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Gregory Parsons, PI Postdocs and Research Staff Ph.D. Students M.S. Students B.S. Students Group Alumni Group Photos


Sarah Morgan, Ph.D.:
Sarah finished her Ph.D. and is starting her next, new adventure.

Leah Granger, Ph.D.:
Leah completed her degree and now works as a postdoc and course instructor at NC State.

Amanda Volk, Ph.D.:
Amanda finished her Ph.D. and is starting her next, new adventure.




Rachel Nye, Ph.D.:
Rachel joined Lam Research on the West Coast in August of 2022.

Jungsik Kim, Ph.D.:
Jungsik (Justin) joined Lam Research on the West Coast in 2022.

Ian Winek, M.S.:
Ian joined Pfizer working as a Technical Operations Engineer.

Golnaz Dianat, Postdoc:
Goli travelled across the U.S. to join Intel as a Process Engineer.



Siyao Wang, Ph.D.:
Siyao joined Applied Materials as a R&D Process Engineer in 2021.

Holgar Saare, Ph.D.:
Holgar joined Lam Research in 2021.

Seung Keun Song, Ph.D.:
Seung Keun (S.K.) Song joined Intel as a Process Engineer in 2021.



Heather Barton, Ph.D.:
Heather joined Micross in Durham, NC in March of 2020.

Kristian Lausund, Ph.D., Postdoc:
Kristian started working for the Norway Department of Defense in 2020.


Michael Fusco, Ph.D, Postdoc:
Michael joined Wolfspeed in Durham, NC in February of 2019.

Maryam Khazaee, Ph.D., Postdoc:
Maryam joined Intel in Phoenix, AZ in May of 2019.

Dennis Lee, Ph.D.:
Dennis began a postdoc position at Johns Hopkins University in May of 2019.

Wenyi Xie, Ph.D.:
Wenyi is helping out with the group as lab manager for a few months before starting a job.

Zijian Dai, Visiting Ph.D.:
Zijian will complete his doctorate program in Chemical Engineering at Donghua University in China before seeking a postdoc position in the Fall of 2020.


Eric Stevens, Ph.D.:
Eric joined ASM in Phoeniz, AZ in June of 2018.

Ian Woodward, B.S.:
Ian is pursuing his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Delaware starting in the Fall of 2018.

Jennifer Ovental, Ph.D.:
Jenny joined Micross in Research Triangle Park, NC in June of 2018.
Mariah King, Ph.D.:
Mariah began teaching computational chemistry at the North Carolina School of Science and Math in August of 2018.


James Daubert, Ph.D.:
James joined Northrop Grumman in Baltimore, MD in July of 2017.

Paul Lemaire, Ph.D.:
Paul joined Lam Research Corporation in Tualatin, OR in June of 2017.

Zach Mundy, Ph.D.:
Zach joined the BASF Leadership Development Rotational Program in July of 2017.

Cheng Cheng, Ph.D.:
Cheng joined Applied Materials in San Jose, CA in May of 2017.



Junjie Zhao, Ph.D.:
Junjie will join Karen Gleason’s group at MIT as a postdoc in Fall 2016.


Erinn Needham, Ph.D.:
Erinn will join Intel in Portland, OR in Fall 2016.


Alex Brozena, Ph.D.:
Alex will focus on building up her technical editing business. (
Mike Mantini:
Mike joined the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at NC State University in June 2016.




Moataz Mousa, Ph.D.:
Moataz joined ASM in Phoenix, AZ in November 2015.


Berc Kalanyan, Ph.D.:
Berc joined NIST in Gaithersburg, MD in August 2015.


Sarah Atanasov, Ph.D.:
Sarah joined Intel in Portland, OR in July 2015.


Phil Williams, Postdoc:
Phil joined BASF in Detroit, MI in February 2015.

Halil Ibrahim Akyildiz, Ph.D.:
Halil became a Postdoc at NC State.


Will Sweet

William Sweet, Ph.D.:
Will joined Northrup Grumman in Baltimore, MD in June 2014.

Mark Losego

Mark Losego, Research Assistant Professor:
Mark joined Georgia Tech as an Assistant Professor in Materials Science in August 2014. Losego Lab Website


Christina Devine, Ph.D.:
Christina joined the U.S. Patent Office in Washington, D.C.

Do-Han Kim, Ph.D.:
Do-Han joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at MIT as a Postdoc.

Kyoungmi Lee, Ph.D.:
Kyoungmi joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at MIT as a Postdoc.


Bo Gong, Ph.D.:
Bo joined Lam Research in Oregon.


Joe Spagnola, Ph.D.:
Joe joined 3M in Minnesota.


Qing Peng, Ph.D.:
Qing joined the faculty at University of Alabama.

Jeong-Seok Na, Ph.D.:
Jeong-Seok joined Lam Research in California.


Kevin Hyde, Ph.D.:
Kevin joined Glen Raven in South Carolina.

Sang Oh, Ph.D.:
Sang joined Lam Research in California.


David Terry, Ph.D.:
David joined Quality Chemical Labs, in North Carolina.



Jason Kelly, Ph.D.:
Jason joined the commissioning Agents, Inc.

KeiJin Park, Ph.D.:
KeiJin joined Samsung in South Korea.

Changwoong Chu, Ph.D.:
Changwoong joined Samsung in South Korea.


Dong Niu, Ph.D.:
Dong joined Lam Research in Oregon.

Kevin Bray, Ph.D.:
Kevin joined K-Systems in Ohio.


Atul Gupta, Ph.D.:
Atul joined Varian Semiconductor in Massachusetts.


James J. Chambers, Ph.D.:
James joined AMD in Texas.


Ashfaqul Chowdhury, Ph.D.:
Ashfaqul joined General Electric in Ohio.

Tonya Klein, Ph.D.:
Tonya joined University of Alabama as an Associate Professor.


Tom Yang, Ph.D.:
Tom Joined Unipac Optoelectronics in Taiwan.


Easwar Srinivasan, Ph.D.:
Easwar went on to work at Lam in Oregon.