Team

Principal Investigator

Steven May

Email: smay (at) drexel.edu
Office: 332C LeBow Engineering Building
Phone: 215-571-3650

  • Professor (2019 – )
    Materials Science and Engineering, Drexel University
  • Associate Professor (2015 – 2019)
    Materials Science and Engineering, Drexel University
  • Assistant Professor (2009 – 2015)
    Materials Science and Engineering, Drexel University
  • Postdoctoral Researcher (2007 – 2009)
    Argonne National Laboratory
  • Ph.D. (2002 – 2007)
    Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University
  • B.S. (1998 – 2002)
    Engineering Science and Mechanics, Penn State University

Postdoctoral Researchers

David Bugallo Ferron

BS (2015); Chemistry, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

MS (2016); Advanced Nanoscience and Nanotechnology; Autonomous University of Barcelona

PhD (2021); Materials Science, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

PhD Students

Benjamin Lefler

BS (2015); Chemistry, University of Delaware

M.Ed., Secondary Science Education, Temple University

Yizhou Yang

BS (2016); Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara

MS; Materials Science and Engineering, Drexel University

Tessa Tucker

BS; Physics, West Chester University

Undergraduate Students

Kyla Gardiola

Erika Garro

Fernando Gonzalez Asencio

Yuzhe Jin

Amelia Smith-Tine

Talia Spolansky

Former Members

PhD students:

 
Cole Smith (01/2010 – 12/2014; IMEC)

Mark Scafetta (09/2010 – 06/2015; Air Force Technical Applications Center)

Amber Choquette (09/2012 – 06/2017; Micron Technology, Inc)

Alex Krick (09/2012 – 06/2017; Northrop Grumman)

Amanda Huon (09/2013 – 01/2019; Assistant Professor of Physics at University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, PA)

Jiayi Wang (09/2015 – 06/2020; Applied Materials, Beijing, China)

 

Postdoctoral Researchers:

 
Rebecca Sichel-Tissot (06/2011 – 02/2014; Senior Materials Scientist at Ebatco)

Eun Ju Moon (06/2012 – 08/2016; Instrumentation Scientist at SUNY Buffalo)

Paul Rogge (09/2016 – 02/2020; Engineer at the IRS)

 

MS students:

 
Erwin Fernandez (MESC program, 2012; Vecor Labs),

Robert Devlin (2013; CEO and co-founder of Metalenz),

Yujun Xie (2014; postdoctoral research at UC Berkeley),

James Devine (2015; SRI International),

Andrew Cieri (2016; Evaporated Coatings, Inc.),

Wren Gordon (2017; Current Design, Inc.),

Yuchen Hou (2018; pursuing PhD at Penn State University),

Zizhao Chen (2018; pursuing PhD at Texas A&M),

Cosmin Popescu (2020; pursuing PhD at MIT).

 

BS thesis students:

 
Jared Gdanski (2020; pursuing PhD at Ohio State)

 

Visiting Researchers:

 
Lucas Barreto (07/2019 – 4/2020; visiting assistant professor from Universidade Federal do ABC)

Yu Zhou (9/2017 – 08/2018; visiting PhD student from Shandong University; now postdoc at Tsinghua University)