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2012
  • "Ion impact energy deposition and sputtering of Si and Ge" has been accepted for publication.


2011
  • "Semiconducting graphene nanoribbon retains band gap on amorphous or crystalline SiO2" has been accepted for publication in Applied Physics Letters
  • “Ion impact crater asymmetry determines surface ripple orientation,” has been accepted for publication in Applied Physics Letters
  • Obtained an offer of a "Postdoctoral Scholar" position at Caltech
  • Obtained an offer of a "Scientist & Engineer" position at Lawrence Livermore National Lab
  • Obtained an offer of a "Postdoctoral Research Associate" position at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
  • Have been awarded the Ellen Williams Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship in Time-Domain Nanoscience
  • Have been included in "A List of Teachers Ranked Excellent by Their Students" with an outstanding rating (4.9 out of 5.0) [Course title: Industrial Control Systems]  

2010
  • Obtained an offer of a "Design Engineer" position at Intel Corporation, Oregon
  • Have been awarded an NSF Travel Fellowship
  • Have been awarded an ExxonMobil Fellowship Award for academic year 2010-2011
  • Have been awarded a Teaching Fellowship, for the second time, in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, UIUC
  • The article entitled "Quantum conductance modulation in graphene by strain engineering" is selected for Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology
  • "Quantum conductance modulation in graphene by strain engineering" is accepted for publication in Applied Physics Letters
  • "Effects of composition, strain, and atomic disorder on optical phonon frequencies in Si1-xGex" is accepted for publication in Journal of Applied Physics
  • The article entitled "Interface-induced bandgap reduction and electron transfer in semiconducting carbon nanotube" is selected for Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology
  • "Interface-induced bandgap reduction and electron transfer in semiconducting carbon nanotube" is accepted for publication in Applied Physics Letters
 
2009
  • "Enhanced quantum confinement due to nonuniform composition in alloy quantum dots" is accepted for publication in Nanotechnology
  • The articles mentioned below are selected for publications in the Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology
  • "Structural instability of single wall carbon nanotube edges from first-principles" is accepted for publication in Applied Physics Letters
  • "Chemistry at the graphene-SiO2 interface" is accepted for publication in Applied Physics Letters

2008
  • Obtained 5.0 out of 5.0 as student evaluation rating on "teaching effectiveness" and "overall quality of course" for teaching ME 340 (Dynamics of Mechanical Systems) in Summer
  • Obtained an offer of a Graduate Student Instructor position in MechSE department, UIUC
  • Have been awarded a "Teaching Fellowship" in MechSE department, UIUC