People

Fun fact: the current members in the Jena-Xing group were born in 12 different countries and regions around the globe: America, Bangladesh, China, Greece, India, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Peru, Russia, Taiwan, and Vietnam.  In addition, some of the Jena-Xing alums were born in Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Mexico, South Africa, Spain, Poland, Uruguay, and “New Jersey”.

Principal Investigators

Debdeep (DJ) Jena

Debdeep (DJ) Jena

David E. Burr Professor of Engineering

Huili (Grace) Xing

Huili (Grace) Xing

William L. Quackenbush Professor of Engineering

Admin Assistants

Jenna LaMendola

Jenna LaMendola

Admin Assistant

Research Associates & Visiting Professors

Dr. Vladimir Protasenko

Dr. Vladimir Protasenko

Sr. Research Associate

Lab manager & optoelectronics; email

Dr. Kazuki Nomoto

Dr. Kazuki Nomoto

Research Associate

Device processing and testing; email

 Jimy Encomendero

Jimy Encomendero

Research Associate

MBE, tunneling, RTDs; email

Leo Schowalter

Leo Schowalter

Visiting Professor

Lit Thinking

Henryk Turski

Henryk Turski

Visiting Professor

Unipress

Young-Kai Chen

Young-Kai Chen

Visiting Professor

Postdoctoral Researchers

Jonathan McCandless

Jonathan McCandless

Ignite fellow

Ga2O3; email

Ph.D. Students

Prof. Jena's students

Prof. Jena's students

Len van Deurzen

Len van Deurzen

AEP, since 2019

Deep-UV LEDs and lasers, single-photon sources; email

Wenwen Zhao

Wenwen Zhao

AEP, since 2019

Millimeter wave accoustic resonators; email

Chandu Savant

Chandu Savant

MSE, since 2020

MBE; email
Thai-Son Tran Nguyen

Thai-Son Tran Nguyen

MSE, since 2020

MBE; email
Anand Kumar Ithepalli

Anand Kumar Ithepalli

MSE, since 2021

MBE; email
Yuhsin (Cindy) Chen

Yuhsin (Cindy) Chen

MSE, since 2021

MBE; email
Naomi Pieczulewski

Naomi Pieczulewski

MSE, since 2021; NSF GRFP fellow

TEM & MBE; email
Shivali Agrawal

Shivali Agrawal

CBE, since 2021

Materials; email
Sheena Huang

Sheena Huang

ECE, since 2022

opto; email

Madhav Ramesh

Madhav Ramesh

ECE, since 2022

electronics; email
Huijun (Clara) Di

Huijun (Clara) Di

AEP, since 2022

quantum electronics; email
Manas Verma

Manas Verma

AEP, since 2022

MBE, semiconductor-superconductor heterostructures; email

Debaditya Bhattacharya

Debaditya Bhattacharya

ECE, since 2023

Optoelectronics; email

Aias Asteris

Aias Asteris

MSE, since 2023

MBE; email

Pierce Lonergan

Pierce Lonergan

ECE, since 2023

MBE, email

Amit Rohan Rajapurohita

Amit Rohan Rajapurohita

AEP, since 2023

Superconducting RTDs and Qubits

Email

Prof. Xing's students

Prof. Xing's students

Kathleen Smith

Kathleen Smith

AEP, 2018-

Oxide devices; email

Bennet Cromer

Bennet Cromer

MSE, 2019- ; Sloan/Colman fellow

Power devices; email

Eungkyun (EK) Kim

Eungkyun (EK) Kim

ECE, 2021-; NSF GRFP fellow

RF devices; email

Joe Dill

Joe Dill

AEP, 2021-

Power/RF devices; email

Chuan Chang

Chuan Chang

Physics, 2021-

MBE & transport, email

Chang-Kai Yu

Chang-Kai Yu

MSE, 2023-; MS'23

MBE, email

Rafael Panagiotopoulos

Rafael Panagiotopoulos

MSE, 2023-

Nitride devices;

email

Mareum Khan

Mareum Khan

ECE, 2023-

Oxide devices;

email

Wei-Syuan Lin

Wei-Syuan Lin

ECE, 2023-; Cornell-Taiwan Graduate Fellow

Power devices,

email

Jeongwoo Kim

Jeongwoo Kim

ECE, 2023-

Nitride devices;

email

Hangwang Yang

Hangwang Yang

MSE, 2023-

MBE, JJs;

email

Masters Students

Prof. Jena's students

Prof. Jena's students

Akshey Dhar

Akshey Dhar

MS’24, MSE, Device & Processing, email

Qiao Liu

Qiao Liu

MS’24, MSE; device & processing, email

Hardik Murarka

Hardik Murarka

MSE, since 2022

electronics; email
Siyuan Ma

Siyuan Ma

MS’25, MSE, device & processing, email

Jayeesh Arora

Jayeesh Arora

MSE, since 2023

MBE & Electronics, email

Pushpanshu Tripathi

Pushpanshu Tripathi

MS'25

MSE, MOCVD & Devices, email

Prof. Xing's students

Prof. Xing's students

Kun-Yi Lin

Kun-Yi Lin

MS’23, MSE; device & processing, email
Han Zhang

Han Zhang

MS’24, MSE; device & processing, email
Aryan Goli

Aryan Goli

MS’25, MSE; device & simulation, email

Kai Qi

Kai Qi

MS’25, MSE; device & processing, email

Xiaobo Wang

Xiaobo Wang

MS’25, MSE; device & processing; email

Xianzhi Wei

MS’25, MSE; device & processing, email

Yunxuan Xu

Yunxuan Xu

ECE MEng'24

Undergraduate Students

Prof. Xing's students

Prof. Xing's students

Brad Morell

Brad Morell

MSE Class of 2024; ELI awardee; email
Saumya Vashishtha

Saumya Vashishtha

AEP '25

Akhansha Arvind

Akhansha Arvind

ECE '26

Kathryn Zhang

Kathryn Zhang

ECE '24

Prof. Jena's students

Prof. Jena's students

Ambrose Yang

Ambrose Yang

ECE ’24, email

Alumni

PhD Students

Lei Li

Lei Li

PhD’23, ECE, primarily advised by Prof. Jim Hwang; RF devices and circuits
Jonathan McCandless

Jonathan McCandless

ECE, PhD'23; NSF GRFP fellow

Now with Cornell

Zexuan Zhang

Zexuan Zhang

ECE, PhD'23

Now with Intel; email

Jashan Singhal

Jashan Singhal

ECE, PhD'23

now with Intel, email

 Hyunjea Lee

Hyunjea Lee

ECE, PhD'22

Now in Korea; email

 Joseph Casamento

Joseph Casamento

MSE, PhD'22; Sloan/Colman fellow

Now at MIT

Ryan Page

Ryan Page

MSE, PhD'22

Now at Sweden

 John Wright

John Wright

MSE, PhD'22

Now with Menlo; email

 Nicholas Tanen

Nicholas Tanen

MSE

MBE, now with NG
Phillip Dang

Phillip Dang

AEP, PhD'21; NSF GRFP fellow

MBE & transport; with Lam
 Austin Hickman

Austin Hickman

PhD in ECE, 2021

Now at Soctera & Cornell

 Xiang Li

Xiang Li

PhD in ECE, 2021

Now with Amazon
Reet Chaudhuri

Reet Chaudhuri

PhD in ECE, 2021

Now at Intel
 Jimy Encomendero

Jimy Encomendero

PhD'20 in ECE

at Cornell
Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee

PhD in ECE, 2020

Now at TI

 Wenshen Li

Wenshen Li

PhD in ECE, 2020

Now Intel
 Shyam Bharadwaj

Shyam Bharadwaj

PhD in ECE, 2020

Now at HRL
Samuel James Bader

Samuel James Bader

PhD in AEP, 2020

Now at Intel

See sambader.net

Alexander Chaney

Alexander Chaney

PhD in ECE, 2020

Now at AFRL

Brian Calderon*

PhD in ECE, 2018. Now at NRL
Mingda Zhu

Mingda Zhu

PhD in ECE, 2018

II-VI
Mingda Li

Mingda Li

PhD in ECE, 2018

Facebook
Suresh Vishwanath

Suresh Vishwanath

PhD in ECE, 2017

Now with Meta
Rusen Yan

Rusen Yan

PhD in ECE, 2016; postdoc'17

Meta
Bo Song

Bo Song

PhD in EE, 2016

Broadcom
Meng Qi

Meng Qi

PhD in EE, 2015

Facebook
Amit Verma

Amit Verma

PhD in EE, 2015

Faculty at IIT, Kanpur
Ms. Faiza Faria

Ms. Faiza Faria

PhD in EE, 2015

Intel
 SM (Moudud) Islam

SM (Moudud) Islam

PhD in EE, 2015. Postdoc 15-19

Lumiode
Raj Rana

Raj Rana

PhD in EE, 2015

Zongyang Hu

Zongyang Hu

PhD in EE, 2014; postdoc 14-19

Wolfspeed

Pei Zhao

Pei Zhao

PhD in EE, 2014

Guowang Li

Guowang Li

PhD in EE, 2014

Waymo
Satyaki Ganguly

Satyaki Ganguly

PhD in EE, 2014

Now at Wolfspeed-CREE
Berardi Sensale-Rodriguez

Berardi Sensale-Rodriguez

PhD in EE, 2013

Faculty at U. of Utah
Ronghua Wang

Ronghua Wang

PhD in EE, 2013

Startup
Jai Verma

Jai Verma

PhD in EE, 2013

Now at Intel

Jorge Perez*

PhD in ME, 2012

Mexico Space Agency
Guangle Zhou

Guangle Zhou

PhD in EE, 2012

Intel
Jia Guo

Jia Guo

PhD in EE, 2012

Wolfspeed
Tian Fang

Tian Fang

PhD in EE, 2012

Now at Amazon
Kristof Tahy

Kristof Tahy

PhD in EE, 2012

Now at Intel
Aniruddha Konar

Aniruddha Konar

PhD in Physics, 2011

Now at IBM
Kevin Goodman

Kevin Goodman

PhD in EE, 2010

Now at CRANE
Yu Cao

Yu Cao

PhD in EE, 2010

Qorvo
David Deen

David Deen

PhD in EE, 2010

Quantum Industry
Chuanxin Lian

Chuanxin Lian

PhD in EE, 2009

Qorvo

Williams Munoz*

PhD in ME, 2009. Now faculty at Universidad de Chile
John Simon

John Simon

PhD in EE, 2009

Now at NREL
Albert Wang

Albert Wang

PhD in EE, 2008

Now at Transamerica

Postdocs

 Austin Hickman

Austin Hickman

(Postdoc) currently on ACTIVATE Fellowship

RF devices; email

Gianluca Fabi

Gianluca Fabi

Postdoc

Mm-wave; email
Mohammad Javad Asadi

Mohammad Javad Asadi

Postdoc 2019-22

Millimeter-wave; with Qualcomm
Takuya Maeda

Takuya Maeda

Postdoc; JSPS & KIC Fellow 2020-22

Faculty@ U. of Tokyo
Henryk Turski

Henryk Turski

Postdoc, 2017

Unipress

Ms. Yuping Zeng

Postdoc, 2011. Now at U. of Delaware.

Yuanzheng Yue

Postdoc, 2011-14. Now with NXP
Wansik Hwang

Wansik Hwang

Postdoc 2013

Facutly in Korea
Ms. Nan Ma

Ms. Nan Ma

Postdoc 2012-15

Arvind Ajoy

Arvind Ajoy

Postdoc 2013-15

Faculty at IIT Palakkad

Shudong Xiao

Postdoc 2013-15

Corning

Ms. Niti Goel

Postdoc, 2005

Intel
Tom Zimmermann

Tom Zimmermann

Postdoc/VRAP, 2006-11

Facutly at MSU

Qingling Hang

Postdoc, 2008

Ms. Xiangning Luo

Postdoc, 2008

Emcore

Rui Wang

Postdoc, 2010

Prem Kandasamy

Postdoc, 2011

IMEC

Master Students

Avijit Kalra

Avijit Kalra

MS’23, CBE; device & processing, email
Cheng Wang

Cheng Wang

MS’23, MSE; device & processing, email
Brendan Mercado

Brendan Mercado

MEng’23, ECE; Quantum devices, email
Mads Berg

Mads Berg

MEng’23, AEP; email
Devansh Saraswat

Devansh Saraswat

MS’21, MSE; PhD student at Stanford
Emma Long

Emma Long

MS’21, MSE; PhD student at Georgia Tech
Mingli Gong

Mingli Gong

MS’21, MSE; PhD student at OSU
Derek Rowe

Derek Rowe

MS’20 in MSE. Now with HRL
Shao-Ting Ho

Shao-Ting Ho

MS’20 in MSE. Now with ASML
 Jeffrey Miller

Jeffrey Miller

ECE, 2017-20; MS

Accoustic resonators

Yuxing Ren

Yuxing Ren

MS’20 in MSE
 Vasanth Balakrishnan

Vasanth Balakrishnan

MS in MSE’19. Now with ASML
 Anni Wu

Anni Wu

MS’19 in MSE. Now with ASML
 Jui-Yuan (Steven) Hsu

Jui-Yuan (Steven) Hsu

MS’19 in MSE
 Ren Zhong

Ren Zhong

MS’19 in MSE

Brian Schutter

MS 2019
Shuyao Chen

Shuyao Chen

MEng in ECE’19. Now with Intel
Andrew Devine

Andrew Devine

BS’17, MS’18 in MSE

 Connor Dempsey

Connor Dempsey

MEng’18. Now PhD student at UCSB

Aditya Sundar

MS MSE, ’17. Now PhD candidate at UMich

Liheng Jerry Zhang

MS, MSE ’17

Huai-Hsun Burt Lien

MS, MSE ’17. Now PhD candidate at UMich

Yuxin Ji

MEng ECE ’17. Now with TSMC

Hank Liu

MEng ECE ’17. Now with TSMC

Feng-Ming Chang

MEng, ECE’16. Now with TSMC

Kasra Pourang

MS in EE, 2015

Joe Loof

MS in EE, 2014

Xiaodong Yan

MS in EE, 2014

Ms. Subrina Rafique

MS in EE, 2014

Amol Singh

MS in EE, 2010

Ms. Rachel Rasmussen

MS'09

MS. Jing Zhou

MS in EE, 2006

Anubhav Khandelwal

MS in EE, 2005

Undergraduate Students

Justin Tan

Justin Tan

PhD student at UCSB

AEP Class of 2023; email;

Luka Radosavljevic

Master student@Stanford

MSE’22; email

Roland St. Michel

MSE Class of 2022
Sheena Hwang

Sheena Hwang

PhD student @Cornell

ECE’22; ELI awardee; email
Frank Zhang

Frank Zhang

PhD student @Princeton

ECE’22; Rawlings Cornell Presidential Research Scholar email

Simon Ressom

Sophia Handley

Sophia Handley

PhD student @UPenn

AEP’22; ELI awardee; email

Joseph Zullo

ECE Class of 2021; PhD student at Purdue

Bill Liu

MSE’21; PhD student at MIT
Connor Gerlach

Connor Gerlach

AEP’21; PhD student at MIT

Lucy Raymond

MSE Class of 2021

Christopher Mead

MSE BS’20
Nicolas Casazzone

Nicolas Casazzone

BS’19
Joshua Lederman

Joshua Lederman

AEP'19; PhD student at Princeton

Ms. Miaoxiu Tian

BS’18 in MSE

Ms. Malavika Attaluri

BS’19 in ECE
Ms. Xinyi Cai

Ms. Xinyi Cai

BS’19 in MSE
Ms. Vineeta Muthuraj

Ms. Vineeta Muthuraj

BS'19 in MSE

PhD student at UCSB
Ms. Ava Tan

Ms. Ava Tan

ECE ’16, Cornell. PhD’21, UC Berkeley

Ms. Bihan Zhu

BS’14 in Physics, EE

John Weisenberger

BS’15 in EE
Ms. Katrina Magno

Ms. Katrina Magno

BS’15 Physics. Now with Lincoln Lab

Phil Cook

RET

Science teacher, Culver Academy

Ian Lightcap

RET, Clay High School

PhD at U. of Notre Dame

Mark Prochaska

RET’10.  Culver Academy

Jon Valenzuela

BS'09 in EE

PhD at UTEP

Ian Evans

BS’09 in EE

Jason Kulick

BS'09 in EE

President, Co-Founder of Indiana Integrated Circuits, LLC

Ms. Barbara Raynal

BS'11 in EE

Ms. Jane Fleming

BS'11 in Chemistry, EE

CocaCola.

Kevin Burke

BS’12 in Civil Engineering

Former Research Professors, Visiting Professors & Scholars

Visiting Professors

Visiting Professors

Prof. Jia Wang

Nagoya University

Prof. James Hwang

Prof. James Hwang

Mary Upson Visiting Professor

Dr. Xiangyang Li

Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics, CAS

Photodetectors

Ms. Dr. Michelle Kelly

RAP, UND

graphene

Prof. Lei Liu

RAP, UND

THz

Prof. Erhard Kohn

Prof.Ulm University

HEMTs

Prof. Tongbo Wei

Institute of Semiconductors, CAS

DUV technologies

Prof. Yusuke Hayashi

Osaka University

AlN

Visiting students

Visiting students

Ms. Riena Jinno

Ms. Riena Jinno

Visiting PhD Student From Kyoto University, JSPS fellow

2019, Ga2O3
Kuanchen (Kevin) Xiong

Kuanchen (Kevin) Xiong

now with Broadcom

RF, 2D FETs

Swann Duboz

INSA Lion

HEMTs

Enrique Marin

Transport theory