Group Members

PDRG Director:

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Professor Kent ChoquetteProfessor Kent Choquettechoquett@illinois.edu

PDRG Members:

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Bradley ThompsonBradley Thompsonthomps12@illinois.edu
Katie LakomyKatie Lakomylakomy2@illinois.edu
Harshil DaveHarshil Davehdave5@illinois.edu
Pawel StrzebonskiPawel Strzebonskistrzebo2@illinois.edu

PDRG Alumni:

Graduate Students:

Graduate StudentDegree Awarded and YearLast Known Employment
Dr. Zihe GaoPh.D. 2018
Dr. Tom FryslieM.S. 2013, Ph.D. 2016Freedom Photonics
Shiyi Chen
Gautham RagunathanM.S. 2014Microlink Devices
Capt. Janice BlaneM.S. 2014West Point
Dr. Matthew T. JohnsonPh.D. 2013USAF
Dr. Hyejin JeongM.S. 2010, Ph.D. 2013
Dr. Meng Peun TanM.S. 2009, Ph.D. 2012Intel
Nick BrownM.S. 2011
Dr. Joshua SulkinM.S. 2007, Ph.D. 2011Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX)
Tom JefvertM.S. 2011
Dr. Dominic SirianiPh.D. 2011MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Dr. Matthias KastenPh.D. 2010GE Global Research
Dr. Antonios GiannopoulosM.S. 2006, Ph.D. 2010MicroLink Devices
Dr. Chen ChenM.S. 2006, Ph.D. 2009McGill University
Dr. Chris LongM.S. 2005, Ph.D. 2008Purdue University
Dr. Ann Lehman HarrenM.S. 2004, Ph.D. 2007Sandia National Laboratories (Livermore, CA)
Prof. Paul LeisherM.S. 2004, Ph.D. 2007Rose Hulman Institute of Technology
Dr. Yong Kwan (Robin) KimM.S., Ph.D. 2006Quintessence Photonics Corporation (Sylmar, CA)
Dr. Dan GrassoM.S. 2002, Ph.D. 2006Coherent, Inc (Bridgeton, MO)
Karthik SamakkulamM.S. 2005
Lt. Col. Jim RafteryPh.D. 2005U.S. Military Academy (West Point, NY)
Prof. Aaron DannerM.S. 2002, Ph.D. 2005National University of Singapore
Chris WillisM.S. 2004
Jason LeeM.S. 2004Alcoa, Inc (Newburgh, IN)
Ping ChenM.S. 2002

Undergraduate Students:

Undergraduate StudentYearsCurrent Employment
Clemens Ostermaier2005Graduate Student in Korea
Mike Hwang2004-2005Graduate Student at Georgia Tech
Erin Yamaoka2004-2005
Sonia Lala2004-2005
Eric Shyu2004-2005
Yi Zhang2003
Uppili Krishnamachari2003-2004Graduate Student, UCSB (Santa Barbara, CA)

Other Researchers:

Other ResearcherPosition and YearsCurrent Employment
Woon-Kyung (Kevin) ChoiVisiting scientist 2005
Dr. Taesung KimVisiting scientist 2002-2004Natetron Technologies, Inc. (Champaign, IL)
Dr. Erik YoungPost-doc 2002-2004Sandia National Laboratories (Albuquerque, NM)
Dr. Noriyuki YokouchiVisiting scientist 2001-2003Furukawa Electric (Tokyo, Japan)

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