Members

♦ Principal Investigator
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Prof. Jae-Hwang Lee
Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
PhD in Condensed Matter Physics, Iowa State University (2006)
Office: 313 ELab
Email: leejh@umass.edu
Phone: 413-545-0667
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♦ Doctoral Students
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Swetaparna Mohanty
PhD student, Mech. Eng. (Sep. 2017 - present)
Research: Dynamic mechanical and thermal characteristics of materials in cold spray.
- M.S. (2016): Mech. Eng., U of Michigan Dearborn
- Email: smohanty@umass.edu
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Sacchita Tiwari 
PhD student, Mech. Eng. (Jan. 2018 - present)
Research: Dynamic properties of soft materials including tissues using seeded laser-induced cavitation.
-B.S. (2016): Mech. Eng., Tribhuvan University of Nepal
- Email: sacchitatiwa@umass.edu
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Ara Kim 
PhD student, Mech. Eng. (Sep. 2018 - present)
Research: Dynamic characteristics of nano-phase polymer particles
-B.S. (2009): Biomech. Eng., SungKyun Kwan U, South Korea
-M.S. (2017): Mech. Eng., Northeastern U
- Email: arakim@umass.edu
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Anuraag Gangineri 
PhD student, Mech. Eng. (Jan. 2019 - present)
Research: Dynamic characteristics of multifunctional polymer composites
-B.S. (2013): Mech. Eng., JNTUH, Hyderabad, India
-M.S. (2015): Manufacturing. Eng., VIT, Tamilnadu, India
- Email: agangineri@umass.edu
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Nino Figliola 
PhD student, Mech. Eng. (May 2019 - present)
Research: High-strain-rate study of nanomaterial composites.
-B.S. (2013): Mech. Eng., Tufts University
- Email: nfigliola@umass.edu
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Zongling Ren 
PhD student, Mech. Eng. (Oct. 2019 - present)
Research: Extreme fracture toughness of inorganic materials.
-B.S. (2015): Mat. Sci. Eng., Chongqing University, China
-M.S. (2019): Aerospace Eng., Chongqing University, China
- Email: zonglingren@umass.edu
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♦ Master Students
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Kendrick WilliamsKendrick Williams
Master student, Mech. Eng. (Jan. 2019 - present)
Research: Deformable thermal metamaterials
- B.S (2018): Mech. Eng., UMass Amherst
- Email: okwilliams@umass.edu

 

♦ Undergraduate Students
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Philip Nakashita
Undergraduate student, Mech. Eng (May 2019 - present)
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Former Members