Lee Research Group
Principal Investigator
  Min Hwan Lee (pdf)
Assistant Professor, School of Engineering
  • School of Engineering, 5200 N. Lake Rd, Merced CA 95343
  • mlee49 (at) ucmerced.edu, (209) 228-4186, Office: SE2 276

  • PhD & MS, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
  • BS, Mechanical Design & Production Engineering, Seoul National University

Graduate Students
  Alireza Karimaghaloo
PhD Candidate
  • akarimaghaloo (at) ucmerced.edu
  • Research topic: Fuel cells, nano-characterization

  • MS, Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran; BS, Sharif University of Technology, Iran
  • Academic Interests: Energy conversion/storage, Atomic Layer Deposition, integrating fuel cells and solar energy
  Simranjit (Simi) Grewal
PhD Student
  • sgrewal7 (at) ucmerced.edu
  • Research topic: Nanoscale carbon and oxide for energy

  • BS, Physics & Biological Sciences, CSU Stanislaus, CA
  • Academic interests: Studying the characteristics of doped graphene variants for oxygen reduced catalysis.
  • Personal Interests: I love reading, snowboarding, & playing the piano.
  Vishal Zade
PhD Student
  • vzade (at) ucmerced.edu
  • Research topic: Novel AFM study of electrochemical systems

  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, Univ. of Akron, OH
  • Academic Interests: Futuristic energy storage devices, customizing equipments for experimental purpose, fuel cells.
  Angela Macedo Andrade
PhD Student
  • amacedoandrade (at) ucmerced.edu
  • Research topic: Carbon-based nanostructures for energy

  • BS, Bioengineering & Chemical Sciences, UC Merced
  • Academic Interest: Explore 3-D carbon electrodes and carbon nano-porous material for their application in energy storage and energy conversion
  • Personal Interest: Running, knitting and relaxing with family
  Sean Johnson
MS Student
  • sjohnson9 (at) ucmerced.edu
  • Research topic: Multi-scale engineering of solid oxide fuel cell cathode
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, UC Merced
  Hung-Sen Kang
PhD Student
  • hkang29 (at) ucmerced.edu
  • Research topic: Nanoscale fuel cells, atomic force microscopy-based observations
  • Academic interests: Nanostructured devices
  • MS, Applied Physics, NTU, Taiwan; BS, Physics, NSYSU, Taiwan
Visiting Scholar
  Dr. Chee Seng Ng
Visiting Scholar
  • Visiting scholar;
  • Research Topic: Nanoscale fuel cells, atomic force microscopy
  • B.S. and Ph.D. from NTU, Singapore
Undergraduate Students
  Adrian Villegas
Undergraduate Student
  • avillegas25 (at) ucmerced.edu
  • I am a 23 year old, third year, Mechanical Engineering student minoring in applied physics; working on high temperature AFM
  • Hobbies: Being a father and husband, riding motorcycles, living life to the fullest, and seeking knowledge..
  Oscar Huang
Undergraduate Student
  • ohuang2 (at) ucmerced.edu
  • Currently a second year Material Science & Engineering student with a minor in Chemistry; working on graphene-based memory.
  • Hobbies: Singing, doing community service, playing the piano, babysitting, and occasionally some moments of silence for myself.
  Eshita Nandini
Undergraduate Student
  • enandini (at) ucmerced.edu
  • MACES Scholar; Applied Mathematics, w/ Computational & Data Science; working on solid oxide fuel cells.
  • Personal interests: doing yoga, playing with my dog, and reading

  Brandon Read
  • Worked as an undergrad researcher; supercapacitors, ORR catalyst
  • Studying at UCLA (transfer)
  Thomas Peev
  • Worked as an undergrad researcher; ORR catalyst
  • Currently a PhD student, Aerospace Engineering at UC Davis
  Arash Tourki Samaei
  • Worked as a MS student; IT-SOFCs
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  Luis Perez
  • Undergraduate researcher - worked on supercapacitor
  Eunbit Jamie Cho
  • Graduate student - worked on battery (independent study)
  • Currently a PhD student in Chemistry w/ Prof. Erik Menke
  Savarni Singh
  • Undergraduate researcher - worked on resistive switching memory
  • COINS Summer Fellowship
  Henok Asfaw
  • Undergraduate researcher - worked on resistive switching memory
  Senam Tamakloe
  • Undergraduate researcher - worked on Li-ion battery
  • PG&E Engineering Summer Scholarship
  Yongjie Wang
  • Obtained MS degree with us
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  Christopher Lee
  • Undergraduate researcher
  Evan Pournejad
  • Undergraduate researcher
  Andrew (Hyeongjoo) Moon
  • Worked as a research staff with us
  • Currently working for LG Electronics.
  Youngseok Jee
  • Worked as a postdoc scholar with us
  • Currently at U of South Carolina as a postdoc.
  Utsav Shah
  • Worked as a research staff with us
  • Currently at Master Bond Inc.
  Sanghoon Ji
  • Worked as a visiting student with us
  • Currently continuing his PhD at SNU
  Michael Anderson
  • Worked as a graduate student with us
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