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Professor Khalil Najafi's Students

Current Students

Current students may be contacted in writing at this address:
University of Michigan EECS Bldg, 1301 Beal Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2122.

Christopher Boyd

Bachelor: University of Michigan, USA, 2012
Expected Graduation Date: 08/2017
Email: cwboyd@umich.edu
Ali Darvishian

Bachelor: Sharif University of Technology, Iran 2010-Mechanical Engineering Master's: Sharif University of Technology, Iran 2012-Mechanical Engineering-Applied Design
Expected Graduation Date: 08/2016
Email: darvishi@umich.edu
Daniel Egert
Project Title: Reliable Microprobes for Chronic Neural Recording
Bachelor: Institute for Microsystemtechnology (IMTEK), University of Freiburg, 2009
Expected Graduation Date: 04/2014
Email: egertd@umich.edu
Tal Nagourney
Expected Graduation Date: 00/0000
Email: taln@umich.edu
Amin Sandoughsaz

Bachelor: University of Tehran, Iran
Expected Graduation Date: 12/2018
Email: aminsa@umich.edu
Stacey Yemin Tang
Project Title: Biomimetic Hair-Like Sensors
Bachelor: University of Michigan, USA, 2011
Expected Graduation Date: 08/2016
Email: yemin@umich.edu
Donguk Yang
Expected Graduation Date: 00/0000
Email: yangmax@umich.edu
Yi Yuan
Project Title: Fabrication of Fused Silica MEMS
Bachelor: University of Michigan, USA, 2011
Expected Graduation Date: 12/2016
Email: yiyuan@umich.edu

Former PhD Students

Seow Yuen Yee
Thesis Title: "Design and Development of an Ultrasonic Jet Array (UJA) for Micro Propulsion"
Graduation: 05/2014
Employer: BOSCH
James McCullagh
Thesis Title: "Power Conversion Circuits for Low Power, Low Voltage and Non-Periodic Vibration Harvester Outputs"
Graduation: 05/2014
Employer: University of Michigan
Address: 2001 EECS, 1301 Beal Avenue, Ann Arbor MI 48109-2122
Email: jamesjmc@umich.edu
Mahdi Sadeghi
Thesis Title: "Electrostatic Micro-Hydraulic Hair Sensors and Actuators"
Graduation: 05/2014
Employer: University of Michigan
Address: 2001 EECS, 1301 Beal Avenue, Ann Arbor MI 48109-2122
Email: sadeghi@umich.edu
Ali Besharatian
Thesis Title: "A Scalable Modular Multistage Peristaltic Electrostatic Gas Micropump"
Graduation: 05/2013
Employer: University of Michigan
Address: 2411 EECS, 1301 Beal Avenue, Ann Arbor MI 48109-2122
Email: alibesh@umich.edu
Jeffrey Gregory
Thesis Title: "Characterization, Control and Compensation of MEMS Rate and Rate-Integrating Gyroscopes"
Graduation: 08/2012
Employer: Analog Devices, Boston, MA
Niloufar Ghafouri
Thesis Title: "Bismuth telluride based Co-evaporated Thermoelectric Thin Films: Technology, Characterization, and Optimization"
Graduation: 08/2012
Employer: Intel Corp., Arizona
Ethem Erkan Aktakka
Thesis Title: "Integration of Bulk Piezoelectric Materials into Microsystems"
Graduation: 12/2011
Employer: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Michigan
Address: 2411 EECS, 1301 Beal Avenue, Ann Arbor MI 48105
Email: aktakka@umich.edu
Website: www.eecs.umich.edu/~aktakka
Amir Borna
Thesis Title: "A Low-Power, Wireless, Multichannel Microsystem for Reliable Neural Recording"
Graduation: 12/2011
Email: aborna@umich.edu
Jae Yoong Cho
Thesis Title: "Environmentally Resistant Rate- and Rate Integrating Gyroscopes"
Graduation: 05/2011
Employer: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Michigan
Address: 2411 EECS, 1301 Beal Avenue, Ann Arbor MI 48109-2122
Email: jycho@umich.edu
Andrew Gross
Thesis Title: "Low Power, Integrated, Thermoelectric Microcoolers for Microsystems Applications"
Graduation: 12/2010
Employer: Sandia National Laboratory
Tzeno Galchev
Thesis Title: "Energy Scavenging from Low Frequency Vibrations"
Graduation: 12/2010
Employer: Humboldt Research Fellow, University of Freiburg, Germany
Email: tgalchev@umich.edu
Sang Won Yoon
Thesis Title: "Vibration Isolation and Shock Protection for MEMS"
Graduation: 05/2009
Employer: Toyota Technical Center
Email: swyoon@umich.edu
Sang-Hyun Lee
Thesis Title: "Wafer-Level Packaging for Environment- Resistant Microinstruments"
Graduation: 12/2008
Employer: Samsung LED Co., Ltd.
Email: sh9255.lee@samsung.com
Website: http://www.SamsungLED.com
Jay Mitchell
Thesis Title: "Low Temperature Wafer Level Vacuum Packaging Using Au-Si Eutectic Bonding and Localized Heating"
Graduation: 12/2007
Employer: CEO and Co-Founder, ePack, Inc.
Email: mitchelz@umich.edu
 Warren C. Welch III
Thesis Title: "Vacuum and Hermetic Packaging of MEMS Using Solder"
Graduation: 12/2007
Employer: RF Micro Devices
Email: wcwelchiii@gmail.com
Asli Burcu Ucok
Thesis Title: "Compact Modular Assembly and Packaging of Multi-substrate Microsystems (WIMS Cube)"
Graduation: 03/2006
Employer: Continental-AG
Email: Burcu.Ucok@us.contiautomotive.com
 Hanseup (Steve) Kim
Thesis Title: "An Integrated Electrostatic Peristaltic Micropump with Active Microvalves"
Graduation: 03/2006
Employer: University of Utah
Address: 3280 MEB, 50 S. Central Campus Drive, Salt Lake City UT 84112
Email: Hanseup@ece.utah.edu
 Timothy J (TJ) Harpster
Thesis Title: "Hermetic Packaging and Bonding Technologies for Implantable Microsystems"
Graduation: 10/2005
Employer: Intek
Email: tharpster@intekflow.com
Website: www.intekflow.com
 Stefan A. Nikles
Thesis Title: "A Micromachined Sieve Electrode for Chronic Recording From Multiple, Isolated Gustatory Nerve Fibers"
Graduation: 08/2005
Employer: MEMSIC, Inc.
Email: snikles@memsic.com
 Pedram Mohseni
Thesis Title: "Single-Chip Wireless Microsystems for Multichannel Neural Biopotential Recording"
Graduation: 08/2005
Employer: Case Western Reserve University
Address: 510 Glennan Building, , Cleveland OH 44106
Email: pedram.mohseni@case.edu
Website: http://vorlon.case.edu/~pedram
 Maysam Ghovanloo
Thesis Title: "A Wireless Microsystem for Neural Stimulating Microprobes"
Graduation: 07/2004
Employer: Arizona State University
Address: Engineering Bldg. II (COE II), 2110m Box 7914, Raleigh NC 27695
Email: mghovan@ncsu.edu
Website: http://www4.ncsu.edu/~mghovan/
 Brian Stark
Thesis Title: "Thin Film Technologies for Hermetic and Vacuum Packaging of MEMS"
Graduation: 03/2004
Employer: The Bosch Group
Email: brian.stark@rtc.bosch.com
 Chunbo Zhang
Thesis Title: "Combustion-Based Micro Power Generation: Thermoelectric and Thermionic Approaches"
Graduation: 08/2003
Employer: Honeywell
Email: chunbo.zhang@honeywell.com
 Junseok Chae
Thesis Title: "High-Sensitivity, Low-Noise, Multi-Axis Capacitive Micro-Accelerometers"
Graduation: 05/2003
Employer: Arizona State University
Address: Electrical Engineering, GWC 312, MC: 5506, Tempe AZ 85287-9309
Email: junseok.chae@asu.edu
 Haluk Kulah
Thesis Title: "Closed-Loop Electromechanical Sigma-Delta Microgravity Accelerometers"
Graduation: 03/2003
Employer: Middle East Technical University
Address: Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, DZ-05, Ankara, 06531 Turkey
Email: kulah@metu.edu.tr
Website: http://www.eee.metu.edu.tr/~kulah/
 Tsung-Kuan (Allen) Chou
Thesis Title: "All-Silicon Micromachined Acoustic Ejector Arrays for Micro Propulsion and Flow-Contro"
Graduation: 10/2001
Employer: Intel Corporation
 Arvind Salian
Thesis Title: "Design, Fabrication and Testing of High-Performance Capacitive Microaccelerometers"
Graduation: 06/2001
Employer: Freescale Semiconductor
Email: arvind.salian@freescale.com
 Babak Amir Parviz
Thesis Title: "Development of Ultrasonic Electrostatic Microjets for Distributed Propulsion and Microflight"
Graduation: 05/2001
Employer: University of Washington
Address: Office M250 EE1, Box 352500, Seattle WA 98195
Email: babak@ee.washington.edu
 Y.T. Cheng
Thesis Title: "Localized Heating and Bonding Technique for MEMS Packaging"
Graduation: 12/2000
Employer: IBM, Watson Research Center
Address: P.O. Box 218, Room #36-253, Yorktown Heights NY 10598
Email: yuting@us.ibm.com
 Farrokh Ayazi
Thesis Title: "A High-Aspect-Ratio Tactical/Inertial Grade Polysilicon Vibrating Ring Gyroscope"
Graduation: 01/2000
Employer: Georgia Tech
Email: farrokh.ayazi@ece.gatech.edu
Website: http://users.ece.gatech.edu/~ayazi/
 Mehmet Dokmeci
Thesis Title: "Hermetic Glass-SiliconMicropackages and Feedthroughs For Neural Prostheses"
Graduation: 12/1999
Employer: Northeastern University
Address: Electrical & Computer Engineering, 409 DA, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA 02115-5000
Email: mehmetd@ece.neu.edu
 Navid Yazdi
Thesis Title: "Micro-G Silicon Accelerometers with High Performance CMOS Interface Circuitry"
Graduation: 01/1999
Employer: Intellisense Corporation
 Chuncieh Huang
Thesis Title: "Micromachined Sensors and Actuators for Fluid Mechanics Research and High-Speed Flow Control Applications"
Graduation: 09/1998
 Jeffrey A. Von Arx
Thesis Title: "A Single Chip, Fully Integrated, Telemetry Powered System for Peripheral Nerve Stimulation"
Graduation: 03/1998
Employer: Guidant Corp.
Address: Advanced Tech and Res. Eng., 4100 Hamline Avenue North, St. Paul MN 55112
Email: jeffrey.vonarx@guidant.com
Website: www.guidant.com
 Arjun Selvakumar
Thesis Title: "A Multifunctional Silicon Micromachining Technology for High Performance Microsensors and Microactuators"
Graduation: 04/1997
Employer: Colibrys, Inc.
Address: Suite 100, 12200 Parc Crest Drive, Stafford TX 77477-2409
Email: arjun.selvakumar@colibrys.com
 Chingwen Yeh
Thesis Title: "A Low-Voltage Bulk-Silicon Tunneling-Based Microaccelerometer with CMOS Interface Circuitry"
Graduation: 08/1996
 Mark Nardin
Thesis Title: "A Programmable Multichannel Microstimulator with Bi-Directional Telemetry"
Graduation: 01/1996
 Michael Putty
Thesis Title: "A Micromachined Vibrating Ring Gyroscope"
Graduation: 03/1995
 Yogesh Gianchandani
Thesis Title: "A Bulk Silicon Microelectromechanical System for Scanning Thermal Profilometry"
Graduation: 10/1994
Employer: University of Michigan
Address: Electrical Engineering, ECE Division, 1301 Beal Avenue, Ann Arbor MI 48109-2122
Email: yogesh@umich.edu
Website: http://www.eecs.umich.edu/~yogesh/
 Tayfun Akin
Thesis Title: "An Integrated Telemetric Multichannel Sieve Electrode Array for Nerve Regeneration Applications"
Graduation: 10/1994
Employer: Middle East Technical University
Address: Electrical & Electronics Engineering Department, , TR-06531 Ankara, Turkey
Email: tayfun-akin@metu.edu.tr
Website: http://www.eee.metu.edu.tr/~tayfuna
 Karl J. Ma
Thesis Title: "An Active Dissolved Wafer Process for The Fabrication of Integrated Sensors"
Graduation: 08/1994
 Babak Ziaie
Thesis Title: "A Single-Channel Implantable Microstimulator for Functional Neuromuscular Stimulation"
Graduation: 03/1994
Employer: Purdue University
Address: Electrical & Computer Engineering, BRK 2023, 1205 West State Street, West Lafayette IN 47907-2057
Email: bziae@purdue.edu

Former Masters Students

 Anthony Coghlan
Thesis Title: "A High-Efficiency Class-E Transmitter For Implantable Devices"
Graduation: 05/1997
Position: Director, Single Family CFO Strategy, Planning and Development, Finance Division, Freddie Mac
Address: Freddie Mac, 8200 Jones Branch Drive, MS 486, McLean VA 22102
Email: anthony_coghlan@freddiemac.com
 Namik Kocaman
Thesis Title: "A Low-Power capacitive Interface and Analog-Digital Converter Chip For Implantable Biotelemetry"
Graduation: 08/1997
Position: Engineering Manager, Analog & Mixed Signal Circuit Design
Address: Broadcom Corporation, 5300 California Avenue, Irvine CA 92617
Email: namik@broadcom.com
 Rajagopalan Rangarajan
Thesis Title: "Fully Integrated Nerve Electrical Stimulation System"
Graduation: 01/1997
 Sha Wang
Thesis Title: "FEM Analysis and Its Application in the Electronic Determination of the Young's Modulus and Intrinsic Stress"
Graduation: 05/1992

Researchers and Visitors

Ethem Erkan Aktakka
Graduation: 00/0000
Position: Research Fellow, University of Michigan
Address: 2411 EECS, 1301 Beal Avenue, Ann Arbor MI 48109-2122
Phone: 734-763-7162
Email: aktakka@umich.edu
Ali Besharatian
Graduation: 00/0000
Position: Post Doc, University of Michigan
Address: 2411 EECS, 1301 Beal Avenue, Ann Arbor MI 48109-2122
Phone: 734-763-7162
Email: alibesh@umich.edu
Jae Yoong Cho
Graduation: 00/0000
Position: Research Fellow, University of Michigan
Address: 2411 EECS, 1301 Beal Avenue, Ann Arbor MI 48109-2122
Phone: 734-763-7162
Email: jycho@umich.edu
Guohong He
Graduation: 00/0000
Position: Visiting Research Scientist, University of Michigan
Address: 2229 EECS, 1301 Beal Avenue, Ann Arbor MI 48109-2122
Phone: 734-647-5363
Email: ghhe@umich.edu
Takuya Nishino
Graduation: 00/0000
Position: Visiting Scholar, University of Michigan
Address: 2312 EECS, 1301 Beal Avenue, Ann Arbor MI 48109-2122
Phone: 734-763-6132
Email: tnishino@umich.edu
Mahdi Sadgehi
Graduation: 00/0000
Position: Research Fellow, University of Michigan
Address: 2001 EECS, 1301 Beal Avenue, Ann Arbor MI 48109-2122
Phone: 734-764-7428
Email: sadeghi@umich.edu
Iman Shahosseini
Graduation: 00/0000
Position: Research Fellow, University of Michigan
Address: 2227 EECS, 1301 Beal Avenue, Ann Arbor MI 48109-2122
Phone: 734-647-3984
Email: imanshah@umich.edu
Jong-Kwan Woo
Graduation: 00/0000
Position: Research Fellow, University of Michigan
Address: 2407 EECS, 1301 Beal Avenue, Ann Arbor MI 48109-2122
Phone: 734-764-5160
Email: jkwoo@umich.edu
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