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Previous Grad Students

Ethan Minot: left-align Tal Sharf, Jan 2010 to Sept 2014
PhD thesis: "Liquid-Gated Carbon Nanotube Transistor Noise Sources and Sensitivity Limits", pdf
- Now a postdoc with Ken Kosik at UCSB.
Ethan Minot: left-align Tristan Deborde, June 2007 - January 2014
PhD Thesis: "Scanning Photocurrent Microscopy Study of Photovoltaic and Thermoelectric Effects in Individual Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes" pdf
- Now at Intel, Hillsboro, OR
Ethan Minot: left-align Grant Saltzgaber, Sept 2011 - Sept 2012
Masters Thesis: "Comparison of carbon nanotube and graphene field-effect transistor biosensors" (pdf)
- First to Jireh Semiconductor (Hillsboro, Oregon).
- Now at medical school, University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Ethan Minot: left-align Pete Wojcik, Jan 2012 - Aug 2012
Masters Project: "Fabrication and Characterization of a Label Free Graphene Field Effect Transistor Biosensor" (pdf)
- Now at University of Idaho, Physics Graduate Program
Ethan Minot: left-align Landon Prisbrey, Sept 2007 - Nov 2011
PhD Thesis: "Carbon Nanotube Devices Engineered by Atomic Force Microscopy" (pdf)
- Now at Accelerate Diagnostics (Tuscon, AZ)
Ethan Minot: left-align Matt Leyden, Mar 2007 - Jun 2011
PhD Thesis: "Label-free Biosensing with Carbon Nanotube Transistors", (pdf)
- to a post-doctoral position in Japan

Previous Sabbatical visitors

Ethan Minot: left-align Prof. Michael Crosser, Linfield College, OR.
Ethan Minot: left-align Prof. Kerstin Blank, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany
Ethan Minot: left-align Prof. JiYong Park, Department of Physics, Ajou University, Korea

Previous Undergrad Researchers

Ethan Minot: left-align Jenna Wardini, Sept '10 - Sept '13
Thesis project: Graphene synthesis and characterization, 2012 URISC Award
- Went on the Electron Microscopy Masters Program at UO.
Ethan Minot: left-align Heather Wilson, Sept '11 - August 2013
Thesis project: Real-time monitoring of individual chemical reactions, 2012 URISC Award
Ethan Minot: left-align Caleb Joiner, 2007 - 2008
Thesis project: Carbon nanotube antennas, 2008 URISC Award
Ethan Minot: left-align Will Gibson, June 2011 - June 2012
Project: Conjugation of proteins to carbon nanotubes
- Now at Rockefeller University working in Nina Papavasiliou's lab.
Ethan Minot: left-align Canan Schuman (Pharmacy)
Project: CNT functionalization chemistry
- Currently in the Pharmacy PhD Program at OSU
Ethan Minot: left-align Rachel Burton, Jan 2010 - Aug 2010
Project: Chemical vapor deposition growth of carbon nanotubes
- Currently at researching Berry Pathology and Small Fruit Horticulture at Washington State University.
Josh Kevek, Jan 2008 - Aug 2011
Project: Aligned growth and transfer of carbon nanotubes. Photolithography processing. Instrumentation.
- Currently at Intel, Hillsboro, OR

Michael Paul, Sept 2008 - June 2009
Project: "Scanning laser microscopy for nanometrology"
- Went on to study THz Physics OSU
- Now at Intel, Hillsboro, OR.

Colin Podelnyk, Sept 2008 - June 2009
Project: "Single molecule fluorescence techniques for studying biological systems"
- Went on to study nuclear engineering for the Navy.
Ramsi Hawkins, Sept 2008 - June 2009
Project: "Development of nanophysics activities for introductory physics"
Ethan Minot: left-align Jörg Bochterle
Sept 2007 - May 2008
Project: "Fabricating graphene devices by scanning probe lithography"
- Oregon/Baden-Wurttemberg exchange program.
-Now a Physics PhD Candidate at University of Heidelberg.
Ethan Minot: left-align Daniel Harada
Sept 2007 - Sept 2008
Project: "1/f noise in liquid-gated CNT FET biosensors", URISC 2008 Award.
-Masters in Physics from Prof. Janet Tate's group at OSU.
- Went on to become a process engineer at WaferTech, Camas, WA.

Previous Senior Thesis Projects