Current Team Members

Dr. Xihua Wang

Dr. Xihua Wang is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alberta and a registered professional engineer (P.Eng.) in Alberta, Canada. He received the BSc degree in Physics from Peking (Beijing) University in 2003, and the Master and PhD degrees in Physics from Boston University in 2005 and 2009, respectively. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto from 2009 to 2012. He joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alberta as an Assistant Professor in July 2012. He received tenure and was promoted to Associate Professor in July 2018.

Qiwei Xu
Qiwei received his BSc degree in Applied Physics from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China (2016). He joined the group as a Master student from January 2017, and transferred to PhD program. He is currently working on nanomaterials and nanostructure engineering for photonic applications.

Ian Then
Ian received his BSc degree in Electrical Engineering (Nano Option) from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alberta in 2020. He joined the group as a MSc student, and is currently exploring the electrical performance of nanodevices.

Gangyi Li
Gangyi received his BSc degree in Engineering from Shandong University, China (2020). He joined the group as a MSc student. He is currently working on machine-learning based photonics, and is co-supervised by Prof. Hao Liang.

Alumni

Dr. Farsad Chowdhury: Farsad joined the group as a PhD student from September 2016. He successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled "Wood-derived biopolymers for photonics" in May 2021.

Dr. Lingju Meng: Lingju joined the group as a Master student from September 2013, and transferred to PhD program. He successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled "Flexible electronics: novel substrates and transducers" in November 2019.

Carson Dick: Carson did his MSc study in the group from January 2018 to August 2020. The title of his dissertation is "Microstructure-based direct digital capacitive pressure sensor". He was co-supervised by Prof. Xihua Wang and Prof. Masum Hossain.

Kaustubh Sinha: Kaustubh did his MSc study in the group from September 2018 to April 2020. The title of his dissertation is "Laser induced graphene on lignin upgraded stretchable polymer films".

Dr. Tao Zeng: Dr. Zeng is an associate professor at Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, China. He received the financial support from China Scholarship Council (CSC), and worked in the group as a visiting scholar from 2017-2018.

Yihan Jin: Yihan was a visiting undergraduate student from Beijing Institute of Technology, China. She received the Mitacs Globalink Research Internship and did her research works in the group in Summer 2018.

Dr. Wei Zheng: Wei received her PhD degree from the University of Alberta (2016) and was a postdoc in the group from January 2017 to June 2018. She was co-supervised by Prof. Thomas Thundat and Prof. Xihua Wang.

Shulan Xiao: Shulan was a visiting undergraduate student from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China. He received the Mitacs Globalink Research Internship and did her research works in the group in Summer 2017.

Dr. Seyed Milad Mahpeykar: Milad did his PhD study in the group from January 2014 to August 2017. The title of his dissertation is "Hierarchical nanostructures for light management in thin-film optoelectronic devices".

Shicheng Fan: Shicheng did his MSc study in the group from September 2015 to August 2017. The title of his dissertation is "Microsturctured flexible sensors for wearable technologies".

Liang Cai: Liang is an undergraduate student, majoring in Electrical Engineering at the University of Alberta. Liang received the Dean's Research Award and did his research works in the group in winter 2017.

Dr. Xinmei Liu: Dr. Liu is a Professor at Guangxi University of Science and Technology, China. She received the financial support from Guangxi Scholarship Fund, and worked in the group as a visiting scholar from 2016-2017.

Carson Dick: Carson is an undergraduate student, majoring in Electrical Engineering at the University of Alberta. Carson received the NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) and did research in the group in Summer 2014 and Summer 2015. He also received the Dean's Research Award and worked in the group in 2015-2016.

Qiuyang Xiong: Qiuyang did his MSc study in the group from January 2014 to August 2016. The title of his dissertation is "Nanostructure engineering for photovoltaics".

Raaghvam Nigam: Raaghvam was a visiting undergraduate student from PES Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India. He received the Mitacs Globalink Research Internship and did his research works in the group in Summer 2016.

Brandon Russell: Brandon is an undergraduate student, majoring in Electrical Engineering at the University of Alberta. Brandon received the Dean's Research Award and did his research works in the group in 2015-2016.

Chao Yang: Chao was a visiting undergraduate student from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. Chao received the Mitacs Globalink Research Internship and did his research works in the group in Summer 2015.

Dr. Jue Wei: Dr. Wei is an Associate Professor at Jilin University, China. He received the financial support from China Scholarship Council (CSC) and worked in the group as a visiting scholar in 2014-2015.

Peng Zhang: BSc in Electrical Engineering at the University of Alberta. Peng did his research works in the group in Summer 2014.

Peter Hermansen: BSc in Engineering Physics at the University of Alberta. Peter received the NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA) and did his research works in the group in Summer 2014.

Akshay V. Singhal: Akshay was a visiting undergraduate student from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. Akshay received the Mitacs Globalink Research Internship and did his research works in the group in Summer 2014.

Bharat C. Dandu: Bharat was a visiting undergraduate student from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. Bharat received the Mitacs Globalink Research Internship and did his research works in the group in Summer 2014.

Jiaming Dai: BSc in Electrical Engineering at the University of Alberta. Jiaming received the Dean's Research Award and did his research works in the group in Fall 2013.

Najia Mahdi: BSc in Electrical Engineering at the University of Alberta. Najia did her research works in the group in Summer 2013.

Ze Peng: BSc in Engineering Physics at the University of Alberta. Ze did her undergraduate capstone project in the group in 2012-2013.