March 6, 2013

Graduate Students


Claire Lochner

Claire M. Lochner received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo. During that time she conducted research on organic solar cells and micro wind power at SUNY Buffalo and non-invasive medical monitoring devices at UCLA. At UC Berkeley, Claire is developing printed and flexible OLEDs specifically tailored for wearables and biomedical sensors as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow.

Research Interests: Printed Large-Area Optoelectronics, Wearable Medical Devices.


Yasser Khan

Yasser Khan is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, in Prof. Ana Claudia Arias’ Group. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2010, and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in 2012. Yasser’s research focuses mainly on wearable medical devices, with an emphasis on flexible bioelectronic and biophotonic sensors. Additionally, he worked on projects ranging from “electrochemical etching of ultra-sharp SPM tips” to “energy harvesting in complex systems.” His job experience includes internships at UC Berkeley, Oxford University, Stanford University, and Zyvex Labs in Texas.

Research Interests: Printed SensorsWearable Medical Devices.


Margaret Payne

Margaret received her bachelor of science in physics from Wake Forest University in Spring 2014. During her time as an undergraduate, she conducted research on charge-transfer complexes of organic small-molecule semiconductors and organic field-effect transistors. She is currently working on developing aqueous dispersions of polymer-fullerene nanoparticles for printing organic solar cells.

Research Interests: Printed Large-Area OptoelectronicsPrinted and Flexible Energy Harvesting.


Alla Zamarayeva

Alla graduated with bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the City College of New York in 2014. As an undergraduate, she spent four semesters at the CUNY Energy Institute, working on compliant electrochemical energy storage devices under the guidance of prof. Steingart; and one semester at the Benjamin Levich Institute of Physico Chemical Hydrodynamics working on suspension rheology with prof. Jeff Morris. Her current research focuses on utilizing printing techniques to construct energy storage devices for powering wearable electronics as well as on printed electrochemical sensors for continuous health monitoring.

Research Interests: Printed and Flexible Energy Storage DevicesPrinted Sensors.

Jonathan Ting

Jonathan Ting

Jonathan received his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. During his time there he did research on inverted top-emitting organic light emitting diodes, as well as augmented reality mobile app development. He is currently working on printed OLEDs and OPDs for biomedical sensors and biomarker detection.

Research Interests: Printed Large-Area Optoelectronics, Wearable Medical Devices.

Karthik Gopalan

Karthik Gopalan

Karthik graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2015 with degrees in Physics and Computer Science. He is currently designing processes to automate the manufacturing of 3D printed devices. The focus of this work is to develop form-fitting, rigid receive coils for MRI.

Research Interests: Printed Large-Area Antennas, Wearable Medical Devices.


Maruf Ahmed

Maruf Ahmed received his undergraduate and masters degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in 2013 and 2016, respectively. In undergraduate research, he has investigated the feasibility of quantum cascade structures for thermophotovoltaic energy harvesting application. In his M.Sc. thesis, he has worked on III-V material based type II quantum well infrared photodetectors. His current research focus is on OPV and OPD.

Research Interests: Printed Large-Area Optoelectronics,Wearable Medical Devices.

Carol Baumbauer

Carol graduated from Montana State University in 2017 with degrees in Electrical Engineering and French. Her undergraduate research focused on the fabrication of nano structures to manipulate light, particularly for polarization imaging. She is currently working on printing antennas.

Research Interests: Printed Large-Area Antennas