NDL MEMBERS

Above everything else, we place exceptional emphasis on having great people and culture in NDL.

Membership in NDL requires a commitment to excellence; to inspiring and leading change through science and technology; to professionalism; and to recognizing and fostering the special sense of community we have internally and with our partners. We believe that every day is a chance to be better than we were the day before.

Interested in becoming a member of NDL? Are you ready to reach your full potential through very hard work, regular personal reflection and growth, and mentoring on how to work at the cutting edge of science and technology? Historically, 100% of our students are fully funded in salary/materials/lab-fees/travel/tuition costs. With cost-of living adjustment our minimum student salaries are >$30k/yr compared to LA or Boston, and taking into consideration that we cover full-tuition, your typical total financial package exceeds $50k/year. We primarily staff our projects with Ph.D. and undergraduate students, but we do occasionally accept exceptional M.S. students. ALL interested candidates should send a resume and at least two references for whom they have performed work.

2016 Group

DIRECTOR

JCH2010

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Email: jason.c.heikenfeld@uc.edu
Phone: 513-556-4763
2015
  • Ernst and Young Edge Award (Ohio Valley region: south-central Ohio / Illinois / Kentucky)
  • Elected to the rank of Fellow: Univ. Cincinnati Graduate School
2014
  • Elected to the rank of Fellow: National Academy of Inventors
  • Elected to the rank of Fellow: Univ. Cincinnati Academy for Teaching and Learning
2013
  • Sigma Xi Young Investigator Award (university - UC)
  • Established Entrepreneur Award (university - UC)
  • Master Educator (college - CEAS)
2012
  • Distinguished Engineering Researcher (college - CEAS)
  • Eta Kappa Nu Outstanding Professor Award (school - SECS)
  • William H. Middendorf Research Excellence Award (school - SECS)
2010
  • University of Cincinnati Emerging Entrepreneur Award (university - UC)
2009
  • Cincinnati Innovates, Taft Stettinius & Hollister Patent Award 1st Place (273 entrants)
  • COE Research Award for Young Faculty (college - CEAS)
  • Eta-Kappa-Nu Professor of the Year (school - SECS)
2008
  • Neil Wandmacher Teaching Award for Young Faculty (college - CEAS )
2007
  • NSF CAREER Award
  • 1st Ever Recipient of All Three School Awards in the Same Year (>40 faculty)
  • William E. Restemeyer Teaching Excellence Award
  • William H. Middendorf Research Excellence Award
  • Eta-Kappa-Nu Professor of the Year
2006
  • AFOSR Young Investigator Award (one of only 21 awarded nationally across all sciences)

ADJUNCT RESEARCH FACULTY


Dr. Joshua Hagen
711th Human Performance Wing, Air Force Research Labs
Ph.D. Material Engineering
University of Cincinnati, 2006
Email: Joshua.hagen@wpafb.af.mil


Research Fellow
Proctor & Gamble
PhD Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS), UCLA
Email: contact NDL for email address.

SENIOR SCIENTISTS



Visiting Industry Scientist
Chemical Biology, Ph.D.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,2013
Email: mike.c.brothers@gmail.com


Research Associate
Electrical Engineering, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Linkoping University
University of Cincinnati, 2014
Email: gomezef@ucmail.uc.edu

Ph.D. STUDENTS



Materials Science and Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Email: sarahholcomb2@gmail.com


Electrical Engineering
University of Cincinnati
Email: haukeaj@mail.uc.edu


Biomedical Engineering, M.S.
Cleveland State University
Email: simmerpc@gmail.com


Biomedical Engineering
Wittenberg University
Email: jajackaj@mail.uc.edu

M.S. STUDENTS



Electrical Engineering
University of Cincinnati
Email: twinenb@mail.uc.edu

NDL RESEARCH CO-OPs



Biomedical Engineering
University of Cincinnati
Email: stampeij@mail.uc.edu

Ms. Amy Drexelius
Mechanical Engineering
University of Cincinnati
Email: drexelak@mail.uc.edu


Electrical Engineering
University of Cincinnati
Email: stegnelm@mail.uc.edu

NDL ALUMNI & DEGREES EARNED

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Degree Earned: Ph.D., Electrical Engineering
Date Awarded: Spring 2017
Email: sonnerzc@mail.uc.edu


Post-doc Researcher
Biotechnology, Ph.D.
CSIR - Central Food Technological Research Institute
Mysore University, India, 2013
Email: sel4u2000@gmail.com



Degree Earned: Ph.D., Electrical Engineering
Date Awarded: Fall 2016
Email: rosedp@mail.uc.edu


Honorary German NDL Ambassador Alumnus
Date Awarded: July 2016

Dr. Runling Peng
Visiting Scholar
Optical Engineering, Ph.D.
University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, 2009
Email: pengrunling@gmail.com


Degree Earned: M.S., Physics
Date Awarded: Spring 2016
Email: diebolav@mail.uc.edu


Degree Earned: Ph.D, Electrical Engineering
Date Awarded: Summer 2015
Email: smdm918@gmail.com


Research Scientist
Power Electronics, Ph.D.
Ampere Laboratory
Lyon University, France, 2014
Email: julienmorand2@gmail.com



Visiting Scholar
Applied Mechanics, Ph.D. (Expected April 2015)
National Taiwan University
Email: d99543013@ntu.edu.tw


Degree Earned: Ph.D, Electrical Engineering
Date Awarded: 2014
Email: schultax@mail.uc.edu

Dr. Ann Russell
Degree Earned: Ph.D, Electrical Engineering
Date Awarded: 2014
Email: ann.c.russell@gmail.com


Degree Earned: Ph.D, Electrical Engineering
Date Awarded: 2014
Email: cumbybl@mail.uc.edu


Degree Earned: Ph.D, Electrical Engineering
Date Awarded:
Email: schultpp@mail.uc.edu


Degree Earned: Ph.D, Electrical Engineering
Date Awarded: 2013
Email: hagedoma@mail.uc.edu


Degree Earned: Ph.D, Materials Engineering
Date Awarded: 2012
Email: chevalse@mail.uc.edu


Degree Earned: Ph.D, Electrical Engineering
Date Awarded: 2012
Email: kreiteb@mail.uc.edu


Degree Earned: Ph.D, Electrical Engineering
Date Awarded: 2012
Email: yangs2@mail.uc.edu


Degree Earned: Ph.D, Electrical Engineering
Date Awarded: 2011
Email:


Degree Earned: M.S., Electrical Engineering
Date Awarded: 2010
Email: yangj7@mail.uc.edu


Degree Earned: Ph.D., Electrical Engineering
Date Awarded: 2010
Email: murali.krishna.kilaru@intel.com

Mr. Balaji Raj
Degree Earned: M.S., Electrical Engineering
Date Awarded: 2009
Email: rajbk@mail.uc.edu


Degree Earned: Ph.D., Electrical Engineering
Date Awarded: 2009
Email: mitn6@email.uc.edu


Degree Earned: M.S., Electrical Engineering
Date Awarded: 2008
Email: yanrong.lao@gmail.com


Degree Earned: M.S., Electrical Engineering
Date Awarded: 2007
Email:

Mr. James Thacker
Degree Earned: M.S., Electrical Engineering
Date Awarded: 2007
Email:

Alumni Visiting Scientist
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Email: weiyuan.cheng@itri.org.tw


Alumni Post-Doc Scientist
Ph.D. Polymer Physics and Chemistry
Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Email: hangjilin80@gmail.com


Alumni Post-Doc Scientist
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering
University of Cincinnati
Email: Bo.Sun@sunchemical.com


Sr. Research Engineer
Gamma Dynamics, Cincinnati, OH
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering
University of Cincinnati
Email: kzhou@GammaDynamics.net


Post-Doc Scientist
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering
University of Cincinnati
Email: houln@mail.uc.edu
Prof. Rui Zhao
Visting Scholar
Ph.D. Optoelectronic Engineering
Nanjing Univ. of Science and Technology
Email: zhaor@njupt.edu.cn


Degree Earned: M.S., Electrical Engineering
Date Awarded:
Email: skinnemt@email.uc.edu

NDL CO-OP ALUMNI



Electrical Engineering
University of Cincinnati and Chongqing University
Email: shenza@mail.uc.edu


Electrical Engineering
University of Cincinnati
Email: nortonrm@mail.uc.edu


Electrical Engineering
University of Cincinnati and Chongqing University
Email: hanxiaoyulotus@gmail.com


Computer Science
University of Cincinnati
Email: sheetzeg@mail.uc.edu


Mr. Zhaoyang Xie
Electrical Engineering, 2017
University of Cincinnati
Email: xiezg@mail.uc.edu



Biomedical Engineering
University of Cincinnati
Email: locastca@mail.uc.edu



Computer Engineering
University of Cincinnati
Email: schollce@mail.uc.edu


Computer Engineering
University of Cincinnati
Email: griffid6@mail.uc.edu

Ms. Desiree Sanchez
Electrical Engineering (2017)
University of Cincinnati
Email: sanchede@mail.uc.edu


Electrical Engineering (2017)
University of Cincinnati
Email: huythinhnguyen@gmail.com


Electrical Engineering
University of Cincinnati
Email: kularasd@mail.uc.edu


Electrical Engineering
University of Cincinnati
Email: cumbybl@email.uc.edu


Electrical Engineering
University of Cincinnati
Email: Christlh@email.uc.edu


Physics
Thomas More College
Email: hagemaml@mail.uc.edu


Electrical Engineering
University of Cincinnati
Email: gardinwg@mail.uc.edu

Mr. Carrington Bates
Electrical Engineering
University of Cincinnati
Email: batesic@email.uc.edu

Ms. Ashley Mattson
Electrical Engineering
University of Cincinnati
Email: mattsoak@mail.uc.edu