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Olivia Graeve

Prof. Olivia A. Graeve

Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, 2001
University of California, Davis

B.S., Structural Engineering, 1995
University of California, San Diego

 

Project Scientists and Post-doctoral Researchers

Ekaterina Novistkaya            
Dr. Ekaterina Novitskaya
Project Scientist
           
 
Ph.D. Students
Tianqi Ren   Kyungah Seo   Seongcheol Choi   Shuang Qiao
Tianqi Ren
Ph.D. Student
  Kyungah Seo
Ph.D. Student
  Seongcheol Choi
Ph.D. Student
  Shuang Qiao
Ph.D. Student
 
Robyn Ridley   Jordan Campbelll   Martiza Sanchez   Keyur Karandikar
Robyn Ridley
Ph.D. Student
  Jordan Campbell
Ph.D. Student
  Maritza Sanchez
Ph.D. Student
  Keyur Karandikar
Ph.D. Student
 
Ingram Vargas   Fabian Martinez   Hamed Hosseini   Arash Yazdani
Ingram Vargas
Ph.D. Student
  Fabian Martinez
Ph.D. Student
  Hamed Hosseini-Toudeshki
Ph.D. Student
  Arash Yazdani
Ph.D. Student
 
Ivan Torres   Ved Vakharia        
Ivan Torres
Ph.D. Student
  Ved Vakharia
Ph.D. Student
       
 
M.S. Students
Carson Cheung   Uriel Perez   Ryan Johnson    
Carson Cheung
M.S. Student
  Uriel Perez
M.S. Student
  Ryan Johnson
M.S. Student
   
 
B.S. Students
Jason Mayeda   Natasha Lee   Diego Miranda    
Jason Mayeda
B.S. Student
  Natasha Lee
B.S. Student
  Diego Miranda
B.S. Student
   
 
High School Students, Visiting Students
Alexander Kritsuk            
Alexander Kritsuk
High School Student
           
 
FORMER POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHERS

Dr. Oscar Jaime (September 2015 - August 2016)

Dr. James P. Kelly (March 2013 - December 2014)

Prof. Raghunath Kanakala (January 2009 - July 2011)

FORMER VISITING SCHOLARS

Mr. Jesus Zapata (March - June 2017)
Instituto Tecnologico de Tijuana

Dr. Seyed Amirfakhri (September 2015 - December 2016)

Dr. Rafael Navarro (September 2013 - December 2016)
Lincoln High School

Ms. Flor Sanchez (August 2015)
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

Prof. Jose Manuel Paz Fernandez (July 2015)
Universidad Autonoma de Baja California

Prof. Frank Guell (September - November 2014)
Universidad de Barcelona

Ms. Nuyeli Izaguirre (June - August 2014)
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

Dr. Nedjma Bouzidi (November - December 2013)
Universite de Bejaia

Dr. Ziyad Shehab (June 2013 - December 2013)
Iraqi Ministry of Science and Technology

Prof. Sergio A. Gamboa (August 2012 - November 2012)
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

Mr. C. Ingram Vargas-Consuelos (June 2012 - August 2012)
Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico

Prof. Jaime Guerrero (April 2012 - July 2012)
Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Hidalgo (Mexico)

Mr. Alfredo Lujan (April 2012 - May 2012)
Instituto Politecnico Nacional (Mexico)

Mr. Alan O. Guevara Laureano (November 2011 - February 2012)
Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo (Mexico)

FORMER GRADUATE STUDENTS

James T. Cahill, Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, San Diego
Graduation Date: December 2016
Thesis Title: A Study on the Phase Stability and Diffusion Behavior of Alkaline-Earth Hexaborides

Boyao Zhang, M.S. Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, San Diego
Graduation Date: December 2015
Thesis Title: Devitrification Behavior and Interface Microstructure of Ni-based Amorphous Foils During Spark Plasma Sintering

Hoorshad Fathi-Kelly, Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, Alfred University
Graduation Date: May 2014
Thesis Title: Reverse Micelle Size and Stability during Electrolyte Encapsulation and Implications for the Synthesis of Nanomaterials

James P. Kelly, Ph.D. Ceramic Engineering, Alfred University
Graduation Date: May 2013
Thesis Title: The Scaled-Up Synthesis of Nanostructured Ultra-High-Temperature Ceramics and Resistance Sintering of Tantalum Carbide Nanopowders

Colby M. Brunet, M.S. Ceramic Engineering, Alfred University
Graduation Date: August 2012
Thesis Title: Advanced Processing of Magnesium Oxide Nanocomposites for IR Window Applications

Michael S. Saterlie, M.S. Ceramic Engineering, Alfred University
Graduation Date: December 2010
Thesis Title: Synthesis and Thermal Conductivity Enhancement through the Dispersion of Surfactant Stabilized Copper Nanoparticles in Water

Lum-Ngwegia Ngwa Nforbi, M.S. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
Graduation Date: December 2010
Thesis Title: Phase Stability Analysis of Lanthanum-Doped Alumina During Synthesis and Sintering

Brandon C. Williams, M.S. Ceramic Engineering, Alfred University
Graduation Date: December 2010
Thesis Title: A Study of Solution Molarity for the Reverse Micelle Synthesis of Nanocrystalline Oxides

Jesse N. Ruppert, M.S. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
Graduation Date: December 2009
Thesis Title: Development of Zirconia-Based Mesoporous Materials for Intermediate-Temperature Solid-Oxide Fuel Cells

Amrita Mishra, M.S. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
Graduation Date: December 2009
Thesis Topic: Design and Reversible Hydrogen Storage Capacity Determination of Unique Nanoarrays of TiO2 and Carbon Nanotubes

Raghunath Kanakala, Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
Graduation Date: December 2008
Thesis Title: Exploring the Synthesis of Hexaborides:  The Basis of a New Chemistry for the Preparation of Electro-Optical Materials

Brett Pearson, M.S. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
Graduation Date: December 2008
Thesis Title: Exploring the Processing Parameters for the Preparation of Luminescent Lutetium Oxyorthosilicate (LSO:Ce) Polycrystalline Ceramics for g-ray Detection

Kaustav Sinha, Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
Graduation Date: December 2008
Thesis Title: Particle Engineering for the Formulation of Smart Functional Fluids – Novel Synthesis, Processing and Comparative Analysis of Magnetic Nanoparticles and Fluids

Raghunath Kanakala, M.S. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
Graduation Date: August 2008
Thesis Title: Spark Plasma Sintering of Structurally Amorphous Metal (SAM7) with Addition of Y2O3 Nanoparticles

Abhiram Madadi, M.S. Metallurgical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
Graduation Date: December 2007
Thesis Title: A New Approach for the Synthesis of Tungsten Nanopowders

Andrew Clifton, M.S. Metallurgical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
Graduation Date: December 2006
Thesis Title: Novel Processing of Nanostructured Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia

Kaustav Sinha, M.S. Metallurgical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
Graduation Date: August 2005
Thesis Title: An Approach to Develop Reverse Micelle Large-Scale Synthesis Process for Magnetic Nanopowders

Jessica O. Corral, M.S. Metallurgical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
Graduation Date: December 2004
Thesis Title: Preparation of Rare-Earth (Eu3+, Tb3+, Tm3+, and Yb3+) Doped Y2O3 Luminescent Ceramics by the Use of Reverse Micelles

Harpreet Singh, M.S. Metallurgical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
Graduation Date: December 2004
Thesis Title: Reverse Micelle Synthesis and Consolidation of Zirconia Nanopowders

Shailaja Varma, M.S. Metallurgical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
Graduation Date: August 2004
Thesis Title: Synthesis and Characterization of Nanostructured Ceramic Luminescent Materials

FORMER UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Danijel Plazonic, B.S. Nanoengineering, University of California, San Diego
Ved Vakharia, B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of California, San Diego
Luisa Rosa-Silva, B.S. Physics, University of California, San Diego
Jordan T. Furlong, B.S. Nanoengineering, University of California, San Diego
Alan Alvarez, B.S. Bioengineering, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (REU student)
Brianna Fernandez, B.S. Mechatronic Engineering, CETyS Universidad (REU student)
Victoria Stanley, B.S. Nanoengineering, University of California, San Diego
Walter Garay, B.S. Physics, University of California, San Diego
Jiayue Yu, B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of California, San Diego
Lauren Lopez, B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of California, San Diego
Alejandro Cota, B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley (REU student)
Christopher Pisano, B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (REU student)
Carson Cheung, B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of California, San Diego
Cesar J. Villa, B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of California, San Diego
Joel Bahena, B.S. Nanoengineering, University of California, San Diego
Rocio Pena, B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of California, San Diego
Aaron Manheim, B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of California, San Diego
Grecia Pena, B.S. Nanoengineering, University of California, San Diego
Alvin Chak, B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of California, San Diego
Jaime Regis, B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of California, San Diego
Alicia Zörner, B.S. Nanotechnology, Friedrich-Alexander-Univeristät Erlangen- Nürnberg (REU student)
Benjamin Rangel, B.A. Spanish, Colgate University (REU student)
Veronika Albert, B.S. Nanotechnology, Friedrich-Alexander-Univeristät Erlangen- Nürnberg (REU student)

Seth M. Fuller, B.S. in Ceramic Engineering, Alfred University
Graduation Date: May 2014
Senior Thesis:  Diffusion Study of Barium, Strontium, and Calcium Metal Ion Hexaborides

Janelle Duenas, B.S. Computer Science and Engineering, University of California, San Diego

Paulo J. Colmenares, B.S. in Ceramic Engineering, Alfred University
Graduation Date:  December 2013
Senior Thesis:  Consolidation and Devitrification Behavior of Iron-Based Alloys for Ballistic Applications

Lewis H. Fowler-Gerace, B.S. in Physics, Wesleyan University

Brittany A. Caldwell, B.S. in Ceramic Engineering, Alfred University
Graduation Date:  December 2012
Senior Thesis:  Chemical Treatments of Magnesium Diboride Powders to Control Particle Size

Braeden M. Clark, B.S. in Glass Engineering Science, Alfred University
Graduation Date:  May 2012
Senior Thesis:  Chemical Treatments of Tantalum Carbide Powder to Manipulate Morphology, Particle Size, and Oxygen Content

Michael Alberga, B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, Alfred University
Graduation Date:  May 2012
Senior Thesis:  Combustion Synthesis of Doped and Undoped Titania Nanopowders for Use in SOFC and Thermoelectric Applications

Daniel W. Davies, B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, Alfred University
Graduation Date:  May 2012
Senior Thesis:  Unique Preparation of Boron Nitride for Ultra High Hardness Applications

Kali A. Lambert, B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, Alfred University
Graduation Date:  May 2012
Senior Thesis:  The Effects of Silica on the Fabrication of Translucent Polycrystalline Lutetium Orthosilicate for g-ray Detection

Kenneth E. Noll, B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, Alfred University
Graduation Date:  May 2012
Senior Thesis:  Characterization of Sintered Zinc Oxide from Combustion and Precipitation Synthesis

Ryan J. Grohsmeyer, B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, Alfred University
Graduation Date:  May 2012
Senior Thesis:  Characterization of Thermal, Electrical, Microstructural and Mechanical Properties of Tantalum Carbide

Andrew Galens, B.S. in Ceramic Engineering, Alfred University
Graduation Date:  May 2010
Senior Thesis: The Synthesis and Characterization of EuB6 Nanopowders

Patrick DiCesare, B.S. in Ceramic Engineering, Alfred University
Graduation Date:  May 2010
Senior Thesis:  Spark Plasma Sintering of Highly Corrosion-Resistant Amorphous Metal/Ceramic Composites

Colby M. Brunet, B.S. in Ceramic Engineering, Alfred University
Graduation Date:  December 2009
Senior Thesis:  Synthesis of Nanocrystalline Tantalum Powders

Katelyn C. Glass, B.S. in Ceramic Engineering, Alfred University
Graduation Date:  December 2009
Senior Thesis:  A Comparative Analysis of Particle Size and Crystallite Size in Alumina Nanopowders Prepared by Reverse Micelle Synthesis

Alexander W. Turner, B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Alfred University
Hunter F. Haddad, B.S. Biomedical Materials Engineering, Alfred University
Robert J. Locker, B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Alfred University
Kasey L. Hanson, B.S. Ceramic Engineering, Alfred University
Sarai Escalante, B.S. Chemistry, Southwestern College
Gabriel Rojas-George, B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
Brandon C. Williams, B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
Karla Hernandez, B.S. Biochemistry, University of Nevada, Reno
Michael Saterlie, B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
Linda Murillo, B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
Brett Pearson, B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
Yon Sohn, B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
Matthew Goodale, B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
Daniel Peterson, B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
Adriana Velasquez, B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno

Michelle McChesney, B.S. in Materials Engineering, San Jose State University
Graduation Date: May 2002
Senior Thesis: Modeling Solution for Electric Field-Activated Combustion Synthesis

FORMER HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Sara Sabhan, San Diego MET High School, September 2016 - June 2017
Viviana Oliveros, St. Rose of Lima School, November 2016 - January 2017
Kira Cummings, San Diego MET High School, September 2015 – August 2016
Benjamin Snoreck, Andover School, Summer 2015
Andrea Salas, La Paz High School, Summer 2015
Fernanda Arce, La Paz High School, Summer 2015
Martha Olivieri, Bachillerato Anahuac, Summer 2015
Frida Durazo, San Diego MET High School, June 2014 - July 2015
Valeria Macias, La Paz High School, Summer 2014
Hector Arias, San Diego Early Middle College, Summer 2014
Dariana Arciniega, Southwest High School, Summer 2014
Erick Duran, La Paz High School, Summer 2014
Paulina Stone, La Paz High School, Summer 2014
Cruz Galarza, Southwest High School, Summer 2014
Madeleine Morales, Bishops High School, Summer 2014
Gerardo Marquillo, Sweetwater High School, Fall 2013
Daniel Coronado, Santa Ana High School, Summer 2013
Paulina Ramirez, La Paz High School, Summer 2013
Rosella Parra, La Paz High School, Summer 2013
Andrew King, Canisteo High School, Summer 2011
Odalis Reynaga, Wooster High School, Spring 2007
Carlos Hernandez, Reed High School, Fall 2006
Issa Beekun, Reed High School, Fall 2006
Tyler Aas, Reno High School, Spring 2006
Nazrul Mojumder, Reno High School, Fall 2005
Anna Carr, Wooster High School, Spring 2004
Brent Server, Carson City High School, Spring 2003