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)

Andrew Witte
MS Candidate (2021 – Present)

BS: Valparaiso University (2021)


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

Sunav Dahal
MS Candidate (2023 – Present)

BS: Tribhuvan University (2017)
Dhanush S. Bejjarapu
MS Candidate (2021 – Present)

BS: Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (2021)

Other Graduate Students

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

Manal Anis: 2021 – Present

Aniruddha Baral: 2019 – 2022

Undergraduate Students (10)

Spring 2023: Halle-Mari Santiago, Marla Portillo, Rydon Jalley, Jiwon Park, Han Sae Cho, Ben Manaugh, Kyle Langenstein, Mackenzie Kimble, Izzatul H S Izam, Jiarui Yu

Alumni

Graduate (3):

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

Undergraduate (26):

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: February 15, 2023