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JJ Allred - NanoJapan 2013

B.S., Electrical & Computer Engineering, Rice University, Expected 2016

Summer 2015: In the summer of 2015, JJ will again participate in the Mid-InfraRed Technologies for Health and the Environment (MIRTHE) REU program.

Summer 2014:
In the summer of 2014, JJ participated in the Mid-InfraRed Technologies for Health and the Environment (MIRTHE) REU program where he conducted research with Prof. Frank Tittel at Rice University.

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Mitchell Connolly - NanoJapan 2013

Ph.D., Physics - Biomedical, University of Illinois, Chicago, Expected 2020
B.S., Physics, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 2014

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Jason Giuliani - NanoJapan 2013

B.S., Physics, University of Texas, San Antonio, Expected 2015
AAS, Nanotechnology, Northwest Vista (Community) College, 2013

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Ron Hobson II - NanoJapan 2013

Dual Degree Engineering Program (DDEP), Morehouse College, In Progress
B.S., Physics, Morehouse College, 2013
B.S., Engineering, University of Michigan, Expected 2017

Summer 2015: Ron will be spending his summer as an intern at Xalt Energy in Troy, MI where he will be working in the R&D department for lithium ion batteries.

Summer 2014: Ron participated in the 2014 University of Michigan's Optics in the City of Light IREU in France. Bon Voyage Ron!

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Jordan Hoyt - NanoJapan 2013

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Tulsa, Expected 2016

Summer 2015: In the summer of 2015, Jordan will particpate in the Colorado School of Mines The Renewable Energy Materials Research Science and Engineering Center’s (REMRSEC) REU program where he will be doing controls research on megawatt scale wind turbines. Julianna Richie (NJ 2014) will also be participating in this program.

Summer 2014: In the summer of 2014, Jordan participanted in the Green Energy Technology Undergraduate Program (GET UP) REU program at Rutgers University.

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Jennifer Meagan Lloyd - NanoJapan 2013

B.S., Electrical & Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Expected 2016

Peer-Reviewed Publication arising from NanoJapan Resarch

Further Research Experience: I'm currently (summer 2015) working in a research lab at Carnegie Mellon University, participating in a project that is exploring EEG data acquisition technology. 

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Lila Rodgers - NanoJapan 2013

B.S., Engineering, Brown University, Expected 2016

Further Scholarships & Awards: I received a 2015 - 2016 Naval SMART scholarship that covers all school expenses for my senior year. Following graduation, I'll spend at least one year working at the Naval Air Warfare Station in Patuxent River, MD.

Further International Experience: In the spring of 2015, I participated in a semester abroad program in Santander, Spain! I have been studying at the University of Cantabria which has been awesome.

Further Professional Internship:

  • In the summer of 2015, I’m interning as an Electrical Design Intern at Sensata, an elec/mech company that designs sensors and controls in Attleboro, MA.
  • In the summer of 2014, I participated in NREIP (Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program) in a lab at the Naval Air Warfare Station in Patuxent River, MD. The lab I worked in designs underwater optical communication systems.

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Michael Walker - NanoJapan 2013

2014-2016 Erasmus Mundus Masters in Nanoscience and Nanotechonlogy – (first year) KU Leuven, Belgium / (second year) Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble France.
B.S., Physics, University of Florida, 2014

"NanoJapan - The kick start for a career in international science. I’ve been through several application procedures and research experiences over the last three years, and it’s easy to say NanoJapan was the best from an administrative point of view, was the most welcoming, and remains enthusiastic about their alumni - while also being driven by novel academic research opportunities." ~ Michael Walker, June 2015

Further International Research Experience

  • 2014 - 2016: Consortium scholarship for the Erasmus Mundus Master program
  • Summer 2015: Production of 3D graphene scaffolds to be used with motor neurons for modelling ALS
    Ege University, Izmir Turkey
  • Spring 2015: Automated Segmentation of Neurons Based on Principal and Independent Component Analysis. Done at imec (Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre) Leuven, Belgium.

Further Research Experience:

Dante Zakhidov - NanoJapan 2013

Ph.D., Materials Science & Engineering, Stanford University, Commencing Fall 2015
2015 Honorable Mention - NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
B.S., Chemistry, Rice University, 2015

Spring 2015: In the spring of 2015, Dante participanted in the Rice University Baker Institute for Public Policy's Public Diplomacy and Global Policymaking course. This three-credit-hour course is organized around a student colloquium during Rice’s spring break (Feb. 28-March 8, 2015) in Doha, Qatar with undergraduates from Qatar. Students will have the opportunity to conduct a research project during the semester, present their work in Doha and get feedback from their Qatari peers.

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