Current Members:

Postdoctoral/Visiting Scholars:

Graduate Students:   

Mr. Ricardo Diaz, PhD candidacy 2014

BS in ME, Stevens Institute of Technology.

MS in ME, Rochester Institute of Technology.

Research direction:  Phase-Change & Boiling Heat Transfer

 

Mr. Yaomin Cai, PhD candidacy 2016

BS in ME, China University of Petroleum (Qingdao)

Research direction:  Solar Energy Harvesting

 

Mr. Yi Nan, PhD candidacy 2016

BS in ME, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology

Research direction:  Thermophysical Properties of Nanoparticles

Mr. Yihua Hao, ME/PhD student 2016 -

BS in Vehicle Eng., Jilin University

Research direction:  Opt-Mechatronics

 

Mr. Fengyi Ren, ME/PhD student 2016 -

BS, Shanghai Jiaotong University

Research direction:  Molecular Dynamics Simulation

 

Mr. Harshul Gupta, Master of Engineering, 2016 –

 

Mr. Hongxiang Cao, BS-MS (2017-) program

 

Mr. Chun Lau, BS-MS (2017-) program

 

Undergraduate Students:

Mr. Jun Sun You, Aresty Research Fellow

Mr. Derrick Joseph, Aresty Research Fellow

 

Students’ Achievements:

·         Yi Nan was bestowed a CSC scholarship for four years, 2017-2021

·         Yihua Hao was bestowed a CSC scholarship for four years, 2017-2021

·         Yaomin Cai was bestowed a CSC scholarship for four years, 2015-2019

·         Dr. Brian Hunter was bestowed the Outstanding Engineering Graduate Student Award for 2014

·         Matthew Frenkel received an NJSGC Graduate Fellowship, 2014

·         Ricardo Diaz received DuBois Fellowship for 2013 2014

·         Undergraduate Aresty Fellow Ms. Guan Guo attends the graduate school of Stanford University, 2012

·         Dr. Lei Huang was bestowed an Outstanding Engineering Graduate Student Award, School of Engineering, 2012

·         Brian Hunter received a prestigious SMART Scholarship Award from ASEE/DoD, 2011 2014

·         Marlon Avellan received a Diversity Fellowship, 2011-2012

·         Undergraduate student Herbert Silva attends the graduate school of Stanford University, 2011

·         Brian Hunter received DuBois Fellowship for 2009 2010

·         Jian Jiao received Rutgers Conference Travel Award- November 2009

·         Huan Huang received Rutgers Conference Travel Award- November 2009

·         Lei Huang received 2009 SPIE Optics+Photonics Travel Grant for SPIE Student Chapter Leadership workshop, SPIE Optics and Photonics, August 2~6, 2009, San Diego, CA

·         Qiulin Ma received 2009 SPIE Optics+Photonics Travel Grant for SPIE Student Chapter Leadership workshop, SPIE Optics and Photonics, August 2~6, 2009, San Diego, CA

·         Jian Jiao received SOE Graduate Fellowship for 2007-2008

·         Haiyong Quan received SPIE Student Travel Contingency Grant for Optics East 2005, 23-26 October 2005, Boston, MA

·         Kyunghan Kim Received SOE Graduate Fellowship for 2004-2005

·         Haiyong Quan received SOE Graduate Fellowship for 2003-2004

·         Siew Kan Wan (first place) and Kyunghan Kim (third place) won the Student Best Paper and Presentation Competition 2002, the Chinese Institute of Engineers (CIE) to USA/ Greater New York Chapter. Rutgers University, July 20, 2002

 

Photo Gallery:

Matthew Frenkel’s PhD dissertation defense on July 20, 2016. Photo 2.

Brian Hunter’s PhD dissertation defense on April 1, 2014. Photo 2.

DMS Show on April 30, 2012.

Gathering on Sept. 28, 2011.

Gathering on February 3, 2011 (Chinese New Year).

Gathering of some lab and family members and friends on May 24, 2010.

Lunch party of some lab and family members and friends on May 24, 2010.

Lab members in Sept. 2008: Jian Jiao, Eddie Huang, James Guo, Lei Huang, Kyungham Kim, Leon Wang.

Lei Huang’s Ph.D. defense on Sept. 30, 2011. Photo 2

Jian Jiao’s Ph.D. defense on Sept. 28, 2011. Photo 2.

Eddie’s Ph.D. defense on May 20, 2010.

Kyungham’s Ph.D. defense on Sept. 29, 2008.

Haiyong’s Ph.D. defense on May 26, 2006.

 

 

Former Members:

Graduate Students:

Dr. Matthew E. Frenkel, August 2011 – July 2016

Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering, October 2016

Dissertation: “Fabrication and Performance Analysis of On-Chip Optical Whispering-Gallery Mode Resonators for Dynamic Thermal Sensing.”

Position immediately after graduation:  Tenure-track, NYU

 

Dr. Brian Hunter, April 2010 – May 2014

Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering, May 2014

Dissertation: “On Scattering Anisotropy for Accurate Modeling of Radiative Transfer.”

Position immediately after graduation:  ARDEC, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ

 

Dr. Lei Huang, Sept. 2007 – Sept. 2011

Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering, October 2011

Dissertation: “Optical Whispering-Gallery Mode Spectroscopy for the Study of Molecule Adsorption and Desorption.”

Position immediately after graduation:  Product and Development Engineer II, OFS, Connecticut.

 

Dr. Jian Jiao, Sept. 2007 – Sept. 2011

Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering, October 2011

Dissertation: “Simulation of Laser-Tissue Thermal Interaction and Plasma-Mediated Ablation.”

Position after graduation: Modeling and Simulation Engineer, Owens-Illinois Inc., Perrysburg, OH.

 

Dr. Huan (Eddie) Huang, July 2007 – May 2010

Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering, October 2010

Dissertation: “Polymer and Tissue Separation and Micro/Nano-Fabrication via Ultra-Short Pulsed Laser Plasma-Mediated Ablation.”

Position:  Sr. Manufacturing Engineer, Apple, CA.

 

Dr. Qiulin Ma (co-advised with Tobias Rossmann), in lab during Sept. 2006 – June 2010, at Rutgers Sept. 2005 – June 2010.

Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering, October, 2010

Dissertation: “Fabrication, Characterization and Sensor Applications of Optical Whispering Gallery Mode Coupling System.”

Position immediately after graduation: Scientist, Heraeus, GA.

 

Dr. Kyunghan Kim, Sept. 2004 – Aug. 2007

Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering, October 2008

Dissertation: “The Thermal Response of Biological Tissue Subjected to Short-Pulsed Irradiations.”

Position (2007-2009): Senior Scientist, Princeton Biomeditech, Princeton, NJ.

Current position: Senior Scientist, Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials, Taejon, South Korea.

Dr. Haiyong Quan, July 2002 – May 2006

Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering, October 2006

Dissertation: “Characterization of Optical Whispering Gallery Mode Resonance and Applications.”

Position immediately after graduation: Geophysicist, Veritas DGC Inc., Houston, TX.

Position now: Geophysicist, Exxon Mobil.

Mr. Yi Nan, Master of Engineering, 2015-2017

M.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering, May 2017

Project: Analyses of Optical Properties of Metallic Nanoparticles

 

Mr. Yihua Hao, Master of Engineering, 2016-2017

M.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering, May 2017

Project: Fabrication and Performance Analysis of Whispering-Gallery Mode Sensor for Monitoring Superconductors

 

Mr. Noman Rafi, Master of Engineering, 2016

M.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering, January 2017

Project: Modeling of Flow and Heat Transfer in a Prismatic Water-Filled Louver for Solar Energy Harvesting

 

Mr. Asif Ismail, Master of Engineering, 2016

M.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering, January 2017

Project: A Study on Public Transportation and Greenhouse Gas Emission in USA

 

Mr. Chethan C. Acharya, Master of Engineering, 2015 - 2016

M.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering, May 2016

Project: “Modeling of Steam Flow and Heat Transfer in a Rectangular Duct

 

Mr. Malav Ashara, Master student, 2015

M.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering, January 2016

Project: “A Modeling Study of Building Energy.”

 

Mr. Marlon Avellan, Master student, 2011 - 2013

M.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering, January 2016

Project: “Design, Fabrication and Testing of a Cold Cell Using a Solid Cryogen for a Whispering Gallery Mode Optical System.”

 

Ms. Yuxiao Zhou, MS student, 2012 - 2015

M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, October 2015

Thesis: Collimated Solar Energy Allocation in Smart Window Using Monte Carlo Ray-Tracing Method.”

 

Mr. Xiaoliang Wang, Sept. 2006 – Sept. 2008

M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, October 2008

Thesis: Ultra-short Pulsed Laser Surface Processing and Decontamination.”

Position immediately after graduation:   Sales Engineer, Rolls Royce Marine-Bergen Engine, Norway.

 

Mr. Siew-Kan (Eric) Wan, Sept. 2002 - June 2004
M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, October 2004

            Thesis: “Applications of Monte Carlo Method in Novel Biomedical Imaging and Cerebral Blood Oxygenation Monitoring.”
Position immediately after graduation:  Mechanical Engineer, Continental Electric Motor, Newark, NJ.

 

Mr. Kyunghan Kim, Sept. 2001 – Aug. 2003

M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, October 2003

Thesis: “Radiation Heat Transfer in Tissue Welding and Soldering With Ultrashort Pulsed Laser.”

 

Postdoctoral/Visiting Scholars:

Dr. Lei Xu, 2004-2005

Research project: Laser-Based Digital Imaging and Molecular Sensing.

CTO at Enlight Technologies, Inc.

 

Dr. Masato Akamatsu, JSPS Fellow (March 2010 – Feb. 2011)

Associate Professor, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Yamagata University, 4-3-16 Jonan, Yonezawa, Yamagata 992-8510, Japan

Research direction: Heat Transfer in Biological Tissues

 

Dr. Yan Qiu, CSC Scholar (April 2011- April 2012)

Associate Professor, School of Energy and Power Engineering, Shandong University, China

Research direction:  Heat Transfer Enhancement Methodologies.

 

Dr. Jifen Wang, Shanghai Higher Education Commission (July 2012 – July 2013):

Associate Professor, Shanghai Second Polytechnic University, Shanghai, China

 

Dr.. Qiuwang Wang, CSC Senior Scholar (Dec. 2012 – June 2013)

Professor and Vice Dean, School of Energy and Power Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China

 

Dr. Jinghua Han, CSC Scholar (August 2013 – August 2014)

Associate Professor, College of Electronics and Information Engineering, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

 

Dr. Meixia Wang, CSC Scholar (September 2013 – September 2014)

Associate Professor, School of Energy and Power Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong, 250061, China.

 

Dr. Yanmin Wang, Visiting Scholar (May 2014 – May 2015)

Associate Professor, School of of Safety Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, JiangSu, China.

 

Dr. Yasong Sun, CSC Scholar (November 2014 – November 2015)

Associate Professor, School of Energy Power and Mechanical Engineering, North China Electric Power University, Beijing, China.

 

Dr. Guoqing Shi, Visiting Scholar (Nov. 2014 – March 2016)

Associate Professor, School of of Safety Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, JiangSu, China.

 

Dr. Yun Guo, CSC Scholar (August 2014 – February 2016)

Associate Professor, College of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai University of Engineering Science, Shanghai, China.

 

Dr. Yuetao Shi, CSC Scholar (May 2015 – April 2016)

Associate Professor, School of Energy and Power Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong, 250061, China.