Student Spotlights

  • Binh Duc Truong

    Binh Duc Truong

    Program: PhD Hometown: Quang Tri, Vietnam Past Employment: USN Honors/Awards:  Somebody gives me one, please! I have been waiting for ages. Research Interests/Project:  Energy Harvesting, Wireless Power Transfer Interests outside of research: Playing Soccer, Sleeping Little known fact about Binh: Dishwashing expert What can’t you live without: Coffee first, Everything else second (i.e., many guys respond this question with “my wife”, […]
  • Erik Andersen

    Erik Andersen

    Program: BS / MS Hometown: Centerville, UT Past Employment: Engineering Intern, JBT-Aerospace. Honors/Awards: University of Utah Presidential Scholarship, College of Engineering Thomas Diamond Scholarship. Research Interests/Project: Wireless Power Transfer via Magnetic Coupled Resonance, Robotics and Control Systems Interests outside of research: Basketball, Lacrosse, Cooking, Eating, Traveling and pretending to be cultured Little known fact about Erik: Since both my names have […]
  • Abdul Halim Miah

    Abdul Halim Miah

    Personal website:  https://sites.google.com/site/abdulhalimmiahphd/ Program: Postdoctoral Researcher Hometown: Kushtia, Khulna, Bangladesh Previous Degrees: PhD (Electronic Engineering) – Kwangwoon University, Seoul, South Korea BSc (Hon’s) & MSc (Applied Physics, Electronics & Communication Engineering) – Islamic University, Kushtia, Bangladesh Past Employment:  Lecturer, Dept. of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Prime University, Dhaka, Bangladesh Research Interests/Project: Energy Harvesting for Wearables Interests outside of […]
  • Greg Plaizier

    Greg Plaizier

    Program: BS / MS Hometown: Bountiful, UT Past Employment: Student Engineer, WesTech Engineering, Inc. Research Interests/Project: Wireless Power Transfer via Magnetic Coupled Resonance Interests outside of research: Hiking, cycling, dirt biking, cooking Little known fact about Greg: I wanted to be a figure skater when I was a kid (thanks to the Winter Olympics) What can’t […]
  • Tyrel Rupp

    Tyrel Rupp

    LinkedIn Page Program: PhD    Hometown: Hyde Park, UT Previousdegrees/Institutions: BS (Mechanical Engineering) – Utah State University Research Interests/Project: Wireless energy transfer, Sustainable energy solutions Honors/Awards: Utah State University Research Foundation Student Scholar, American Nuclear Society Undergraduate Student Scholarship, Robert and Moonyeen Anderson Scholarship Recipient, USU Dean’s Scholarship Recipient Interests outside of research: Backpacking, Mountain-biking, Snowboarding, Upland […]
  • Hamid Basaeri

    Hamid Basaeri

    Program: PhD    Hometown: Tehran, Iran Previousdegrees/Institutions: MS (Mechanical Engineering) – University of Tehran Past Employment: Center of Advanced Systems and Technologies (CAST), University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran Research Interests/Project: Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting/ Bio-Implantable Devices/ MEMS Interests outside of research: Mountain Climbing, Swimming, Listening to Music, Watching Movies, Photography, Painting Little Known fact about Hamid: I love being happy […]
  • Rob Rantz

    Rob Rantz

    Program: PhD   Hometown: Sarasota, FL  Previous degrees/Institutions: BS (Mechanical Engineering) – Florida State University Research Interests/Project: Mathematical Modeling / Dynamical Systems / Controls / Robotics / Optimization / Vibration Energy Harvesting  Honors/Awards: Dean’s / President’s List, SMART Scholarship, Academic Competitiveness Grant, Florida Bright Futures Full Tuition Waiver, Senior Design Project Award  Interests outside of research: Some of my current favorites are: grappling, making […]
  • Tiancheng Xue

    Tiancheng Xue

    Program: PhD    Hometown: Nantong, Jiangsu, China Previousdegrees/Institutions: BS (Mechanical Engineering) – Huazhong University of Science & Technology (HUST) Research Interests/Project: Energy harvesting from human motion (and animals) Honors/Awards: Hong Kong QIU SHI Science & Technologies Foundation Scholarship Graduation with Honors, HUST Interests outside of research: Backpacking, photography, birding, reading, soccer and music Little Known fact about Tiancheng: […]
  • David Christensen

    David Christensen

    Program: PhD Hometown: Tooele, UT Previous degrees/Institutions: BS (Mechanical Engineering) – University of Utah AS – Dixie State College Research Interests/Project: Ultrasonic Transducers Honors/Awards: Student of the Semester (Dixie State College) Dean’s List (4/6 semesters in undergrad at U of U) SMART Scholarship Pass Memorial Scholarship Questar Scholarship Ramin Salari Scholarship Washakie Energy Scholarship ME […]