2004


With my graduate students Amit Desai, Benedict Samuel, and Satya Mani (UIUC) in Anaheim. ASME 04.

Tabitha and Jennifer came to work with us in Summer 2004

 

2005


With my graduate students in Orlando. ASME 05.

Benedict Samuel completes his MS, and continues for a PhD

 

2006


Lisandra (left most) and Sonia worked with us in the summer of 2006. Amit and Benedict were their mentors.

With Amit and Benedict in Chicago ASME 06

 

2007


Sanjeeva Redlapalli completes his MS.

Todd Ziegler completes his MS

Amit Desai completes his PhD. Picture taken with my PhD students in Amitís party (Left to right): Hsiao-Fang Lee, Sandeep Kumar, Amit Desai, Mohan Manoharan, Myself, Rivu and Benedict Samuel.

Martin Samayoa completes his MS.

Amit Desai wins the 2007 Penn State Alumni Association Best PhD Dissertation Award (given to two students in the College of Engineering, annually). Here is a picture taken at the event. At the party with the Dean Dr. Mason.

 

2008


Benedict Samuel wins the 2008 Penn State Alumni Association Best PhD Dissertation Award. This one is with Amit, who also won the award previous year.

Mohan Manoharan wins the 2008 Kulakowski Travel Award (in honor of Professor Bohdan Kulakowski)

Mohan Manoharan wins the 2008 University Graduate Fellowship (UGF) Award.

Jon Culp completes his MS.

May 2008: Amit came back to Penn State to pick up his certificate. Few pictures here of my hooding him, his receiving the certificate, photo-shoot after the ceremony, and this one with Sanjeeva who received his MS certificate.

 

2009


Mohan Manoharan wins the 2009 Rustum and Della Roy Innovation in Materials Award.

June Ė Mohan and Sandeep passed the PhD comprehensive exam, while Michelle finished her MS. My research group Ė except Benedict (he was in NY).

Sandeep Kumar wins the 2009 Kulakowski Travel Award (in honor of Professor Bohdan Kulakowski).

With Ken Liechti in my trip to Weihai, China as a member of a US team. Never ever I felt so relieved as in this moment (I landed in Yantai after midnight, and Lan Xin didnít fail to pick me up) at the airport. Here is one with Taher Saif.

Jiezhu Jin passed the PhD Comprehensive exam (Materials Science & Engineering).

Benedict Samuel completes his PhD.

Christina Lentz defends her MS (Materials Science & Engineering) thesis.

Sandeep Kumar receives honorable mention at the Micro-Nano Forum poster competition (ASME IMECE 2009)

 

 

2010


Jiezhu Jin wins the 2010 Rustum and Della Roy Innovation in Materials Award.

I received the PSEAS Outstanding Teaching Award.

Benedict came for the commencement. He joined Intel.

Jiezhu Jin wins the ARKEMA Graduate Research Award (recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in polymer research).

Tarek Alam wins the Innovation Award at the Micro-Nano Forum poster competition (ASME IMECE 2010, Vancouver)

 

2011


Sandeep Kumar wins the 2011 Penn State Alumni Association Best PhD Dissertation Award. Previous winners from our group are Benedict Samuel and Amit Desai.

I received the PSEAS Outstanding Researcher Award.

Mohan Manoharan received his PhD.

 

2012


Jiezhu Jin defended her PhD thesis. She joined Saint Gobain. Here is a commencement pic. Photo taken after dinner that evening at my place.

Tarek passed the PhD comprehensive exam

Sandeep Kumar defended his thesis. At his commencement ceremony. He will be joining the UC Riverside Mechanical Engineering department as an Assistant Professor.

Tarek Alam wins the MEMS Division Best Poster Award at the Micro-Nano Forum poster competition (ASME IMECE 2012, Houston)

Tarek Alam is awarded a Graduate Teaching Fellow position in the department

 

2013


Raghu Pulavarthy wins the NSF Travel Award for the ASME IMECE 2013

Raghu Pulavarthy passed the Candidacy Exam.

Jiezhu was blessed with a daughter, Ella

Tarek Alam is awarded a Graduate Teaching Fellow position in the department

Raghu, myself, Baoming and Tarek in San Diego

Sandeepís office at UCR. Sandeepís ride J

 

2014


Tarek Alam wins the 2014 Penn State Alumni Association Best PhD Dissertation Award. At the award ceremony. Previous winners from our group are Sandeep Kumar, Benedict Samuel and Amit Desai.

I was elected Fellow of the ASME

2015


Tarek Alam defends his PhD dissertation on June 15. He is to join Intel Corporation

Raghu Pulavarthy completes his MS and continues for his PhD.

 

2016


Raghu Pulavarthy completes his PhD and joins Intel Corporation.

 

2017


Zahabul Islam completes PhD comprehensive exam in May 02.

Baoming Wang defends his PhD dissertation on June 28.

Niranjana Sundaresan completes her MS on July 6.