Graduate Students

Nikhil Jain
PhD Student
Email: jain34[at]vt[dot]edu
Education:
B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2010
Research:
Nikhil is interested in exploring III-V material systems for photovoltaic and sustainable energy applications. His research at ADSEL primarily focuses on heterogeneous integration of III-V multi-junction solar cells on Ge and lattice engineered Si substrates using MBE.
Hobbies: Nikhil enjoys playing cricket/TT and listening to music.

Yan Zhu
PhD Student
Email: zhuyan[at]vt[dot]edu
Education:
M.E., Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, 2011
B.S., School of Physics, Shandong University, China, 2008
Research:
Yan is interested in the growth of mixed-anion and mixed cation based III-V tunnel field effect transistors on Si using MBE for high-performance and ultra-low power logic applications.
Hobbies: Yan loves playing ping-pong and biking.

Patrick Goley
M.S. Student
Email: patrick[dot]goley[at]vt[dot]edu
Education:
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2013
Research:
Patrick is interested in the study of composite dielectrics on Ge and the integration of III-V multijunction solar cells on Si.
Hobbies: Patrick enjoys cooking with friends and family, hiking, and playing acoustic guitar.


Michael Clavel
M.S. Student
Email: mbclavel[at]vt[dot]edu
Education:
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2013
Research:
Michael is interested in the study of novel dielectrics on III-V surfaces and their passivation and self-cleaning effects during growth.
Hobbies: Michael enjoys astronomy, hiking, jogging, and playing electric guitar.


Undergraduate Students

Peter Nguyen
Email: petern[at]vt[dot]edu
Education:
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2014
Research:
Peter is interested in the integration of high-K dielectric oxides on Ge for low-power applications.
Hobbies: Peter enjoys weight lifting.



Krishna Neupane
Email: krishna1[at]vt[dot]edu
Education:
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2014
Research:
Krishna is interested in the integration of high-K dielectric oxides on III-V surfaces for low-power applications.
Hobbies: Krishna enjoys playing soccer and swimming.


Alumni

Siddharth Vijayaraghavan
Email: svijayar[at]vt[dot]edu
Education:
M.Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2012
M.S., University of Houston, 2009
B.E., Anna University, 2006
Project Report:
MBE lab set up, literature review, mask design and TEM sample preparation and imaging.

Siddharth is currently working for Spansion, Austin, Texas.

Bipin Dhavale
Email: bipinpd[at]vt[dot]edu
Education:
M.Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2011
B.E., Visvesvaraya Technological University, 2003

Bipin is currently working for Altera Corporation, San Jose, California.