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 materials science postdoctoral fellow at the Molecular Foundry in Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His research focuses on heat and charge transport, thermal energy storage, phase change, 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

 

 

Matt Ralphs

Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. Student (Co-Advised with Konrad Rykaczewski)
Mechanical Engineering, M.S., Utah State University, 2016
Mechanical Engineering, B.S., Utah State University, 2012

Email: mralphs [at] asu.edu
Office: ECA 239B, Lab: ERC 430, ECF 119
Hometown: Logan, UT

 

 

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

 

 

Theodore Ndukaife

Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. Student 
Mechanical Engineering, M.Sc., Purdue University Northwest, 2016
Chemical Engineering, B.S., University of Lagos, 2012

Email: tndukaif [at] asu.edu
Office: ERC 433, Lab: ERC 430
Hometown: Anambra, Nigeria

 

 

M.S. Students  

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

 

 

Jordan Kocher

Mechanical Engineering M.S. Student
Mechanical Engineering, B.S. Arizona State University, 2017

Email: jdkocher [at] asu.edu
Lab: ERC 430
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

 

 

 

B.S. Students

Aaron Schierbrock

Aerospace Engineering B.S. Student

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

 

 

Matt Hart

Mechanical Engineering B.S. Student (Co-Advised with Konrad Rykaczewski)

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

 

 

 

Ph.D. Alumni

Minglu Liu, Ph.D. in ME, 2015 – Intel

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

 

M.S. Alumni 

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 – ANSYS Fluent

Nicholas Kemme, M.S. in ME, 2017 – 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

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