Personnel

Researchers

sundaresan_tn Prof. Vishnu-Baba Sundaresan
Lab Director
Virginia Tech 2007
robertnorthcutt Robert Northcutt, Ph.D.,
Postdoctoral Researcher
OSU 2015

Doctoral Students

Post-Candidacy

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Paul Gilmore

Degrees: B.S. (Mech. Engg.) OSU, M.S. (Mech. Engg.)
Dissertation Title: Design of Conducting Polymer Cathodes for Potassium-Air Battery
Short Description: The objective of this dissertation is to develop novel membranes that can act as barrier membranes for selective species that can be applied broadly in metal air batteries and other novel energy storage devices.

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Prasant Vijayaraghavan

Degrees: B.S. (Chem. Engg.) Anna Univ, M.S. (Chem. Engg.) OSU
Dissertation Title: Investigating the Effect of Thermoelectric Processing on Ionic Aggregation in Smart Material Ionomer Composites
Short Description: The objective of this dissertation is to identify materials, processing parameters that can be used for 3D printing smart multifunctional composites.

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Srivatsava Krishnan

Degrees: B.E. (Aero. Engg.) Anna Univ, M.S. (Mech. Engg.) OSU
Dissertation Title: Effect of Interfacial Adhesion on the Luminance of Mechanoluminescent Smart Structures
Short Description: This dissertation focuses on designing optical multifunctional structures that will use mechanoluminescence for design of structures, structural optimization, health monitoring and prognosis.

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Travis Hery

Degrees: B.E. (Mech. Engg.) MIT
Dissertation Title: Development of Pore Spanning Conducting Polymer as a Reversible Shutdown Membrane Separators for Li-ion Batteries
Short Description: This dissertation focuses on developing ionic redox transistors into a membrane separator that can be used to reversibly shutdown Li-ion batteries.

(pre-candidacy)

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Vijay Venkatesh

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Sujasha Gupta

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Parker Evans

 (Au2015 – present)
B.S. (MechE) BITS-Pilani
 (Au2016 – present)
M.S. (Mat.Sci.) UF
(Au2016 – present)
M.S., Univ of Arizona

Masters Students (Thesis)

None

Masters Students (Non-Thesis)

 

Hugo van Der Walt
 (Au2017- present)
B.S. (MechE) OSU 2016

Undergraduate Students

None

Alumni

Ph.D.

  1. Vinithra Venugopal, Ph.D. (Graduate student 2011-2016), Intel Corporation
  2. Robert Northcutt, Ph.D. (Graduate student 2010-2015), currently postdoctoral researcher in CAPS and continuing to push the boundaries on ionic active materials.
  3. Hao Zhang, Ph.D. (Graduate student 2009-2013), currently employed in NY.

Master of Science (Thesis)

  1. Thomas Ziebro, M.S. (Mechanical Engineering), General Motors
  2. Srivatsava Krishnan, M.S. (Mechanical Engineering), currently continuing in Ph.D.
  3. Paul Gilmore, M.S. (Mechanical Engineering), currently continuing in Ph.D.
  4. Andrew Morgan, B.S./M.S. (Virginia Commonwealth University 2010-2012)
    Parker-Hannifin Corporation (since Aug 2014)

Master of Science (Non-Thesis)

  1. Adam Fox, M.S. (Mechanical Engineering), Battelle Corporation

B.S. (Hons).

  1. Chris Marino, B.S. (Hons), (Undergraduate Researcher, 2015-16), Armstrong World Industries
  2. John Thornton, B.S. (Hons), (Undergraduate Researcher 2013-2016), Graduate program, Stanford
  3. Hugo van der Walt, B.S. (Hons), (Undergraduate Researcher 2015-2016), Graduate program, OSU
  4. Jacob Maddox, B.S. (Hons), (Undergraduate Researcher 2015-2016), Tata Consultancy Services
  5. Thomas Ziebro, B.S. (Hons), (Undergraduate Researcher 2015-2016), Graduate program, OSU

Visiting scholars

  1. Pedro Urbina (Monterrey Tech, Mexico) – Drive over Wireless (DoWi)  (Jan 2013 – Dec 2013)
    Postdoctoral researcher in Mechanical engineering at Monterrey Tech, Mexico
  2. Gris Rios (Monterrey Tech, Mexico) – Wireless Hybrid Control System (Summer 2014)
    Masters student in Mechanical Engineering at Monterrey Tech, Mexico

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