Members

Azadeh Ansari

PI

Azadeh Ansari received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Iran in 2010. She earned the M.S and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2013 and 2016 respectively, focusing upon III-V semiconductor and MEMS devices and microsystems for RF applications. Prior to joining the ECE faculty at Georgia Tech, she was a postdoctoral scholar in the Physics Department at Caltech from Sept. 2016 to July 2017.Dr. Ansari is the Sutterfield Family junior Professor at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. She is the recipient of 2021 Roger Webb Outstanding Junior Faculty Award from Georgia Tech, 2020 NSF CARER award, 2017 ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award from the University of Michigan, as well as 2016 University of Michigan Richard and Eleanor Towner Prize for outstanding Ph.D. research.

Mingyo Park

Ph.D. Student

Mingyo Park received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Yonsei University, South Korea in 2014 and 2016. Her master research was focused on RF ICs and system design. In Spring 2018, She joined Ansari’s group to pursue her Ph.D. degree in the school of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. Her current research interests include ScAlN acoustic resonators and filters, frequency combs and III-Nitride microsystems for RF applications.

Zhijian (Chris) Hao

Ph.D. Student

Zhijian (Chris) Hao received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 2018. His undergraduate research focused on the use of microfluidic devices in bioanalysis. In August 2018, he joined Dr. Ansari’s group at Georgia Institute of Technology as a PhD student and continued to work on MEMS technology. His current research interests include piezoelectric materials’ applications in RF filters and biomimicry actuators.

DeaGyu Kim

Master’s Student

DeaGyu Kim is a graduate student in Mechanical Engineering. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with concentration in Automation and Robotic Systems from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2016. He joined Prof. Ansari’s group in Jan 2018. His research interest is on piezoelectric-based micro-actuator to mimic cellular muscles.

Jialin (James) Wang

Ph.D. Student

Jialin (James) Wang received his B.S. and M.S. Degree at Georgia Institute of Technology in 2017 and 2019. His master research focused on GaN based UV-VCSEL. He Joined Dr. Ansari’s group to pursue his Ph.D. degree in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology in May 2019. His current research interests include the design and fabrication of III-V compound semiconductor micro-systems.

Tony Wang

Ph.D. Student (Co-advised by Dr. Kimberly Hoang, Emory University)

Tony Wang is a graduate student in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech. He is the recipient of the prestigious ARCS fellowship (2020) and NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) (2021).  He received his B.S. degree in Materials Science and Engineering with a minor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from UC Berkeley in 2019. His undergraduate research was focused on thin film battery technology and integration for Internet of Things devices. He joined Dr. Ansari’s group in Sep. 2019 to pursue his interests in microbotics and MEMS devices. Currently, he is co-advised by Dr. Hoang (Emory University). As an engineer, he prides himself in his listening skills and having an “engine ear”.

Yue Zheng

Ph.D. Student

Yue Zheng completed a double major consisting of B.S. in Electrical Engineering and B.S. in Mathematics from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2019. She joined Dr. Ansaris research group in Summer 2018 as an undergraduate student with an interest in RF MEMS devices and applications, which she continued to work on for PhD research. Her current research focuses onthermal modeling of acoustic resonators, loss mechanisms in AlScN, and resonant infrared sensors.

Jea Du Kim

Ph.D. Student

Jea Du Kim received his B.S. in Computer Engineering with a minor in Robotics from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2018. He joined Prof. Ansari’s group in Fall 2021. His research interest is on controls and robotic actuators and is currently working on actuation systems to be used on underwater vehicles for exploration and data gathering.

Yifan Shi

Master’s Student

Yifan Shi received his B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology, China in 2019. His undergraduate research focused on indoor positioning system and surrogate model optimization. He joined Dr. Ansari’s group in January 2020 as a master student. His current research interest is on piezoelectric-actuated micro-robots and swimmers.

Rahul Sunkara

Undergraduate Student

Rahul Sunkara is an undergraduate computer engineering student at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He started his undergraduate at GT in 2020 and joined Dr. Ansari’s group in 2021. His main research focus is on piezoelectric micro-actuator’s applications in cell muscle mimicry and RF filters.

Xingzhe (Jeff) Zhou

Alumni – Visiting Master’s Student (Summer 2018)

Xingzhe (Jeff) Zhou received the B.S. in Physics from Peking University, China in 2017 and he is pursuing Master degree in ECE Department, University of Texas at Austin. His undergraduate research was focused on Resistive Random Access Memory (RRAM) with innovative structures and materials, including design, fabrication, characterization and testing. He joined professor Ansari’s group in the school of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology in Summer 2018. His current research interests are about Film Bulk Acoustic Resonator (FBAR) and Magnetic Memory Devices.

Roman Shevchenko

Visiting Undergraduate Student (Summer 2018)

Roman Shevchenko is an electrical engineering junior student from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He joined Dr. Ansari’s group as part of the NNCI REU program to conduct research on piezoelectric actuators during Summer 2018. He has always been fascinated by science, particularly borrowing ideas from physics and science fiction to apply to engineering problems.

Durga Gajula Dr. Gajula

Post-Doctoral Fellow (March-July 2019)

Durga Gajula Dr. Gajula received his M. Tech. Degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India, in 2009 and Ph. D. degree from the Queen’s University Belfast, UK, in 2013. Following his graduation, he joined Queen’s University Belfast, UK as post-doctoral fellow and worked on MEMS frequency selective surfaces for over a year. Prior to joining Dr. Ansari’s group in Georgia tech, he worked in Clemson University, USA, from May 2016 to May 2018 and developed III-Nitride microcantilever based miniaturized sensor systems and high temperature based pressure sensors.