SRG & Co.

SRG Active Members:

1 PI, 1 Postdoc, 4 Ph.D. Students, 1 Master Students, 3 Undergrads, and many collaborators!

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 (Visting Scholar, Oct. 2019 – Dec. 2019)
M.S. July 2019, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA
B.S., July 2016, Peking University, Beijing, China

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

Shuai Chen (Ph.D. student, Jan. 2018 – Present)
B.S., July 2017, USTC, Hefei, Anhui, China.

Ruoyu Sun (Ph.D. Student, August. 2020 – Present)

Chenxu Zhao (Ph.D. Student, August. 2020 – Present)

Xuanhan Chen (Master Student, Oct. 2019 – Present)

Xinyu Liu (Undergrad, Oct. 2019 – Present)
B.S., July 2021 (expected), Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA

Deemo Yu (Undergrad, Feb. 2020 – Present)
B.S., July 2023 (expected), Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA

Laud Bonsu (Undergrad, Feb. 2019 – Present)
B.S., July 2022 (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://wolfweb.unr.edu/homepage/amnasab/index.html
Next career step: Postdoctoral research fellow at Yale University.

Caleb Rux  (Undergraduate student, Jun. 2019 – Aug. 2019)
B.S. (Expected in 2020), Montana State University
NSF/DOD BioSoRo REU Site participant

Adarsh Kesireddy (Ph.D. student, Jun. 2017 – Dec. 2019)
M.S., University of Texas, Tyler, USA

Co-advised by Dr. Hao Xu at EBME at UNR.

Gunner Scott (Master student, Aug. 2018 – Dec. 2019)
MBA, July 2020 (Expected), 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

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.

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.

Nathaniel Sparling  (Undergraduate student, Jun. 2019 – Aug. 2019)
B.S. (Expected in 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
Master student, Apr. 2018 – Aug. 2018
Ph.D. student, Aug. 2015 – Apr. 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.