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

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Postdoctoral Researchers (2)

Dr. Hamza Samouh
Postdoc (2021 – Present)

PhD: Ecole Centrale de Nantes (2015)

Dr. Yujia Min
Postdoc (2022 – Present)

PhD: Washington University in St. Louis (2017)

PhD Candidates (10)

Krishna C. Polavaram
PhD Candidate (2019 – Present)

BS+MS: Indian Institute of Technology Madras (2019)
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)
Farjad Iqbal
PhD Candidate (2022 – Present)

MS: Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2020)

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

Chirayu Kothari
PhD Candidate (2021 – Present)

MS: The University of Tokyo (2021)

BS: Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (2019)
Tausif Elahi
PhD Candidate (2022 – Present)

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

BS: Bangladesh Univ. of Eng. & Tech. (2018)
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)

MS Candidates (7)

Ravi Sharma
MS Candidate (2021 – Present)

BS: Indian Institute of Technology Indore (2020)

Dhanush S. Bejjarapu
MS Candidate (2021 – Present)

BS: Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (2021)
Andrew Witte
MS Candidate (2021 – Present)

BS: Valparaiso University (2021)
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Mohamed Abdelrahman
MS Candidate (2022 – Present)

BS: Helwan University (2019)

Omar Abdelrahman
MS Candidate (2021 – Present)

BS: Helwan University (2017)


Sudharsan Rathnakumar
MS Candidate (2022 – Present)

BS: National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli (2022)
Jacob Doehring
MS Candidate (2021 – Present)

BS: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Other Graduate Students

Students collaborating and/or pursuing side projects with Garg Group:

Manal Anis: 2021 – Present

Aniruddha Baral: 2019 – 2022

Undergraduate Students (8)

Fall 2022: Halle-Mari Santiago, Muskan Jain, Marla Portillo, Rydon Jalley, Min Young Kim, Jiwon Park, Han Sae Cho, Ben Manaugh

Alumni

Graduate (2):

2022: Pablo Romero (MS), Sonali Srivastava (MS)

Undergraduate (24):

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

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: September 1, 2022