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Current Graduate Students:

Al-Amin Ahmed Simon:- Simon has received his BS in EE degree from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in 2013. Before joining Dr. Mitkova’s group as a PhD student (EE) in Fall 2016, he completed his MS in Nuclear Engineering from University of Dhaka in summer 2016. Currently he is working on additive manufacturing/3D printing of  radiation hard temperature sensors to ensure direct contact temperature measurement of nuclear fuel cladding. This is part of a DOE funded project- Integrated Silicon/Chalcogenide Glass Hybrid Plasmonic Sensor for Monitoring of Temperature in Nuclear Facilities. His research interest is in optical properties phase change materials (chalcogenide glass), glass nanoparticle ink formation, inkjet printing of glass and impact of radiation on amorphous semiconductor. He has expertise and experience in material characterization (DSC, EDS, Raman), thin film characterization (SEM, Ellipsometry, AFM), CMOS device design and fabrication, CBRAM type device preparation and semiconductor device characterization (4155B). alaminahmedsimon@u.boisestate.edu

Shah Mohammad Rahmot Ullah:- Shah Mohammad Rahmot Ullah has received his BS in Electrical & Electronic Engineering degree from the University of Dhaka in 2015. He joined Boise State University in fall 2017 for pursuing his MS in Electrical Engineering degree. At the same time, he has been working for Dr. Maria Mitkova. Currently, he is working in a NASA EPSCoR ( Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) project in the Nanoionic Materials and Devices Laboratory under the guidance of Dr. Maria Mitkova. The project is to design a space-grade radiation sensor with nano-materials using advanced manufacturing technologies. Project outcomes will provide support of future NASA space exploration missions, where astronauts use the sensor system they need while in space. His expertise is in the formulation of Nano-particle ink, 3D printing in using a Dimatix inkjet printer, prepared thin film with various Materials deposition techniques, material and device characterization, CMOS circuit design. shahmohammadrahm@u.boisestate.edu

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Current Undergrad Students:

Henri Kunold: Henri Kunold is working toward his BS in Material Science and Engineering at Boise State. He is expecting to graduate in May 2020. He started working for Dr. Maria Mitkova in March of 2019. His main responsibilities are chalcogenide glass synthesis, material characterization (Raman) and thin film fabrication using evaporation techniques. He currently is working to help his colleagues develop their semiconducting devices. henrikunold@u.boisestate.edu

Recent Graduates/Former Students:

Karishmae Kadrager:- Karishmae received his BS in Electrical Engineering degree in 2011 from Chittagong University of Eng. and Tech, Bangladesh. As a masters student  she worked with Dr. Maria Mitkova on optical properties of phase change chalcogenide glass. She completed her masters from BSU in 2017 with the perfect CGPA! She has been working at ON semiconductor as a Pixel Characterization Engineer since 2017. karishmaekadrager@u.boisestate.edu

Joe Fercho:- Joe received his BS in Electrical Engineering degree in 2016. As an undergraduate student  he worked under the guidance of Dr. Maria Mitkova. He started working for Dr. Mitkova in 2014 and his expertise is in glass formation in addition to many others to assist the research group. joefercho@u.boisestate.edu

Nodira Turaeva:- Nodira received his BS in Electrical Engineering degree. Nodira started working for Dr. Mitkova in 2014 and specialized in electrical testing and film fabrication in addition to many others to assist the research group. nodiraturaeva@u.boisestate.edu

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Tyler Nichol:- Tyler Nichol graduated from Boise State with his MS degree in 2015. He received his B.S.E.E. in from Boise State University in May 2014. Tyler began working for Dr. Mitkova in the summer of 2012, and did research in Chalcogenide glass in his graduate studies. He has traveled to the Institute of Physics at the University of Debrecen in Hungary to study the optical effects of Chalcogenide glasses, in a collaborative study between Boise State University and the University of Debrecen. tylernichol@u.boisestate.edu

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Kasandra Wolf:- Kasandra received her BS and MS degree in Electrical Engineering from Boise State University. She did research in radiation induced effects of Chalcogenide glass thin films kasandrawolf@u.boisestate.edu

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Muhammad Rizwan Latif:-Rizwan is currently gainfully employed at On Semiconductors in Pocatello, ID. Rizwan received his B.S. from University of Engineering & Technology Lahore, Pakistan and M. Eng in Electrical Engineering from Boise State University. He completed his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering at Boise State University in May 2014. His dissertation was on nano-ionic non-volatile memory devices. muhammadrizwanlatif@u.boisestate.edu

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Bhes Pun:-Bhes graduated from Idaho State University with Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in May 2009 and he is pursuing masters of science degree in electrical engineering at BSU. He is working on the technology for creation of devices for nanofluidic diagnostics. Bhes graduated from Boise State University in May 2012 with a Masters of Eng. in Electrical Engineering. He is currently working at Sandisk in Miltapas, CA

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Mahesh Ailavajhala:-Mahesh has received his B.S. from The Pennsylvania State University (2009) and M. Eng from Boise State University (2011). He completed his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering. Mahesh’s dissertation was on Radiation Induced Effects in Chalcogenide Glasses and Radiation sensing devices. maheshailavajhala@u.boisestate.edu

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Bryan Wright:-Bryan is currently in his third year at Boise State University where he is working towards his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. bryanwright@u.boisestate.edu
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Shwetha Vure:- Shwetha Vure is currently working as a process engineer at Micron in Boise.  She graduated from Boise State with M.E. degree in Electrical Engineering in 2011.
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Kishor Kc:-Kishor is working at photolithography development at Micron Virginia. He graduated from Boise State with M.E. degree in Electrical Engineering in 2011.

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Steven Livers:-Steven Livers finished his B.S. in Material Science and Engineering in 2011 and now he is pursuing masters of science degree in Material Science and Engineering at BSU.
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Former Collaborators:

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Ping Chen, Ph.D.:- Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Boise State University, Boise, ID 83706-2075, USA. He received his M.S. degree in Microelectronics from Najing University (2002) and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Cincinnati (2009). He is currently a Post Doctoral Research Associate in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Boise State University. He is interested in radiation induced effects, molecular structure, reversibility window and aging in oxide and chalcogenide glasses. pingchen@boisestate.edu.

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NESHEVA-SLAVOVA, Diana Assoc. Prof., Dr. Sci., Ph.D.:-Dr. Nesheva obtained her Ph.D. in Institute of Solid State Physics (ISSP) from Bulgaria Academy of Sciences (BAS) in 1982. She is head of Nanophysics division in ISSP, BAS since 2007. She has published 3 book chapters and 90 refereed journal articles. She is visiting the group as a visiting professor since Feb 16, 2011. She’s specialized in preparation and characterization of amorphous and crystalline chalcogenide thin films and bulk wide-gap semiconductors. Her current research interest is on nano-structured thin films containing two- or zero-dimensional amorphous or crystalline semiconductors. nesheva@issp.bas.bg

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Former Group Pictures:

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Left to right: Tyler Nichol (undergrad), Dr. Chen (collaborator), Kasandra Wolf (grad student), Mahesh Ailavajhala (grad student), Prof. Mitkova, Muhammad Rizwan Latif (grad student), Ankita Macwan (grad student), Steve Wald (grad student)

Former Group Photo - Nanoionic Materials and Devices Lab
Back row (left to right): Dr. Chen, Steven Livers, Mahesh, Muhammad, Steve Wald; Front row (left to right): Shwetha, Kassandra, Prof. Mitkova, Kishor, Bhes.

Image of former group (Thomas J. Anderson, Manasseh Obi, Prof. Mitkova, Dr. Chen, Steven Livers)

Left to right: Thomas J. Anderson, Manasseh Obi, Prof. Mitkova, Dr. Chen, Steven Livers.

Thomas J. Anderson:- Thomas J. Anderson is currently working as a material science engineer at imaging subsystems division of GE healthcare. He graduated with B.S. degree in Material Science from Boise State University in December of 2009.

Manasseh Obi:- Manasseh Obi is currently working for Intel as a Facilities engineer in Oregon. He graduated from Boise State with M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering in December of 2009.
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