NanoTEC GROUP MEMBERS

 

Theodorian Borca-Tasciuc

 

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Department and Center Affiliations

 

MANE Department

 

RPI Nanotechnology Center

 

Center for Automation Technologies and Systems (CATS)

 

 

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borcat@rpi.edu

 

Postdoctoral Researchers

 

 

Doctoral Students

 

 

Andrew D. Gaul is a Physics PhD student that joined the group in summer 2013. He works with Profs. G. Ramanath and T. Borca-Tasciuc (major advisor) on thermoelectric transport modeling and nanostructured thermoelectric materials synthesis and characterization.

 

 

 

 

Adam Wilson is a MANE PhD student that joined the group in summer 2012. He works on scanning thermoelectric microscopy and scanning laser based thermal characterization of thin-films for thermoelectric applications.

 

 

 

Berardo Matalucci is a PhD Student in Architectural Science Built Ecologies at the Center for Architecture Science and Ecologies (CASE). Berardo is focusing on next-generation thermoelectric heating and cooling for building applications. He is co-advised by Prof. T. Borca-Tasciuc and Prof. Anna Dyson (major advisor).

 

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MS & MEng Students

 

 

Assila Bataineh is in the Co-terminal Program at RPI, working towards her M.S. and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. She joined the group in Fall 2015. Her research is focused on developing phase change composite materials.

 

Ralph Bonilla is in the Co-terminal Program at RPI, working towards his M.S. and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He joined the group in Fall 2015. His research project is focused on selective laser processing of metallic and semiconducting powders for additive manufacturing of thermoelectric solid-state devices.

 

David Gardiner is in the Co-terminal Program at RPI, working towards his M.Eng. and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He joined the group in Spring 2015. His research project is focused on thermoelectric transport properties characterization in new thermoelectric nanomaterials.

 

 

Bennett Heussler is a MEng. student in Mechanical Engineering. He joined the group in Fall 2015. His research project is focused on scanning thermoelectric microscopy for characterization of thermoelectric nanomaterials.

 

Joonho Lee is in the Co-terminal Program at RPI, working towards his M.Eng. and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He joined the group in Spring 2016. His research project is focused on ocean thermal energy conversion.

 

Marcus Lewis is in the Co-terminal Program at RPI, working towards his M.Eng. and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He joined the group in Spring 2016. His research project is focused on ocean thermal energy conversion.

 

Harry Li is in the Co-terminal Program at RPI, working towards his M.Eng. and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He joined the group in Spring 2016. His research project is focused on improving designs of systems for thermal and thermoelectric characterization.

 

Nicole Mowder is in the Co-terminal Program at RPI, working towards her M.S. and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. She joined the group in Fall 2015. Her research is focused on thermal energy storage materials with a metallic foam matrix.

 

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Maxim Turovtsev is a MEng. student in Mechanical Engineering. He joined the group in Spring 2016. His research project is focused on finite element modeling of thermoelectric transport.

 

 

Undergraduate Research Students

 

Janet Cortes is a junior working towards her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. She joined the group in Fall 2015. Her research is focused on developing phase change composite materials.

 

Yuan (Emily) Feng is a senior working towards her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. She joined the group in Summer 2015. Her research is focused on developing phase change composite materials.

 

Wenjun Jiang is a senior working towards his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He joined the group in Summer 2016. His research project is focused on exploring and developing thermal energy storage concepts.

 

Daniel LeBourdais is a senior working towards his B.S. in Design, Innovation and Society. He joined the group in Summer 2016. His research is focused on modeling and testing solid-state thermoelectric heat pump systems.

 

 

 

FORMER MEMBERS OF THE NanoTEC GROUP

 

 

PhD (15)

 

Master

 

 

Postdoctoral

 

Undergraduate