Micro and Nano Manufacturing Lab People

Director

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Murali Sundaram

Professor, CEAS - Mechanical Eng

631 Rhodes Hall

513-556-2791

Graduate Students (PhD)

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Anne Brant is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. She received her Master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati. As a graduate student, she has worked at the UC-P&G Simulation Center and as a fellow in the Cincinnati Engineering Enhanced Math and Science program. She is serving as the secretary of the Mechanical and Materials Graduate Student Association. Outside of engineering, she enjoys playing music and running.

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Yu-Jen Chen is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati (UC). He received his Master’s degree and Bachelor’s degree from Mechanical Engineering at National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan in September 2015, and June 2013 respectively. He was a research assistant at department of Mechanical Engineering at Chung Yuan University, Taiwan before joining UC. Outside of engineering, he enjoys reading novels.

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Sravya Josyula is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Materials Science Engineering at UC. She has done her Masters from The University of Texas at Arlington and Bachelors from JNTU Hyderabad in India with academic projects from Regional Centre for Military Airworthiness (RCMA) and Vizag Steel Plant. Outside of engineering, she enjoys Traveling, Music and Meditation.

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Hirdayesh B. Shrestha is an undergraduate Mechanical Engineering student with research interests in ECDM and ECAM. He is now working on ECDM experiments in our lab.  In addition to research, he has completed five internships with the last two at Tesla, Inc. in Fremont, CA. For fun, he likes to explore new cities and try new restaurants. He also enjoys playing soccer.

Graduate Students (MS)

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Andrea Grisell is currently pursuing a Master’s of Mechanical Engineering at University of Cincinnati. She received her Bachelor’s degree from University of Cincinnati. She has industry experience in metrology and development of consumer products and medical devices. Outside of engineering, she enjoys drawing and is the assistant coach for the UC Kendo Club.

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Vamsi Krishna Reddy K is currently pursuing a Master`s degree in Mechanical Engineering at The University of Cincinnati. He received his Bachelor`s degree from JNTU Kakinada, India in May 2017. During his UG, he worked on Aluminium Composites, Graphene coatings and Materials for Thermal Energy storage and Conversion, published the same. His Final year project is done in affiliation with Department of Chemical Engineering, Andhra university. Before joining UC, he worked as Visiting Research student at SEM and Thin films lab, Department of Physics, Sri Venkateswara University. Outside of engineering, he plays Ping Pong and enjoys travelling, meditation and learning new Languages.

Undergraduate Students

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Ramitha Herath is a sophomore in Mechanical Engineering at UC. At the UCMAN lab, he is assisting with work on the Nano Electrochemical Additive Manufacturing process. Outside of the lab, he has a strong interest in aerospace and is part of the UC CubeCat's Software and Payload team for the 2018/2019 CATiSE (CubeCats Applied Training in Space Exploration) program. Outside of engineering and research, he enjoys participating in trivia, volunteering at a soup kitchen, and being an amateur chef.

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Kyle Norvell is a senior mechanical engineering student at the University of Cincinnati. He has an increased interest in the defense and aerospace industry. Outside of school Kyle enjoys working on his car, experiencing new things with his fiancé, and wakeboarding.

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Minh Anh Nguyen is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. She is planning on minoring in Film and Media Studies. Outside of school and research, Minh Anh enjoys watching movies (often for more than 5 hours), reading books (mostly fiction) and adventuring.

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Alec Pierce is a second year student-athlete at the University of Cincinnati pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering in addition to playing Wide Receiver for the Football team. Outside of academics and athletics, Alec enjoys hanging out with friends, listening to music and watching sports.

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Natalie Reed is an undergraduate student at the University of Cincinnati pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics. She is a member of the UC Engineers Without Borders and in her free time, she enjoys volunteering, baking bread, folding origami, and playing racquetball.

Alumni

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Arham Ali worked in the laboratory as a student. He completed his Bachelor of Technology from Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad (India). He worked as Junior Field Engineer at Halliburton Logging Services(HLS Asia Ltd.) in oil and gas exploration and as an Intellectual Property Researcher at CPA Global. His field of research is micro Laser Beam Machining. Outside of engineering, he is a badminton player and a long distance runner.

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Abishek Balsamy Kamaraj worked in the laboratory as a student. He received his Master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati in October 2012, and Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India in September 2010. His research focuses on electrochemical additive manufacturing. He was employed by Larsen and Toubro (India) as an Engineering Trainee before he joined the University of Cincinnati. He is a member of the American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME) since 2008. Apart from his research, he is actively associated with the Graduate Student Government and Indian Students Association at the University of Cincinnati.

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Ben Clark worked in the laboratory as an undergraduate student. He has industry experience working in medical devices and pharmaceuticals as a process engineer co-op.  Outside of research and engineering, Ben enjoys running, playing disc golf, and spending time with friends and family. 

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Timothy Hutchins worked in the laboratory as an undergraduate student doing research in nano manufacturing using abrasives. Outside of engineering, he enjoys cooking, watching movies, and is a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. 

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Ben Morrow worked in the laboratory as an undergraduate student. He has worked in steel processing, cold flat rolling and slitting, at Worthington Industries. In his free time, he likes to relax and listen to music, watch football, hockey, and basketball, work out, hang out with friends, and keep up to speed on the latest in technology.

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Liz Salai worked in the laboratory as an undergraduate student. She enjoys creating computer aided designs and printing parts for the UC Chem-E car team and Robotics team. She is an active member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). She also enjoys volunteering her time to tutoring elementary school students through Bearcat Buddies and giving back to the community when possible.

Jeffrey Woodford worked in the laboratory as a undergraduate student. He is working on toolpath generation for electcrochemical additive manufacturing. Previously, he worked with electrical discharge machining in the manufacturing of jet engine compressors and turbines. Outside of working in the lab, he enjoys watching Premier League soccer as well as motorsports, and anything involved with computer systems.

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Yaqi Wu worked in the laboratory as an undergraduate student. She worked on the tool path generation for electrochemical additive manufacturing for her senior design project. She also spent her first two college years in Shanghai Jiao Tong University and is getting a dual degree. Out of school, she enjoys music and reading.

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Alexander Lathery worked in the laboratory as an undergraduate student on ECDM experiments in our lab. Outside of engineering he enjoys 3D printing, weightlifting, and reading.

Kristian  Abood headshot

Kristian  Abood worked in the laboratory as an undergraduate student and pursued research in Electro-Chemical Discharge Machining (ECDM) process. He is now working on ECDM experiments in our lab. He was previously a Co-Op at The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company up in Akron,OH and worked with Finite Element Analysis (FEA), assisted in future development of TPMS, and performed bench-marking studies. With his time off, he likes to explore new places to eat, stay posted on the technology of tomorrow, watch sports, spend time with friends, and is always exploring new ways to stay active. 

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Jack Federico worked in the laboratory as an undergraduate student. He worked on ECDM experiments in our lab. Outside of research in the lab, he enjoys spending time outdoors, finding new music, physical exercise, and wiring for UC’s robotics club.

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Gabrielle Ackerman worked in the laboratory as an undergraduate student. Her work at UCMAN focussed on the application of statistical technique for the study of manufacturing processes.

Temiloluwa Adeniyi headshot

Temiloluwa Adeniyi worked in the laboratory as an undergraduate student. Her goals include graduate studies in Biomedical Engineering, with a focus on biomaterials. Through innovation in biomaterials, she hopes to develop lower cost medical interventions that can be made widely available to people of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.

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Lauren Blake worked in the laboratory as an undergraduate student. She was selected to be a participant of the WISE REWU Summer Program during the summer of 2012 and designed a Nano-vibration system at the Micro and Nano Manufacturing Laboratory. Her research was presented at the ASME Dayton DESS 2012. 

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Anne Brant completed her Master's in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati in July 2016. Her graduate thesis focused on additive manufacturing. Anne is now working towards her Ph.D at UCMAN. She has previously worked as a co-op at Duke Energy, L'Oreal, and L-3 Communications. Outside of engineering, she plays banjo, guitar, and tabla with fellow musicians, and has been involved with the UC Women's rugby team.

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Ryan Buffington, was an undergraduate student in the School of Dynamic Systems worked on research related to electrochemical micromachining and micro abrasive tool fabrication techniques, at UCMAN.

Zincheng Cai

Zicheng Cai was an international exchange student from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. He  joined UCMAN as a student volunteer in Spring 2013 to gain undergraduate research experience.  

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Anuj Dabholkar completed his Master's in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati in June 2012. His graduate thesis focused on fabrication of micrometer-sized diamond abrasive tool using  pulse-electroplating technique. This research has been documented in two journal papers and an international conference paper. Anuj is at present working for Chrysler manufacturing plant in Toledo, Ohio.

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Amy Drexelius worked in the lab as a student. She has experience in precision manufacturing from her co-op at Dayton Reliable Tool. Outside of work and school she enjoys drawing, reading, and practicing the German language.

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Rachael Dyer  completed her Bachelor's in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. She was selected as part of the WISE REWU Summer Program and developed a control system for micro electrochemical machining at the Micro and Nano Manufacturing Laboratory. Her work was presented at the ASME Dayton DESS 2011.

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 Andrew Emery worked in the lab as a student.

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Khada Gautam worked in the lab as a student. He was in ASCEND program and has some experience in industrial manufacturing from his co-op. He is a member of the American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society since 2016. He enjoys playing soccer, table tennis, guitar, and watching movies.

Michelle Hamad in Mathematics at the University of Cincinnati. After acquiring her Bachelor's, her goal is to earn a Masters Degree and eventually work in Applied Mathematics collaborating with engineers. She was a participant of the WISE REWU 2013 Summer Program where she worked on comparison of addtive manufacturing process scanning algorithms.

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Conner Hoagland workied in the UCMAN lab for a senior design project on wire EDM. His extracurricular activities include being a member of the UC Waterski Club and the Mountaineering Club.

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Guangfeng Hou completed his masters in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. He completed his B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from the East China University of Science and Technology, China in 2009. He spent two years in Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, doing research related to mechanical manufacturing. His research focused on Nanomanufacturing.

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Himanshu Ingale received his Master's in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. He received his B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from the College of Engineering and Technology Jalgaon, India in May 2010. His research focuses on Nano-manufacturing. Before joining University of Cincinnati, he worked for Patson Machines, Pune, India as Trainee engineer in the quality control department.

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Sagil James earned his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering at University of Cincinnati in Spring 2015. His research focused on nano abrasive machining using loose abrasives. Earlier he completed his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Cincinnati (2010) and B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology Calicut, India (2005). Before joining University of Cincinnati, he was a Product Engineer at Larsen and Toubro Limited, Mumbai, India.

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Sumit Kumar Jui completed his Masters in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. He received his B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from the Maharastra Institute of Technology, Pune, India in May 2008. His research focussed on hybrid micromachining sepcifically electrochemical discharge machining. He has worked for Geometric Solutions India as a software developer specializing in Product Life-cycle Management.

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Anusha Komaragiri worked in the lab as a student. She was a co-op student at Kinetic Vision working on Finite Element Analysis(FEA). Her area of focus in undergraduate research is the setup of Nano Electrochemical Additive Manufacturing. Outside of school and work, she is a member of Engineers Without Borders, likes traveling, outdoors, art, skiing, and watching Netflix. 

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Andrew Kutcher graduated in spring of 2018 and is looking forward to joining the professional engineering community working in manufacturing. Outside of school Andrew enjoys climbing, hiking, biking, skiing and camping.

Alyssa Johnson worked in the lab as a student. She is worked on additive manufacturing with a focus on biomedical applications. Outside of academics, Aly enjoys horseback riding and practicing the alto saxophone.

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Nick Kelly worked in the lab as an undergraduate student studying mechanical engineering. His experience includes co-op work in the machine tool industry at Makino and in the aerospace industry at StandardAero.

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Varun Sharan Kumar was a Master's student in Mechanical Engineering. He received his B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Bangalore Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India in June 2010. His research focus was in the field of additive manufacturing. He has worked as an intern for BOSCH India Ltd. and Innervision Inc before joining the University of Cincinnati.

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Ketaki Rajendra Kolhekar graduated with a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. She completed her Bachelor of Engineering from Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune, India (2013). She worked as Graduate Engineer Trainee in Tata technologies Pvt. Ltd before coming to University of Cincinnati. She has internship experience in turbo Gears Pvt. Ltd during her undergraduate studies. Her field of research is micro electrochemical discharge machining. Outside of engineering, she likes reading and sketching

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Ahmed Lababidi completed his undergraduate degree in biology at the University of Cincinnati. He is interested in pursuing a degree in medicine. At UCMAN, Ahmed was working in a research project on Additive tissue manufacturing. Ahmed has previously done research at the Fetal Care Center at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

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Conner Lett worked in the lab as a student. His primary focus in the UC Micro & Nano Manufacturing Laboratory is micro machining research on the AFM microscope. He has prior experience in cost & quality engineering from his previous co-op. He was a member of the Alpha Lamba Delta National Honor Society since 2017. Outside of his professional life he enjoys watching movies, running, hiking, and playing football.

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Drake Lundstrom worked in the lab as a student. He is did his capstone in the UC Micro & Nano Manufacturing Laboratory, which consist of designing and building an electrical discharge machining system. Outside of engineering, he plays tuba in the UC marching band, does kendo, studies languages, and studies economics.

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Edward Lynch was a Senior student with a focus in Environmental Engineering. He worked at Malcolm Pirnie, the water division of ARCADIS, and Cleveland Lofts LLC for his co-operative education program. Eddy dreams to design and construct 100% green infrastructures. At the Micro and Nano Manufacturing Laboratory, Eddy worked on electrochemical and abrasive micromachining processes. He is active in engineering tribunal and plays several sports in his time off.

 

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Ronnie Mathew is working as a Product Engineer at Fort Recovery Industries. He completed his Master's in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati in March 2011. He received his B.S. from the National Institute of Technology, Surathkal, India in May 2008. His research at the micro and nano manufacturing lab focused on the study of pulsed electrochemical micro machining of ultra high aspect ratio micro tools. His research publications include a journal paper (under review) and an International conference paper (published). Apart from his research work, he has also been actively associated with the Indian Students' Association at the University of Cincinnati. 

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Adam McCoy worked in the lab as an undergraduate student. He previously was a co-op student at Advics Manufacturing. Outside of research, he actively participates in Engineers Without Borders, CEAS Tribunal, and the University of Cincinnati’s chapter of American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Marcella Miller worked in the lab as an undergraduate student. She plans to also pursue a graduate degree in mechanical engineering. Marcella has completed one co-op term at Magna Electronics in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

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Matt Prewitt worked in the lab as an undergraduate student. His research focused on Electrochemical Manufacturing (ECM). When he is not working in the lab he enjoys going to the movies, hanging out with friends, and going fishing.

Amy Riegelmayer worked in the lab as a student. Her focus in the Micro and Nano Manufacturing Lab was finding a reliable way to electrochemically etch nano tips. She co-ops at Beckett Gas in Strongsville, Ohio. Outside her professional life she enjoys reading, writing, biking, and running. 

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Shiv Shailendar was a Master’s student at the University of Cincinnati. He completed his Bachelors in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from Anna University, India. His research project at UCMAN was on Localized Electrochemical Deposition using Liquid Marbles. He has published 3 research papers on his topic. 

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Vincent Shaw worked in the lab as a student. He worked in the summer of 2014, at UCMAN, as part of the SUMR-UC program on Wettability Control Through Electrochemical Surface Modification. In addition to pursuing an education in aerospace engineering, Vincent is also a member of the Xavier University Men's Soccer Team.

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Emily Speck was a student in the Mechanical Engineering program. She has experience in 3D design from her past co-op at Hahn Automation. In her free time she enjoys reading, playing board games, and swing dancing.

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Kaitlyn Woods worked in the lab as a undergraduate student at the University of Cincinnati. She also worked towards a Computer Science minor. Her career goals include working on robotics in manufacturing. She has two terms of co-op experience at Deceuninck North America.

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Nathan Moormann worked in the Micro and Nano Manufacturing Lab as a protégé in electrical discharge machining (EDM) process. Outside of engineering, Nathan enjoys playing soccer with friends, snow skiing, and watersports.

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Nathan Darkins worked in the lab as a student. He is developing the software to control the AFM in the UC Micro & Nano Manufacturing Laboratory. He has previously worked as a process engineer at Toyota Motor Manufacturing. Outside of research he enjoys rock climbing, playing drums, and hiking.

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Aratrika Pan was a Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Cincinnati. At the UC Micro and Nano Manufacturing Lab, she is worked on experiments involving VANILA which combines the principles of vibration-assisted abrasive machining and tip-based nano-machining using an atomic force microscope. Outside of research, Aratrika is passionate about traveling, sports and engaging in activities around campus. 

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Ryan Royer was a Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Cincinnati. He did his first research co-op with the Micro and Nano Manufacturing laboratory. Ryan is researching the relationship of particle sizes and whether they cause brittle or ductile machining on a surface, with the use of the VANILA process. Outside of engineering, Ryan is a member of the Cincinnati Football team and enjoys playing video games.

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Lydia Wine was an undergraduate student studying Biomedical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. She worked on MD simulations of nano abrasive machining process. She has industry experience with medical devices previously working as a product development engineer at Elite Biomedical Solutions. Outside of the lab, Lydia is a member of the Mountaineering Club and enjoys spending time outdoors backpacking, rock climbing, and traveling.

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