GROUP

About the Team

Siddha Pimputkar
Assistant Professor

Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics (CPN)
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science
Lehigh University

5 E Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18015-3195, U.S.A.

Coordinates

Whitaker Hall 456
Sinclair 205B
Sinclair 305

Contact

Phone: +1 (610) 758 4231
Fax: +1 (610) 758 4244
Email: siddha at lehigh edu


Education

Appointments

Honors and Awards

  • P.C. Rossin Assistant Professorship, Lehigh (2019-2021):
    “awarded to the most outstanding junior faculty in the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science who demonstrate high potential for establishing a successful academic career at Lehigh through the integration of teaching and research.”
  • Outstanding Researcher — Scientific Achievement Award, SSLEEC/UCSB (2015)
  • Outstanding Graduate Student — Scientific Achievement Award, SSLEEC/UCSB (2011)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellow (2007)
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Graduate Research Fellow (2006)

Sessions, Workshops, and Conferences Organized

Professional Service

Teaching

  • MAT 495: Scientific Communications
  • MAT 201: Physical Properties of Materials
  • MAT 33: Engineering Materials and Processes

Graduate Students

Florian Metzger
Ph.D. Student

Education:

Research Interests:

  • Semiconductor materials (nitrides)
  • Crystal growth
  • Self-assembling of nanomaterials
  • 3D-printing

Fun things in life: Hiking, biking, traveling and let’s not forget the cake baking! 

Team member:  2017—Present

Pedram Yousefian
Ph.D. Student

 

Education:

Research Interests:

  • Electronic & Magnetic Materials
  • Solidification and Crystal Growth
  • Materials Processing & Additive Manufacturing

CV: View

Team member:  2017—Present

Jacob Dooley
Ph.D. Student

 

Education:

Research Interests:

  • Electronic Materials
  • Crystal Growth

Team member:  2019—Present

Chris Mascetti
Master’s Student

 

Education:

Research Interests:

  • Electronic Materials
  • Bulk growth of GaN

Fun things in life: Cross country running

Team member:  2017—Present

Undergraduate Students

Jillian Cowles
Undergraduate Student

 

Education:

  • B.S. Materials Science and Engineering (2020 exp.), Lehigh University (USA)
  • Minor in Music

Team member:  2018—Present

Quot Al Nabhani
Undergraduate Student

Education:

Team member:  2018—Present

Tri Nguyen
Undergraduate Student

 

Education:

Research Interests:

  • Electronic Materials
  • Advanced Materials
  • Materials Characterization
  • Single Crystal Growth

An interesting fact about myself: I won the National Chess Champions Trophy 2015 in New Zealand.

Team member:  2018—Present

Evan Willmarth
Undergraduate Student

Education:

Research Interests:

  • Mechanical Systems
  • CFD Modeling
  • ANSYS

Team member:  2017—Present

Julio Martinez-Cuin
Undergraduate Student

Education:

Research Interests:

  • Circuits
  • Programming

Team member:  2019—Present

Sebastian Galdamez
Undergraduate Student

Education:

Research Interests:

  • Circuits
  • Programming

Team member:  2019—Present

Research Fellows

Alumni

Saskia Schimmel
Post-Doctoral Student

 

Education:

Research Interests:

  • Wide bandgap semiconductors
  • Crystal growth at high T / high P
  • PVT and ammonothermal growth
  • Development of X-ray based in situ monitoring methods for ammonothermal processes

Team member:  2018—2019

Moved on to:  Post-doc in Amano’s Lab at Nagoya University


Vincent Rienzi
Master’s Student

Education:

Research Interests:

  • Electronic Materials
  • Optoelectronic devices
  • Thin film growth
  • Ammonothermal growth

Fun things life: Frisbee!!

Team member:  2017—2019

Moved on toGrad Life at UCSB

Bryan Caruso
Master’s Student

Education:

Research Interests:

  • Engineering

Team member:  2019


Derek Hu
Undergraduate Student

Education:

  • B.S. Materials Science and Engineering (2019), Lehigh University (USA)
  • Minor in Philosophy

Team member:  2018—2019

 

Molly Hwang
Undergraduate Student

 

Education:

  • B.S. Materials Science and Engineering (2019), Lehigh University (USA)
  • Minor in Mechanics of Materials
  • Nanotechnology

Team member:  2018—2019