Ph.D., Materials, University of California, Santa Barbara, In Progress
B.S., Materials Science & Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 2012
Current Position: Hardware Engineer at Boeing
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Columbia University, 2012
Current Position: Patent Engineer at Osha Liang LLP, an intellectual property firm in Houston
B.S., Electrical & Computer Engineering, Rice University, 2013
Other International Experience: Kevin spent a semester studying abroad at the National University of Singapore through the Rice Exchange Program and participated in the 2013 INNOVATE: Technology, Globalization, and Innovation in Asia Program.
He also conducted two professional internships in Taiwan during the Summer of 2012. From May - June he worked as a Summer Law Associate at Lee & Li, Attoneys-at-Law and from June - July he worked as a Business Analyst with Deloitte Taiwan.
Other Professional Internship: During the Spring of 2012 Kevin worked as a Financial Anaylst Intern at Merrill Lynch in Houston, TX.
M.S., Materials Science & Engineering, University of Virginia, In Progress
B.S., Physics, Rice Unviersity, 2012
Other Research Experience: In the Summer of 2011 Matthew participated in the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network REU Program. He conducted research in the Mechanosynthesis Group and the Lurie Nanofabrication Facility at the University of Michigan where his research focused on on fabricating carbon nanotube-reinforced metal composites by electrodeposition of metals onto aligned nanotube structures.
Current Position: Data Scientist, UBER
M.S., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 2013
B.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, 2012
"Looking back, NanoJapan is all about the experience of living in, working in, and exploring a foreign land with good friends. I'm now open to finding job opportunities abroad instead of remaining anchored at home, because I know that once I go through the same adjustment process again, my life and career will be rich with unique opportunities." ~ Heerad Farkhoor, Octboer 2012
Awards & Accomplishments: 2010 Gilman Scholarship, 2010 Asia Pacific Education Scholarship, Berkeley Undergraduate Scholarship, Berkeley Alumni Leadership Scholarship
Current Position: Fixed Income Strategy Analyst at J.P. Morgan
B.S., Physics & Mathematics, Yale University, 2012
Current Position: Process Engineer, BP
B.S., Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Rice University, 2012
"I used NanoJapan to determine if research was something I wanted to pursue but after my experience I decided to try an industrial experience the next summer and decided I liked that job more. Now I am working as a professional engineer." ~ Elyse Landry, October 2012
Further International Experience: Elyse spent the spring 2012 semester studying at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay through the Rice University Exchange Program.
Further Professional Internship: In the summer of 2011, Elyse completed an internship with BP.
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B.S., Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, Rice University, In Progress
Awards & Achievements: Jeffrey was selected as a recipient of the Institute of International Education's Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for their Summer 2010 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) cycle for participation in the 2010 NanoJapan: International Research Experience for Undergraduates program.
B.S. Student, Biomedical Engineering, University of San Antonio, Texas, Anticipated Fall 2013
A.S., Nanotechnology, Northwest Vista College, 2010
Awards & Further Resaerch
2011 Sackler Fellowship Program: This program enables undergraduates (primarily rising juniors and seniors) interested in pursuing a career in the sciences to conduct interdisciplinary research at Yale for a 10-week period during the summer. Research focuses on the intersection of biology, physics, and engineering and serves as a glimpse of what graduate school at a large research institutions is like. Marcus conducted research under Dr. Cui Hao on "Can the color of butterfly wing scales be modified by expression of Ultrabithorax?"
2010 UTSA's Minority Access to Research Careers Undergraduate Student Training for Academic Research Award
Further Presentations of NanoJapan Research: Marcus received a 2010 Student Presentation Award in
Chemical Sciences for the presentation of his NanoJapan research poster
at the 2010 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students
(ABRCMS). Held in Charlotte, North Carolina from November 10-13, 2010 the ABRCMS conference is designed to encourage underrepresented minority students to pursue advanced training in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, including mathematics and provide faculty mentors and advisors with resources for facilitating students’ success.
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Current Position: Asana, Inc.
B.A., Philosophy, Rice University, 2012
"It was an invaluable personal and professional learning experience. It has helped to shape my career in that I was able to more fully explore my options and learn what was right for me, all the while experiencing a different culture. I would say the greatest impact of NanoJapan on my career was not in the hard-science, but more in the soft categories of who I want to be and how to be a more international individual." ~ Nicholas Riggall, October 2012
Other Research Experience: Undergraduate Researcher, Laboratory for Biofunctional Materials, January 2009 - June 2011
Other Professional Internship: Summer 2011 internship at Novak Druce + Quigg LLP a firm specializing in intellectual property law.
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Ph.D., Electrical & Computer Engineering, Rice University, Expected 2019
B.S., Engineering Physics, University of Tulsa, 2013
Further International Experience:
Current Position: Associate Structural Engineer at WorleyParsons
M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Houston, Expected 2016
B.S., Civil Engineering, Louisiana State University, 2012
Aleks received her Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering and Mathematics from Louisiana State University in May of 2012. She is now working at Worely Parsons in their Houston office. She is looking forward to participating in activities with the NanoJapan Program at Rice now that she is in Houston. In the future she plans to pursue a graduate degree in Civil Engineering.
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Current Position: Ph.D. Student, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Beginning in Fall 2013
B.S., Engineering Physics, University of Tulsa, 2013
Awards & Accomplishments
2013 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
2011 Goldwater Scholarship
Further International Experience: Kirby was awarded a 2011 DAAD RISE Scholarship to pursue research in Germany with Professor Horn von Hoegen at the University of Duisburg-Essen. His research project focused on "Experimental Evaluation of Electrochemically Etched Tungsten Tips for Scanning Tunneling Micorscopy".
"My time with NanoJapan was definitely one of, if not the, best experience of my undergraduate career. It not only provided me with a broader perspective on the international science community, but also helped to cement my interests in physics and engineering."
Peer Reviewed Publication from NanoJapan: IREU Research: H. T. Yuan, M. Toh, K. Morimoto1, W. Tan, F. Wei, H. Shimotani, Ch. Kloc, and Y. Iwasa, "Liquid-gated Electric-double-layer Transistor on Layered Metal Dichalcogenide, SnS2," Applied Physics Letters, 98, 012102 (2011). DOI: 10.1063/1.3535613
Other Resaerch: Undergradute Research Assistant, Brown University, August 2009 - May 2011.
Current Position: Microdevice Design Research Assistant, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering
B.S., Mechanical Engineering; B.S. Materials Science, University of California Berkeley, 2012
"I am very proud to be a NanoJapan alumnus. The program served as an exciting and adventurous platform to promote my intellectual growth and cultural appreciation as a young undergraduate, which I carry with me to this day. It has also given me a group of like-minded close friends, who I share some of the best memories of my life." ~ Norman Wen, October 2012
Further Research Experience & Professional Internships: