Members

Principal Investigator

Jones is a Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Director and Principal Investigator of the Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network, Director of the Analytical Instrumentation Facility, and a University Faculty Scholar.

More details about Jones are available at this site:
https://www.mse.ncsu.edu/jones/

Phone: 919-515-4557
Email: jacobjones@ncsu.edu
Office Location: EB1 – Room 3072 B

Current Group Members

Name Position Contact Email Research Focus
Alexandria Cruz PhD Student acruz2@ncsu.edu Analyzing how a patterned interface and interfacial diffusion influences strain coupling in magnetoelectric composites.
Jianwei Zhao PhD Student jzhao25@ncsu.edu Using in-situ XRD measurements and 3D-EBSD techniques to study the origins of microcracks in multilayer piezoelectric actuators.
Younghwan Lee PhD Student ylee22@ncsu.edu Study in Piezoelectric and Ferroelectric materials with their phase transformation by using various measurement techniques including in-situ XRD and Synchrotron.
Alexandra Henriques PhD Student ajhenri@ncsu.edu X-ray and neutron diffraction, structural refinements of diffraction data, and application of varied statistical methods (eg. Bayesian) to refine and analyze data from scattering techniques.

Google Scholar:

https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=IC8Z9g4AAAAJ&authuser=1

Alex Hsain  PhD Student hahsain@ncsu.edu Investigating effects of mechanical clamping on ferroelectric and piezoelectric properties of hafnium-based (HZO) material systems using analytical techniques.

LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexhsain

Academic Twitter: @alexhsain

 

Alexis Payne PhD Student alpayne2@ncsu.edu Development of technique for 3D printing gallium metal with copper nanoparticles
Rachel Broughton PhD Student rabrough@ncsu.edu Applying Bayesian statistical analysis to model crystal structures from x-ray diffraction data.
Olivia Wander Undergraduate Student oawander@ncsu.edu Synthesis and structural characterization of the lead-free piezoceramic BCZT via x-ray diffraction
Emily Molina Undergraduate Student ermolina@ncsu.edu Using EBSD and TKD to do thin film characterization and in situ XRD to study piezoelectric actuators.

LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-molina-400971129/

Makenna Avakian Undergraduate Student mjavakia@ncsu.edu The study of lead-free piezoelectric ceramics using in-situ XRD measurments.
Madison Horgan Undergraduate Student mdhorgan@ncsu.edu Understanding the ferroelectric properties of HZO thin films using various techniques including scanning probe microscopy.

LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/madison-horgan/

Our PhD and Postdoc Alumni

Name Completion Date Link Current Affiliation
Mesut Varlioglu PhD 2009 https://www.linkedin.com/in/mesut-varlioglu-0093948a Senior Materials Engineer at Hewlett-Packard
Author of “Idea to Product: DIY Invention Commercialization
Abhijit Pramanick, PhD 2009 https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=gFnlk-gAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao Department of Physics and Materials Science City University of Hong Kong
Christopher Fell PhD 2012 https://www.linkedin.com/in/ufellc Sr. Research Engineer at Tesla Motors
Elena Aksel PhD 2012 https://www.linkedin.com/in/elena-aksel-b3016076 Project Manager at SCHOTT
Anderson Prewitt, PhD 2012 https://www.linkedin.com/in/dradprewitt Prewitt Solutions – Founder
Krishna Nittala PhD 2012 https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ehyaPM8AAAAJ&hl=en Applied Materials
Shruti Seshadri PhD 2012 https://www.linkedin.com/in/shruti-seshadri-24793961 Lead – Corporate Security Management at Sutherland Global Services
Sungwook Mhin PhD 2013 https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=qc-SRqYAAAAJ&hl=en Professor at Korea Institute of Industrial Technology
Tedi-Marie Usher-Ditzian PhD 2016 https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Jv85EUwAAAAJ&hl=en Postdoctoral Research Associate at Oak Ridge National
Thanakorn Iamsasri PhD 2016 https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=wYcY3UEAAAAJ&hl=en King Monkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok
Jennifer Forrester PhD 2013 https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=wcrEX_QAAAAJ&hl=en University of Leeds
Chris Fancher PhD 2016 https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=xJjhSQQAAAAJ&hl=en Postdoctoral Researcher at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Dipankar Ghosh PhD 2009 https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=up7hF7EAAAAJ&hl=en Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Old Dominion University
Goknur Tutuncu PhD 2012 https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=f0VTlNkAAAAJ&hl=en No current affiliation
Stephen Podowitz-Thomas PhD 2016 https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=GA06TgQAAAAJ&hl=en Faculty at Haverford College
Ching-Chang Chung, Ph.D. 2018 https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Ju2Xcx0AAAAJ&hl=en X-Ray Diffraction Laboratory Manager (NCSU)
Giovanni Esteves, PhD, 2017 https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ONHUsmsAAAAJ&hl=en Post-Doctoral Researcher at Sandia National Lab
Dong Hou, PhD 2017 https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Aa_5ftsAAAAJ&hl Postdoctoral Researcher at NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Deepika Saini, PhD 2018 https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=lsz5ydYAAAAJ&hl=en Eastman Chemical Company
Brienne Johnson, PhD 2018 https://www.linkedin.com/in/brienne-johnson-bb5169a8/ Northrop Grumman
Hanhan Zhou, PhD 2019 Postdoctoral Researcher at the Analytical Instrumentation Facility at NC State University Sr. Electrical Failure Analysis/Package
Failure Analysis Engineer at GLOBALFOUNDRIES
Alisa Paterson, PhD 2019 Postdoctoral Associate at University of Calgary Development of analyses for diffraction data from ferroelectric materials

Google Scholar


Jones Research Group – 2017