SRG & Co.

SRG Active Members:

1 PI, 2 Postdocs, 4 Ph.D. Students, and 2 Undergrads

Dr. Wanliang Shan (Assistant Professor, 2014 – Present)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2012-2014, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Ph.D. 2006-2012, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA
B.S. 2002-2006, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Hefei, Anhui, China

Guangchao Wan (Postdoc, Apr. 2021 – Present)
Ph.D. Dec. 2020, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA
B.S., July 2016, Peking University, Beijing, China

Jihyun Ryu (Postdoc, Mar. 2022 – Present)
Ph.D. Dec. 2021, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY, USA
B.S., July 2016, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA

Siavash Sharifi (Ph.D. student, Aug. 2017 – Present)
Differential fee assistantship winner at UNR (2018-2019)
M.S., Amirkabir University of Technology (Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran

Chenxu Zhao (Ph.D. Student, August. 2020 – Present).
M.S. Syracuse University, May 2020
B.S. South China University of Technology, Jul. 2018

Yanbing Tang (Ph.D student, Jan. 2022 – Present)
M.S., Dec. 2021, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA

Farshad Goodarzi (Ph.D student, May. 2022 – Present)
B.S., Jun. 2017, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

Cherry Kim (Undergrad student at SU, Jun. 2022 – Present)

Kaifeng Chen (Undergrad student at SU, Jun. 2022 – Present)
Supported through the MAE REU program.

Jason McElhinney (Undergrad, Jun. 2021 – Present)
B.S., July 2023 (expected), Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA

Zachary Shuler (Undergrad, Jun. 2021 – Present)
B.S., July 2023 (expected), Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA

SRG Collaborators:

Dr. Teng Zhang at SU
Dr. Christian Santangelo at SU

Dr. Yantao Shen at UNR
Dr. Jim (Hung) La at UNR
Dr. Yiliang Liao at UNR
Dr. Pradeep Menezes at UNR
Dr. Hao Xu at UNR

Dr. Yang Jiao, Complex Material Lab at ASU
Dr. Yi Ren, Design Informatics Lab at ASU
Dr. Wenlong Zhang, Robotics and Intelligent Systems Lab at ASU
Dr. Zhihua Wang, Urban Climate Research Group at ASU

Dr. Cynthia Hipwell at TAMU
Dr. Yan Gu at U Mass Lowell
Dr. Kevin Turner at Penn
Dr. Zi Chen at Dartmouth
Dr. Carmel Majidi, Soft Materials Lab at CMU
Dr. Clifford Brangwynne, Soft Living Matter Group at Princeton
Dr. Winston Soboyejo at WPI
Dr. Jing Du at PSU
Dr. Peng Hu at USTC
Dr. Yong Yang at CUHK

SRG Alumni:

Amir Mohammadi Nasab, graduated with Ph.D. from UNR in May 2019
Lab manager of SRG (May 2018 – May 2019)
Graduate Dean’s Merit Scholarship winner (2017-2018)
Homepage: https://www.amnasab.com/
Next career step: Postdoctoral research fellow at Yale University.

Ruoyu Sun (Ph.D. Student, August. 2020 – Present)
Currently ON LEAVE due to visa cancellation
Research Excellence Doctoral Funding (REDF) Graduate Fellowship at SU (2020-2021)
M.S. Syracuse University, May 2020

Abbas Diab (Part Time Graduate Student, Spring 2020 – May 2021)

Currently Advanced Manufacturing Engineer at CAES.

Caleb Rux  (Undergraduate student, Jun. 2019 – Aug. 2019)
B.S. Montana State University, July 2020.
NSF/DOD BioSoRo REU Site participant, Summer 2019
Next career step: Ph.D. at Bioengineering Program at UC-Berkeley/UCSF, Fall 2020 – Present

Gunner Scott (Master student, Aug. 2018 – Dec. 2019)
MBA, July 2020, University of Nevada, Reno
M.S. Dec. 2019, University of Nevada, Reno
B.S. May 2018, University of Nevada, Reno
NSF I-Corps project team member, Entrepreneurial Lead
Graduate Dean’s Merit Scholarship winner (2018-2019)

Valerie Pober (Undergraduate student, Apr. 2017 – Dec. 2018)
B.S. Jun. 2019, University of Nevada, Reno
NSF REU participant
Next career step: Aerospace engineer, ACTA LLC, Torrance, CA

Xinyu Liu (Undergraduate student, Jan. 2020 – Jun. 2021)
B.S. Jun. 2021, Syracuse University
NSF REU participant
Next career step: Master student at Cornell University

Sen Lin, Visiting undergraduate researcher
Time with SRG: Jul. 2018 – Oct. 2018
USTC, School of Gifted Young
B.S. July 2019, USTC
Next career step: Ph.D. student at Carnegie Mellon University

Natali Salas-Espana, graduated with B.S. from UNR in May 2018
Time with SRG: Nov. 2016 – May 2018
NSF EPSCoR UROP scholarship winner
NSF REU participant

Next career step: Ph.D student at University of Texas, Austin.

Amin Sabzehzar, graduated with Master of Science and MBA from UNR
Time with SRG: Jun. 2015 – Jul. 2017.
Next career step: Ph.D. in Business Administration (Computer and Information Systems) at Arizona State University.
Current Position: Assistant Professor at Tulane University (Fall 2022 – Present)

Patrick Stampfli, graduated with Master of Science from UNR
Time with SRG: Sep. 2015 – Nov. 2017
Next career step: Manufacturing and Design Engineer at Nevada Nano Inc.

Xuanhan Chen  graduated with Master from SU in Dec. 2020. Next career step: PhD student at UNR.

Shuai Chen, graduated with master degree from Syracuse University in Dec. 2020.

Nathaniel Sparling  (Undergraduate student, Jun. 2019 – Aug. 2019)
B.S. 2020, Montana State University
NSF/DOD BioSoRo REU Site participant

Angelo Lorenzo (Undergraduate student, Dec. 2017 – Dec. 2018)
B.S. July 2019, University of Nevada, Reno
NSF REU participant

Edward Rivas-Rodriguez (Undergraduate student, Dec. 2017 – Dec. 2018)
B.S. July 2019, University of Nevada, Reno

Zachary Dugan (Undergraduate student, Dec. 2017 – Jun. 2019)
NSF REU participant
Nevada NASA Space Grant Consortium (NVSGC) scholarship winner

B.S. Dec. 2019, University of Nevada, Reno

Nikki Molina (Undergraduate student, May 2018 – Dec. 2018)
NSF REU participant
B.S. (Expected in 2020), University of Nevada, Reno

Colton Hope (High school intern, Jan. 2018 – Dec. 2018)
From GATE Institute at Hug High School, a Gifted and Talented program

Milad Tatari, graduated with Master of Science from UNR in Aug. 2018
Next career step: Ph.D. student at Northeastern University.

Eduardo Torres, graduated with B.S. from UNR in May 2018
Time with SRG: Oct. 2015 – May 2018
NSF EPSCoR UROP scholarship winner
Next career step: Quality Control Lab Analyst at a local polymer manufacturing plant in Las Vegas.