Graduate Students

Shirin Movaghgharnezhad, PhD student in Mechanical Engineering (Joined in Fall 2019)

Seung Min Lee, Master student in Chemistry Department (Joined in Summer 2018)

Virginia Tech (B.S. Biochemistry), 2017

A recent graduate from Virginia Tech pursued a major in biochemistry and a minor in mathematics. Laboratory experiences in BCA sugar analysis and protein determination by examining glucose concentration. Research interests in biosensors such as glucose sensors in noninvasive wearable platform. Personally, passionate about health-related issues and the prospect of having an impact on the healthcare industry. Worked as a pharmacy technician in a retail pharmacy setting for a year after the graduation. Car enthusiast with strong work ethics, people skills, and ability to communicate across different functions. Planning on continuing academic career through graduate school and pursuing a Ph.D. degree.


Undergraduate Students

Daniel Mitchell, George Mason University (B.S., Mechanical Engineering Candidate), Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Daniel S. Mitchell is a freshman undergraduate student in the Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University pursuing a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. Prior to researching with Dr. Kang, he investigated VA Police Performance with Dr. Frank Manheim at GMU. Individually, he has conducted personal research projects on microbial fuel cells (MFCs), earning award recognition from organizations like the Stockholm International Water Institute, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Society, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), and the Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiative, among others. Outside of his research interests, he is a proud student-entrepreneur, owning and operating his own landscaping business in Chantilly, VA.


Former Group Members

Farbod Moghaddam, Undergraduate Researcher, Graduated in May 2019

Joseph Grant, Undergraduate Researchers, Graduated in May 2019 (Currently working as a mechanical engineer in Department of Navy, Naval Sea Systems Command)

Abdulhakim Bake, Graduate student in Spring 2019 (King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) (MSc., Materials Science and Engineering), 2017