Team

Fall 2020

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 Ph.D. 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 has won several awards in recognition of his contributions, including the Moore Inventor Fellowship, Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, NSF CAREER Award, Toyota Programmable System Innovation Fellowship, TMS Early Career Faculty Fellow Award, ASME Applied Mechanics Division Haythornthwaite Foundation Research Initiation Grant, Scialog Fellow for Advanced Energy Storage, Materials Research Society Gold Award, and the University of Illinois Carver Fellowship. His body of work has generated significant interest in the popular media, having been featured in BBC, Discovery News, National Geographic, Engadget, and many other outlets.

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

Jessica Yin
PhD candidate

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

David Levine
PhD Candidate

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

 
 
Gregory Campbell
PhD Candidate

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

Yichao Shi
PhD Candidate

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

 
 
Yan Luo
PhD Candidate

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

Ryan Goethals
Graduate Student

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

Post-doctoral Alumni:

Xiujun Yue (Senior Scientist at SolidEnergy Systems)

Yue Gao (Professor, Department of Macromolecular Science, Fudan University)

Graduate Alumni:

Dileep Vadladi (MS – MSE), May ’21 (Process Engineer at Applied Materials)

Jessica Grzyb (MS – CBE), December ‘19

Miranda Cravetz (MS – MEAM),  May ‘19

Unnati Joshi (MS – CBE), May ‘19

Undergraduate Alumni:

Adam Dunlop – Drexel Physics

Akaash Padmanabha – UPenn CBE VIPER

Victor Azumah – UPenn MEAM

Michael Sanchez – San Francisco State (LRSM REU)

Alyssa Lu – UPenn CBE

Micah Weitzman – UPenn MEAM

Matthew Yu – UPenn MEAM

Rafael Gehrke – UPenn MEAM

Thomas Mulroy – UPenn MEAM

Lisanne DeGroot – CMU (Singh REU)

Katrina Raichle – Ursinus (Singh REU)

Alexander Greer – Haverford