University of Pittsburgh

Principal Investigator

PaulLeu

Paul W. Leu

Education
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University. 2008
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University. 
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Rice University.

Awards
2016 National Science Foundation CAREER Award
2016 IISE UPS Minority Advancement Award
2012 Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award
2012 Pitt Innovation in Education Award
2006 Harvey Fellow
2002 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Office: Benedum 1004
Phone: (412) 624-9834
Email: ude.ttip@uelp

Students

Imrul Kayes

Imrul Kayes

Education
M.S. in Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsbugh. 2015
B.S. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. 2011

Interests
silicon nanowires, antibacterial surfaces

Email: mdk56@pitt.edu
Ziyu Zhou

Ziyu Zhou

Education
M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University. 2015
B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing University of Science. 2013

Interests
light trapping simulation, carbon nanotubes

Email: ude.ttip@uohz.uyiz
Bradley Pafchek

Bradley Pafchek

Education
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh. 2016

Interests
silicon solar cells

Email: ude.ttip@32pdb
Sajad Haghanifar

Sajad Haghanifar

Education
M.S. in Materials Science & Engineering, Sharif University. 2012
B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering, Sharif University. 2010

Interests
hazy glass

Email: ude.ttip@571has
Zhengyu Xu

Zhengyu Xu

Education
B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Hefei University of Technology. 2016

Interests
silver nanowires, carbon nanotubes

Email: ude.ttip@82xhz
Mohamed Kashkoush

Mohamed Kashkoush

Education
B.S. in Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh. 2017

Interests
antibacterial surfaces, pharmaceuticals

Email: ude.ttip@082kam
Anthony Galante

Anthony Galante

Education
M.S. in Industrial Engineering, NC State. 2019
B.S. in Industrial  Engineering, University of Pittsburgh. 2017

Interests
antibacterial surfaces

Email: ude.ttip@901gja
Danielle Kline

Danielle Kline

Education
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh. 2019

Interests
black silicon
Email: ude.ttip@34krd

Rafael Rodriguez

Rafael Rodriguez

Education
B.S. in Material Science & Engineering, University of Pittsburgh. 2019

Interests
ceramics, semiconductors, superconductors, nanotechnology, energy
Email: ude.ttip@621rar

Maxwell Lindsay

Maxwell Lindsay

Education
B.S. in Material Science & Engineering, University of Pittsburgh. 2019

Interests
optoelectronic applications of 1D and 2D materials
Email: ude.ttip@81mgl

Alumni

Tongchuan Gao

Now at Mattson Technology.

Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh. 2016
B.S. in Materials Science, Tsinghua University. 2011

Baomin Wang

Now a postdoc at Penn State.

Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh. 2016
M.S. in Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh. 2012
B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University. 2010

Sean McCarthy

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh. 2017

Rithika Reddy

B.S. in Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh. 2017

Thomas Werkmeister

B.S. in Engineering Science, University of Pittsburgh. 2017

Lincoln Walton

B.S. in Engineering Science, University of Pittsburgh. 2016

Miriam Rathbun

B.S. in Engineering Science, University of Pittsburgh. 2016

Erica Stevens (co-advised with Jung-kun Lee)

Now at University of Pittsburgh Ph.D. Program.

B.S. in Materials Science, University of Pittsburgh. 2015

Donald Voland

Now at University of Pittsburgh Ph.D. Program.

B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Pittsburgh. 2015

Brendan O'Brien

B.S. in Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh. 2014

Dalton Hale

B.S. in Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh. 2015

Rodney Kizito

Now at University of Arkansas PhD Program.

B.S. in Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh. 2015

Arpit Ajmanji

Now at JP Morgan Chase.

M.S. in Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh. 2014
M.Sc.(Honors) in Mathematics, Birla Institute of Technology and Science - Pilani. 2010
B.S.(Honors) in Mechanical Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science - Pilani. 2010

Cheng Du

Now at Schlumberger.

M.S. in Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh. 2014
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan--Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute. 2012

Ibrahim Chebib

Now at Carnegie Mellon Business School MBA program.

B.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh. 2013

Jesse Randall (co-advised with Jung-kun Lee)

B.S. in Engineering Physics, University of Pittsburgh. 2013

Peter Brendel

B.S. in Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh. 2013

Ryan Hays

Now at PNC.

B.S. in Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh. 2012

Nithin Krishna

Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering, SRM University. 2012
Masters in Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh. 2013

Rebecca (Terry) Graupman

Now at LMI.

B.S. in Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh. 2011