Laurent Pilon's Research Group
University of California, Los Angeles

MEMBERS

 

 

Lab Member's Awards and Honors


Faculty


Prof. Laurent Pilon

Professional Experience

University of California, Los Angeles, California - USA

  • 2012-present - Professor
  • 2008-2012 - Associate Professor
  • 2002-2008 - Assistant Professor

Education
  • PhD Mechanical Engineering - Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 2002
  • MS Applied Physics - Grenoble Institute of Technology, France, 1997
  • BS Applied Physics - Grenoble Institute of Technology, France, 1997
Honors and Awards

Graduate Students


Alexander Thiele

PhD student

Amanda Fujii

MS Student

BSME, WSU, 2012

 

BSME, UCLA, 2012

 

coming soon!

Yury Chudnovsky

MS Student

Ri-Liang Heng

PhD student

BSME, UCLA, 2010

BSME, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2010

 

Ian McKinley

PhD Student

Anna D'Entremont

PhD Student

BSME, Columbia University, 2010

 

Clean Green IGERT Fellowship

 

BSME, Clemson University, 2010

2011 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Ian is investigating waste heat energy harvesting using pyroelectric materials.

Anna studies thermal management of electro-chemical energy storage systems.

Joseph Attia

PhD student

Razmig Kandilian

PhD Student

BSME, Caltech, 2006

MSME, UCLA, 2008

Dale H. Austin Scholarship, Warren G. Koerner Scholarship in Engineering, Gates Millenium Scholar

BSME, UCLA, 2009

Outstanding BSME Award 2010

Clean Green IGERT Fellowship

Chateaubriand Fellowship, 2012

Joseph investigates the dynamic, stability, and transport properties of aqueous foams.

Razmig is investigating biofuel production and carbon dioxide capture using microalgae.

Hainan Wang

PhD student

Kancy Lee

MS student

MSME, Notre Dame University, 2008

BSME, University of Science and Technology of China, 2006

BSME UCLA, 2007

2009 Harry M. Showman Prize from UCLA School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Hainan studies transport phenomena in mesoporous thin films used as electrodes for electrochemical energy storage systems.

Kancy investigates radiation characteristics of microfoams.


Undergraduate Students


Patarapol Chutinuntanakul

John R. Sy

BSME, UCLA expected 2015

BSME, UCLA expected 2015


Visiting Scholars


 

   

 


Past Members


Post-Doctoral and Visiting Scholars


Prof. Hong Qi

   

Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Dr. Julian Vargheses

now at DS Spatial, Bloomfield, CO

Dr. Juan Yin

now at Solar Turbines, San Diego, CA

PhD, Texas A&M, 2009

MSAE, Aerospace Eng., Texas A&M, 2003

BSME, University of Kerala, 2000

PhD, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2004

MSME, Tsinghua University, 2000

BSME, Tsinghua University, 1997


PhD students

Euntaek Lee

PhD student

 

 

MSME KAIST, Daejeon, South Korea, 2008

 

Dr. Dmitry Yudovsky

now at the Beckman Laser Institute, UC Irvine, CA

Dr. Jin Fang

now at Seagate, Saint Paul, MN

BSME, UC San Diego, 2006

MSME, UCLA, 2008

PhD, UCLA, 2010

PhD Thesis: Spectroscopy of Multilayered Biological Tissues for Diabetes Care.

PhD, UCLA, 2012

MSME, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2008

BSME, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2006

PhD Thesis: Thermal Transport in Nanoporous Materials for Energy Applications

Dr. Ashcon Navid

Now at Intel Corp., Portland OR

Dr. Thomas Coquil

now at Photofuel, Paris, France

BSME, UCLA, 2006

MSME, UCLA, 2007

PhD, UCLA, 2010

PhD Thesis: Pyroelectric Energy Conversion for Waste Heat Harvesting

 

B.S. Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France, 2008

M.S. Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France, 2008

PhD, UCLA, 2010

PhD Thesis: Thermal and Optical Properties of Highly Ordered Mesoporous Materials for Energy Applications.

Dr. Kamal M. Katika

Now at Optiver, Chicago, IL

Dr. Halil Berberoglu

Now at UT, Austin

BSME, ITT Madras, 2002

MSME, UCLA, 2004

PhD UCLA, 2007

PhD Thesis: Transient Radiation Transport in Biological Tissues and Applications to Autofluorescence of Human Skin.

BSME, Purdue University, 2000

MSME, Purdue University, 2003

PhD, UCLA, 2008

PhD Thesis: Photobiological Hydrogen Production and Carbon Dioxide Mitigation.


MS students

Felix Lee, MS

Now at Mea Forensic, Laguna Hills, CA

BSME, UCLA, 2009

MSME, UCLA, 2012

MS Thesis: Experimental and Analytical Studies on Pyroelectric Waste Heat Energy Conversion.

 

 

 

Thomas Chin, MS

 

BSME, UC San Diego 2009

MSME, UCLA 2011

 

David Wirth, MS

now 2nd Lieutenant in the US Air Force

BSME, UCLA 2012

MSME, UCLA, 2012

MS Thesis: Experimental Study on the Aerospace Applications of Photoreactive Nanomaterials.

Tzu-ying Tseng, MS

Now at Touchdown Technologies, Los Angeles, CA

MSME UCLA, 2010

BSME, National Cheng Kung University 2009

Raylene Moreno, MS

Now at Parsons Brinckerhoff, Sacramento, CA

MSME UCLA, 2011

BS Environmental Engineering, UCLA, 2010

MS Thesis: Pyroelectric Energy Converter: Numerical Simulations vs. Experimental Results

Brian James, MS

Now at Southern California, Edison

BS MSE, UC Irvine, 2008

MSME UCLA, 2010

Pedro Gomez, MS

now at Tensility International Corp., Valencia, CA

BSME, UC Berkeley, 2006

MSME, UCLA, 2010

Hiep Nguyen, MS

now at UltraCell Corporation, Livermore, CA.

BSME, UC Berkeley, 2007

MSME, UCLA, 2009

MS Thesis: Pyroelectric Energy Converter Using Co-Polymer P(VDF-TrFE) and Olsen Cycle for Waste Heat Energy Harvesting.

Herman Wong, MS

Now at Black & Decker, Foothill Ranch, CA

BSME, UC Berkeley, 2008

MSME, UCLA, 2010

Jennifer Blackwell, MS

Now at Dexcom, Inc., San Diego, CA

BSBE, UC San Diego, 2005

MSME, UCLA, 2007

Damien Vanderpool, MS

Now at ATA Engineering, El Segundo, CA

BSME, UCLA, 2006

MSME, UCLA, 2008

MS Thesis: Numerical and Experimental Study of a Pyroelectric Energy Converter for Harvesting Waste Heat.

Dr. Kamal M. Katika

Now at Optiver, Chicago, IL

BSME, ITT Madras, 2002

MSME, UCLA, 2004

MS Thesis: Modified Method of Characteristics in Radiative Transfer.

Kyle Smith, MS

Now at ATA Engineering, San Diego, CA

MSME, UCLA, 2006

BSME, UCLA, 2005

Howard Tseng, MS

now at the Jet Propulsion Lab

MSME UCLA, 2005

BSCE UC Berkeley, 2004

Matthew M. Braun, MS

now at the Raytheon Company

BSME Clarkson University, 2003

MSME UCLA, 2004

MS Thesis: Effective Optical Properties of Nanoporous Thin-Film.


Undergraduate students

Zachary Johnson

Gabriel Garcia

BSME, June 2012

BSME Expected June 2012

3rd Place in the 2010 UCLA RISE-UP poster competition.

Yi Huang

Aditya Chandramohan

BSME Expected June 2012
BSME Expected June 2012

Joshua Kim

Broc Chavez

BSAE Expected June 2012
BSME Expected June 2012
David Moreno
Neal Hutchinson

BSME, UCLA 2012

BSAE, UCLA 2009

MSME, UCLA 2010

Saurabh Pillai
Gbenga Elehinafe

BSME, UCLA 2009

MSME, UCLA 2010

BSME, UCLA 2008

Daniel Durbin
Anna Garahan

BSME, UCLA 2008

BSAE, UCLA 2006

Ding Lai
Henri Patricio

BSME, UCLA 2006

BSME, UCLA 2006

Natasha Barra
Richard Yau

BSME, UCLA 2006

BSAE, UCLA 2006

MSE, Georgia Tech, 2008

Damien Vanderpool
Vivien Leong

BSME, UCLA 2006

MSME, UCLA 2008

BSChE,UCLA 2005

Soojung (Claire) Hur
Fritz Schrimerz

BSME, UCLA 2005

MSME, UCLA 2007

PhD, UCLA 2011

BSME, UCLA 2004

Jonathan Chang
Lisa Ridderhof

BSME UCLA, 2004

BSME, UCLA 2004

s