Principal Investigator


Ognjen Ilic   

Benjamin Mayhugh Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Graduate Faculty: Electrical and Computer Engineering
[faculty page]

Education: Ph.D. MIT (Soljacic Group), A.B. Harvard University
Experience: Postdoc, Caltech (Atwater Group)

We started in Fall 2019 and are actively recruiting! Please take a look here.


Postdoctoral Scholars


Avinash Kumar, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Physics, University of Maryland, College Park
B. Tech. in Manufacturing Sciences and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur


Graduate Students


Daniel Kindem

Mechanical Engineering PhD Student
MechE Departmental Fellowship


Gunnar Nelson

Materials Science PhD Student
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
(co-advised with Prof. Kortshagen)



Our collaborations cut across engineering (mechanical, electrical, materials) and science (physics, applied physics) disciplines and departments - more info.