Our Team

Our Team

Group Leader

Ryan Need, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Florida

Office: 150 Rhines Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611-6400, USA
Phone: (352) 294-1690
Email: rneed@ufl.edu
Pronouns: they/them

Education
Ph.D. Materials, University of California Santa Barbara, 2017
B.S. Ceramics and Materials Engineering, Clemson University, 2011


Ph.D. Students

 

Keon Sahebkar

Education: B.S. in Physics, University of Central Florida

Projects:
(1) Developing synthetic control over topotactic phase transformations in SrFeO3 films
(2) Designing a prototype silicon interposer with a nano-electromechanical switching array for improved hardware security

Interests:

 

Nathan Arndt

Education: B.S. in Physics and Mathematics,
University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Projects:
(1) Magnetic structure determination of entropy-stabilized oxides
(2) Quantifying oxygen migration rates in nanoscale epitaxial films

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Masters Students

Aditya Raghavan

Education:

Project:
Synthesis and characterization of novel entropy-stabilized oxide compounds

Interests:

Gaurav Kumar

Education:

Project:
Studying formation of oxide 2D electron gases using atomic layer deposition

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Undergraduate Researchers

Sam Dillon

Education: B.S. in Physics, University of Florida, Conferred: Dec. 2021

Project:
Developing electrical measurement procedures for pressed oxide pellets

Interests:

Jason Schibler

Education: B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering, University of Florida, Exp: Spring 2023

Project:
Studying formation of oxide 2D electron gases using pulsed laser deposition

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Visiting Researchers

Eli Wennen

Education: B.S. in Physics, Kalamazoo College, Exp: Spring 2023

Project:
Synthesis and characterization of novel entropy-stabilized oxide compounds

Interests:

Megan Wolfe

Education: H.S. Diploma, Exp: Spring 2023

Project:
Synthesis and characterization of novel entropy-stabilized oxide compounds

Interests:

Alumni

Student (Degree)Years MentoredNext Location
Robert Nowak (B.S. Physics)2022Ph.D., Univ. of Rochester
Matthias Preidl (M.S., visiting)2022Ph.D., TU Wien
Pranav Anumulapally (B.S. Mech. Eng.)2020-2022
Edward Mirkin (B.S. Mat. Sci. Eng.)2020-2022
Labdhi Shah (M.S. Chem. Eng.)2021-2022Micron, ID
Nishi Ravindran (M.S. Chem. Eng.)2021Global Foundries, NY
Kevin Matthew (M.S. Mat. Sci. Eng.)2020-2021Micron, ID
Guruprasad Jayachandran (M.S. Mat. Sci. Eng.)2020-2021Intel, NM
Jakub Pepas (B.S. Mat. Sci. Eng.)2020-2021Ph.D., Georgia Tech.
Shaun Tauro (M.S. Chem. Eng.)2020-2021Global Foundries, NY
Mohammed Shariff (M.S. Chem. Eng.)2020Global Foundries, NY