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Brief Bio (CV): Professor Kapadia joined the faculty of the University of Southern California in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering in July 2014. He received his bachelors in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2008, and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 2013. During his time at Berkeley, he was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and winner of the David J. Sakrison Memorial Prize for outstanding research. Recently he was selected as an Air Force Young Investigator.

His interests lie at the intersection of material science and electrical engineering, with a focus on developing next-generation electronic and photonic devices as well as the material growth techniques necessary for scalable, cost-effective manufacturing of these devices. Specifically, he is an expert on the device physics and fabrication of nanostructured devices, such as solar cells, high-performance III-V transistors, as well as non-epitaxial growth of III-V thin films and nanostructures. He has authored over 40 journal articles, which are published in journals encompassing a variety of fields such as Nature, Nano Letters, Scientific Reports, Chemistry of Materials, Applied Physics Letters, etc. He also holds multiple patents and has co-authored a book chapter on the fabrication, performance, and device physics of InAs MOSFETs on Si.


Post Doctoral Researchers

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Dr. Qingfeng Lin is currently a postdoctoral scholar under the supervision of Prof. Rehan Kapadia in the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California. He received his B.S. degree in electronic science and technology from University of Science and Technology of China in 2006, and his Ph.D. degree in electronic and computer engineering from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2014. His current research interests focus on electronic, photonic, energy harvesting devices, as well as development of novel materials growth techniques.


Ph.D Researchers

350-px-x-450-pxDebarghya Sarkar is currently a Ph.D. student under the supervision of Prof. Rehan Kapadia at the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California. He received a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from Jadavpur University, India in 2014. He is interested in the design, fabrication and integration of devices that modulate photons and electrons, and shall also be researching novel material growth techniques towards that end.

Fatemeh Rezaeifar received her M.S degree in Electrical engineering from University of Tokyo, Japan and joined Professor Kapadia’s group in 2015 as a PhD student, where she has been involved with integrated photonic design, fabrication and characterization for application on optically driven electron emission devices.

 

Jun Tao is currently a Ph.D. student under the supervision of Prof. Rehan Kapadia in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California. He received his B.S degree in Electronic Science and Technology and M.S degree in Microelectronics and Solid Electronics from Shanghai University, China in 2013 and 2016 respectively. He is interested in advanced materials and fabrication techniques for nanostructured photonic and electronic devices.

 


Masters Researchers

Hyun Uk Chae is currently a M.S student under the supervision of Prof. Rehan Kapadia in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California. He received his B.S degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Dongguk University, South Korea in 2017. He is interested in fabrication and material growth techniques for electronic and photonic devices.


Undergraduate Researchers

img_1095Louis Blankemeier is a undergraduate senior majoring in physics and electrical engineering. Louis’s research interests lie in computational physics with the end goal of engineering nano-scale devices from first principles. He is presently carrying out research for his undergraduate thesis with Prof. Kapadia.

 

Ayush Garg is an undergraduate junior majoring in Electrical Engineering and minoring in Digital Forensics. Ayush’s research interests lie in optically driven electron field emission. He is presently working with PhD candidate Fatemeh in her research for her thesis with Prof. Kapadia.

 


Alumni

Adithya Raja Keshava – Physical Design Engineer at Intersil

Xing He – PhD Student at Duke University in Materials Science

Jubin Hazra – Engineer at ASML

Christian Wagner – Engineer at Northrop Grumman

Matthew Yeung – Researcher at USC

Chenhao Ren – PhD Student at UC Davis

Wei Wang – PhD Student at USC