Current members


Sukwon Choi (Director, 2015-present)

  • Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering 2015-present
  • Postdoctoral Appointee, RF/Optoelectronics, Sandia National Laboratories 2013-2015
  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology 2013
  • Research staff, GS FuelCell Co., Ltd., Seoul, Korea, 2007
  • M.S. Automotive Engineering, Hanyang University 2007
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Hanyang University 2005



Bikramjit Chatterjee (PhD candidate, 2015-present)

  • Research project: Ga2O3 SBDs and MOSFETs, GaN HEMTs, GaN vertical devices, thermoreflectance imaging
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur 2010
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Jadavpur University 2008


James Spencer Lundh (PhD candidate, 2015-present)

  • Research project: AlGaN channel HEMTs, AlN piezoMEMS, 2D MoS2, Raman thermometry
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland 2015




Yiwen Song (Undergraduate researcher, 2018-present)

  • Research project: 2D MoS2 FETs, frequency domain thermoreflectance (FDTR)
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University




Jaehee Cho, PhD (Visiting scholar, 2018-present)

  • Research interest: Theoretical and experimental background in optoelectronics, Photonics devices design and fabrication; light-emitting diodes (LED); laser diodes (LD); Solar cells
  • Associate Professor, School of Semiconductor and Chemical Engineering, Chonbuk National University (CBNU)



Robert Pearson (MS student, 2017-present)

  • Research project: Thermal management of GaN HEMTs
  • Currently full-time employee at Lockheed Martin
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Daniel Shoemaker (Undergraduate researcher, Joining soon in Fall, 2018)

  • Research project: TBD




James Dallas (undergraduate researcher, 2015-2017)

  • Research project: GaN p-i-n diodes, infrared thermography
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University
  • James is continuing his graduate study at the University of Michigan




Updated 8/1/2018