Members

Principal Investigator

van der Zande_Arend_headshot_1in Arend van der Zande

  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical Science and Engineering
  • Ph.D Cornell University, 2011
  • Email: arendv@illinois.edu
  • Office: 342 Mechanical Engineering Building

Postdoctoral Scholars

Sihan Chen

  • Email: schen141 (at) illinois.edu
  • Mechanical Science and Engineering
  • B.S Tsinghua University 2013
  • M.S UIUC 2015
  • Ph.D UIUC 2019
  • Nanopore sensing with 2D materials (co-advised by Rashid Bashir)

Graduate Students

Mohammad Abir Hossain

  • Email: mah5 (at) illinois.edu
  • Mechanical Science and Engineering
  • B.S Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, 2011
  • M.S The University of New Mexico, 2016
  • Strain engineering/straintronics in 2D materials and heterostructures

 

Paolo Ferrari

  • Email: paolof2 (at) illinois.edu
  • Mechanical Science and Engineering
  • B.S Federal University of Technology – Parana 2017
  • Nanotribology of 2D materials & Moiré heterostructures

Siyuan Huang

  • Email: siyuanh (at) illinois.edu
  • Mechanical Science and Engineering
  • B.S University of Science and Technology of China(USTC) 2018
  • 2D heterostructure fabrication

Hyunchul Kim

  • Email: hk28 (at) illinois.edu
  • Mechanical Science and Engineering
  • B.S Yonsei Univ (Korea) 2016
  • M.S Yonsei Univ (Korea) 2018

Yue Zhang

  • Email: yuez11 (at) illinois.edu
  • Mechanical Science and Engineering
  • B.S University of Science and Technology of China(USTC) 2019

Kevin Zhao

  • Email: helinlz2@illinois.edu
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • BAS University of British Columbia — Vancouver, 2021
  • Applications of 2D materials in stretchable electronics

Kelly (Jiyoung) Hwang

  • Email: kellyh4@illinois.edu
  • Mechanical Science and Engineering
  • B.S Sogang University 2021

Undergraduate Students

Luke Kelly

  • Email: luketk2@illinois.edu
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Large Area Exfoliation of 2D Materials

Christopher Metellus

  • Email: cjm10@illinois.edu
  • Mechanical Science and Engineering
  • Mechanics of thin film

Alumni

Postdoc

Dr. Jangyup Son (2017-2020)jyson

  • Current position: Korea Institute of science and technology (KIST)

Ph.D

Dr. Jaehyung Yu (2015-2020)

  • Current position: The University of Chicago

Dr. Sunphil Kim (2015-2020)

  • Current position: Molecular Foundry at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Undergraduate

Yoojin Ahn

  • Email: yahn22 (at) illinois.edu
  • Material Science and Engineering
  • Fabrication of 2D material heterostructures

 

Thomas Butruille

  • Email: thomasb3 (at) illinois.edu
  • Mechanical Science and Engineering
  • Fabrication of 2D material heterostructures

Dongyun Aiden Kang

  • Email: dongyun2 (at) illinois.edu
  • Mechanical Science and Engineering
  • Growth & Fabrication of 2D materials and heterostructures

Ruby Jingwei Xu 

  • Email: jingwei8 (at) illinois.edu
  • Mechanical Science and Engineering
  • 2D Material Vacuum Transfer Station

 

Apratim Khandelwal

  • Email: apratim2 (at) illinois.edu
  • Materials Science and Engineering

Idonis Curtis

  • Email: curtii15 (at) uwosh.edu
  • University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Nikita BuzovNikita Buzov 1 in

  • Email: buzov2 (at) illinois.edu
  • Major: Engineering Mechanics
  • Optomechanics of 2D membranes

YunJo JeongYunjo 1 in

  • Email: yjeong12 (at) illinois.edu
  • Major: Engineering Mechanics
  • Fabricating 2D heterostructures

Henley He 1 inHenley He

  • Email: henleyhe8 (at) gmail.com
  • Major: Mechanical  Engineering
  • Fabricating 2D heterostructures

Joanna Scimeca

  • Email: joanna.scimeca (at) gmail.com
  • Affiliation: Georgetown Preparatory School, North Bethesda, MD

Daniel BenkeserDaniel Benkeser 1 in

  • Email: dan.benkeser (at) gmail.com
  • Major: Engineering Mechanics

Jai KarnikJai Karnik 1 in

  • Email: jaikarnik101 (at) gmail.com
  • Major: Material Science
  • Large scale growth of 2D materials

 

John RoachJohn Roach 1 in

  • jroach (at) jsmorton.org
  • Morton East High School, Cicero
  • Fabricating 2D heterostructures

 

Fatou CisseFatou 1in

  • Email:  fcisse2 (at) illinois.edu
  • REU Student
  • Major: Chemical Engineering
  • MOCVD growth of 2D materials