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Alumni

Postdoctoral Researcher

Date in Yan Lab

Ph.D. Institution

Current Position

Current Institution

Zhengbao Wang

03/1999 – 12/2001

Dalian Inst. Chem. Phys.

Professor

Zhejiang University, China

Xiaoliang Cheng

08/1999 – 10/2000

Shandong University

Scientist

Dofasco, Canada

Huanting Wang

03/2000 – 12/2002

Univ. Sci. Tech. China

Professor and Associate Dean

Monash University, Australia

Anupam Mitra

05/2000 – 12/2001

Indian Institute of Technology

Scientist

Bussan Nanotech Research Institute Inc., Japan

Limin Huang

06/2000 – 04/2002

Fudan University, China

Scientist

Columbia University

Cheng Wang

04/2002 – 01/2004

University of Science and Technology of China

Professor

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Shuang Li

06/2002 – 12/2004

Jilin University, China

Engineer

Henkel Technologies

Hongmei Luo

07/2002 – 01/2004

University of Science and Technology of China

Assistant Professor

New Mexico Tech

Xin Wang

06/2003 – 05/2005

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Associate Professor

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Lianbin Xu

01/2004 – 12/2006

University of New Orleans

Professor

Beijing University of Chemical Technology

Tiger Jeong

01/2004 – 10/2006

Kyushu University, Japan

Engineer

Hyundai Motors

Yachun Mao

04/2004 – 04/2006

Jilin University, China

Associate Prof.

Harbin Institute of Technology

Wenzhen Li

07/2004 – 05/2007

Dalian Inst. Chem. Phys.

Assistant Prof.

Michigan State

Weiqiao Deng

11/2004 – 06/2005

California Institute of Technology

Professor

Dalian Inst. Chem. Phycs.

Derek Beving

6/2007 – 11/2007

UC Riverside

Staff

UC Riverside

Youngseok Kim

06/2006 – 07/2007

Ohio State University

Engineer

Samsung

Tierui Zhang

01/2009 – 10/2009

Jilin University

Professor

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Christopher Lew

12/2008 – 1/2010

UC Riverside

Postdoc

U Minnesota

Rui Cai

05/2006 – 10/2010

Dalian Inst. of Chem. Phys.

Professor

Dalian Inst. of Chem. Phys.

Feng Wang

03/2010 – 2/2011

Univ. of Cincinnati

 

 

Qian Xu

02/2010 – 9/2011

Dalian Inst. of Chem. Phys.

 


Stephanie Goubert-Renaudin

01/2011 – 05/2012

Université de Nancy

Postdoc

UCSB

Shaun Alia

09/2011 – 05/2012

UC Riverside

Postdoc

NREL

Shuang Gu

2008 - 2012

Dalian Institute of Technology

Research Assistant Professor

University of Delaware

Kurt Jensen

09/2011 – 01/2014

UC Riverside

Wenchao Sheng

2010 - 2014

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Postdoc

Brookhaven National Lab

Min-Rui Gao

2012 - 2014

University of Science and Technology of China

Postdoc

Argonne National Lab

Jun Jiang

2012 - 2014

University of Science and Technology of China

Qianrong (Frank) Fang

2009 – 2015

Jilin University

Professor

Jilin University, China

Zhongbin Zhuang

2011 – 2015

Tsinghua University

Professor

Beijing University of Chemical Technology

Graduate Student

Date in Yan Lab

Undergraduate Institution

Degree Obtained

Date Graduated

Current Position

Current Institution

Tiegang Cao

09/1999 – 09/2001

Tianjin University, China

MS

2001

Engineer

Krieger & Stewart, Inc.

Brett Holmberg

09/2000 – 03/2005

U of South Carolina

PhD

2005

Engineer

NanoH2O

Derek Beving

05/2001 – 07/2007

SUNY, Fredonia

PhD

2007

Staff

UC Riverside

Zijian (Ray) Li

09/2001 – 09/2005

Zhejiang University, China

PhD

2005

Engineer

HRL, Inc.

Anthony Avila
(with M. Deshusses)

09/2002 – 08/2004

UC Riverside

MS

2004

self-employed

Jinfeng Zhao

09/2002 – 03/2004

Dalian University of Technology, China

MS

2003

Ph.D. student

UC Davis

Mahesh Waje

09/2002 – 09/2007

University Inst. of Chem. Technology, India

PhD

2007

Engineer

Lynntech

Jason Tang (with R. Haddon)

07/2003 – 07/2007

UC Riverside

PhD

2007

Engineer

Clearedge Power

Dora Medina

09/2003 – 09/2005

National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico

MS

2005

Ph.D. student

Cambridge University

Ronnie Munoz

09/2003 – 01/2007

UC Riverside

MS

2007

Ph.D. student

Drexel University

Zhongwei Chen

09/2003 – 6/2008

Nanjing U of Chemical Technology, China

PhD

2008

Assistant Prof.

Waterloo Univ. Canada

Christopher Lew

09/2004 – 12/2008

Stanford University

PhD

2008

Postdoc

University of Minnesota

Joseph Steirer

09/2004 – 2008

University of Notre Dame

MS

2008

Engineer

Yorke Engineering LLC

Minwei (Wayne) Sun

09/2004 – 03/2009

Tsinghua U, China

PhD

2009

Postdoc

 

Yan (Jennie) Liu

09/2005 – 02/2009

Zhejiang University, China

PhD

2009

Deceased

 

Paul Larsen

09/2005 – 4/2008

San Diego State University

MS

2008

 

 

Christopher Clark (with F. Zaera)

09/2005 – 2007

West Virginia University

PhD

Switched Advisor 2008

 

 

Rajwang Bedi

09/2006 – 3/2009

UC Davis

PhD

2009

Business Owner

CareerFasten.com

Shuang Gu (with G. He)

08/2007 – 12/2008

Dalian U of Technology, China

PhD

2007

Postdoc

UCR

Gang Zhang (with H. Na)

09/2007 – 9/2008

Jilin University, China

PhD

2008

Assistant Professor

Jilin University

Ting Luo

09/2007 – 6/2010

Dalian U of Tech.

MS

2010

 

 

Lei Xie

09/2008 –6/2010

Univ. Sci. Tech. China

MS

2010

 

 

Shaun Alia

09/2006 – 09/2011

UC San Diego

PhD

2011

Postdoc

U Delaware

Kurt Jensen

09/2007 – 09/2011

UC Riverside

MS

2011

Lab Manager

U Delaware

Jie Zhao (with X. Zhang)

2009 – 2011

Tianjin Univ.

PhD

 

 

 

Melissa Gettel

09/2010 – 05/2012

University of Minnesota

MS

Quit 2012

Yanqi Zhang

09/2009 – 05/2013

Tsinghua University

MS

2013

Shuyuan Zhou (with G.S. Zhu)

09/2012 – 09/2013

Mudanjiang Normal University

PhD

Laj Xiong

2008 – 2014

UC Berkeley

PhD

2014

Bingzi Zhang

2009 – 2015

Zhejiang University

PhD

2015

Postdoc

Beijing University of Chemical Technology

Lizzy Mahoney

2011 – 2015

University of Kansas

PhD

2015

Engineer

ExxonMobil

William Tytgat

2014 – 2015

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

MS

2015

Ph.D. student

University of Delaware

Robert Kaspar

2010 – 2015

California Institute of Technology

Ph.D.

2015

Postdoc

Hewlett-Packard

Jie Zheng

2010 – 2015

Zhejiang University

Ph.D.

2015

Postdoc

Hewlett-Packard

Ke Gong

2011 – 2015

Zhejiang University

Ph.D.

2015

Mariah Woodroof

2011 – 2016

North Carolina State University

Ph.D.

2016

Zilu Yao

2015 – 2016

Henan Polytechnic University

Ph.D.

2016

Jarrid Wittkopf

2010 – 2017

University of California, Riverside

Ph.D.

2017

Andrew Tibbits

2012 – 2017

North Carolina State University

Ph.D.

2017

Research Scientist

Air Force Research Laboratory

Undergraduate Student

Date in Yan Lab

Undergraduate Institution

Degree Objective

Graduate School

Current Position

Current Institution

Anthony Avila

Summer 2001 and 2002

UCR

ChE

UCR (MS)

 

 

Robert Rodriguez

Summer 2001 and 2002

UCR

Phys

 

 

 

Cori Demmelmaier

Summer 2002

UCR

ChE

UCSB (PhD)

 

 

Ronnie Munoz

Summer 2003

UCR

ChE

UCR (MS)

 

 

Andrew McDonnell

Summer 2003

UCLA

ChE

MIT (PhD)

 

 

James Fiorito

Summer 2003

UCR

ChE

Stanford (MS)

 

 

Brandon Day

Summer 2004

UCB

ChE

 

 

 

Cory O’Neill

2004-2007 summer and academic

RCC and UCR

ChE

PhD (UCR) admitted

 

 

Rachel Long

Summer 2004

UCR

ChE

 

 

 

Sean Guthrie

Summer 2006

U Redland

Chem

PhD (UCR)

 

 

Donald Flores

Summer 2006

UCR

ChE

MS (UCI)

 

 

Kurt Jensen

2006-2007 Summer and academic

UCR

ChE

MS (UCR)

 

 

Kevin Pauley

Spring 2007

UCR

ChE

 

 

 

Dustin Veasey

Summer 2007

Cal State Poly

ChE

 

 

 

Caroline Kim

Summer 2008

U Washington

ChE

PhD (UCD)

 

 

Douglas Duchon

Spring 2009

UCR

ChE

 

 

 

Christian Contreras

06/09 – 06/10

UCR

ChE

 

 

 

Jackie Nguyen

Summer 2009

UCSB

ChE

 

 

 

Sharon Wu

Summer 2009

UCB

 

 

 

 

Tam Duong

Summer 2009

Community College

ChE

 

 

 

Jason Skovgard

06/09 – 06/10

UCR

ChE

 

 

 

Marcus Chiu

06/09 – 06/10

UCR

ChE

 

 


Erica Addonizio

2012

UD

 

 

Adam Bivens (with J.G. Chen)

2011-2013

UD

 

 

Kevin Stone

2011-2013

UD

 

 

Thomas Cristiani

2011-2013

UD

 

 

Kevin Kuttler

2013-2014

UD

 

 

Kelsey Yeager

2014

UD

 

 

Zhaonan Zhang

2014

UD

 

 

Michael Letterio

2014-2015

UD

 

 

 

Full-time summer undergraduates: Anthony Avila (2001, 2202), Robert Rodriguez (2001, 2002), Cori Demmelmaier (2002), Ronnie Munoz (2003), Andrew McDonnell (2003), James Fiorito (2003), Brandon Day (2004), Cory O’Neill (2004-2007), Rachel Long (2004), Sean Guthrie (2006), Donald Flores (2006), Kurt Jensen (2006-2007), Kevin Pauly (2007), Dustin Veasey (2007), Caroline Kim (2008), Douglas Duchon (2009), Christian Contreras (2009), Jackie Nguyen (2009), Minh Tam (2009). [underlined are minority or women]

High School Student

Date in Yan Lab

Undergraduate Institution went

Degree Objective

Graduate School

Current Position

Current Institution

Lusha Liang

Fall 2004

UCB

 

 

 

 

Stephen Foster

Summer 2006

Stanford

 

 

 

 

Sharon Wu

Summer 2007

UCB (Caltech declined)

 

 

 

 

Christopher Chen

Summer 2007

UCB

 

 

 

 

Toby Liu

Summer 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Abdul Jones

Summer 2010

 

 

 

 


Emily Yan

2011-2012

 

 

 

 

 

High school students: Lusha Liang (2004), Stephen Foster (2006), Sharon Wu (2007), Chris Chen (2007), Toby Liu (2009). [underlined are minority or women]

Visiting Faculty

Date in Yan Lab

Title

Institution

Dongyuan Zhao

2000 - 2001

Professor

Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Fudan University, China

Huaiyong Zhu

2002

Associate Professor

Queensland University of Technology

Gaohong He

2006 - 2007

Professor and Associate Dean of Graduate School

Dalian University of Technology, China

Silmook Lim

2007 - 2008

Professor

Korean Polytechnic University, Korea

Lin Zhang

2009 - 2011

Associate Professor

Zhejiang University

Yu Zhang

2010 - 2011

Associate Professor

Jilin Institute of Chemical Technology

Liping Zhu

2011

Lecturer

Zhejiang U

Hua Li

2011 - 2012

Associate Professor

China Minzhu University

Sam Li

03/2013-12/2013

Professor

National University of Singapore

Dongyun Zhang

2013 - 2014

Professor

Shanghai Institute of Technology

Yancai Li

2015 - 2016

Professor

Minnan Normal University


Student Honors 

Brett A. Holmberg

  • Best Poster Presentation, 1st Annual Graduate Student Symposium, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Riverside, 2001
  • Esther F. Hays Graduate Fellowship, University of California, Riverside, 2000

Derek E. Beving

  • Graduate Student and Association Travel Mini-Grant, 2004 & 2005
  • Grand Prize, NACE Foundation/Tri Service Student Poster, 11/2005

Zijian Li

  • Nominated for Best Graduate Student Poster, MRS Annual Spring Meeting, 2005
  • 3rd Place Award, Industry Day Poster Contest, University of California, Riverside, 2002

Mahesh M. Waje

  • Best Poster Presentation, 3rd Annual Graduate Student Symposium, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Riverside, 2003
  • William R. Pierson/Ford Graduate Fellowship, University of California, Riverside, 2005
  • ECS Travel Grant for ECS annual meeting, Cancun, 2006
  • ECS Annual Meeting Best Presentation, Cancun 2006

Zhongwei Chen

  • Dr. Bernard S. Baker Award, Fuel Cell Seminar, 2007
  • Chancellor’s Dissertation Fellowship, University of California, Riverside, 2007
  • ECS Travel Grant for ECS Annual Meeting, l Society, 10/2007
  • ECS Awarded Student Membership, Electrochemical Society, 2006 & 2007
  • William R. Pierson/Ford Graduate Fellowship, University of California, Riverside, 2006
  • Best Poster Presentation, 5th Annual Graduate Student Symposium, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Riverside, 2005

Christopher Lew

  • Best Presentation, 7th Annual Graduate Student Symposium, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Riverside, 09/2007
  • Gold Medal Award – Electronics and Communications, 2007 Pioneering Micro and Nano Technology Competition, Masscal Scientific Instruments, 08/2007
  • East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute Fellowship Grant, National Science Foundation, 06/2007
  • Officer of the Year, College of Engineering Leadership Council - University of California, Riverside, 06/2007
  • ECS Travel Grant for ECS annual Meeting, Electrochemical Society, 10/2006
  • ECS Awarded Student Membership, Electrochemical Society, 2006 & 2007
  • Esther F. Hays Graduate Fellowship, University of California, Riverside, 2006

Joe Steirer

  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Naval Civilian Service (NNCS) Fellowship, NSF and the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Fall 2005 – Summer 2008
  • Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program, The Office of Naval Research and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), summer of 2006
  • Member of the Year, College of Engineering Leadership Council - University of California, Riverside, 06/2007

Minwei Sun

  • Gold Medal Award – Electronics and Communications, 2007 Pioneering Micro and Nano Technology Competition, Masscal Scientific Instruments, 08/2007

Yan Liu

  • Gold Medal Award – Electronics and Communications, 2007 Pioneering Micro and Nano Technology Competition, Masscal Scientific Instruments, 08/2007
  • Esther F. Hays Graduate Fellowship, University of California, Riverside, 2008

Rajwant Bedi

  • ECS Awarded Student Membership, 2007
  • The American Concrete Institute (ACI) Awarded Student Membership, 2007
  • The National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) Awarded Student Membership, 2007
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, Department of Chem. Environ. Eng., UC Riverside, 2006 – 2007

Cory O'Neill

  • 1st place, AIChE Undergraduate Poster Competition, Fall Annual Meeting, 11/2006
  • Dean's Honor List, fall, winter, and spring 2005-2006
  • 1st place, Bourns College of Engineering Industry Day Undergraduate Poster Competition, 2005 

Sean Guthrie

  • 1st place, AIChE Undergraduate Poster Competition, Fall Annual Meeting, 11/2006

Christian Contreras

  • EPA P3 Award Phase I (People, Prosperity and the Planet), top 50, 2010
  • American Public Power Association DEED Student Research Grant, top 10, 2011
  • H2 Student Design Contest, 1st Place US, 2nd Place worldwide, 2011
  • EPA People, Planet, Prosperity Phase 2, Student’s Choice Award, 2011 

Jason Skovgard

  • EPA P3 Award Phase I (People, Prosperity and the Planet), top 50, 2010
  • American Public Power Association DEED Student Research Grant, top 10, 2011
  • H2 Student Design Contest, 1st Place US, 2nd Place worldwide, 2011
  • EPA People, Planet, Prosperity Phase 2, Student’s Choice Award, 2011

Marcus Chiu

  • EPA P3 Award Phase I (People, Prosperity and the Planet), top 50, 2010
  • American Public Power Association DEED Student Research Grant, top 10, 2011
  • H2 Student Design Contest, 1st Place US, 2nd Place worldwide, 2011
  • EPA People, Planet, Prosperity Phase 2, Student’s Choice Award, 2011

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