Members of our laboratory group include Postdoctoral Associates, PhD students, MSME students, and undergraduates. A major emphasis of the lab group is making sure that all students (and post-doctoral associates), after graduation, find a position in academia or industry that they are excited about. Laboratory PhD, MSME, and Postdoctoral Alumni are noted below. For the PhD and Postdoctoral alumni, their current positions are listed. For the MSME alumni, their positions immediately subsequent to graduation are listed (many have moved on the other companies or positions).
- Ranganathan Gopalakrishnan, Transition Regime Collisions in Aerosols, July 2013. Co-advised by Peter McMurry. Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
- Derek Oberreit, New Instrumentation and Methods for Studying Heterogeneous Vapor Uptake by Aerosol Particles Ranging in Size From One Molecule to 10nm, October 2013. Co-advised by Peter McMurry. Current Position: Vice President, Research & Development, Kanomax-FMT, White Bear Lake, MN
- Thaseem Thajudeen, Mass, Momentum and Energy Transfer in Aggregated Particulate Media, December 2013. Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology-Goa
- Hui Ouyang, Nanoparticle Growth and Transport in Gas Phase, July 2015. Current Position: Senior Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas-Dallas (and visiting scholar/post-doc in our lab 2021-2022)
- Seongho Jeon, Characterization Techniques for Aggregated Nanomaterials in Biological and Environmental Systems, June 2016. Current Position: Lithography Process Engineer, Intel Corp., Portland, OR
- Jikku Thomas (Chemical Engineering), Analysis of Particle and Cluster Characterization Methods used in Aerosol Science, October 2018. Current Position: Applications Engineer, Entegris, Billerica, Massachusetts.
- Chenxi Li, Particle Formation, Growth, and Transport on the Molecular and Submicron Scales, November 2018. Co-advised by Peter McMurry. Current Position: Assistant Professor, School of Environmental Science & Engineering, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China
- Xiaoshuang Chen, Nanoparticle Dynamics in the Non-Equilibrium to Equilibrium Transition Region of Plasma Reactors, November 2019. Current Position: Post-Doctoral Associate, Department of Energy, Environmental, & Chemical Engineering, Washington University in Saint Louis
- Huan Yang, Particle Collision and Deposition Phenomena across Multiple Physical Scales, April 2020. Current Position: Post-doctoral Associate, Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research, University of Helsinki.
- Toshisato Ono, Studies of Submicrometer Particle Charging, Trapping, and Agglomeration in Steady and Transient Plasmas, January 2022. Co-advised by Uwe Kortshagen. Current Position: Process Engineer, Lam Research, Tualatin, OR.
- Jihyeon Lee, Aerosol Ion Mobility based Techniques for the Improved Analysis of Chemical Mixtures, March 2022. Current Position: Research Engineer, Seagate, Minneapolis, MN.
- Yuechen Qiao, Wind Tunnel Based Evaluation of Aerosol Control Technologies for Indoor Air and Characterization Methods for Workplace Aerosol Exposure, Aerosol Formation, and Aerosol Growth, May 2022. Current Position: Research Engineer, Seagate, Minneapolis, MN.
- Vinay Premnath, Charge and Momentum Transfer Processes for Gas-phase Nanoparticles, Plan A, May 2011. Position after Graduation: Research Engineer, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX
- Daniel Mascarenhas, Brownian Dynamics Simulation of Nanoparticle Deposition in Nucleopore Filters, Plan B, February 2011. Position after Graduation: Mechanical Engineer, Applied Materials, Santa Clara, CA.
- Santiago Ruiz-Valdepenas, Measurement of Evaporation of Singly Charged Silver Nanoclusters with a Tandem DMA System, Plan B, July 2012. Position after Graduation: Research Engineer, Dyson Ltd, Manchester, United Kingdom.
- Benjamin T. Hunt, Determination of the Single Fiber Filtration Efficiency for Spherical Particles via First Passage Time Calculations, Plan B, December 2012. Position after Graduation: Research Engineer, MSP Corp., Shoreview, MN.
- Seungkoo Kang, Determination of Dielectric Constant for Micro-sized Charged Particles by Unipolar Field Charging, Plan B, November 2014. Position after Graduation, PhD Student, University of Minnesota; advisor: David Pui
- David T. Buckley, Quantitative Time-Based Measurements of Aerosol Particles, Plan B, January 2018. Position After Graduation: Research Engineer, 3M, Maple Grove, MN
- Michelle Heilig, Laminar Flow Sublimation-Deposition Systems for Particle Growth with MALDI Matrices, Plan A, July 2021. Position After Graduation: Quality Engineer, Medtronic
- Ewnet Gebrehiwot, Optimized Aerosol Hood Design Performance and Clinical Efficacy to Protect Health Care Workers from Nosocomial Infection, Plan A, August 2021. Position After Graduation (and during Graduate Studies): Sr. R&D Engineer, Boston Scientific, Minneapolis, MN
Postdoctoral Associates & Staff:
- Dr. Carlos Larriba Andaluz, April 2011 – April 2013, Postdoctoral Associate & Ramon Areces Fellow (Spain). Ph.D., Yale University, Mechanical Engineering, 2011. Current Position: Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN
- Dr. Siqin He, August 2014 – November 2015, Postdoctoral Associate. Ph.D., Washington University in Saint Louis, Energy, Environmental, & Chemical Engineering, 2014. Current Position: Senior Staff Scientist, Kanomax FMT, White Bear Lake, MN
- Dr. Anne Maisser, September 2014 – December 2015, Postdoctoral Associate & Schroedinger Fellow (Austria). Ph.D., University of Vienna, Physics, 2012. Current Position: Associate Research Scientist, The Cyprus Institute
- Dr. Eirini Goudeli, January 2017 – June 2018, Postdoctoral Associate. Ph.D., ETH Zurich, Mechanical & Process Engineering, 2016. Current Position: Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
- Dr. Steven Fredericks, June 2018-April 2019. Ph.D. Clemson University, Mechanical Engineering, 2018. Current Position: Research Engineer, Winfield United, River Falls, WI.
- Dr. Souvik Ghosh, April 2017 – July 2019, Postdoctoral Associate. Ph.D. Case Western Reserve University, Chemical Engineering, 2017. Current Position: Research and Development Engineer, imec., Leuven, Belgium.
- Dr. Yensil (Yeonshil) Park, February 2019- September 2020, Postdoctoral Associate. PhD. The Ohio State University, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, 2019. Current Position: Post-Doctoral Associate, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN.
- Mr. Ian Marabella, January 2018-October 2021. Research Engineering and Lab Manager. BS. University of Minnesota, Mechanical Engineering, 2015. Current Position: Calibration Lab Supervisor, Medtronic.