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Past Group Members

Only the first position after leaving/graduating from USC (and ArmaniLab) is listed. For faculty members, links to group webpages are included.

Post-doctoral Scholars
PhD Students
Undergraduate Students

Prof. Rigoberto Castro Beltran

  • Assoc. Professor, University of Guanajuato, Mexico
  • CONACYT-USC Scholar
  • PhD: Centro de Investigaciones en Optica, GPOM      

Dr. Eda Gungor

  • Intel
  • PhD: Polymer Science and Technology, Istanbul Technical University   

Prof. Cecilia Lopez

  • Assistant Professor of Biology, California State California, Los Angeles
  • PhD: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of California, Los Angeles
  • BS: Biochemistry, California State California, Los Angeles

Dr. Tushar Rane

  • Nanostring Technologies
  • Viterbi Scholar
  • PhD: Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University           

Prof. Rasheeda Hawk

  • Adjunct Professor, Bastyr University
  • PhD: USC, Physiology and Biophysics
  • BA: UCSD, Biology    

Dr. Alper Nese

  • Sila Nanotechnologies
  • PhD: Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon

Prof. Heather Hunt

  • Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, University of Missouri
  • PhD: Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology
  • BS: Chemical Engineering, Iowa State University          

Dr. Jason Gamba

  • Intel, Senior Process Engineer
  • PhD: Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology
  • BS: Chemical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute                   

Dr. Alexa Hudnut

  • now: 
  • BS: Biomedical Engineering, USC
  • PhD: Biomedical Engineering, USC (2018)

Dr. Vinh Diep

  • now: 
  • BS: Nanotech, UCSD
  • PhD: Materials Science (2018)

Dr. Samantha McBirney

  • now: 
  • BS: Biomedical Engineering, UC Berkeley
  • PhD: Biomedical Engineering (2018)

Dr. Erick Moen

  • now: Caltech post-doc
  • BS: Electrical Engineering and Mathematics, TCU
  • PhD: Electrical Engineering – EP (2017)

Dr. Michele Lee

  • now: FDA, reviewer
  • BS: Materials Science, MIT
  • PhD: Materials Science (2017)

Dr. Soheil Soltani

  • now: GA Tech post-doc
  • BS/MS: Electrical Engineering – Electronics, Shiraz University, Iran
  • PhD: Electrical Engineering-Electrophysics (2017)

Dr. Mark Harrison

  • now: POC
  • BS: Electrical Engineering – Systems, USC
  • PhD: Electrical Engineering – EP (2016)

Dr. Simin Mehrabani

  • now: South Coast Air Quality Management District
  • BS: Chemical Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran
  • PhD: Chemical Engineering (2015)

Dr. Maria Chistiakova

  • now: Intel
  • BA/BS: Physics/Chemical Engineering, UC Berkeley
  • PhD: Chemical Engineering (2014)

Dr. Ashley Maker

  • now: Intel
  • BS: Chemical Engineering, USC
  • PhD: Chemical Engineering (2014)

Dr. Ce Shi

  • now: Optofluidics
  • BS: Materials Science and Technology, University of Science and Technology, China
  • PhD: Materials Science (2014)

Dr. Xiaomin Zhang

  • now: Finisar
  • BS: Optical Information Sceince and Technology, Hebei University of Technology, China
  • PhD: Materials Science (2013)

Dr. Hong Seok Choi

  • now: Intel
  • BS: Applied Physics, Konkuk University, Korea
  • PhD: Materials Science (2012)

If a MS degree with a research thesis was also received through the USC PDP program, it is indicated.

Josh Neutel

  • Then: CHE, USC, 2019
  • After: (degree in progress)

Teresa Estrella

  • Then: CHE, USC, 2019
  • After: (degree in progress)

Joelle Burkhardt

  • Then: CHE, USC, 2018
  • After: Microsoft

Chase Choate

  • Then: CHE, USC, 2018
  • After:  (applying to MD)

Spencer Gilbert

  • Then: CHE, USC, 2018
  • After: 

Omar Garcia

  • Then: CHE USC, 2018
  • After: UCLA, PhD Program

John Lazzeroni

  • Then: EE, USC, 2018
  • After: Navy (Nuc) 

Lili Lash-Rosenberg

  • Then: BME, USC, 2016 (BS); ME, USC, 2017 (MS)
  • After: Edwards Scientific

Lea Fang

  • Then: Biochemistry, USC, 2017
  • After: Johns Hopkins, OT

Martin Siron

  • Then: CHE, USC, 2017
  • After: Berkeley, PhD Program

Linda Xu

  • Then: BME, USC, 2017
  • After: Medtronic

Grace Kim

  • Then: ME, USC, 2016
  • After: LSIS

Alexei Naumann

  • Then: Computer Science, USC, 2016
  • After: SAS

Gumi Sethi

  • Then: CHE, USC, 2016
  • After: Berkeley, PhD Program

Leah Tsui

  • Then: Human Biology, USC, 2015
  • After: Drexel University

Samuel Kushner-Lenhoff

  • Then: EE, USC, 2015
  • After: USC, MD Program

Jason Pang

  • Then: ChE, USC, 2015/6 (BS/MS)
  • After:

Tara Assi

  • Then: CHE, USC, 2015
  • After: Freescale Semiconductor

Julie Strickland

  • Then: BME, USC, 2015
  • After: UT Austin, PhD Program

Garrison Crouch

  • Then: ChE, USC, 2014
  • After: Notre Dame, PhD program

Max Reynolds

  • Then: ME, USC, 2014
  • After: Berkeley, PhD program

Emma Meinke

  • Then: ChE, USC, 2014
  • After: Aaren Scientific

Yuting Liu

  • Then: CS, USC, 2014
  • After: USC, MS program

Andre Kovach

  • Then: Chem E, USC, 2014
  • After: USC, PhD Program

Nishita Deka

  • Then: EE, USC, 2013
  • After: Berkeley, PhD program

Audrey Harker

  • Then: Chem E, USC, 2013
  • After: Berkeley, PhD Program

Sara Brisbin

  • Then: BME, USC, 2013
  • After: Abbott

Brian Rose

  • Then: ChemE, USC, 2011/12 (BS/MS)
  • After: Intel

Nic Murillo

  • Then: CHE, USC, 2013
  • After: Cree

Christine Zimmerman

  • Then: CHE, USC, 2013
  • After: –

Daniel Guevara

  • Then: Chem E, USC, 2013
  • After: –

Yingchao Lin

  • Then: EE, USC, 2013
  • After: Oracle

Mansi Thakar

  • Then: Chem E, USC, 2013
  • After: —

Natalie Landsinger

  • Then: Chem E, USC, 2013
  • After: Pastry Chef

Garima Aggarwal

  • Then: EE, USC, 2013
  • After: —

Bradley Biggs

  • Then: Chem, USC, 2012
  • After: Rice, PhD Program

Shehzad Ismail

  • Then: EE, USC, 2011/12 (BS/MS)
  • After: Cisco

Chaitanya Murthy

  • Then: Chem E, USC, 2011
  • After: UCSD, PhD Program

Dania Neiroukh

  • Then: Chem E, USC, 2011
  • After: Park Systems

Bamini Balaji

  • Then: Chem E, Caltech, 2011
  • After: Amgen

Sai Satpathy

  • Then: EE, Caltech, 2011
  • After: Princeton, PhD Program

Warren Cai

  • Then: Chem E, Caltech, 2011
  • After: Stanford, PhD Program

Carol Soteropulos

  • Then: BME, USC, 2010
  • After: PhD, Univ of Missouri

Ashley Maker

  • Then: Chem E, USC, 2010
  • After: USC, PhD Program

Lindsay Freeman

  • Then: Chem E, USC, 2010
  • After: UCSD, PhD program

Cathy Douglass

  • Then: Chem/Phys, Caltech, 2010
  • After: Colorado, PhD Program