People

2016groupGroup – Fall 2016
Principal Investigator
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Marina S. Leite
Assistant Professor of
Materials Science and Engineering
Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics
2123 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building

College Park, MD 20742-2115, USA
phone:
+1 (301) 405 0231
e-mail: mleite@umd.edu

 

Post-doc Researchers

Dr. Mmdiasariama Dias
Schlumberger Foundation fellow
Photovoltaics

 

 

Graduate Research Assistants
Chen Gong websiteChen Gong
MSE (Oct/2013 – present)
Research: plasmonics
E-mail: cgong1@umd.edu

Education: Materials Sci. & Eng.

 

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Elizabeth Tennyson
MSE (Oct/2013 – present)
Research: photovoltaics
E-mail: b10sun@umd.edu
Education: Physics

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John Howard
MSE (Jan/2016 – present)
Research: photovoltaics
E-mail: jhoward7@umd.edu
Education: Physics & Math

 

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Zack Benson
Physics (Jan 2017 – present)
Research: optical materials
Undergraduate Students

Alan Kaplan (MSE, UMD), Sep 2016 – present: plasmonics
Erica Lee (MSE, UMD), Sept 2017 – present: photovoltaics

Former Group Members
PhD Students:
♦ Alexander Yulaev (MSE, UMD), Jan/2014 – Sept 2017: all-solid-state batteries, graphene
   Now post-doc at CNST/NIST
♦ Griffin Godbey (MSE, UMD), June 2015 – May 2016: energy storage
   Now graduate student at UMD, MSE
Undergraduate Students:
♦ Zinab Jadidi (MSE, UMD), Jan 2016 – June 2017: all-solid-state batteries
   Now graduate student at UC Berkeley (NSF fellow)
♦ Brady Gunnarsson (ECE, UMD), Jan 2016 – Aug 2017: photovoltaics
Now graduate student at Princeton University
♦ Garrett Wessler (MSE, UMD), May 2015 – May 2016: plasmonics
   Now graduate student at Duke Univ, MSE (NSF fellow)
♦ Cynthia Yu (ECE, CalPoly), Summer 2015: all-solid-state batteries
   Now undergraduate student at California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo
♦ Clayton Blythe (Physics, Central College), Summer 2015: all-solid-state batteries
   Now undergraduate student at Central College
♦ Lucas Wilian (Physics, Univ. Uberlandia), Summer 2015: photovoltaics
   Now undergraduate student at University of Uberlandia, MG, Brazil
♦ Sadia Naseem (MSE, UMD), Sept – Dec 2015: photovoltaics
   Now engineer at Texas Instrument
♦ Allen Chang (MSE, UMD), Jan 2014 – July 2015: plasmonics
   Now graduate student at UMass, Amherst, Polymer Science program (NSF fellow)
♦ Eric Bailey (Undergrad, MSE, UMD), Jan 2014 – May 2015: photovoltaics
   Now graduate student at UPenn, MSE (NSF fellow)
♦ Ellen Cesewski (Undergrad, MSE, UMD), June 2014 – May 2015: plasmonics
   Now graduate student at Virginia Tech
♦ Mariana Rico (Undergrad, ECE, UMD), Jan – May 2015: photovoltaics
   Now undergraduate student at ECE, UMD
♦ Christopher Yeager (Undergrad, Physics & Math, UMD), June – Dec 2014: photovoltaics
   Now Business Technology Analyst at Deloitte, UMD
High School Students:
♦ Amida Koroma (Eleanor Roosevelt High School), summer 2017: plasmonics
   Now high-school student at ERHS
♦ Anna Park (Eleanor Roosevelt High School), Sept 2016 – May 2017: perovskites
   Now undergraduate student at Carnegie Mellon University (MSE)
♦ Anusha Dixit (Poolesville High School), summer 2016: photovoltaics
   Now undergraduate student at UMD (Aerospace Eng.)
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2014groupGroup – Summer 2014