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Group Members

 

 

Dr.Jing Wang

Email: jingw@usf.edu

 

Jing Wang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Dr. Jing Wang is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at University of South Florida. He received two M.S. degrees from the University of Michigan, one in electrical engineering (2000), the other in mechanical engineering (2002), and a Ph.D. degree from University of Michigan in 2006. His research interests include micro/nanofabrication technologies, functional nanomaterials, micromachined sensors and actuators, RF/Microwave/THz devices. He serves as the faculty advisor for Florida IMAPS and AVS student chapters and the chairperson for IEEE joint MTT/AP/ED Florida West Coast Section. He has joined the prestigious IEEE MTT Technical Coordinating Committee 21 (TCC-21) on RF MEMS topic.

 

Paula C. Algarin-Amaris

Email: palgarin@mail.usf.edu

Paula C. Algarin-Amaris

Ph.D Candidate

Paula Algarin received her B.S degree in Electrical Engineering in 2005 at Universidad del Norte (Barranquilla, Colombia) and her M.S in Electrical Engineering in 2008 at USF. The continuous need to reduce the dimensions of the elements in integrated circuits has prompted intense research for the incorporation of nanometer scale devices into current semiconductor technologies. Current work explores the fabrication of nanostructured devices, known as Supercapacitors and Ultracapacitors, for energy storage applications using atomic layer deposited (ALD) high-k materials

Tianpeng Wu

Email: tianpeng@mail.usf.edu

Tianpeng Wu

Ph.D Candidate

Tianpeng Wu receive his B.S in Applied Physics in University of Electronics Science and Technology of China in 2007 and M.S in Electrical Engineering in Polytechnic Institute of New York University in 2009. He is now pursuing his Ph.D in E.E with specialties in Microelectricmechanical System (MEMS). His Ph.D project focuses on development miniaturized mass spectrometer for harsh environmental monitoring application.

Adrian E.Avila

Email: aeavila@mail.usf.edu

Adrian E. Avila

Ph.D Candidate

Adrian E. Avila received the B. Eng. degree in 2000 and the MS. Eng. Degree in 2006, both in Mechanical Engineering from Universidad de Norte (Barranquilla, Colombia). He is currently pursuing a PhD. degree in Electrical Engineering where he is working on development of ultrasensitive MEMS resonator-based sensors.

 

Di Lan

Email: dilan@mail.usf.edu

Di Lan

Ph.D Candidate

Di Lan received his BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from San Francisco State University in 2009 and 2012, respectively. Since June 2008, he has been working in SF Bioelectronics Lab and involved in projects related to LC based MEMS passive sensor design and low frequency wireless power transfer with AC/DC conversion for biomedical applications. Since fall 2012, he has joined RF MEMS Transducers group in USF and his main research interests include RF integrated circuit design and MEMS oscillator design.  

Juan Castro

Ph.D Candidate

Juan Castro received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering (summa cum laude) and M.B.A from the Autonomous University of Baja California, Mexico, in 2005, and 2011 respectively, the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of South Florida, in 2014. Juan is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering at the University of South Florida, Tampa.

Juan is recipient of the 2012 prestigious doctoral fellowship by the CONACYT (The Mexican National Council for Science and Technology) as a doctoral student at USF College of Engineering, Tampa. Juan currently research is related developing novel microwave materials for additive manufacturing of RF and Microwave components.

Juan has around 6 years of work experience in industry in quality and reliability engineering for medical devices and consumer electronics in companies such as: (Panasonic, COVIDIEN now Medtronic and NYPRO Healthcare a Jabil Company).

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Dr. Julie Lutti

Email: julielutti@usf.edu

Julie Lutti, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Alumni

Dr. Julie Lutti has joined the group as a postdoctoral fellow since October 2011. She received her MS-equivalent degree from “Ecole Nationale Superieure de Marseille”, France, in 2001 and her PhD from Cardiff University, UK, in 2005. Her dissertation thesis was in the area of quantum dot laser diodes. She then pursued research in the area of optical biosensing by using microresonators to improve their detection limit down to single molecules or viruses. She joined the group in October 2011 to work on the development of a Terahertz radiation detector, while pursuing her interests in optical biosensing and studying of novel types of materials for laser diodes.

Dr. Cesar Morales

Email: camorale@mail.usf.edu

Cesar Morales, Ph.D.

Alumni

Affiliation: Qorvo, North Carolina

Dr. Cesar Morales received his M.S. and PhD degree in Electrical Engineering at University of South Florida in 2007 and 2011, respectively. His dissertation research was entitled "Magneto-Dielectric Polymer Nanocomposite Engineered Substrate for RF and Microwave Antennas". He joined RF Micro Devices, Inc. (RFMD) to work as a senior RF design engineer since beginning of 2012.

Dr. I-Tsang Wu

Email: iwu@mail.usf.edu

I-Tsang Wu, Ph.D.

Alumni

Affiliation: Qorvo, North Carolina

I-Tsang Wu was a PhD student in the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of South Florida (USF) and a member of the RF MEMS Transducers Group since summer 2008. He received his BSEE and MSEE in Electrical Engineering from USF in 2008 and 2011, respectively and his Ph.D in 2014. Throughout his MS career, he has been funded by several fellowship awards. In addition, I-Tsang has taken an internship position at Modelithics, a local spin-off company that specializes in high-precision measurements and models for microwave/RF design simulation. His dissertation work involves design, fabrication and characterization of mass-producible high-Q micromechanical resonators for RF/MW applications with minimum IC-compatible processing steps.

 

Dr. Julio Mario Dewdney

Email: jdewdney@mail.usf.edu

Julio Mario Dewdney, Ph.D.

Alumni

Affiliation: Qorvo, North Carolina

Over the past decade, a great deal of research effort has been devoted to development of low-power and high-Q micromechanical resonators that are well-suited for a variety of frequency reference and signal processing functionalities, such as oscillators, mixers and frond-end filters at higher frequency bands (e.g., UHF and beyond), on to a single chip. Currently, devices based on mechanical vibration such as quartz crystals and surface acoustic wave (SAW) are widely used to implement high-Q oscillators and band-pass filters in communications transceivers .

 

Dr. Dewney dissertation research was entitled "Low Loss VHF and UHF Filters for Wireless Communications Based Piezoelectrically-Transduced Micromechanical Resonators".

Dr. Mikhail Ladanov

Email:mladanov@mail.usf.edu

Mikhail Landanov, Ph.D.

Alumni

Affiliation: INTEL, Portland, OR.

Mikhail Ladanov earned his PhD. degree in Electrical Engineering in December 2012, where he was working on ZnO nanostructures for multifunctional applications: growth, characterization and device fabrication.

Dr. Mian Wei

Email: mwei@mail.usf.edu

Mian Wei, Ph.D.

Alumni

Affiliation: INTEL, Portland, OR.

Mian Wei received her B.S. degree in Electronic Information & Automation from Tianjin University of Science & Technology, China, in 2007. She earned her PhD degree in 2014, She was part of the RF MEMS Transducers lab in Electrical Engineering at University of South Florida with focus on post-transistor integration of MEMS resonators by using low temperature materials such as electroplated-nickel.

 

Dr. Ashish Chaudhary

Email: ashish.chaudhary@sri.com

Ashish Chaudhary, Ph.D.

Alumni

Ashish Chaudhary received MS in Electrical Engineering from USF in Dec 2004, after which he worked as research engineer at Center for Ocean Technology (COT) with focus on development of miniature Cylindrical Ion Trap (CIT) Mass Spectrometer using MEMS technology. In April 2007, he switched to SRI International with focus on development ofminiaturization of various mass spectrometer components and integration using the MEMS approach. Ashish earned his Ph.D degree in 2014, while working at SRI. His main research interests include radical miniaturization of mass spectrometer system using novel materials, sensor development and MEMS packaging.

 

Dr. Ivan F. Rivera

Email: ifrivera@mail.usf.edu

Ivan F. Rivera Ph.D

Alumni

Affiliation: INTEL, Portland, OR.

Ivan F. Rivera received his M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering in May 2010 and a M.S. in Biomedical and Chemical Engineering in May 2012. He is currently pursuing a PhD. degree in Biomedical and Chemical Engineering where he is currently working on developing Microfluidic/Nanofluidic devices for biological science applications.

 

Dr. Olawale Ajayi

Email: oajayi@mail.usf.edu

Olawale Ajayi, Ph.D.

Alumni

Affiliation: INTEL, Portland, OR.

Olawale Ajayi received B.Sc. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and B.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the Polytechnics of Ibadan, Nigeria and Clark Atlanta University, Georgia in 2002 and 2006 respectively. He received his MS degree in Electrical Engineering at The Ohio State University in 2008. He earned his Ph.D degree in 2014 at University of South Florida in Tampa. His dissertation research focuses on small antenna design and Terahertz (THz) imaging systems. These include silicon processing techniques, thin film deposition, photo lithography and e-beam lithography, and related micro/nano-fabrication techniques.

Dr. Ophir Ortiz

Ophir Ortiz, Ph.D.

Alumni

Affiliation: Rutgers University

Dr. Ophir (Gigi) Ortiz has graduated with her PhD degree in Electrical Engineering at University of South Florida in May 2010 and has been working as a postdoctoral fellow at New Jersey Center for Biomaterials at Rutgers University. Her PhD work on active surface topographies in constrained hydrogel films for biomedical applications was jointly advised by Dr. Ryan Toomey and Dr. Jing Wang.

Dr. Vinicio Carias

Email: vinicio@mail.usf.edu

Vinicio Carias, Ph.D

Alumni

Vinicio Carias received a B.S degree in Electrical Engineering along with a minor in Biomedical Engineering from Northeastern University. While at Northeastern University, he completed two 6-month internships at Instrumentation Laboratory, Lexington MA and had undergraduate research experience at the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing, where he developed an interest in nanotechnology with medical applications. Vinicio is the recipient of the NSF Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship and the USF Graduate Student Success (GSS) Fellowship. He earned his master's degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of South Florida in 2011. He is currently pursuing his PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering at USF jointly supervised by Dr. Jing Wang (Electrical Engineering) and Dr. Ryan Toomey (Chemical & Biomedical Engineering). The goal of his dissertation research project is to develop stimuli responsive polymer nanocomposite materials that can be utilized for remotely-controlled drug delivery microchips.

Kosol Son

Email: kson@mail.usf.edu

Kosol Son, MSEE

Alumni

Affiliation: Space Micro Inc.

Kosol Son graduated with his MS degree in Electrical Engineering in April 2011 by working on a project related to development of infrared detector with slot antenna-coupled microbolometer. He joined Space Micro Inc. since 2011.

Mingke Xiong

Email: mxiong@mail.usf.edu

Mingke Xiong ,MSEE

Alumni

Affiliation: AEM Inc.

Mingke Xiong received her B.E. degree in Material Science and Technology from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China in 2007. Mingke Xiong graduated with her MS degree in June 2010. Her research was focused on development of UHF micromechanical resonators and arrays based on silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology. She joined AEM, Inc. as a process engineer since June 2010.

 

Kevin Kellogg

Email: kckellog@mail.usf.edu

Kevin Kellogg, MSEE

Alumni

Affiliation: Modelithics, Inc.

Kevin Kellogg is pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering. In 2012, he received his MSEE And BSEE in Electrical Engineering from University of South Florida. As an undergraduate, he was involved in the Research Experience for Undergraduates program with the task of designing and building a plasma-enhanced atomic layer deposition system (PE-ALD).Upon completion, it was awarded on merit of vacuum technology design and application at the American Vacuum Societies 57th Annual international symposium.

Jagan Rajagopalan

Email: jvrajago@mail.usf.edu

Jagan Rajagopalan, MSEE

Alumni

Affiliation: Qorvo, North Carolina

Jagan Rajagopalan received his MS degree in Electrical Engineering in August 2010 by working on a project related to system analysis and design of RF hardware for a passive wireless sensor network using passive nodes. He joined TriQuint Semiconductor since August 2010.

Michael Depaz

Michael Depaz, MSEE

Alumni

Affiliation: .

Michael Depaz graduated with his MS degree in Electrical Engineering in October 2007 by working on a project related to processing and characterization of Zinc oxide thin films.

 

Latest Updates

July 31, 2012

Julio passed his Ph.D defense.

Congratulations, Dr.Dewdney.

December, 2012

Mikhail Landanov passed his Ph.D defense.

Congratulations Dr. Landanov!

August, 2014 to December 2014.

Olawale Ajayi passed his Ph.D defense.

Mian Wei passed his Ph.D defense.

I-Tsang Wu passed his Ph.D defense.

Ashish Chaudhary passed his Ph.D defense.

Congratulations Dr. Ajayi, Dr. Wu, Dr. Wei, and Dr. Chaudhary.

July, 2015

Vinicio Carias passed his Ph.D defense.

Congratulations, Dr. Carias.

 

 

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