Team

Spring 2019

Pikul Group in front of our lab at the Singh Center for Nanotechnology.

Back (left to right): Dr. Xiujun Yue, Min Wang, Zakaria Hsain, Prof. James Pikul

Front (left to right): Jessica Grzyb, Akaash Padmanabha, Rafael Gehrke, Zhimin Jiang, Alissa Johnson, Miranda Cravetz

 

Fall 2017

James Pikul
Assistant Professor
James Pikul is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics at the University of Pennsylvania. James received his PhD in Mechanical engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he was a Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Research Fellow working between the fields of mechanical engineering and materials science. He won the Materials Research Society Gold Award for his work on the design and fabrication of high power microbatteries and high specific strength cellular solids from bicontinuous microporous hierarchical materials. His body of work has generated significant interest in the popular media, having been featured in BBC, Discovery News, Yahoo News, arstechnica, Engadget, and many other outlets. New team members are being actively recruited for the Pikul Research Group. Please visit the positions page for more information.
Curriculum Vitae
Zakaria Hsain
PhD candidate
Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics zakaria@seas.upenn.edu
Zhimin Jiang
PhD candidate
Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics zmjiang@seas.upenn.edu
Min Wang
PhD candidate
Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics minyun@seas.upenn.edu
Alissa Johnson
PhD candidate

Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics aljo@seas.upenn.edu

Xiujun Yue
Post-doctoral Scholar

Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics  xiujun@seas.upenn.edu

Jessica Grzyb
Graduate Student

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering  jagrzyb@seas.upenn.edu