Wayne State University

Research Group Members

Dr. Leela Mohana Reddy Arava
Principal Investigator

Email: fl8799@wayne.edu

Education

Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
M.Sc., Sri Venkateswara University, India
B.Sc., Sri Venkateswara University, India


Postdoctoral Researchers

Dr. Naresh Thangavel

Research Interests: Fundamental Electrochemistry & Electrocatalysis

Education

Ph.D., Chemistry, Central Electro Chemical Research Institute, India (2016)
M.Sc., Chemistry, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India (2008)
B.Sc., Chemistry, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India (2006)

Dr. Shuangjie Liu

Research Interests: MEMS sensors and actuators

Education

Ph.D., Changchun University of Science and Technology, China (2013)
M.Sc., Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China (2007)
B.Sc., Henan University of Science and Technology, China (2005)


Graduate Students

Deepesh Gopalakrishnan

Ph.D Candidate since Winter 2015
Research Interests: Flexible energy devices

Education

M.Tech., Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Madras University (2012)
B.Sc., Physics, University of Calicut, India (2009)

Nirul Masurkar

Ph.D Candidate since Fall 2015
Research Interests: 2D materials and bio-sensors

Education

B.E., Electrical Engineering, Nagpur University, India (2009)
M.Sc., Electronics Circuit Design and Manufacture, University Of Dundee, U.K (2012)

Abdualrazzag Sawas

Ph.D Candidate since Fall 2015
Research Interests: Li-S and Li-air batteries

Education

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Wayne State University , USA (2015)

Kiran Mahankali

Ph.D student since Fall 2017
Research Interests: Li-S batteries

Education

B.Tech., Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Trichy, India (2015)

Sathish Rajendran 

Ph.D Student since Winter 2018
Research Interests: Li-S batteries

Education

B.Tech., Chemical and Electrochemical Engineering, CSIR – Central Electrochemcial Research Institute, India (2017)


Undergraduate Students

Gregory Hunter

Research Interests: 2D materials and Sensors

Education

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Macomb Community College, Warren, MI

Ann Amarachi Mark

Research Interests: Li-S Batteries

Education

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Samia Alkatie

Research Interests: Structured electrolytes for long lived batteries

Email 

Education

B.S., Chemistry, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Neha Bhagirath

Research Interests: Metal sulfides for Li-S batteries

Education
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Jacqueline Wax

Research Interests: Li-sulfur batteries

Education
B.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Wisconsin Madison, Omaha, NE


High School Students

Darina Gopchenko Mary Rose Azar Aida Mouzoon
Mykyta Mihalkin Petro Kindratsky  

Alumni

  1. Sanjeev Porchelvan, M.S., (Fall 2016), Current position: Battery Engineer, LG Chem Power, Inc., MI, USA
  2. Khalid Ababtain, Ph. D., (Fall 2016), Current position: Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Yanbu Industrial College, Saudi Arabia
  3. Dr. Ganguli Babu, Postdoctoral research, Current position: Research Scientist, Rice University, Houston, USA
  4. Dr. Bhuvaneshwari Dharmarajan, Postdoctoral research, Current position: Postdoctoral research, Rice University, Houston, USA
  5. Hesham Al Salem, Ph.D., (Winter 2016); Current position: Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tafila Technical University, Jardon
  6. Daviprasad Jayasankar, M.S., (Fall 2015), Current position: Researcher, University of Paderborn, Germany
  7. Dr. Chitturi Rao, Postdoctoral research, Current position: Scientist, Nova-Kem LLC, USA
  8. Dr. Humeshkar Nemala, Visiting scholar, Current position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Illinois Wesleyan University, USA
  9. Ao Yang Yu, Undergraduate research, Current position: Engineer at General Motors, Detroit, MI
  10. Justone Crosby, Undergraduate research, Current position: Student at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
  11. Andrew Lee, Undergraduate research, Current position: Student at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
  12. Jaron Lloyd Bentley, Undergraduate research, Current position: Student at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  13. Vincent Leo, Undergraduate research, Current position: Student at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI