SRG & Co.

SRG Active Members:

1 PI, 3 Ph.D. Students, and 1 Undergrad

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

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, Jun. 2022 – Present)
B.S., Jun. 2017, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

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

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. Yan Gu at U Mass Lowell
Dr. Kevin Turner at Penn
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:

Guangchao Wan (Postdoc, Apr. 2021 – Aug. 2023)
Ph.D. Dec. 2020, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA
B.S., July 2016, Peking University, Beijing, China

Next career step: Postdoc at Texas A&M University

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

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

Next career step: Ph.D. student at Georgia Tech

Siavash Sharifi (Ph.D. student, Aug. 2017 ΓÇô Aug. 2022)
Differential fee assistantship winner at UNR (2018-2019)
M.S., Amirkabir University of Technology (Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran
Next career step: Advanced manufacturing engineer at CAES (now FrontGrade Inc.)


Jason McElhinney (Undergrad, Jun. 2021 – Jun. 2022)
B.S., July 2023 (expected), Syracuse University
SOURCE Research Scholarship winner

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 ΓÇô 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 ΓÇô 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 DeanΓÇÖs Merit Scholarship winner (2018-2019)

Valerie Pober (Undergraduate student, Apr. 2017 ΓÇô 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 ΓÇô 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 ΓÇô 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 ΓÇô 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 ΓÇô 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 ΓÇô 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 ΓÇô Aug. 2019)
B.S. 2020, Montana State University
NSF/DOD BioSoRo REU Site participant

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

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

Zachary Dugan (Undergraduate student, Dec. 2017 ΓÇô 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 ΓÇô Dec. 2018)
NSF REU participant
B.S. (Expected in 2020), University of Nevada, Reno

Colton Hope (High school intern, Jan. 2018 ΓÇô 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 ΓÇô May 2018
NSF EPSCoR UROP scholarship winner
Next career step: Quality Control Lab Analyst at a local polymer manufacturing plant in Las Vegas.