Group Members

Group - August 2019

Group photo – August 2019

From left: Matt, Austin, Alex, Ritesh, Siyao, and Junaid

Principal Investigator

Matthew Daly

Matthew Daly

Assistant Professor of Materials Engineering

Training
Postdoc. Northwestern University
Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Toronto
M.A.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo
B.A.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo

Email: mattdaly@uic.edu

Links: CV, Google scholar, Researchgate

Graduate Students

Junaid Ahmed

Junaid Ahmed

PhD Student in Materials Engineering

Junaid Ahmed is originally from Sadiq Abad, Punjab, Pakistan and received his B.Sc. degree in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering from University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, Pakistan. Afterword, he joined Mechanical Engineering department, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia and received his M.Sc. degree in 2016. Under the supervision of Dr. Ihsan ul Haq Toor, he worked on the development and characterization of nano-structured stainless steels by powder metallurgy followed by spark plasma sintering. In November 2016, he joined University of Hafr al Batin, Saudi Arabia as a lecturer in Mechanical Engineering department. Junaid joined the AMML in January 2019 to begin his Ph.D. studies.

Ritesh

Ritesh Jagatramka

PhD Student in Materials Engineering

Ritesh Jagatramka received his Bachelors of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from the Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune. For his Bachelors’ work, he completed a project designing a mast of an indoor airship in collaboration with IIT, Bombay. Due to interest in the field of energy technology, a part of his work was on designing a solar concentrated sterling engine which made him realize the need for energy storage systems is paramount. He began his graduate career as a Masters’ student at UIC under the supervision of Dr. Indacochea. Given his high interest in the field of energy storage, he accepted a project on improving the efficiency of lithium-oxygen batteries in collaboration with Argonne National Laboratory. He joined the AMML for his PhD studies in January 2019.

Undergraduate Students

Luke Zanoni

Luke Zanoni

BS Student in Civil Engineering

Luke is an undergraduate student in Civil and Materials Engineering at UIC. He will graduate in Fall 2019 and plans to work full time as a Civil Engineering consultant upon graduation. Also, he hopes to pursue a Masters in Civil Engineering in the near future. Luke is interested in water resources and materials engineering, with a particular emphasis on developing sustainable solutions and applications for engineering design. Luke joined the AMML in August 2019 after working closely with Professor Daly on his senior design project, which focused on developing a material testing device for nanomaterials.

Michael Cuzco

Michael Cuzco

BS Student in Mechanical Engineering

Michael is a mechanical engineer who will graduate in Spring 2020. He has great interest in pursuing a masters degree and has an interest in heat engines and structural analysis.

Jeremy Harris

BS Student in Civil Engineering

Jeremy is an undergraduate student in the department of Civil and Materials Engineering at UIC with an expected graduation in Fall 2019. Along with being a full-time student, he currently works in the structural section of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chicago District. After graduation, Jeremy is hoping to earn a Master’s in Civil Engineering and a Doctorate soon after. His goal is to eventually become a professor of Civil Engineering. Jeremy joined the AMML in September 2019 after working with Professor Daly and Luke Zanoni on their senior design project.

Lab Alumni