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Bi, Hanyu

Hanyu Bi

Graduate Student Researcher, Materials

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Chang, Hsun-Ming

Hsun-Ming Chang

Graduate Student Researcher

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Engineering II, Room 2515

Hsun-Ming Chang was born in Kaohsiung city, Taiwan. He received his Masters degree from the Graduate Institute of Photonics and Optoelectronics in 2017, and his Bachelors degree in Materials Science and Engineering in 2015, both from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. In his graduate study, he focused on the research of 2D FETs, including black phosphorus FETs, 2D heterostructure devices and study on metal-2D semiconductors contacts, in collaboration with TSMC.


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Jake Ewing, Dazaifu, Kyushu

Jacob Ewing

Graduate Student Researcher

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Engineering II, Room 3508

MicroLEDs for next-generation display technologies Micro light-emitting diodes (µLEDs) are promising candidate many next-generation displays technologies including television screens and augmented reality (AR) glasses. Advantages of µLEDs include high efficiencies, self-emissivity, high brightness and long operating lifetimes.

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Gee, Stephen

Stephen Gee

Graduate Student Researcher, Materials
Organizer of LED/Laser Meeting; UC Santa Barbara Volunteer for the Southern California Science Olympiad.

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Hansen, Joshua

Joshua Hansen

Summer HS Intern

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Hobson, Reese

Reese Hobson

Summer Undergraduate Intern

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Juan, Arturo

Arturo Juan (He/Him/His)

Graduate Student Researcher, Materials

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Li, Xianqing Collin

Xianqing "Collin" Li

Graduate Student Researcher, Materials

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Muthuraj, Vineeta2

Vineeta Muthuraj

Graduate Student Researcher

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Nayak, Sally

Sally Nayak

Undergraduate Researcher, ECE

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Nitta, Kent

Kent Nitta

Graduate Student Researcher, Materials

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Pollans, Sarah

Sarah Pollans

Undergraduate Intern, ECE
MicroLED and laser team

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Quevedo, Alejandro(COE-Lilli)

Alejandro Quevedo

Graduate Student Researcher, ECE & Physics

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Engineering II, Room 2515


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Rienzi, Vincent

Vincent Rienzi (he/him)

Graduate Student Researcher, Materials

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Engineering Science Bldg, Room 3215F


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Springfield, Chloe

Chloe Springfield

Undergraduate Researcher, ChemE & Materials

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Tak, Tanay

Tanay Tak (he/him)

Graduate Student Researcher, Materials

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Engineering II, Room 3507

Tanay Tak is a Ph.D. student in the Materials Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara where he works under the guidance of Profs. James Speck, Steven DenBaars, and Claude Weisbuch. His research focus is on advancing the fundamental understanding and usage of III-N materials and devices. In particular, he has a glimpse into the inner workings of devices under operating conditions by employing electron emission-spectroscopy and -microscopy techniques.

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Tan, Justin

Justin Tan

Graduate Student Researcher, ECE

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Engineering II, Room 2515


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Trageser, Emily(COE-Lilli)

Emily Trageser

Graduate Student Researcher, Materials

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Engineering II, Room 3508

Emily came to UC Santa Barbara in 2020 to pursue graduate studies in Materials and is in the DenBaars Group as a member of the Solid State Lighting and Energy Electronics Center. Emily's work focuses on the development of III-nitride active regions for lasers and other photonic devices. Her interest in quantum materials lies in the heterogeneous integration of photonic integrated circuits for applications in quantum sensing.

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Vozel, Claire

Claire Vozel

Graduate Student Researcher, Materials

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Engineering II, Room 2515


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Wang, Michael

Michael Wang

Graduate Student Researcher, Materials

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Engineering II, Room 3502