postdoctoral Research Associate (PHYS)
PHYS 2322
e-mail: fjoint@umd.edu
W: 301-405-6162
Master of Engineering in Electronics and Telecommunication (ENSIL, 2014); PhD Electrical Engineering (Paris Sud University, 2019)
Ramesh K
Postdoctoral Research Associate (ECE)
LPS 1339
e-mail: rameshk@umd.edu
W: 301-935-6990
BTech Electronics and Communication Engineering (University of Calicut, 2010); PhD Electrical Engineering (IIT Madras, 2019)
Jayaprakash Poojali
Postdoctoral Research Associate (PHYS)
KEB 2140
e-mail: jpoojali@umd.edu
W: 301-405-9614
BSc Electronics (S.V. University, 2005); MSc Electronics (Madras University, 2007); MTech/MS (Vellore Institute of Technology / Hochschule Karlsruhe Technik und Wirtschaft); PhD RF & Microwave Engineering (IIT Madras, 2017)
Gyan Prakash
Postdoctoral Research Associate (ECE)
KEB 2140
e-mail: gyanp@umd.edu
W: 301-405-9614
BSc Physics & Math (Univ. of Allahabad, 2006); MSc Physics (Univ. of Allahabad, 2008); PhD Physics (IIS Bangalore, 2019)
Sumi Radhakrishnan
Postdoctoral Research Associate (ECE)
LPS 1307
e-mail: sumir@umd.edu
W: 301-935-6455
BTech Electronics and Communication Eng (Mahatma Gandhi University, 2011); MTech Nanotechnology (VIT University, 2013); PhD Integrated Optics (IIT Madras, 2020)

Graduate Research Assistants

Trisha Chakraborty
Graduate Research Assistant (ECE)
LPS 1307
e-mail: tchakrab@terpmail.umd.edu
W: 301-935-6400
BSc EE (Bangladesh Univ of Eng. & Tech., 2017)
Matthew L. Chin
Graduate Research Assistant (ENMA)
Army Research Laboratory
e-mail: matthew.l.chin2.civ@mail.mil
W: 301-394-2830
BSEE (Oregon State University, 2006); MSEE (Oregon State University, 2010)
Sai Kanth Dacha
Graduate Research Assistant (Physics)
KEB 2140
e-mail: sdacha@umd.edu
W: 301-405-9614
BTech Engineering Physics (IIT Madras, 2016)
Evan Dowling
Graduate Research Assistant (IREAP)
AVW 3326
e-mail: edowling@umd.edu
W: 301-405-7470
BA Physics (Univ. of Wisconsin La Crosse, 2017)
Steven Lipkowitz
Graduate Research Assistant (ECE)
KEB 2140
e-mail: stl@terpmail.umd.edu
W: 301-405-9614
BS Physics/Mathematics (Susquehanna University, 2014)
Sarvenaz Memarzadeh
Graduate Research Assistant (IREAP - advised by Prof. J. N. Munday)
ERF 1201T
e-mail: smemarza@umd.edu
W: 301-405-5023
BSc Physics (Univ. Tehran, 2011); MSc Electro-Optical Eng. (Univ. Dayton, 2014)
Nicole Menkart
Graduate Research Assistant (ECE)
ERF 205
e-mail: nmenkart@umd.edu
W: 301-405-7470
BS Physics (Boston College, 2020)
Charles J. Turner
Graduate Research Assistant (ECE)
NASA-GSFC
e-mail: cjturner@umd.edu
W: 301-286-0269
BA Middle Eastern Studies (UMich, 2009), MBA (Webster U, 2012), BSEE (UMD, 2017)
Kunyi Zhang
Graduate Research Assistant (ENMA - advised by Prof. O. Rabin)
ERF 1202V
e-mail: kunkin@umd.edu
W: 301-405-3382
BS Materials Science and Engineering (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2016)

Undergraduate Students

Anthony Cho
Undergraduate Student (IREAP)
(remote)
e-mail: choa@carleton.edu
W: 301-405-7450
Carleton College
David Jin
Undergraduate Student (IREAP)
ERF 0205
e-mail: jindavid@grinnell.edu
W: 301-405-7450
Grinnell College
Juan Pablo Speer
Undergraduate Student (IREAP)
ERF 0205
e-mail: jpspeer@uab.edu
W: 301-405-7450
University of Alabama Birmingham

Alumni – PhD and MS

  • Paveen Apiratikul (PhD ECE 12/2009, Currently: Skorpios Technologies)
  • Adam B. Cohen (PhD Physics 2011, Currently: DOE SunShot Postdoctoral Fellow)
  • Hien Dao (PhD Chemical Physics 9/2013, Currently: Intel)
  • Bryan M. Haas (PhD ECE 5/2009. Currently: Naval Research Laboratory)
  • Aaron M. Hagerstrom (PhD Physics 7/2015. Currently: NIST Boulder)
  • Joseph Hart (PhD Physics 11/2018, Currently: Naval Research Laboratory)
  • Mohammad Mehdi Jadidi (PhD ECE 2016, Currently: Columbia Nano Initiative Postdoctoral Fellow)
  • Kyowon Kim (PhD ECE 7/2015, Currently: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
  • Anastasia Korolov
  • Edward Leong (MSEE 11/2016, currently: NASA GSFC)
  • Shanshan Li (PhD ECE 6/2015, Currently: Google)
  • Shu-Zee Alencious Lo (PhD ECE 6/2010. Currently: Research Fellow at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • Vincent R. Pagán (PhD EE 4/2015, Currently: Laboratory for Physical Sciences)
  • Bhargava Ravoori (PhD Physics 7/2011. Currently: Intel)
  • Reza Salem (PhD ECE 8/2006, Currently: Research Scientist at Thorlabs Quantum Electronics)
  • Ryan J. Suess (PhD ECE 2014; Currently: Naval Research Laboratory)
  • Jeremiah J. Wathen (PhD Physics 10/2014, Currently: Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory)
  • Caitlin R. S. Williams (PhD Physics 8/2013, Currently: Naval Research Laboratory)
  • Ting Xie (PhD Electrical Engineering 2016, Currently: LPS)

Alumni – Undergraduate Researchers

  • Navid Abedzadeh (Research Intern 2012-2013. Currently: Graduate Student at MIT)
  • Amir Ali Ahmadi (MERIT Undergraduate Student 2004, Currently: Prof. of Operations Research and Financial Engineering, Princeton)
  • Stanislaw Antol (TREND Undergraduate Student 2009. Currently: Graduate Student at Virginia Tech)
  • Afrouz Azari (MERIT Undergraduate Student 2006, Currently: NIH)
  • Edem G. Bamezon (Undergraduate Intern 2014)
  • Jae Young (Dillan) Chang (TREND Undergraduate Student 2015)
  • Arnab Choudhury (ASPIRE Undergraduate Student 2003)
  • Kate Coppess (TREND Undergraduate Student 2014)
  • Tatiana Davidson Bajandas (TREND Undergraduate Student 2018)
  • Kristi Engel (TREND Undergraduate Student 2011)
  • Arman B. Fallahkhair (MERIT Undergraduate Student 2007)
  • Kevin Fei (TREND Undergraduate Student 2016)
  • Christopher Fritz (TREND Undergraduate Student 2015)
  • Anqi Fu (MERIT Undergraduate Student 2008. Currently: Graduate Research Assistant (ECE) Stanford)
  • Rachel Kramer (TREND Undergraduate Student 2009. Currently: University of Michigan Medical Student)
  • Kai Sum Li (MERIT Undergraduate Student 2007)
  • Briana Mork (TREND Undergraduate Student 2014. Currently: Graduate Student at Notre Dame)
  • Peter Orlicki (MERIT Undergraduate Student 2005)
  • Mark Patrick (TREND Undergraduate Student 2007)
  • Ross Pleban (MERIT Undergraduate Student 2006)
  • Keshav Adhyay Rakesh (Undergraduate Student 2018)
  • Julia Salevan (TREND Undergraduate Student 2011. Currently: Graduate Student at Yale)
  • Rafael G. Setra (MERIT Undergraduate Student 2014. Currently: Graduate Student at Stanford)
  • Audrey Strunc (MERIT Undergraduate Student 2004)
  • Nathan Super (TREND Undergraduate Student 2017)
  • Ethan van Woerkom (TREND Undergraduate Student 2018)
  • Elric Von Eden (MERIT Undergraduate Student 2004)
  • Susu Yan (BIEN Undergraduate Student 2009. Currently: Medical Physics Resident at Massachusetts General Hospital)

Alumni – Postdoctoral Researchers

  • Yiğit Aytac (Postdoctoral Researcher, 7/2016-8/2018. Currently: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
  • Matthew Davis (Postdoctoral Researcher 9/2018 - 1/2020. Currently: Banner & Witcoff)
  • Adam Dunkelberger (Postdoctoral Researcher 9/2013 - 2/2014)
  • Gagan Kumar (Postdoctoral Researcher, 09/2011-9/2013; currently:  Assistant Professor of Physics, IIT Guwahati)
  • Antonio Levy (Postdoctoral Researcher, 6/2017 - 3/2019, Currently: NIST)
  • Zhifu Liu (Postdoctoral Researcher, 1/2008-3/2009. Currently: Research Assistant Professor at Northwestern University)
  • Andrea M. Rossi (Postdoctoral Researcher, 11/2005-6/2008. Currently: INRIM)

Recent Collaborators

  • Paola Barbara (Georgetown University)
  • Kevin Daniels (UMD)
  • H. Dennis Drew (UMD Physics)
  • Michael S. Fuhrer (Physics, University of Monash)
  • D. Kurt Gaskill (NRL)
  • Karen Grutter (LPS)
  • Mohammad Hafezi (UMD)
  • Gagan Kumar (IIT Guwahati)
  • Martin Mittendorff (Universität Duisburg-Essen)
  • Jeremy Munday (UMD ECE)
  • Vincent R. Pagán (LPS)
  • Louis M. Pecora (NRL)
  • Oded Rabin (UMD Materials Science)
  • Ken Ritter (LPS)
  • Rajarshi Roy (UMD Physics, IPST)
  • Francesco Sorrentino (University of New Mexico)
  • Edo Waks (UMD)