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Current

Current Students

Rik SCHRAEYEN

Email: Rik.schraeyen@student.kuleuven.be

Undergrad/Master: Bachelor in Chemical Engineering Technology, KU Leuven/ Master in Nanoscience, Nanotechnology, and Nanoengineering (Nanobiotechnology) KU Leuven

Project: MXene-elastomer nanodielectrics for skin electronics

Rik joined the group in September 2023. For his bachelor thesis he worked on studying and improving the controlled release rate of phosphate in biochar. During his first master year he acquired an interest in flexible electronics and CMOS fabrication. In his free time he enjoys playing basketball, cooking and spending time
with his friends.

Amir SOHAIL

Email: amir.sohail@student.kuleuven.be

Undergrad/Master: University of Engineering and Technology (Lahore, Pakistan), EIT Labeled Dual Degree SUMA Master Program, Università degli studi di Milano-Bicocca (Italy) & KU Leuven (Belgium)

Project: Direct-ink-writing graded inorganic thermoelectric materials and thermoelectric generator device fabrication

Amir Sohail became our team member in September 2023, introducing a dynamic fusion of skills and passion. With a robust metallurgical and materials engineering foundation, he developed a keen interest in energy-harvesting materials. In addition to his technical proficiency, Amir's zest for life manifests in his culinary pursuits, travel experiences, and avid engagement in reading.

Zhao Xiang GUO

Email: zhaoxiang.guo@student.kuleuven.be

Undergrad/Master: Bachelor in Biochemistry and Biotechnology, KU Leuven (Belgium)/ Master in Nanoscience, Nanotechnology, and Nanoengineering (Nanobiotechnology) KU Leuven (Belgium)

Project: Fabrication of silver nanowire-alginate hybrids for skin electronics for accelerated wound healing through electrical field stimulation

Zhao Xiang is a master student of nanoscience, nanotechnology, and nanoengineering (Leuven), with nanobiotechnlogy as his option. During his bachelor thesis, he did some research on polyoxometalate-protein hybrids. He aspired to expand his knowledge beyond his background in biochemistry, choosing a more diverse domain such as nanotechnology. He joined the group from September, 2023. In his spare time, he enjoys doing and watching sports, and watching movies.

Samuele FALCONE

Email: samuele.falcone@student.kuleuven.be

Undergrad/Master:  Bachelor in Materials Science, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca (Italy) / EIT Labeled Dual Degree SUMA Master Program, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca (Italy) & KU Leuven (Belgium)

Project: Towards the new generation of sustainable, flexible and printed inorganic thermoelectric materials

Samuele joined the group in September 2023. During the bachelor and the first year of the master he got deeply interested in materials and devices for energy harvesting applications. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, playing tennis and listening to music.

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Aelia IQBAL

Email: aelia.iqbal@student.kuleuven.be

Undergrad/Master: Polymer & Petrochemical Engineering (Karachi, Pakistan), EIT Labeled Dual Degree SUMA Master Program, Università degli studi di Milano-Bicocca (Italy) & KU Leuven (Belgium)

Project: Exploring freeze-assisted 3D printing of organic thermoelectric materials

Aelia Iqbal joined our team in September 2023, brings a dynamic blend of expertise and enthusiasm. She has a profound background in engineering, specifically in the polymer and petrochemical sector. Beyond her technical acumen, Aelia's enthusiasm for life is evident in her love for travel, adventure-seeking, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

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Previous

Previous Students

Ekinsu AKDOGAN

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Email: ekinsu.akdogan@student.kuleuven.be

Undergrad/Master:  Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Middle East Technical University (Turkey)/ EIT Labeled Dual Degree SUMA Master Program, Università degli studi di Milano-Bicocca (Italy) & KU Leuven (Belgium)

Project: Inkjet Printing the Active Layers of Organic Photovoltaics

Ekinsu joined the group in September 2022 as a master student. Besides her background on metallurgy, she has a passion for thin films, nanoelectronics, solar cell materials and devices. She likes trekking, off-road biking, cinema and contemporary art. 

Kivanc KACMAZ

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Email: kivanc.kacmaz@student.kulueven.be

Undergrad/Master: Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Istanbul Technical University (Turkey)/ EIT Labeled Dual Degree SUMA Master Program, Università deglistudi di Milano-Bicocca (Italy)& KU
Leuven (Belgium)

Project: Fabrication of Printable Electrodes for Accelerated Wound Healing through Electrical Field Simulation (in collaboration with Prof. Arn Mignon)

Kivanc started joined the group in September 2022. He worked on surgical biomaterials in his bachelor project and he is interested in wearable electronics, biomaterials, and nanomaterials. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, attending cultural activities and drawing.

Emmanuele MARCHETTI

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Email: emmanuele.marchetti@student.kuleuven.be

Undergrad/Master: Bachelor in Physics, Università degli studi di Trento(Italy)/ EIT Labeled Dual Degree SUMA Master Program, Università degli studi di Milano-Bicocca (Italy) & KU Leuven (Belgium)

Project: Synthesis and electrical-mechanical characterization of MXene-elastomer nanodielectrics for skin electronics

Emmanuele joined the group in September 2022. During his bachelor he got fascinated by materials science, at first by energy harvesting devices but then for a broader range of materials applications. In his free time, he enjoys playing volleyball, working out, listening to podcasts, and traveling.

Suparna Mondal

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Email: suparna.mondal@student.kuleuven.be

Undergrad/Master:  : Bachelor of Science (Research) in Materials Science, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) /  EIT Labeled Dual Degree SUMA Master Program, Università degli studi di Milano-Bicocca (Italy) & KU Leuven (Belgium)

Project: : Synthesis and electrical-mechanical characterization of MXene-elastomer nanodielectrics for skin electronics

Suparna joined the group in September 2022. She previously worked on synthesis of hafnia thin films for ferroelectric applications as part of her bachelor's thesis. She has keen interest in nanostructure synthesis and characterization and she enjoys listening to music and reading books in her spare time.

Qiyuan LI

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Email: qiyuan.li@student.kuleuven.be

Undergrad/Master: Materials Science and Engineering, University of Sciencce and Technology Beijing (China)/ Materials Engineering, KU Leuven (Belgium)

Project: Studying the morphology of printed inorganic thermoelectric films and the interface with their electrical contacts.

Qiyuan is a master student of KU Leuven and her specialisation is Nanomaterials. During her undergraduate, she worked on projects about MOFs and texture analysis. She joined the group as a master student in October 2021. In her spare time, she likes playing guitar, travelling and reading.

Jiawei HOU

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Email: jiawei.hou@student.kuleuven.be

Undergrad/Master:  Inorganic Nonmetallic Materials Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing (China)/ Materials Engineering, KU Leuven (Belgium)

Project: 3D printing organic electronic materials and characterization of their thermoelectric behavior.

Jiawei is a master student of materials engineering (Leuven), with nanomaterials as his option. During his bachelor thesis, he did some research based on first-principles calculation. He joined the group from October, 2021. In his spare time, he enjoys doing sports, watching movies, and going travelling.

Pourya MARDIHA

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Email: pourya.mardiha@student.kuleuven.be; Linkedin

Undergrad/Master: Materials Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology (IUT)/ Materials Engineering, Sharif University of Technology (SUT) (Master in the Materials Characterization and selection).

Project: Exploring 3D Printing of Thermoelectric Materials by Direct Ink Writing.

Pourya is an EIT labeled dual degree master student (University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy) & KU Leuven (Belgium) and recipient of the SUMA scholarship. Previously, he studied and worked as research assistant in the IUT and SUT universities. He joined the group from September 2020. During his leisure time, he enjoys doing sports, analyzing stock market, and computer programming.

Eduardo RAMUNNI

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Email: eduardo.ramunni@student.kuleuven.be

Undergrad/Master: Materials Science, Università degli studi di Milano-Bicocca / EIT labeled Dual degree SUMA Master program, Università degli studi di Milano-Bicocca (Italy) & KU Leuven (Belgium).

Project: Formulation of semiconductor-based pastes for 3D printing thermoelectric energy harvesters.

Eduardo is a recipient of the EIT-labeled SUMA scholarship. During his bachelor thesis he studied OLEDs made with iridium complexes and then decided to start working on thermoelectric materials for his master's thesis. He joined the group as a Master student in September 2020. In his spare time he likes travelling, playing basketball and videogames.

Farzad ROUZAFZAY

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Email: farzad.rouzafzay@student.kuleuven.be

Undergrad/Master: Materials Engineering at Babol Noshirvani University of Technology (Iran)/ EIT Label Master of Materials Science and Engineering, Milano-Bicocca (Italy) and KU Leuven (Belgium).

Project: Measuring the electrical properties of anisotropic 3D-printed thermoelectric materials.

During his undergraduate study Farzad worked as a Research Assistant at the Centre of Nanotechnology (Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman), working on semiconductors, 2D Materials and their applications. He won the EIT scholarship for the master program and he joined the group as a master student from October 2020.

Kostadin LOSKOSKI

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Email: k.loskoski@campus.unimib.it

Undergrad/Master: Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje (Macedonia) / EIT labeled Dual degree SUMA Master program, University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy) & KU Leuven (Belgium).

Project: Printed thermoelectric generators

Kostadin is a recipient of the EIT-labeled SUMA scholarship. Prior to his graduation, he has done several internships in the field of cement manufacturing, electroless deposition, and solid-state chemistry. He joined the group as a Master student from November, 2019. In his spare time, he enjoys visiting museums, going to the cinema, and reading novels.

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