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Christofferson recieved his BS in physics from the University of California
at Santa Cruz in 1995. James returned to UCSC after 3 years working for IBM,
Applied Materials and Cadence. James will receive his MS in Computer Engineering
in Winter 2001 and will start as a PhD student in Electrical Engineering in
Fall 2001. Currently, James is researching high-resolution thermal imaging of
integrated circuits. Other interests include analog/digital/RF circuit design,
imaging technology, and anything that involves experimental work.
Vashaee received his BS in Electrical Engineering (Electronics) from Sharif
University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 1993 and his MS in Electrical Engineering
(Communications) from Amirkabir University of Technology in 1995. After three
years of experience working on RF Engineering, Daryoosh joined Arizona State
University and worked on electronic transport in semiconductors. He went to
UCSB in 1999 and worked on the fabrication/processing of InGaAs/InGaAsP based
micro-coolers. He returned to UCSC in 2000, and his current work is focused
on quantum transport theory, experimental characterization of Heterostructure
Thermionic/ Thermoelecric Coolers, theoretical study/modeling of superlattice
micro-coolers, and Molecular Beam Epitaxy.
Zhixi recieved his BSin Electronics from Nankai University in 1993. Bian later
received his Masters from the Electronics department of Beijing University in
1996. He then worked for three years as an instructor in the Physics department
of Beijing University. Bian spent two quarters at Gatech before coming to UCSC
for his PhD studies. His main interests are in Semiconductor Devices and Thin
Films Electronics. Bian's current project at UCSC is on internally cooled semiconductor
laser structures and opto- thermo- electronic devices.
Zhang recieved her BS in Electronics Materials from Shanghai University in 1997.
She worked for Siemens Limited China for two years and then later recieved her
M.Sc degree from the National University of Singapore. Yan came to the University
of California Santa Cruz in May 2001 when she then joined the Quantum Electronics
group. She has been mainly working on the fabrication and characterization of
semiconductor microcoolers. Her new research intrest deals with semiconductor
nanowire properties and potential applications in optoelectronics.
Singh received his BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of California,
Santa Cruz in June of 2001. After gradutation, he began employment as Dr. Shakouri's
research assistant, working on the cryogenic electrical characterization of
HIT microcoolers and on molecular beam epitaxy (MBE). He is anticipating attending
graduate school at UC Santa Cruz beginning in Spring 2002 with an emphasis on
thin-film device growth using MBE.
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is a Senior Undergraduate transfer student from Fresno City College. He is
persuing his BS degree in Electrical Engineering and would like to continue
his education (MS and possible PhD) in the areas of optical devices. Tam is
hoping to gain industry experience before or during his MS work. He is a UC
LEADS scholar currently working on multi mode interference (MMI) devices and
fiber optic tapering. He is also involved in setting up an undergraduate teaching
Optics Lab for BELS. Tam's will be graduating with his BS in June 2002.