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PAST GRADUATE STUDENTS
Abhinav Malhotra is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. He obtained his Bachelors in Chemical Engineering and Masters in Hydrocarbon Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. Prior to his graduate studies, Abhinav was managing operations at packaging and printing division of India's largest FMCG conglomerate ITC Ltd. His current research is focussed on understanding thermal transport at the nanoscale in semiconductors with the long term goal of enabling rational design of thermal materials. He spends his spare time playing tennis, reading and watching his beloved Arsenal Football Club weave their magic.
Juan Manuel Restrepo is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. He obtained his Bachelor degree in Biological Engineering at Universidad Nacional de Colombia, and specialization degree in modeling, simulation and optimization at Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana and a master degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Western Ontario. His current research is focussed on different strategies for the design of metamaterials to control mass diffusion with the end objective of using them in separation processes. He lives in Atlanta with his wife and in his free time enjoys reading, biking or watching movies.
Kartik Kothari is a graduate research assistant in the School of Physics. He earned his Bachelors of Technology in Engineering Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. His research interests are thermal transport in nanostructures and thermoelectrics. He is interested in understanding movement of heat across interfaces and using continuum approaches such as Boltzman Transport Equation for modelling heat transport. His past research experience includes a research internship at EPFL, Switzerland where he worked on designing a photodetector for applications in a cavity optomechanics experiment. He has also worked on the fabrication and characterization of bio-sensors as part of undergraduate research. In his free time, Kartik enjoys reading, working out and doing yoga.
POST DOC RESEARCHERS
Gözde Tütüncüoglu is a joint postdoctoral fellow in Filler Lab and Maldovan group. She received her Ph.D. from EPFL, Switzerland working on the MBE growth and optoelectronic properties of III-V nanostructures. At Georgia Tech, Gözde will be working to understand and control thermal transport in semiconductor nanostructures. In her spare time she enjoys reading sci-fi literature, cooking and running.
Yu Ding (丁遇) is a 4th year undergraduate majoring in Physics and Mathematics. Originally from China, he transferred to US to finish his high school. His research has focussed on exploring the similarities between the fields of semiconductors, phononic crystals, and photonic crystals using computational tools. Currently his interest is in exploring the mathematical basis of the topological photonic crystal and algebraic topology.
Shani Letoha is a senior majoring in Chemical Engineering at Georgia Tech. Born and raised in Georgia, Shani became interested in engineering as a member of her high school's FIRST robotics team. Her research involves testing the effects of different variables on metamaterial cloaks designed for separation of chemical species in solutions using computational tools. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, watching soccer, and playing the piano.
Brendan McCann hails from New York and is currently a senior year Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Major at Georgia Tech. Brendan is keen on developing new ways to design and create energy saving devices. His work within the group focuses on designing meta-materials for controlled mass diffusion using computational methods. When he isn't busy with school and research Brendan often enjoys skiing, basketball and cooking. Brendan is always eager to explore more of Atlanta and wants to travel the world when he graduates, before working in the chemical industry.
Kimberly Chan is a 3rd year Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering major and Scientific Engineering and Computing minor. Her work focuses on designing and analyzing metamaterial properties using computational modeling and simulation with the goal of developing separations processes. Outside of school, Kimberly enjoys traveling, origami, and solving Rubik’s cubes.