People

Gang Feng, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

gang.feng@villanova.edu

Education and experience

Postdoctoral fellow (08/2008), Division of Engineering, Brown University

Ph.D. (01/2006), Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University

M.Phil. (08/2001), Mechanical Engineering, the University of Hong Kong

B.E. (07/1999), Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University

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Ph.D. Students

Di Zhang, (Ph.D. Candidate, 08/2011-05/2016), dzhang1@villanova.edu
Current Position: Assistant Professor at Valparaiso University
http://www.valpo.edu/college-of-engineering/di-zhang-ph-d/
Ph.D. Project: Synthesis and nanomechanical characterization of nanostructures.

Yue Xu, (Ph.D. Candidate, 06/2013-05/2017), yxu05@villanova.edu
Project:  (Collaborative Project with Dr. Amy Fleisher and Dr. Aaron Wemhoff at Villanova) Synthesis and nanomechanical characterization of carbon-nanofiber-structured energy storage materials.

Lu An, (Ph.D. Candidate, 08/2015-06/2019 (expected)), lan@villanova.edu
Project: Synthesis and nanomechanical characterization of nanostructures.

Lin Zhang, (Ph.D. Candidate, 01/2017-05/2020 (expected)), lzhang5@villanova.edu 
Project: Synthesis and nanomechanical characterization of nanostructured thermal energy storage materials

 

Undergraduate Students

Lindsay Ellerthorpe, (Since 01/2014), lellerth@villanova.edu
Project: (Collaborative Project with Dr. Shu Yang at Penn) Nanomechanical characterization of functional nanoporous thin films.

Erik Koehr, (Since 09/2014), ekoehr@villanova.edu
Project: Nanomechanical characterization of nanoparticles.

Andrew Lee, (Since 09/2015), alee60@villanova.edu
Project: Nanomechanical characterization of nanoparticles.

 

Visiting Scholars

Yuanhang Yang, (Visiting Research Graduate Scholar, 01/2017-05/2017)
Current position: Graduate Student, College of Mechanical Engineering, Beijing Institute of Petrochemical Technology.
Project: (Collaborative Project with Dr. Yanhong Gu) Nanomechanical characterization of anti-corrosion coatings.

Lei Zhang, Ph.D. (Postdoctoral Research Associate, 09/2011-08/2013)
Current position: Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Former Project: (Collaborative Project with Dr. Daeyeon Lee at Penn) Nanomechanical characterization of nanoparticle thin films.

Liangping Shen, Ph.D. (Visiting Associate Professor, 09/2014-02/2015)
Current position: Associate Professor, Faculty of Physics and Electronic Technology, Hubei University, China.
Former Project: The behavior of nanofluid.

Davood Askari, Ph.D. (Postdoctoral Research Associate, 02/2009-08/2009)
Current position: Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Wichita State University.
Former Project: Nanomechanical characterization of nanowires, polymer nanocomposites, and biomaterials.

 

Graduate Students

Timothy Montalbano, (M.S., 08/2008-06/2010)
Current address: The University of California at Irvine
Former Project: Nanomechanical characterization of biomaterials, including bone.

Dalmas Wambura, (M.S., 08/2010-06/2012)
Current address: TBD
Former Project: Nanomechanical characterization of nanomaterials, polymer nanocomposites, and biomaterials.

Harshini Areti, (M.S., 08/2011-06/2012)
Current address: TBD
Former Project: Nanomechanical characterization of biosensing chips.

Bala Bharat Guduru, (M.S., 08/2011-06/2012)
Current address: TBD
Former Project: Finite element modeling of nanoparticle nanoindentation.

 

Undergraduate Students

Chris Cho, (B.S., 06/2010-05/2011)
Current address: TBD
Former Project: Nanomechanical characterization of nanomaterials, lead-free solder materials, and biomaterials.

William Albert, (B.S., 01/2011-05/2012)
Current address: TBD
Former Project: Nanomechanical characterization of individual nanoparticles.

Scott Deady, (B.S., 01/2012-05/2012)
Current address: TBD
Former Project: Nanomechanical characterization of nanomaterials biomaterials.

Robert Floyd, (B.S., 01/2012-05/2012)
Current address: TBD
Former Project: Nanomechanical characterization of nanomaterials.

Christopher Gere, (B.S., 01/2012-05/2012)
Current address: TBD
Former Project: Nanomechanical characterization of biomaterials.

Gregory Campbell, (Since 09/2011), gcampbe6@villanova.edu
Project: Nanomechanical characterization of nanoparticles.

 

High School Students

Sahil Singhal, (Since 07/2012)
Julia R. Masterman Laboratory & Demonstration School
Project: Synthesis of nanoparticles and nanoparticle assemblies.

Boen Wang, (Since 07/2012)
Radnor High School
Project: Synthesis of nanoparticles and nanoparticle assemblies.