Dr. Ryou Research Group

Semiconductor Materials and Applications



Dr. Jae-Hyun Ryou

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Also affiliate with Materials Science and Engineering Program, Texas Center for Superconducitity (TcSUH), and Advanced Manufacturing Institute (AMI)

(Education and experience)
Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
M.S. and B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
Honeywell Technology Center
Center for Compound Semiconductors at Georgia Institute of Technology

(Research)
Current research interests: semiconductor materials, devices, and nanostructures for photonic, electronic, and energy applications
Most importantly, how to motivate the students and train them for an independent problem solver

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[Link to CV]


Researchers
 

Dr. Shahab Shervin
Research Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

(Education and experience)
Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Houston

(Research)
Semiconductor materials: growth and characterization and device fabrication
III-nitrides based devices: HEMT, LED, Solar cells
Inorganic flexible LED

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[Link to ORCiD]
[Link to Scopus]
[Link to Google Scholar]
[Link to CV]

Dr. Shivkant Dasrath Singh

 

 

Post-Doctoral Fellow of Mechanical Engineering

(Education and experience)
Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Houston

(Research)
Thermal characterization of semiconductor materials


Graduate Students
 

Sara Pouladi
Ph.D. candidate of Materials Science and Engineering (2015-2019 expected)

(Education and experience)
 M.S. in Materials Science and Enginering, Shiraz University, Iran
 B.S. in Materials Science and Enginering, Shiraz University, Iran


(Research)
Inorganic
and organic semiconductor based solar cell and TFT devices
,  TCAD (TFTs, Solar Cells)






Weijie Wang

Ph.D. candidate of Mechanical Engineering (2015-2019 expected)

(Education and experience)
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Houston
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

(Research)
Semiconductor materials: x-ray characterization,
III-nitrides based devices: (HEMT, LED, solar cells), TFT device fabrication
      
[Link to CV]



Jie Chen

Ph.D. candidate of Materials Science and Engineering (2015-2019 expected)

(Education and experience)
M.E. in Materials Engineering from Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China
B.S. in Materials Physics, Yunnan University, Kunming, China

(Research)
Synthesis and characterization of two-dimensional materials and semiconductor materials
LED, semiconductor lasers, sensors, energy conversion and storage

[Link to CV]


Mina Moradnia

Ph.D. candidate of Mechnical Engineering (2018-2022 expected )

(Education and experience)
M.S. in Materials Science and Enginering, University of Tabriz, Iran
B.S. in Materials Science and Enginering, Shiraz University, Iran

[Link to CV]






Nam-In Kim
 

Ph.D. candidate of Materials Science and Engineering (2018-2022 expected)

(Education and experience)
M.S. in Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials Engineering, Sejong University, Republic of Korea B.S. in Advanced Materials Engineering, Sejong University, Republic of Korea

(Research)
2-Dimensional materials for Piezoelectric applications (Generator and Sensors)

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nam-In_Kim 

 

 


Undergraduate Students

 

Noor Nabulsi

Undergraduate Research Assistant 

Noor Nabulsi is pursuing a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering (December 2018 expected) 

(Education) B.A. in Middle Eastern Studies with a language focus in Arabic and Spanish from The University of Texas at Austin (2010).

(Research) Current Research Interests: Mechatronic systems, Piezoelectric generators, Fluid dynamic analysis and application.

(Extra-Curricular Activities) Yoga, Travel, Reading


Visiting Scholars/Professors

 

Dr. Min Ki Kwon Visiting Professor from Chosun University, Korea

 

Dr. Ja Yeon Kim Visiting Scholar from Korea Photonics Technology Institute

 


Alumni
 
Dr. Mojtaba Asadirad He was a Ph.D. student in Materials Science and Egineering (currently with Micron Technology)
Dissertation: High-Performance Flexible Thin-Film Electronics Based on Single-Crystal-Like Inorganic Semiconductor Materials
Dr. Shahab Shervin He was a Ph.D. student in Materials Sciecne and Engineering (currently with University of Houston)
Dissertation: High-Performance Flexible Thin-Film Electronics Based on Single-Crystal-Like Inorganic Semiconductor Materials
Weijie Wang He was a M.S. student in Mechanical Engineering (currenlty with University of Houston)
Thesis: GaN Characterization Using X-Ray Techniques
Bharath Dixit He was a M.S. student in Materials Science and Engineering (currenlty with ADVANTEST)
Research: Grain texturing of nearly-single-crystalline GaN
Yu-Li Chang He was a M.S. student in Materials Science and Engineering (currenlty with Applied Optoelectronics Inc.)
Thesis: Fabrication and Properties of III-Nitride Piezoelectric Sensors
Dr.Seunghwan Kim He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow (currently with Hongik University, Korea)
Dr. Srikanth Ravipati He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow (co-advised with Prof. Anastassios Mavrokefalos, currently with University of Louisville)
Dr. Keon-Hwa Lee

He Lee was a Visiting Scholar from LG Innotek (currently with Korea Photonic Technology Institue (KOPTI))

Dr. Seung Kyu Oh He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow (currently with WavePhotonics, Korea)
Jereomy Lopez
He was an undergraduate student under Provost’s Undergraduate Research Scholarship (PURS) program
Research: Design of photovoltaic solar cells
Mitchell Baxendale He was an undergraduate student from Georgia Institute of Technology under NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program
Research: Design of single-crystal-like GaAs solar cells
John Lee He an undergraduate student under Provost’s Undergraduate Research Scholarship (PURS) program
Research: Design of solid-state lighting devices
Rebekah Blatt

She was an undergraduate student from Missouri University of Science and Technology under NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program
Research: Measurement of GaN transistors

Yang (Colby) Huai He was an undergraduate student under Senior Honor Thesis program (currently with General Motors)
Thesis: Optimization of InAlGaN/GaN HEMT Device
Heidi Johnson She was an undergraduate student from Bringham Young University under NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program
Research: Flexible GaN peizoelectric generators
Dr. Sung Nam Lee He was a Visiting Professor from Korea Polytechnic University, Korea
Dr. Hyunsoo Kim He was a Visiting Professor from Chonbuk National University, Korea