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The NITE Team

The NITE team comprises talented, motivated individuals that thrive in advancing materials research in dynamic environments to meet broader, societal needs and goals. We routinely collaborate across all disciplines and look forward to working with you in the near future!

PI

Stephen S. Nonnenmann

Associate Professor

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Adjunct Faculty

Chemical Engineering

Postdoc, Materials Science & Engineering
University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D., Materials Science & Engineering
Drexel University 
M.S., Materials Science & Engineering
University of Central Florida
B.S., Glass Engineering Science 

NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University

Graduate Researchers


Jieun Park


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My research studies the effects of embedded electric field concentrators on the functional properties of oxide thin films, with an emphasis on memristor and resistive switching applications.

M.S. Student 
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

B.S., Mechanical Engineering

SRM Institute of Science & Technology (2020)

My research focuses on bimodal excitation and fast force mapping of nanomechanics for hard coatings and soft polymeric matrices.

Undergraduate Researchers

I am currently working on two projects: 1) studying the effects of mechanical strain on the conductivity of polymer-pili nanocomposite materials for stretchable electronics applications; and 2) the synthesis and characterization of solution-processed reduced graphene oxide (rGO) for memory applications.

Catherine Curtin

Undergraduate Researcher

B.S., Mechanical Engineering (exp 2021)

Erin Bergeron

Undergraduate Researcher

B.S., Mechanical Engineering (exp 2023)

I am working on layer-by-layer assembly of solution-processed nanocrystal thin films for electronics and memory applications.

Erin Carney

Undergraduate Researcher

B.S., Mechanical Engineering (exp 2023)

I am working on layer-by-layer assembly of solution-processed nanocrystal thin films for electronics and memory applications.

Lucy Madden

Undergraduate Researcher

B.S., Mechanical Engineering (exp 2023)

I am working on layer-by-layer assembly of solution-processed nanocrystal thin films for electronics and memory applications.

Jessica Wu

Undergraduate Researcher

B.S., Mechanical Engineering (exp 2023)

I am working on layer-by-layer assembly of solution-processed nanocrystal thin films for electronics and memory applications.

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NITE Alumni

Graduate Students

  • Dr. Zimu Zhou, 2013-2020, now at Park Systems.

  • Dr. Jiaying Wang, 2013-2018, now at Applied Materials.

  • Dr. Jiaxin Zhu, 2013-2018, now at Prudential Financial.

 

Undergraduate Students

  • Selena Cho, 2018-2019

  • Jacob Davis, 2017-2018, now PhD Student, UMass Offshore Resources and Renewable Energy Lab

  • Ahnya Dague, 2017-2018, now at L3 Harris Space and Airborne Systems.

  • Meghan Glade, 2017-2018, now at MathWorks.

  • Eli Mattingly, 2017, now PhD Student, Harvard-MIT, Medical Engineering & Medical Physics.

  • Dylan Masi, 2015-2017, now at Invenergy LLC.

  • Thomas Brennan, 2016-2017, now at ExxonMobil.

  • Gregory Forbes, 2014-2015, now at Stanford University, Civil and Environmental Engineering.

2nd Year - Ph.D. Student
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

M.S., Machine Design & Materials

Konkuk University (2018)

B.S., Mechanical Engineering

Konkuk University (2016)

My research studies the evolution of vacancy distributions along electroactive oxide surfaces and interfaces as a function of strain, composition, and work function difference.

SuRyeon Lee

1st Year - Ph.D. Student 
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

M.E., Materials Science and Engineering

Inha University (2019)

B.S., Materials Science and Engineering

Inha University (2017)

Dhrubajyoti Chowdhury