Lab members

Principal Investigator

Long Que, Ph.D.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

2113 Coover Hall
Ames, IA 50011

Phone: (515)294-6951


Graduate Students

Xiaoke Ding
Ph. D. student (Spring 2018 - )
Iowa State University, Ames, IA
M. S. in Electrical Engineering
University of Florida, FL

Subin Mao
Ph.D. student (Fall 2019 - )
M.S. in Electrical Engineering
B.S. in Electrical Engineering
Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Md Fazlay Rubby
Ph.D. student (Spring 2021 - )
Iowa State University, Ames, IA
M.S. in Electrical Engineering
University of Texas, RGV, TX

Sajid M Uchayash
Ph. D. student (Fall 2022 - )
Iowa State University, Ames, IA
M.S. in Electrical Engineering
University of Texas, RGV, TX

Undergraduate Students

Lucas Heimer

(First-year honors program)
Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

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

(First-year honors program)
Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

Jacob Rogers

(First-year honors program)
Iowa State University, Ames, IA.


After their graduation, they were hired by Texas Instruments, ASML, NXP Semiconductor, Inc., Nanometrics, Inc., Skyworks, Inc., Amazon, Inc., Sk Hynix, Inc., GlobalFoundries Inc., Plasma-Therm, Inc., Photonwares, Inc., Edmund Optics, Inc., ​Micron Technology, Inc., Silicon Microstructures, Inc., National Nano Fabrication Center, IISc, Banglore in India, Louisiana Tech University in USA, Hubei Normal University in China, and Hashemite University in Jordan

Renyuan Yang, PhD, 2022,
PhD Dissertation: “Micro-nanotechnology platforms for monitoring neural cell secretion and culturing neurospheroids”

Silu Feng, PhD, 2020,
PhD Dissertation: “MEMS aptamer sensors for detecting plant chemicals”

Chao Song, PhD, 2019,
PhD Dissertation: “Nanostructure based neuron degenerative disease biomarker detection and drug release”

Xiangchen Che, PhD, 2018,
PhD Dissertation: “Biodetection and biointerface based on nanostructured aluminum oxide (NAO): From fluorescence enhancement to magnetic stimulation effect on single neural cells”

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”

Guantong Zhou, MS, 2019
Creative component: “Brief review on recent progress of nanopore-based label-free optical sensors ”

Nishtha Bhatnagar, MS, 2018

Shenmin Gong, MS, 2018,
Thesis: “Microchip to detect the nutrients in water ”

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”