Micro Nano Devices & Systems Lab

People

                                                                                         Fall 2016                                                                                    Spring 2015

                   

                                                                                       Spring 2014                                                                                    Spring 2011

                   

Principal Investigator

Dr. Satish Kumar

Dr. Satish Kumar is currently an Associate professor in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech. He joined Georgia Tech in 2009 as an Assistant Professor. Prior, he worked at IBM Corporation where he was responsible for the thermal management of electronic devices. Kumar received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette in 2007. He received his M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge in 2003 and B.Tech. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati in 2001. His research interests are in electro-thermal transport in carbon nanotube, graphene, and 2D materials based electronic devices, AlGaN/GaN transistors, thermal management, and thermo-electric coolers. He is author or co-author of over 90 journal or conference publications. His contributions to his research field have been recognized by Purdue Research Foundation Fellowship in 2005, 1969 Teaching Fellow from Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning Center at Georgia Tech, 2012 Summer Faculty Fellow from Air Force Research Lab, 2014 Sigma Xi Young Faculty Award, and 2014 DARPA Young Faculty Award.

 

Post-doc


Ajit Kumar Vallabhaneni

Post-doc, Jan 2015-present, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

"Phonon Transport in GaN devices"

 

Ph.D., 2014, Purdue University

"Energy Dissipation and Transport in Carbon nanotubes and Graphenes"

B.E., 2008, Mechanical Engineering, BITS Pilani, India


 


Graduate Students


David Brown

Ph.D., Fall 2012 - present, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

 "Embedded thermoelectric devices for on-chip hotspot cooling and energy harvesting"


B.S., 2012, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology


Awards and Honors: National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2013; Georgia Tech IEN Seed Grant, 2013; National Science Foundation Graduate Research Diversity Supplement, 2012

David


Jialuo Chen

Ph.D., Fall 2013 - present, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

"Carbon Nanotube Network Thin Film Transistors"

M.S., Fall 2010 - Spring 2013  Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

 "Inverse Heat Conduction Problem based on FEM and its application"

B.S., Fall 2006 - Fall 2010  Thermal and Power Engineering, University of Shanghai for Science&Technology

Awards and Honors:  Scholarship in Shanghai Jiao Tong University 2010-2012, Scholarship in University of Shanghai for Science&Technology 2010-2012

JIlauo

Zhequan Yan

Ph.D., Fall 2013 - present, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

"Thermal Transport in Nanoelectronics"

M.S., 2013 Mechanical Engineering, Xi'an Jiao Tong University

 "System design and application of renewable energy; Waste heat utilization and Organic Rankine System"

B.S., Fall 2010 Mechanical Engineering, Xi'an Jiao Tong University

Awards and Honors:  National Scholarship, Excellent Graduate Student Leader Award, Outstanding Graduation Project Award, Xi'an Jiaotong University

Zhequan

Wenqing Shen

Ph.D. Fall 2015 - Present, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

M.S. 2015, Mechanical Engineering, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

“Electronically Cloaked Nanoparticles"

B.S. 2013, Thermal and Power Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

“Influence of Ambient Wind on Solar Updraft Power Plant System”

 

 

Nitish Kumar

Ph.D. Fall 2015 - Present, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

MS, 2015, Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA

"Role of catalysts in biomass gasification with carbon dioxide"

B.Tech., 2012, Aerospace Engineering Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India

Awards and Honors: Institute Silver Medal for the best B. Tech. project in Aerospace Engineering at IIT Kanpur

 

Kishore Karink

M.S., Spring 2016 - present, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

 "Shelter energy use modeling in military forward operating bases "

B.S., Fall 2012 - Fall 2015, Mechanical Engineering, Concentration in Thermal, Fluid, and Energy Systems, Georgia Institute of Technology

 

 


Former Students


Man Prakash Gupta

Joined Ford Motor Company in Dec 2016

Post-doc, Jan 2015-Dec 2016, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

"Electro-thermal modeling of high electron mobility transistors"

Ph.D., 2014, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

"Numerical investigation of carbon nanotube based composites and devices"

M.Tech., 2009, Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India

"Experimental study of hemodynamics in abdominal aortic aneurysm"

B.Tech., 2009, Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India


Awards and Honors:  IEEE TCMPT 2013 Best Paper Award, Outstanding Poster Award and Travel Grant at InterPACK 2013; NSF Travel Award at IMECE 2013; Best Poster Award (2nd) at InterPACK 2011; ENSAM Scholarship 2007; MCM Scholarship 2006, 2007 at IIT Kanpur

Haoxiang Huang

M.S., Fall 2013 - 2016, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

 "Interfacial thermal transport in nanomaterials"

B.S., 2013, Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University

JIlauo

Kam Yu Lee

Joined Intel in 2016

M.S., Fall 2014 - 2016,  Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

 "Shelters modeling for forward operating bases"

B.S., Fall 2006 - Fall 2010  Nuclear and Radiological Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

JIlauo

Daniyal Hassan

M.S., Fall 2014- 2016, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

"Molecular dynamics modelling to investigate thermal conductivity of amorphous coatings in microchannels"

B.S., Fall 2007 to Spring 2011, Mechanical Engineering, Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute, Pakistan

Awards and Honors: Fulbright Scholar 2014 - 2016, Second ranked in undergrad batch (2011)

JIlauo

Seungho Ian Mok

M.S., Spring 2015 - 2016,  Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

“Impact of connecting different types of energy simulation model for data center cooling and waste heat re-utilization"

B.S., Fall 2014  Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

 

 

Liang Chen

Currently: Assistant professor at Xi'an Jiaotong University in China

Ph.D., Fall 2009 - 2015, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

"Thermal transport at interfaces of carbon nano-material using atomistic models"

M.S., Fall 2009 -2015, Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

M.S., 2009, Mechanical Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China

 "Compact heat exchangers, turbo-expander, and gas bearing for cryocoolers"

B.S., 2006, Mechanical Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China

Awards and Honors:  ASME Travel Grant  at IMECE 2013; NSF Travel Grant  at IMECE 2012; Travel Grant Award  of Georgia Tech Research and Innovation Conference 2012; ASME Travel Grant  at IMECE 2011

 

Banafsheh Barabadi

Currently: Post-doc at MIT

 

Ph.D., December 2013, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

"Joule Heating in Planar and 3-D Interconnect Architectures using Pulsed and Non-Periodic Transient Currents"

M.S., 2008, Mechanical Engineering, Villanova University

"Thermal and Fluids"

 

B.S., 2005, Mechanical Engineering, K.N.T University of Technology

 

Awards and Honors:  Best Poster Award (runner up) and Travel Grant at IMECE 2013; Best Poster Award at InterPACK 2013



Matthew Redmond 

M.S., Fall 2013, Georgia Institute of Technology

 "Thermal management of 3D stacked chips using thermoelectric and microfluidic devices."

B.S., 2011, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Currently : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA

Awards and Honors:  Fulbright Fellowship; Outstanding Scholar Award, Georgia Tech, 2011; Travel Grant Winner for Micro-Nano Technology Poster Forum at IMECE, 2011

 

 

Owen Sullivan

M.S., Fall 2012,  Georgia Institute of Technology

 "Embedded thermoelectric devices for on-chip cooling and power generation"

B.S., 2010, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Currently : McKenney's Inc., Atlanta, GA

Awards and Honors: IBM/GRC Graduate Research Fellowship.


Pablo Salazar

Ph.D., Spring 2014, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

"Characterization of ionic liquids integrated with carbon nanotubes"

 

M.S., Spring 2009, Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University

"Analysis of correlators for the prediction of drug binding affinities based on quantum"


B.S., Fall 2006, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, University of Piura (Peru)

Currently: Intel, Portland, OR

Xiuping (Yvette) Chen

M.S., Spring 2014, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

 "Embedded micro-channel liquid cooling for AlGaN/GaN high-electron-mobility transistor (HEMT) and power electronics"


B.S., 2012, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology


Yvette