Team

Principal Investigator

“Let’s examine materials at the small scale and not lose sight of the big picture.”

Prof. Nishant Garg
Assistant Professor
(217) 300-9448
garg-group@illinois.edu

Postdoctoral Researchers (1)

Dr. Yujia Min
Postdoc (2022 – Present)

PhD: Washington University in St. Louis (2017)

PhD Candidates (11)

Hossein Kabir
PhD Candidate (2020 – Present)

MS: University of Toronto (2019)

BS: Sharif University of Technology (2016)
Faisal Qadri
PhD Candidate (2020 – Present)

MS: Kansas State Univ. (2020)

BS: An-Najah National University (2016)
Bayezid Baten
PhD Candidate (2021 – Present)

MS: Bangladesh Univ. of Eng. & Tech. (2019)

BS: Bangladesh Univ. of Eng. & Tech. (2017)
Vikram Kumar
PhD Candidate (2021 – Present)

MS: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2021)

BS: Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi (2018)
Chirayu Kothari
PhD Candidate (2021 – Present)

MS: The University of Tokyo (2021)

BS: Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (2019)
Hyeonseok Jee
PhD Candidate (2021 – Present)

BS+MS: Hanyang University (2020)
Brandy Diggs-McGee
PhD Candidate (2021 – Present)

BS+MS: North Carolina A&T State University (2017)
Farjad Iqbal
PhD Candidate (2022 – Present)

MS: Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2020)

BS: University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore (2016)
Tausif Elahi
PhD Candidate (2022 – Present)

MS: Bangladesh Univ. of Eng. & Tech. (2021)

BS: Bangladesh Univ. of Eng. & Tech. (2018)
Aysan Farajnia
PhD Candidate (2023 – Present)

MS: Shahid Beheshti University (2020)

BS: University of Tabriz (2016)
Momina Rauf
PhD Candidate (2023 – Present)

MS: National University of Sciences and Technology (2019)

BS: University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore (2016)

MS Candidates (7)

Mohamed Abdelrahman
MS Candidate (2022 – Present)

BS: Helwan University (2019)
Sudharsan Rathnakumar
MS Candidate (2022 – Present)

BS: National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli (2022)
Sunav Dahal
MS Candidate (2023 – Present)

BS: Tribhuvan University (2017)
Nanzeeba Tabassum
MS Candidate (2023 – Present)

BS: Military Institute of Science and Technology (2018)
Nischal Kanel
MS Candidate (2023 – Present)

BS: Kathmandu Engineering College (2022)
Yaman Garg
MS Candidate (2023 – Present)

BS: New York University Abu Dhabi (2022)
Ayyan Iqbal
MS Candidate (2024 – Present)

BS: University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore (2022)

Undergraduate Students (10)

Spring 2024: Xiaorui Gu, Emily Anak Victor Libau, Conor Blaunt, Izzatul H S Izam, Mackenzie Kimble, Megan Otto, Andrea Nava, Jenny Hu, Jiewen Chen, Jocelyn Pytel

Alumni

Graduate (8) & Postdoc (1):

2024: Hamza Samouh (Postdoc, in), Krishna C. Polavaram (PhD, in)

2023: Omar Abdelrahman (MS, in), Jacob Doehring (MS, in), Dhanush S. Bejjarapu (MS, in), Andrew Witte (MS, in)

2022: Pablo Romero (MS, in), Sonali Srivastava (MS, in), Ravi Sharma (MS, in)

Undergraduate (40):

2023: Marla Portillo, Rydon Jalley, Jiwon Park, Han Sae Cho, Ben Manaugh, Kyle Langenstein, Jiarui Yu, Daniel Sawai, Jordan Westphal, Wan Tsz Yik, Halle-Mari Santiago, Yating Feng, Chung-Yen Fann, Jessica Nguyen

2022: Grant E. Siegmund, Mary De Guzman, Jee Min Kim, Nurul Husna, Saranya Yegappan, Yize Chen, Evan Saebeler, Yunseok Lee, Boyang Zhang, Micah Rubel, Shiven Garg, Min Young Kim, Muskan Jain

2021: Ishaan Murarka, Nithiya Vivagandan, Ishita Purwar

2020: Jacob Doehring, Xinyu Teng, Ananya Mittal, Bhagya Devnani, Matthew Grendzinski

2019: Cyrus Wang, Dev Patel, Lewis Monaxios, Paul Segovich, Heather Gathman

Last Updated: January 3, 2024