People

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jill Cleveland

Jill joined in Spring 2024 as a ROSEI Postdoctoral Fellow. She completed her PhD in Materials Science & Engineering at University of Delaware in 2024. She also holds an MS in Science Education from Montana State University and a BS in Chemistry from University of Maryland. She previously worked as a high school science teacher in Maryland. Her research interests include quantum dot synthesis, optical characterization, and materials for energy applications. Outside the lab she enjoys horseback riding, baking, and chasing around her toddler.

 

 

 

Kyle Barcus

Kyle joined the the lab as a post-doc with joint appointment at the Thon Lab and the Thoi Lab, working with both the Dept of ECE and Dept of Chemistry . He received his PhD in Chemistry from University of California San Diego in 2023.

 

 

 

 

Lulin Li

Lulin is currently a PhD student in ECE department at Johns Hopkins University. He comes from Xi’an, China. He received his B.S. in Physics in 2016 from Zhejiang University, China, and his M.S. in ECE in 2018 from Johns Hopkins University. His research interests include semiconductor physics, photovoltaics and energy devices.

 

 

 

Sreyas Chintapalli

Sreyas joined the ECE department at Johns Hopkins University in Fall 2019. He received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Washington university in Saint Louis in 2016. After that, he worked as a process engineer in silicon manufacturing until joining JHU. His research interests are in semiconductor devices, device design, and nanofabrication. He also enjoys cooking, camping, and music.

 

 

 

Hoon Jeong “Kevin” Lee

Kevin joined the ECE department at Johns Hopkins University in Fall 2020. He received his B.S. in Physics and his B.S. in Engineering Physics (electrical engineering concentration) from New Mexico State University. His research interests are in solar energy and nanotechnology. He spends his free time watching and reading about films.

 

 

 

Serene Kamal

In 2020, Serene started her PhD in the ECE department at Johns Hopkins. She received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from UCLA. Her research interests include 2D materials and optoelectronics. She enjoys listening to music, reading and hiking in her free time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dhanvini Gudi

Dhanvini joined the ECE Department at Johns Hopkins University in Fall 2021. She received her undergraduate degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Karnataka, India, and her masters in Microsystems and Nanodevices from the University of Alberta, Canada. She worked as a Yield Engineer at Global Foundries before  joining JHU. Her research interests include thin films, optoelectronics, and nanotechnology. On the non-academic front, she is passionate about Bharatanatyam dance and Hindustani vocal music.

 

 

 

Marco Maruffo

Marco is a  PhD student within the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Johns Hopkins. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the California State University, Long Beach in 2023. His research interests include quantum emitters, integrated photonics, and optoelectronics. For fun, Marco’s hobbies include high-power rocketry, amateur radio, and latin dancing.

 

 

Yijun Zhang

Yijun is a PhD student who joined the ECE department at Johns Hopkins University in Fall 2022. He comes from Zhengzhou, China. He received his B.A. in Physics from Grinnell College, Grinnell. Iowa and M.S. from Johns Hopkins University. His research interests include nanomaterials and energy harvesting. He also enjoys badminton and ping-pong

 

 

 

 

Chris Khoury

Chris is a Masters student from Maryland who is completing a four year combined B.S./M.S.E in electrical engineering. He is interested in electronic design and semiconductor fabrication that focuses on renewable energy applications.

 

 

 

 

 

Shuyue Bian

Shuyue is a master student in the MSE department. And he comes from Yangzhou, China. He received his B.S.E in Materials Science and Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. His research interest focuses on the semiconductor fabrication process and the materials characterization. In his spare time, his hobbies include photography, travelling, and cooking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lucas Simpson

Lucas is an undergraduate student in the ECE department.  His research interest focuses on the 2D material mechanical exfoliation and flake transfer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Susanna Thon
Susanna M. Thon is currently an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. She obtained her Bachelors degree in Physics from MIT in 2005 and her Masters and PhD in Physics from the University of California Santa Barbara in 2008 and 2010.  Prior to coming to Hopkins, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto.

Contact Dr. Thon

 

 

 

 

Alumni Members

 

Rui (Olivia) Wang

MS, 2016

Current Affiliation: IBM

 

Nathan Palmquist

BS, 2016

Current Affiliation: UC Santa Barbara

 

Kamal Musah

MS, 2016

Current Affiliation: Intel

 

Renita Mwangachuchu

REU Student, Summer 2016

 

Gabrielle Nyirjesy

BS, 2016

Current Affiliation: Accenture

 

Mindy Wagenmaker

REU Student, Summer 2017

Current Affiliation:  University of Illinois

 

Nicholas Duncan

BS, 2017

Current Affiliation: Intel

 

Andrew Rauch

BS/MS, 2017

Current Affiliation: Intuitive Surgical

 

Amanda Fernandes

BS, 2017

Current Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University

Joey Kern

BS, 2017

Current Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University

 

Nicole Kim

BS, 2017

Current Affiliation: United States Patent and Trademark Office

 

Aaron Laciny

REU Student, Summer 2017

 

Ebuka Arinze

PhD, 2018

Current Affiliation: Intel

 

Gary Qian

BS/MS, 2018

Current Affiliation: Google

 

Laura Shimabukuro

REU Student, Summer 2018

Current Affiliation: UC Davis

 

Charles Thornton

BS, 2018

Current Affiliation: Virginia Tech

 

Eric Tsai

BS, 2018

Current Affiliation: Lockheed Martin

 

Garrett Ung

BS, 2019

Current Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University

 

Botong Qiu

PhD, 2019

Current Affiliation: HUAWEI

 

Yan Cheng

PhD, 2020

Current Affiliation: Maxim Integrated

 

Christianna Bambini

BS, 2020

Current Affiliation: SpaceX

 

Subha Bhatta

BS, 2020

Current Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University

 

Mansi Gao

MS, 2020

 

Yida Lin

PhD, 2020

Current Affiliation: Applied Materials

 

Chengchangfeng Lu

MS, 2020

Current Affiliation: UC San Diego

 

Tina Gao

BS, 2021

 

Justin Camargo

BS, 2021

 

Eleni Daskopoulou

BS, 2021

 

Eric Rong

BS/MS, 2021

Current Affiliation: Columbia University

 

Benjamin Balfanz

MS, 2022

 

Grayce Cooper

HEMI High School Intern, Summer 2022

 

Michael Gomez

REU Student, Summer 2022

Current Affiliation: UTSA

 

David Groff

MS, 2022

 

Ariana Hofelmann

BS/MS, 2022

            Current Affiliation: Stanford University

 

Alex Ozbolt

BS/MS, 2022

            Current Affiliation: Boeing

 

Eric Ji

BS, Summer 2022

 

Luna Singh

High School Intern, Summer 2022

 

Keyi Kang Yao

BS, 2022

 

Arlene Chiu

PhD, 2022

Current Affiliation: Northrup Grumman

 

Zhenbo Yan

MS, 2023

Current Affiliation: Henry Jack Foundation

 

Isaac Diaz

BS, 2023

 

Kaiya Jones

HEMI High School Intern, Summer 2023

 

Maddie Weihs

HEMI High School Intern, Summer 2023

 

Ross Kliegman

Rotation PhD student, Summer 2023

 

Leshan Zhao

Rotation PhD student, 2023-2024

 

            Dana Kachman

BS, 2024

Current Affiliation: Northwestern University

 

             Ekin Gunes Ozaktas

BS, 2024

Current Affiliation: Stanford University

 

             Christian Kzanski

BS, 2024

 

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