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 July 2021)

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

 

Ph.D. Students

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 Ph.D. Student
Mechanical Engineering, M.S., Arizona State University, 2019
Mechanical Engineering, B.Tech., National Institute of Technology, Karnataka, 2017

Email: arana7 [at] asu.edu
Office: ERC 433, Lab: ERC 430
Hometown: Dehradun, India

 

Shreyas Kanetkar

Chemical Engineering Ph.D. Student (Co-Advised with Konrad Rykaczewski)
Chemical Engineering, M.S., North Carolina State University, Raleigh, 2021
Chemical Engineering, B.Tech., SRM University, Chennai, 2019

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

 

 

M.S. Students

Ming-Hsien Sun

Mechanical Engineering M.S. Student 
Aeronautics and Astronautics, B.S., National Cheng Kung University, 2017

Email: msun53 [at] asu.edu
Lab: ERC 430
Hometown: Hualien, Taiwan

 

 

 

Ph.D. Alumni

Wilson Kong, Ph.D. in MSE, 2021 (Co-Advised with Konrad Rykaczewski) – Postdoc at Air Force Research Laboratory

Zhongyong Wang, Ph.D. in MSE, 2021 – Postdoc at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Prathamesh Vartak, Ph.D. in MSE, 2020 – Intel

Seid Sadat, Ph.D. in ME, 2020 – AV Lab Inc.

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

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

Minglu Liu, Ph.D. in ME, 2015 – Intel

 

M.S. Alumni 

Nathan Casey, M.S. in ChemE, 2022 – (Co-Advised with Konrad Rykaczewski) – ASM America

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 with Konrad Rykaczewski) – ANSYS Fluent

Nicholas Kemme, M.S. in ME, 2017 (Co-Advised with 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

Matthew Hart, B.S. in ME, 2019 (Co-Advised by Konrad Rykaczewski) – Apple Inc.

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