People

Principal Investigator

Robert Wang 

Robert Wang is an associate professor in mechanical engineering and graduate faculty member in materials science engineering and chemical engineering at Arizona State University. He received his B.S. from UCLA and earned his M.S. and Ph.D. from UC Berkeley. Afterwards he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Molecular Foundry in Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His research focuses on thermal management, thermal energy storage, thermal interface materials, thermochemical processes, thermoelectricity, colloidal nanocrystal synthesis, and nanocomposite synthesis. His work has been recognized by a Young Investigator Award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation. 

Curriculum Vitae (updated June 2018)

Email: Robert.Wang [at] asu.edu
Office: ERC 307, Lab: ERC 226, 430
Hometown: San Jose, California

 

 

Ph.D. Students

Seid “Ben” Sadat

Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. Student
Mechanical Engineering, B.Sc., Amirkabir University of Technology, 2007

Email: ssadat [at] asu.edu
Office: ERC 433, Lab: ERC 226, 430
Hometown: Tehran, Iran

 

 

Prathamesh Vartak

Materials Science and Engineering Ph.D. Student
Metallurgical Engineering, B.Tech., College of Engineering Pune, 2015

Email: pvartak1 [at] asu.edu
Office: ERC 433, Lab: ERC 430
Hometown: Mumbai, India

 

 

Zhongyong Wang

Materials Science and Engineering Ph.D. Student
Materials Engineering, M.S., Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2016
Materials Science and Engineering, B.S., Nanjing University of Science & Technology, 2013

Email: zwang393 [at] asu.edu
Office: ERC 433, Lab: ERC 226, 430
Hometown: Xuzhou, China

 

 

Wilson Kong

Materials Science and Engineering Ph.D. Student (Co-Advised with Konrad Rykaczewski)
Materials Science and Engineering, M.S., Arizona State University, 2017
Materials Science and Engineering, B.S., University of Arizona, 2015

Email: wkong7 [at] asu.edu
Office: ERC 433, Lab: ERC 430
Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona

 

 

Yanan Zhang

Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. Student 
Power Engineering, M.S., Harbin Institute of Technology, 2016
Nuclear Engineering, B.S., Harbin Institute of Technology, 2014

Email: yzhan801 [at] asu.edu
Office: ERC 433, Lab: ERC 430
Hometown: Tangshan, China

 

 

Aastha Uppal

Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. Student (Co-Advised with Konrad Rykaczewski)
Mechanical Engineering, M.S., Arizona State University, 2016
Mechanical Engineering, B.E., Cummins College of Engineering, Pune, 2012

Email: auppal5 [at] asu.edu
Lab: ERC 430, ECF 119
Hometown: Chandigarh, India

 

 

Najam Ul Hassan Shah

Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. Student (Co-Advised with Konrad Rykaczewski)
Mechanical Engineering, M.Sc., University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila, 2017
Mechanical Engineering, B.Sc., University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, 2012

Email: nshah35 [at] asu.edu
Office: ERC 433, Lab: ERC 430
Hometown: Kamalia, Pakistan

 

 

Ashish Rana

Mechanical Engineering M.S. Student
Mechanical Engineering, B.Tech., National Institute of Technology Karnataka, 2017

Email: arana7 [at] asu.edu
Lab: ERC 430
Hometown: Dehradun, India

 

 

M.S. Students  

Matt Hart

Mechanical Engineering, 4+1 – B.S.+M.S. Student (Co-Advised with Konrad Rykaczewski)

Email: mhart8 [at] asu.edu
Lab: ERC 430
Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona

 

 

 

B.S. Students

Aaron Schierbrock

Aerospace Engineering B.S. Student

Email: ajschier [at] asu.edu
Lab: ERC 430
Hometown: Chandler, Arizona

 

 

 

Ph.D. Alumni

Minglu Liu, Ph.D. in ME, 2015 – Intel

Yuanyu Ma, Ph.D. in MSE, 2016 – CG Max Design Corp

Matt Ralphs, Ph.D. in ME, 2019 (Co-Advised by Konrad Rykaczewski) – Space Dynamics Laboratory

 

M.S. Alumni 

Ashish Rana, M.S. in ME, 2019 – Ph.D. student at Arizona State University

Jordan Kocher, M.S. in ME, 2019 – Ph.D. student at Georgia Tech

Sanuj Jain, M.S. in ME, 2018 – SunTree Snack Foods

Ninad Sonje, M.S. in ME, 2018 – ASM International N.V. 

Shrinil Shah, M.S. in ME, 2017  – GlobalFoundries

Prajwal Nagaraj, M.S. in ME, 2017  – ASM International N.V.

Sujal Tipnis, M.S. in ME, 2017 (Co-Advised by Konrad Rykaczewski) – ANSYS Fluent

Nicholas Kemme, M.S. in ME, 2017 (Co-Advised by Konrad Rykaczewski) – General Atomics

Manish Nayini, M.S. in ME, 2016 – GlobalFoundries

Kunal Parikh, M.S. in ME, 2015 – ASM International N.V.

Abbas Jaber, M.S. in ME, 2014 – Arizona Public Service

Leah Haling, M.S. in ME, 2014 – Department of Energy

Benjamin Duong, M.S. in ChemE, 2014 – Intel

Norm Fish, M.S. in ME, 2013 – Intel

 

B.S. Alumni

Chandler Scheitlin, B.S. in ME, 2018 (Co-Advised by Konrad Rykaczewski) – Ping Golf

Jordan Kocher, B.S. in ME, 2017 – M.S. student at Arizona State University

Samuel Mokdad, B.S. in ME, 2017 – M.S. student at Arizona State University

William Lee, B.S. in ME, 2015 – Intel

Kyle Ness, B.S. in ME, 2014 – Ford Motor Company

Jason Trevithick, B.S. in ChemE, 2014 – Ph.D. student at Colorado School of Mines

Abbas Jaber, B.S. in ME, 2013 – M.S. student at Arizona State University

Andre Fuentes, B.S. in ChemE, 2013 – Frito Lay

Xiying Chen, B.S. in MSE, 2012 – Ph.D. student at Arizona State University

 

Visiting Researchers

Emil Joseph, 2017-2018, GlobalFoundries