PhD Graduates

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Dr. Angela McConnell

Ph.D. ME 2005. Epson. Angie’s thesis work involved the first detailed studies of the impacts of impurities and grain boundaries on the thermal conductivities in polysilicon films. She also made some of the first measurements of the thermal conductivities along single walled carbon nanotubes. She spent time with Epson in the UK and we are […]

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Dr. Yue Liang

Ph.D. ME 2006. Yue Liang’s primary dissertation advisor was Professor Jim Plummer, Electrical Engineering Department, Stanford. Her thesis dealt with lattice-mismatched SiGe film growth and the development of innovative memory devices.

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Dr. Jae-Mo Koo

Ph.D. ME 2005. Jae-Mo developed compact simulation methodologies for two phase flow in microchannel convection. His groundbreaking Journal of Heat Transfer paper on the application of microchannel cooling to 3D circuits is now highly cited. Where are you Jae-Mo? Hope all is well. You were always a quiet guy, but this is getting to be […]

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Dr. Peng Zhou

Ph.D. ME. 2002. Peng spent time as the Directorof Research and Development, Tesla Motors, and now works in an energy startup in China. Peng’s thesis involved experimental characterization of thermomechanical deflections in electronic packaging structures, in particular using an innovative speckled-correlation based methodology.

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Dr. Maxat N. Touzelbaev

Ph.D. ME 2000. Max’s thesis involved subcontinuum simulations of phonon transport in diamond films and near diamond interfaces. He spent several years at AMD culiminating in his role as Manager of Packaging Engineering. He now works as a consultant with Glew Engineering in Mountain View.

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Dr. Per G. Sverdrup

Ph.D. ME 2000, Member Technical Staff, Intel, Santa Clara. Per’s thesis was the first of several tackling the problem of subcontinuum phonon transport in nanotransistors, and he also lead an innovative experiment on phonon emission from hotspots in silicon.

Dr. Aditya Sood

Dr. Aditya Sood

PhD MSE 2017. Postdoc at SLAC national lab, Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences [https://sites.google.com/view/adityasood]. Aditya’s research focused on nanoscale thermal transport in novel 2D materials & devices, and defect-rich crystals. This included the demonstration of a nanoscale thermal transistor in MoS2, and the first direct measurements of heat transport near a grain boundary. […]

Dr. Shilpi Roy

Dr. Shilpi Roy

Shilpi received her B.S. with honors in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics from the University of Arizona in 2007, and her M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 2010. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University and is a recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research […]

Dr. Jeremy Rowlette

Dr. Jeremy Rowlette

Ph.D. EE 2010. Senior Electro-Optics Engineer, Daylight Solutions, San Diego, CA. Jeremy’s thesis involved parallel electron-phonon monte carlo simulations for nanotransistors, as well as radiation absorption by silicon nanocrystals in oxide films. At Daylight, he has been working on the development, packaging, and commercialization of quantum cascade lasers for near IR applications in defense and […]