Our Research Group

Principal Investigator

Long Que, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

2113 Coover Hall
Ames, IA 50011

Phone: (515)294-6951


Graduate Students

Xiangchen Che

Ph.D. student (2013 - )
Iowa State University, Ames, IA.
B. S. in Microelectronics, 2011
Tianjin University, China

Joseph Boldrey

Ph.D. student (Fall 2016 - ) (co-advisor Dr. David Jiles)
B. S. in Electrical Engineering, 05/2016
Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

Chao Song

Ph.D. student (Fall 2015 - )
Iowa State University, Ames, IA.
M. S. in Optics
Chinese Academy of Sciences
B. S. in Optics
Nankai University, China

Silu Feng

Ph. D. student (Summer 2017 - )
M. S. in Electrical Engineering, 12/2016
B. S. in Electrical Engineering, 05/2015
Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

Renyuan Yang

Ph. D. student (Summer 2017 - )
Iowa State University, Ames, IA
M. S. in Electrical Engineering
B. S. in Electrical Engineering
Jilin University, China.

Shenmin Gong

Master's student (Spring 2016 - )
Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

Nishtha Bhatnagar

Master's student (Summer 2017 - )
Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

Undergraduate Students

Tianxiang Shen

Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

Jia-yu Hong

Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

Mir A. Ahbab

Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

Matthew McGill

Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

Jacob Rogers

Iowa State University, Ames, IA.


After their graduation, they were hired by Texas Instruments, Nanometrics, Inc., Skyworks, Inc., Sk Hynix, Inc., Plasma-Therm, Inc., Edmund Optics, Inc., ​Micron Technology, Inc., Silicon Microstructures, Inc., National Nano Fabrication Center, IISc, Banglore, and Louisiana Tech University

Salah Alzghoul, PhD, 2016,
PhD Dissertation: “Detection and screening of the prostate cancer using an optical nanosensor”

Yuan He, PhD, 2015,
PhD Dissertation: “MEMS-compatible processes for fabricating nanostructures and their applications”

Xiang Li, PhD, 2014,
PhD Dissertation: “Nanostructured aluminum oxide: Enhanced fluorescence imaging and sensing”

Pushparaji Pathak, PhD,  2014,
PhD Dissertation: “Micro and nano technology platforms: From cell viability monitoring to FET-based bio-sensing”

Andy Tseng, PhD, 2014,
PhD Dissertation: “Hybrid nanomaterial and its applications: IR sensing and energy harvesting”

Tianhua Zhang, PhD, 2012,
PhD Dissertation: “A nanostructured Fabry-Perot interferometer for label-free biodetection”

Zhongcheng Gong, PhD, 2012,
PhD Dissertation: “Fabrication and characterization of hybrid energy harvesting microdevices”

Mingjin Yao, PhD (co-advisor), 2012,
PhD Dissertation: “An integrated fluorescence microsystem for point-of-care application”

Amin Saleh, MS, 2015,
Thesis: “Hybrid carbon nanotube films for infrared sensing”

Haocheng Yin, MS, 2014,
Thesis: “Fabrication of micropatterned anodic aluminum oxide ”

Wen-Chuan Cheng, MS, 2014,
Thesis: “Controlled release of drugs within microcapsules in microdroplets”

Shiva Vasiraju, MS, 2014,
Thesis: “A fluidic microenergy generator enabled by hybrid nanomaterial nanofluids”

Promise Dahal, MS, 2012,
Thesis: “Liquid energy harvesting using nanomaterial thin film devices”

Shashi Yadav, MS, 2011,
Thesis: “Nanostructure fabrication development for biomedical applications”

Siva Penmetsa, MS, 2010,
Thesis: “Integrated air bubble actuators for cell selection and cell positioning in a patch clamp device”

Venu Kotipalli, MS, 2010,
Thesis: “Multi energy harvesting piezoelectric generator”

Shantan Talla, MS, 2010,
Thesis: “A white light source operated Fabry-Perot interferometer based MEMS optical biosensor”

Skurut Karandikar, MS, 2011,
Thesis: “Nanocomposite-based biosensors”