Wiesner Group Alumni


Wiesner Group Photo 2013

Wiesner Group Photo 2012

Wiesner Group Photo 2011

Wiesner Group Photo 2010

Wiesner Group 2009

Wiesner Group 2007

Wiesner Group 2005

Wiesner Group circa 2004

  PhD Alumni
Srikant Iyer Dr. Srikant Iyer graduated in 2013 and is now working as a post-doc in Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta.
Kahyun Hur Dr. Kahyun Hur is now working in a research center, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), in South Korea.
Rachel Dorin Dr. Rachel Dorin graduated in 2013 and is now starting a membrane company in Rochester.
Juho Song Dr. Juho Song graduated in 2012 and is now working in GS Caltex, Korea.
Aey Dr. Teeraporn Suteewong is now working in Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center as a postdoctoral associate.
Morgan Stefik Dr. Morgan Stefik is now working in Gratzel lab as a postdoctoral associate.
Hitesh Arora Dr. Hitesh Arora is currently working in Intel Corporation.  
Erik Herz Dr. Erik Herz is working in Exxon Mobile.
Chris Orilall Dr. Chris Orilall is currently working as a Research Associate in Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation, National Research Council, Vancouver, CANADA.
Andrew Burns Dr. Andrew Burns is currently working at GE Global Research in Schenectady, New York. During his short stint as a post-doc in the lab developing he found a window of opportunity to get married to Erin Hii-Burns (who should graduate soon).
Marleen Kamperman Dr. Marleen Kamperman is now an Assistant Professor at Wageningen University in Netherlands.
Scott Warren Dr. Scott Warren is now pursuing a post-doc in the Grätzel Lab in Laussane, Switzerland, working on photovoltaic materials.
Phong Du Dr. Phong Du graduated in 2006 and is currently working at DuPont Chemical Company in Delaware.
Surbhi Mahajan Dr. Surbhi Mahajan graduated in 2005 and is currently working at DuPont Chemical Company in Delaware
Sweng Ow Dr. Hooisweng Ow graduated in 2005 and is currently working for Hybrid Silica Technologies in Ithaca, NY.
Anurag Jain Dr. Anurag Jain graduated in 2005 and currently works for Intel Corporation
Carlos Garcia Dr. Carlos Garcia graduated from the group in 2004 and currently works for Hewlett-Packard in California
  Post-Doctoral Alumni
Tobias Hoheisel Dr.Tobias Hoheisel grew up in Tuebingen, Germany, and studied chemistry at ETH Zuerich, Switzerland. He joined the Wiesner group as a Postdoc in 2012 and returned to Germany in 2013.
Suntao Wang Suntao Wang
Ruiqi Song Rui-Qi was born in China. She used to work on the design and synthesis of novel biocomposite material systems in both Wiesner and Estroff groups at Cornell. She is working in Goodyear.
Jinwoo Lee Dr. Jinwoo Lee was born in Seoul, Korea, in 1974. He received his B. S. (1998), M. S. (2000), and Ph. D. (2003) from the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department of Seoul National University. He is now an Assistant Professor at POSTECH in Korea.
Rene Kogler (Franz) René Kogler studied chemistry at the University of Vienna, Austria (MSc., 2002) and the Vienna University of Technology (Ph.D., 2006). During his diploma, he developed sensor-coatings for the monitoring of motor oil degradation with quartz crystal microbalances. In his Ph.D., he was working on surface modified transition metal oxo clusters and their use as monomers for the preparation of hybrid polymers. He joined our group in 2006 and jumped into organic and polymer chemistry. His main research interest was the preparation of semiconducting coil-dendron systems for charge transport investigations.
Byong-Ki Cho Dr. Byong-Ki Cho returned to Korea in 2005 to pursue an academic career as a Professor at Dankook University in Seoul, S. Korea. He came back to Wienser group and spent his sabbatcal in 2011.
Lilit Yeghiazatian

Dr. Lilit Yeghiazatian worked in the Wiesner group from 2002-2004 and is currently a postdoctoral fellow in Biostatistics at UCLA. The focus of her work is the spread of infections in complex social networks. Her work concentrates on several aspects of the problem, in particular (1) how to bridge the gap between processes taking place on different scales such as within a human host and on a larger scale of human populations; and (2) how to disrupt infection transmission in such networks.

"This project seems quite unrelated to polymer science, but believe it or not I use my knowledge of phase transitions in polymer networks to solve the first problem. To tackle the second, I am applying engineering failure analysis. Please contact me if you are interested in any of these issues, and of course come and visit California!!!"


Jochen Guttman Jochen Guttman
Peter F. Simon Peter F. Simon
  Master of Science Alumni
Xian Shi Xian Shi graduated in 2013 and is now a Ph.D student in Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany.
Thomas Swisher Tom Swisher is from northern California. He earned a BS in Physics and a BA in Applied Mathematics from Humboldt State University in 2010 and joined the group in that year. He is interested in metamaterials, simulation, and block copolymer self-assembly for hybrid materials.
Paul Kim Paul Kim was born in Seoul, Korea. He joined the group in 2009 and graduated in 2011.
  Master of Engineering Alumni
Duhan Zhang Duhan Zhang graduated with her MEng in 2013.
Dahlia Musharrafieh Dahlia Musharrafieh graduated with her MEng in 2012.
Balthazar LeChene Balthazar Lechene went back to France.
Patrick Boldrighini Patrick Boldrighini is now working in Massachusetts.
Delphine Fayol Delphine went back to France.
Yoong Kim Yoong Kim worked in the group on fluorescent nanoparticles from 2005-2006 and is currently working for BASF in Singapore.
Chris Burk Chris Burk
Mareli Almeroth Mareli Almeroth was a visiting student from Univ. Mainz in Mainz, Germany working with the group on the development of novel nanoparticles for biotechnology. She has returned to Germany to continue her education in Chemistry
  Undergrad Alumni
Deborah Liu Deborah Liu worked in the group and graduated Cornell in 2013.
Vishal Vijay Vishal Vijay worked in the group and graduated Cornell in Fall 2012, now he is at SEEO(www.seeo.com), Hayward CA.
Stacey Saba Stacey Saba graduated in 2012 and is pursuing her PhD at University of Minnesota.
Daniel Shae Daniel Shae graduated in 2012 and is pursuing his MEng at Cornell University.
Andrea Bowring Andrea Bowring graduated in 2011 and is pursuing her PhD at Stanford University.
Alden Coots Alden Coots
Samantha Stout Samantha Stout is pursuing her PhD at UC San Diego.
Sahil Patel Sahil Jaykumar Patel
Peter Bai Peter Bai graduated in 2010 and is pursuing his PhD at UC Berkeley.
Laura Connely Laura Connely
Christopher Sarra Christopher Sarra graduated in 2009 and is currently pursuing a Master's degree in ECE at Johns Hopkins University.
Phil Chuang Phil Chuang
Matt Perkins Matt Perkins was Scott's slave, toiling on nanoparticle catalysts for fuel cell membranes. He was raised by a clan of black bears in the Catskill Mountains before being kidnapped by two hippies and forced to live in suburban Guilford, CT. He frequently fails Materials Science & Engineering exams and speaks Mandarin Chinese when drinking. He is naive enough to think that he will bring clean energy to China following his success in bringing clean energy to Cornell while serving as President of Kyoto Now!, a student group working to reduce Cornell’s greenhouse gas emissions. Matt's criminal record includes rock climbing Cornell's buildings and "singing" as a Tenor with the Glee Club. He will continue to do research in the diSalvo group in Chemistry. Eventually, he will join GE Energy in Schenectady, NY.
Liane Slaughter Liane Slaughter still looks really happy, but has moved on to pursue her scientific career at Rice University in Texas, after her graduation from Cornell with a degree in Chemistry.
Billy Yau Billy Yau's initials still spell bly, which still sounds like billy.. so he's his own abbreviation. He graduated in 2007 with a degree in Materials Science and Engineering and has moved on to an industry position in Michigan.
Lauren Messina Lauren Messina worked with Scott, and is now pursuing research in Food Sciences (mmmm.. food) among other things
Matt Banholzer Matt Banholzer graduated with a Chemistry Degree in 2006 and is currently pursuing a PhD at Northwestern University in the field of materials chemistry, working in Chad Mirkin's group on anistropic nanostrucutres and biomaterials.
Daniel Bonner Daniel Bonner graduated in 2006 with a degree in Materials Science & Engineering and is currently pursuing a PhD someplace in the Greater Boston Area.
Zach Cater-Cyker Zach Cater-Cyker graduated in 2006 with a degree in Materials Science & Engineering and is currently working for Mobil Oil Corporation in Virginia.
Aaron Jackson Aaron Jackson graduated 2006 with a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering. He is currently attending graduate school at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where he is working with Paul Braun on self-healing materials.
Raluca Scarlat Raluca Scarlat graduated in 2006 with a degree in Chemical Engineering and is currently working for Mobil Oil Corporation.
Tara Zedayko Tara Zedayko graduated in 2006 with a degree in Materials Science & Engineering, and is currently working for Johnson & Johnson in New Jersey.
Ben Dworken Ben Dworken graduated in 2004 with a degree in Materials Science and Engineering
Conrad Lovell Conrad Lovell graduated in 2004 with a degree in Materials Science and Engineering
  Former Visiting Scholors
Florian Geyer Florian Geyer studies Chemistry at the Johannes Gutenberg-University in Mainz, Germany. He visited the group from September 2012 till February 2013. Florian worked on mesoporous metal oxide-carbon composites for high-rate battery electrodes.
Rodrigo L. Orefice Prof. Rodrigo Orefice spent his sabbatical in 2011/2012 and returned to the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil.
Taeghwan Hyeon Prof. Taeghwan Hyeon spent his sabbatical from 2008-2009 and went back to Seoul National University, Korea.