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Main power of the MBE research group:

From left to right: Omar, Trupti, Hieu, Barsha, Ravi, and Thang (July 23, 2019)

 

Group Leader:


Dr. Hieu Pham Trung Nguyen

 

Dr. Nguyen is a recipient of the 2020 NSF CAREER Award, the 2019 Saul K Fenster Innovation in Engineering Education Ward, the SPIE scholarship in Optics and Photonics 2012 (for his potential long-range contributions to the field of optics, photonics, or related field), the Best Student Paper Award 2011 (Second Place) at the IEEE Photonics Conference 2011, and the Outstanding Student Paper Award at the 28th North American Molecular Beam Epitaxy Conference, 2011.

Serving as reviewer for more than 70 journals: Nano Letters, Nature Scientific Reports, Nature Light: Sciences and Applications, Nature Flexible Electronics, Nanotechnology, Optics Express, Optics Letters, Journal of Optical Society A, Journal of Optical Society B, Applied Optics, Journal of Science: Advanced Materials and Devices, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Semiconductor Science and Technology, ACS Books, ACS Nano, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Journal of Display Technology, Journal of Materials Science in Semiconducting Processing, Journal of Materials Science Research, Applied Physics Letters, IEEE Photonic Technology Letters, IEEE Photonics Journal, Crystals, Material Chemistry Physics, Nanoscale, Materials and Design, Review in Physics, Applied Physics A, Material Chemistry Physics, Superlattices and Microstructures, Optical Materials, Vacuum, Polyhedron, JVST B, Reviews in Physics, Journal of Applied Materials and Interfaces, Journal of Electronic Materials, Journal of Science: Advanced Materials and Devices, Journal of Electronic Materials, ...


Dr. Nguyen received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from McGill University, Canada in 2012. He joined New Jersey Institute of Technology since 2014, and currently is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
 
 
Visiting Professor


Prof. Trupti Ranjann Lenka

 

Dr. Lenka is current an Assitant Professor in the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, National Institute of Technology Silchar, India.

His research interests focus on electronic materials for photovoltaics, III-nitride based HEMT, light-emitting diodes, optoelectronic applications and piezoelectric energy harvesting.

website: https://sites.google.com/site/trlenka/home

 
Research Associate:


Dr. Mehrdad Djavid

 

Dr. Djavid received the M.E. degree in communication engineering from the K.N.Toosi University of Technology (2008) and PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from McGill University, Canada (2016).

 

His research interests focus on the investigation of compound semiconductor nanostructures, including quantum dots, nanowires, and microtubes, and their applications in nanoelectronic and nanophotonic devices such as nanowire light emitting diodes, laser diodes, photonic crystal devices, photovaltaics, integrated photonics, and Nonlinear Optics.

Mehrdad is now with GlobalFoundies, New York.

Website: http://www.ece.mcgill.ca/~mdjavi/index.html

 
 
Dr. Md. Nasiruddin Bhuyian  

 

Dr. Bhuyian received the M. Sc. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh (2011) and PhD. in Electrical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA (2015).

 

His research area covers from the processing to performance and reliability study of MOS devices with high-k dielectrics and metal gates. Moreover, his research expertise expands to the molecular epitaxial growth of III-nitride nanostructures for optoelectronic applications including light-emitting diodes, laser diodes and solar cells.

Nasir is now with GlobalFoundies, New York.

Website: https://web.njit.edu/~mnb3/

 

 
 

Graduate Students

 

Thang Ha Quoc Bui: Ph.D. Student

 

Thang received the degree of Master in Nanomaterials and Nanodevices, from Vietnam National University - University of Engineering and Technology, Vietnam. He joint our research group in Fall 2017.

His research interests focus on molecular beam epitaxial growth of III-nitride nanomaterials and their applications in nano-optoelectronics.

 

 

 

 
 
Barsha Jain: Ph.D. Student

Barsha received her Master of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering from ABV Indian Institue of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior, India in 2017. She is working toward her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, NJIT.

 

Her research interests are in the field of molecular beam epitaxial growth of III-nitride semiconductors for photonics, high power electronics and memory device applications.

 

 

 
 
Ravi Teja Velpula: Ph.D. Student

 

Ravi received his Master of Engineering in Photonics Science Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India in 2017. He joint our research group in Fall 2018.

His research interests focus on molecular beam epitaxial growth of III-nitride nanomaterials and their applications in nano-optoelectronics.

 

 
 
 
Moab Rajan Philip: Ph.D. Student  

Moab received the M. Tech. in Nanotechnology, from National Institute of Technology Karnataka Surathkal, India in 2014. He joined our research group in Fall 2015. Moab successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis on March 27, 2019. From April 15, 2019, Moab started working as Epitaxial Engineer at Lasertel Inc., subsidiary of Leonardo which is a global high-tech company for developing lasers for aerospace, defense, security, and medical industry.

His research interests focus on molecular beam epitaxial growth of III-nitride nanomaterials and their applications in nano-optoelectronics.

 

 

 

 

 
 
Moulik Patel: Master Thesis Student  

 

Moulik received his Bachelor Degree in Electronics Engineering from University of Bombay, India in 2016 with primarily focuses on electronics with classes for semiconductor physics and VLSI.

His research interests are in the field of molecular beam epitaxial growth of III-nitride semiconductors for light-emitting diodes and microdisplay applications.

 

 

 
 
Dipayan Datta Choudhary: Master Thesis Student (Alumni)  

 

Dipayan received the Bachelor's of Technology in Electrical and Electronics from National Institute of Technology Warangal, India in 2013. He joined our team in 2016 and finished his Master degree of Electrical Engineering in 2017. He is now with LyteLoop, New York as a full-time Optical Engineer.

 

His research interests were in the field of molecular beam epitaxial growth of III-nitride semiconductors for photonics applications.

 

 
 
Rithvikkranti Bojjam: Master Thesis Student  

Rithvikkranti received his Bachelor's of Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Osmania University in 2014. He is working toward his Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering in the Electrical and Computer Engineering, NJIT.

His master thesis is on "Simulation and Design of High Performance III-Nitride Nanowire Heterostructures for Photonic Applications".

 

 
 
Undergraduate Students:  
   
Oladimeji Sobanjo  

Dimeji is an undergraduate student in Electrical Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Demeji joined the research group in May 2020, via the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Scholarship, and is working on the design and characterization of AlGaN and AlInN ultraviolet LEDs for sterilization and disinfection.

   
Moses Tumuna  

 

Moses Tumuna is an undergraduate Computer Engineering student at New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also completed an undergraduate Physics degree at Seton Hall University.

He joined the research group in September 2019 via the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Scholarship, and is working on the design and characterization of III-nitride ultraviolet LEDs for sterilization.


 

 

 
Jeffrey Jube-Ibe

Jeffrey is an undergraduate student in Electrical Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Jeffrey joins our research group since May 2019 via the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Scholarship. Jeffrey is working on the design and characterization of III-nitride ultraviolet LEDs for sterilization.

Omar Aref
Maria

Omar is an undergraduate student in Computer Engineering, ECE Department at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

He joined the research group for the summer 2019 NSF REU program in "Optics and Photonics: Technologies, Systems, and Devices.” He was tasked with the “III-Nitride Nanowire Deep Ultraviolet Light-Emitting Diodes for Precise Applications” research project under the mentorship of Dr. Hieu Nguyen and his students.
 
Daniel Song
Maria

Daniel is currently a high school student at Bergen County Technical High School in Teterboro. He is working with Professor Nguyen on microLED fabrication using molecular beam epitaxy. He focuses on the SiN and SiO2 passivation for GaN LEDs.

Tashu Gupta
Maria

Tashu is currently a high school student at Bayonne High School, Bayonne NJ and is working with Professor Hieu Nguyen as a recipient of the 2019 High School Summer Research Intern at NJIT.

The field of study involves investigating the properties of ultraviolet radiation for the removal of impurities in H2O, researching the application of nanowires in the mechanism of micro-LEDS and photovoltaics, and designing prototypes to improve the efficiency of products.
Marco Rojas-Cessa
Maria

Marco is currently a high school student at Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, New York, working as a summer intern in the 2019 Provost High School Summer Research Internship at NJIT. He is working with Professor Hieu Nguyen on the design and fabrication of microLEDs. He is focusing on how to improve thermal dissipation in GaN nanowires to further improve the efficiency of LEDs, while studying about thermal dissipation in ultraviolet and visible LEDs.

Rhythm Puril
Maria

Rhythm is currently a high school student at WWP High School North.
He is a summer intern from the 2019 Provost High School Summer Research Internship at NJIT and is working with Professor Nguyen on micro LED design and fabrication. He is interested in MBE growth of nanowires and their broad range of applications and focuses on “GaN nanowire LED MBE and MOCVD”.

Udayan Rai

Maria

Udayan is currently a high school student at Marlboro High School. He is a summer intern working under Professor Nguyen at NJIT to research the fabrication and characterization of GaN nanowire LEDs. He focuses on the Internal Quantum Efficiency of GaN nanowire LEDs.

Maria Ramirez
Maria

Maria is current a senior undergraduate student in the Physics Department of University of Southern California.

She joins the group via the 2018 NSF REU program in: "Optics and photonics: Technologies, Systems, and Devices". Her research project is: "Design and Characterization of High Efficiency Nanowire Based Light-Emitting Diodes".

   
Anna Xia  
Anna

Anna is currently a high school student at Livingston High School , NJ.

Anna is a receipent of the 2018 High School Summer Research Intern at NJIT.

Anna is exploring the fabrication and device application of ultraviolet light-emitting diodes for health science.

   

Kedhar Narayan

 

Kedhar is currently a high school student at New Providence High School, NJ.

Kedhar is a receipent of the 2018 High School Summer Research Intern at NJIT.

Kedhar is exploring the fabrication and device application of visble light-emitting diodes for display applications.

   
Aarush Raj  

Aarush is currently a high school student at Livingston High School, NJ.

Aarush is exploring the fabrication and device application of visble light-emitting diodes for display applications.

Richarch Chen  

Richard is currently a high school student at North Hunterdon High School, NJ.

Richard is exploring the fabrication and device application of Light-emitting diodes for Li-fi communication.

Richard is a receipent of the 2017 High School Summer Research Intern at NJIT.

Anumeena Sorna  
Anu

Anumeena is currently an undergraduate student in Electrical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Trichy, India.

She joins the group via the 2017 NSF REU program in: "Optics and photonics: Technologies, Systems, and Devices". Her research project is: "Design and Characterization of 265nm Deep-Ultraviolet Nanowire Based Light-Emitting Diodes".

Ali Yuksel  
Ali

Ali is currently an undergraduate student in Electrical Engineering, ECE Department at NJIT.

He is interested in molecular beam epitaxial growth and characterization of III-nitride nanostructures for solid-state lighting and visible light communication.

Received the 2017 Provost Summer Undergraduate Research Program at NJIT Ali's team includes Mehmet Demirci (from Morristown High School, NJ), Sena Yuksel (from Parsippany High School, NJ), and Ali focus on developing "Quantum Dots Embedded in High Efficiency Visible Light-Emitting Diodes Grown by Molecular Beam Epitaxy for Smart Lighting Applications".


Yaset Evo
 

Yaset is currently an undergraduate student in Electrical Engineering, ECE Department at NJIT.

Received: the 2015 National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network Research Experience for Undergraduates (NNIN REU) Program at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

NNIN REU Project Title: Contact-Lens Based Display Using Nanoscale Light-Emitting Diodes with Tunable Emission Colors for Augmented Reality Applications

His research interesst arelight-emitting diodes and laser diodes.

 
 
Richard Rocha  

Richard is currently an undergraduate student in Electrical Engineering, ECE Department at NJIT.

He is a receipent of the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program.

He is interested in molecular beam epitaxial growth and characterization of III-nitride nanostructures for solid-state lighting and energy.

 
 
Ashish John  

Ashish is currently an undergraduate student in Electrical Engineering, ECE Department at NJIT.

He is interested in molecular beam epitaxial growth and characterization of III-nitride nanostructures for solid-state lighting and energy.

Received the 2016 Provost Summer Undergraduate Research Program at NJIT for his research project: "III-Nitride Nanowire Solar Cells Grown by Molecular Beam Epitaxy"

Received the 2015 Provost Summer Undergraduate Research Program at NJIT for his research project:"Molecular Beam Epitaxial Growth of High Quality III-Nitride Nanowires for Phosphor-Free Solid-State Lighting Applications"

 
 
Nevin Varghese  

Nevin is currently an undergraduate student in Electrical Engineering, ECE Department at NJIT.

Received the 2016 Provost Summer Undergraduate Research Program at NJIT for his research project: "III-Nitride Nanowire Solar Cells Grown by Molecular Beam Epitaxy"

 

 
 
Ryan S. Y. Kimura  

Ryan is currently an undergraduate student in Electrical Engineering of Universidade Tecnologica Federal do Parana, Brazil.

Ryan's research project is:"Simulation and optical characterization of high performance nanowire light-emitting diodes". He is a receipent of the IIE Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program 2016 .

 

 
 
Olaoluwa Akinnuoye  

Olaoluwa is currently an undergraduate student in Electrical Engineering, ECE Department at NJIT.

He joins the group via the NSF REU program in: "Optics and photonics: Technologies, Systems, and Devices". His research project is: "Fabrication and Characterization of III-Nitride Nanowire Light-Emitting Diodes".

 

 

 
 
Mauricio Kyoiti Yamaoka  

Mauricio is currently an undergraduate student in Electrical Engineering of State University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

He was a receipent of the IIE Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program 2015. His research project is:" Molecular Beam Epitaxial Growth of High Power Phosphor-free InGaN Nanowire White Light Emitting Diodes."