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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

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Graduate Researchers

Jieun Park



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3rd 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

2nd 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)

1st Year - Ph.D. Student

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

B.S., Materials Science & Engineering

University of Connecticut (2021)

I work on determining local mechanical properties and conductivity within the filler volume region of peptide and protein nanowires in conductive elastomer nanocomposites.

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Eric Chia

3rd Year - Ph.D. Candidate
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

M.S., Mechanical Engineering

National Cheng Kung University (2014)

My research focuses on polymeric nanowires and extension forces effects on conductive elastomer nanocomposites. 

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M.S. Student 
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

B.S., Mechanical Engineering

SRM Institute of Science & Technology (2020)

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My research focuses on bimodal excitation and fast force mapping nanomechanics of oxidized regions in refractory metal cold-spray coatings.

Dhrubajyoti Chowdhury

Undergraduate Researchers

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 Lam Research.

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

 

Undergraduate Students

  • Selena Cho, 2018-2019

  • Catherine Curtin, 2019-2021, now Equipment Engineer, GlobalFoundaries

  • Jacob Davis, 2017-2018, now PhD Student, Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington

  • Ahnya Dague, 2017-2018, now at SharkNinja.

  • 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.

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.

Brittany Nelson

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