GROUP

About the Team

Siddha Pimputkar
Assistant Professor

Department of Materials Science and Engineering
P.C. Rossin Assistant Professorship

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

  • NSF CAREER Award (2021)
  • 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)

Competitive Funding (Awarded)

Sessions, Workshops, and Conferences Organized

Professional Service

Teaching

  • MAT 495: Scientific Communications (new course)
  • MAT 395/495: Scientific Data Analysis and Computing (new course)
  • 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

Jacob Dooley
Ph.D. Student

 

Education:

Research Interests:

  • Electronic Materials
  • Crystal Growth

Team member:  2019—Present

Jonathan Valenzuela
Ph.D. Student

 

Education:

Research Interests:

  • Electronic Materials
  • Crystal Growth

Team member:  2021—Present

Undergraduate Students

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

Julio Martinez-Cuin
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


Pedram Yousefian
Ph.D. Student

 

Education:

Research Interests:

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

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Team member:  2017—2020

Moved on to: Ph.D. at Penn State

Chris Mascetti
Master’s Student

 

Education:

Research Interests:

  • Electronic Materials
  • Bulk growth of GaN

Fun things in life: Cross country running

Team member:  2017—2019

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


Kristine Phan
Undergraduate Student

 

Education:

Team member:  2020

Eddie Jeffs
Undergraduate Student

 

Education:

  • B.E. Computer Engineering and Cognitive Science (2021 exp.), Lehigh University (USA)

Team member:  2020

Sebastian Galdamez
Undergraduate Student

 

Education:

Research Interests:

  • Circuits
  • Programming

Team member:  2019—Present

Evan Willmarth
Undergraduate Student

 

Education:

Research Interests:

  • Mechanical Systems
  • CFD Modeling
  • ANSYS

Team member:  2017—Present

Quot Al Nabhani
Undergraduate Student

 

Education:

Team member:  2018—Present

Jillian Cowles
Undergraduate Student

 

Education:

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

Team member:  2018—Present

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