Past Researchers

APRL in 2013

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2013 Research Staff
Tonya Griffin - Handles group logistics including new hires
Diane Griffith - Handles ordering supplies and graduate coursework
Benjamin Lund - Lab manager coordinates CEHMS Center and polymer/composites research
Connie Manz - Lab manager coordinates lab meetings, lab supplies, lab logistics, lab finances, lab budget, new hires, lab visitors
Nithya Ramachandran - Handles finance and accounting
Julieta Terry - Handles travel, expenses and lab visitors
Ashley Willess - Works with graduate student course scheduling
2013 Postdoc Researchers
Randy Allen - Joined the group in Sept. 2013 after receiving a PhD from Stanford University working with Profs. Zhenan Bao and Gerry Fuller
Benjamin Lund - Joined group in 2013 as Assistant Director of the NSF Industry-University Collaborative Reserch Center, The Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems (CEHMS)
Dongmei Shao - Joined group in 2013 in collaboration with Ken Lee (UT Southwestern)
Yulong Shen - Joined group in 2013 in collaboration with Prof. Jason Slinker (UT Dallas)
Xiling Tang - Joined group from The Ohio St. University in 2013
2013 Doctoral Researchers
David Arreaga-Salas - CONACYT scholar in 2nd year @ APRL
Adrian Avendano-Bolivar - CONACYT scholar in 2nd year @ APRL
Cary Baur - 3rd year graduate student in Chemistry joined APRL in 2013; awarded NSF SBIR as PI in the area of 3D Printing with local startup company Syzygy Memory Plastics
Connie Manz - Became lab manager in 2013
Aldo Garcia-Sandoval - Joined the group as a CONACYT fellow in ME in 2013
Tony Kang - Joined the group as a graduate student in ME in 2013
Jonathan Reeder - Received the NSF graduate fellowship, NSF East Asia Pacific Summer Institutes Fellowships and Texas Biomedical Device Fellowship in 2013
Radu Reit - Joined the group in 2013 as an NSF graduate fellow and Texas Biomedical Device Center Fellow
Dustin Simon - Selected as a Texas Biomedical Device Fellow in 2013; lead subcontract researcher on NSF SBIR awarded to local startup company Vulintus
Taylor Ware - Successfully defended his PhD in MSE in Oct. as an NSF graduate fellow and joined the Air Force Research Labs in Nov.
Kejia Yang - Joined the group in 2013 as a Chemistry graduate student
2013 Undergraduate Researchers
Vedika Agrawal (freshman)
Saud Ahmed (senior)
Raheel Ata (junior)
Pramukh Atluri (freshman)
Grant Beall (junior)
Eric Chen (freshman)
Raiyan Choudhury
Javier Fernandez-Han (freshman)
Andrew Ford (junior)
Caitlynn Fortner (freshman)
Eric Greene (senior)
Sam Hartke (freshman)
Saud Hassan (junior)
Kevin Korzekwa (sophomore)
Ryan Marcotte (junior)
Melanie Maurer (sophomore)
Adam Mendonca (freshman)
Mahir Moin (sophomore)
Lauren O'Neal (freshman)
Vivek Raman (junior)
Abhishek Raj (senior)
Sakthi Rajendran (junior)
Robert Secheli (freshman)
Conan St. John (senior)
Andrew Vaccaro (freshman)
Andrew Wei (freshman)
Daniel Zamorano (junior)
APRL in 2012


2012 Visiting Scientists
Matthew Di Prima - Visiting scientist from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
2012 Postdoc Researchers
Wenzhe Cao - Joined the group in 2012 after receiving a PhD from Princeton University working with Prof. Sigurd Wagner; went on to work at McKinsey and Co.
Yuvaraj Haldorai - Graduated in 2012 from APRL and took a faculty position at Pusan University in S. Korea
2012 Doctoral Researchers
David Arreaga-Salas - CONACYT scholar in 1st year @ APRL
Adrian Avendano-Bolivar - CONACYT scholar in 1st year @ APRL
Connie Manz - First student in UT Dallas MSE history to receive all A's in her core courses and be exempt from the qualifier
Jonathan Reeder - Spent 6 months in Japan working with collaborator Takao Someya
Dustin Simon - 2nd year graduate student in APRL
Taylor Ware - 3rd year student and NSF graduate fellow in APRL
2012 Undergraduate Researchers

Raheel Ata (sophomore)
Eric Greene (junior)
Clive Liu (senior)
Courtney Keeler (senior)
Kevin Korzekwa (freshman)
Ryan Marcotte (sophomore)
Melanie Maurer (freshman)
Dimitri Porcelli (junior @ MIT)
Vivek Raman (sophomore)
Abhishek Raj (junior)
Steven Shaffer (senior)
Sagar Shah (sophomore)
Cory Swanson (senior @ Univ. of Portland)
Brayden Ware (senior @ MIT)
Zoe Wilson (junior)

APRL in 2011

2011 Postdoc Researchers
Yuvaraj Haldorai - Joined APRL in Oct. 2011
2011 Doctoral Researchers
Connie Manz - Joined the group from a consulting position at Mars and Co. after BS and MS from MIT
Dustin Simon - Joined the group after a BS in MSE from Georgia Tech
Taylor Ware - Received an NSF Graduate Fellowship
2011 Undergraduate Researchers

Raheel Ata (freshman)
Clive Liu (junior)
Courtney Keeler (junior)
Ryan Marcotte (freshman)
Vivek Raman (freshman)
Abhishek Raj (sophomore)
Steven Shaffer (junior)
Sagar Shah (freshman)
Brayden Ware (junior @ MIT)
APRL in 2010

2010 Doctoral Researchers
Taylor Ware - Army of One
2010 Undergraduate Researchers
Abhishek Raj (sophomore)