Lab members

Principal Investigator

Long Que, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

2113 Coover Hall
Ames, IA 50011

Phone: (515)294-6951


Graduate Students

Silu Feng
Ph. D. student (Spring 2016 - )
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
West Virginia University, WV

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

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, Nanometrics, Inc., Skyworks, Inc., Sk Hynix, 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, and Hashemite University in Jordan

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”