Center for Thermal Spray Research

State University of New York, Stony Brook

Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering

ALUMINI

GRADUATE STUDENTS
Student Degree/Year Present Location
Joseph Fauty Ph.D./1975 Not Available
Volker Wilms Ph.D./1978 Deceased
Mitchell Dorfman M.S./1979 Oerlikon Metco
Saed Safai Ph.D./1979 Honeywell Engines
Joseph Vargas M.S./1979 Not Available
Kannan Krishnan M.S./1980 Not Available
Eric Lieberman M.S./1983 Pratt & Whitney
Hareesh Bhat Ph.D./1984 Not Available
Narayanaswamy Shankar Ph.D./1984 Chromalloy
K. R. Subramanian Ph.D./1984 Not Available
Bijay Saha Ph.D./1985 Not Available
Leonard Brown Ph.D./1985 Not Available
John Nerz M.S./1987 GE Aviation
Rangaswamy Subramaniam Ph.D./1987 Oerlikon Metco
Daren Gansert M.S./1988 HAI
Xiai-xi Guo Ph.D./1988 Applied Materials
Keith Kowalsky M.S./1988 Flame Spray Incorporation
Chon Tuck M.S./1988 Not Available
Richard Neiser Ph.D./1989 Sandia National Labs
Sanjay Sampath Ph.D./1989 Stony Brook University
Hougong Wang Ph.D./1989 Not Available
Robert Borra M.S./1990 Not Available
Kerry LaPierre M.S./1990 Oerlikon Metco
Lysa Russo M.S./1990 Kovar Consultants
Jerritt Gluck M.S./1991 Bonded Engineering
Rajan Bamola Ph.D./1992 Surface Modification Systems
Yvonne Horan M.S./1992 Not Available
Rajesh Tiwari Ph.D./1992 Not Available
Paul Treadway M.S./1992 Not Available
Chris Perdikaris M.S./1993 Global Tungsten Products
Jan Ilavsky Ph.D. 1994 Aragonne National Labs
Srikanth Reddy M.S./1994 Ford Motors
Raphael Benary M.S./1995 Consultant
Zhonjian Chen Ph.D./1995 Chromalloy
Robert Greenlaw M.S./1995 Mesoscribe Technologies
Karlis Gross Ph.D./1995 Monash Univ.
Chung-Kwei Lin Ph.D./1995 Taiwan
Jeffrey Brogan Ph.D./1996 Mesoscribe Technologies
Klaus Dobler M.S./1996 BF Goodrich
Robert Gansert Ph.D./1996 Advance Materials
Sang-Ha Leigh Ph.D./1996 Caterpillar Inc
Ravi Purandare M.S./1997 Not Available
Saifi Usmani Ph.D./1997 Nanoslurry Inc
Ahmed Ibrahim Ph.D./1998 Farmingdale State Univ
Aron Newman Ph.D./1998 Booz Allen Hamilton
William Smith M.S./1998 Mesoscribe Technologies
Thomas Chraska Ph.D./1999 Inst. of Plasma Physics, Cz
Jiri Matijicek Ph.D./1999 Inst. of Plasma Physics, Cz
Jon Gutleber M.S./ 1999 Oerlikon Metco
Dongil Shin M.S./ 1999 Deceased
Srinivasan Rangarajan Ph.D./2000 Not Available
Shiang-Yu (Sandy) Tan Ph.D./2000 Not Available
Xianyang Jiang Ph.D./2000 Not Available
Steven DePalo M.S./2000 Self Employed
Mathew Gold M.S./ 2001 Rolls Royce
Rogerio Lima Ph.D./2001 CNRC, Canada
David Cook Ph.D./2001 Flame Spray Incorporation
Ashish Patel M.S./2001 Not Available
Anand Kulkarni Ph.D./ 2002 Siemens Energy
Lubos Prchlik Ph.D./2002 Skoda Turbine Research, Cz
Limin Sun Ph.D./2002 Not Available
Xiaoyun Wang Ph.D./2002 Sensitron
Yu Gu Ph.D./2003 Not Available
Brian Keyes M.S./2003 Oerlikon Metco
David Otterson Ph.D./2003 Not Available
Zhiquang Wang Ph.D./2003 GE Research
Anirudha Vaidya Ph.D./2004 Siemens Energy
Swarnima Deshpande Ph.D./2004 Not Available
Jeffrey Swab Ph.D./2004 Army Research Lab
Li Li Ph.D./2004 Rolls Royce
Quingu Yan Ph.D./2004 NTU Singapore
Melissa Butters M.S./2005 Pratt and Whitney
Xiangzhong Guo Ph.D./2005 Boston Scientific
Petr Michlik Ph.D./2005 Caterpillar
Ondrej Racek Ph.D./2005 Not Available
Atin Sharma Ph.D./2006 Siemens Energy
Joseph Japson M.S./2007 MesoScribe Technologies
Srinivasan Vasudevan Ph.D./2007 Apple
Yajie Liu Ph.D./2007 Novellus
Wei-Guang Chi Ph.D./2007 Siemens Energy, China
Wanhuk Brian Choi Ph.D./2007 ReliaCoat Technologies
Antonio Caccavale M.S./2007 Con Edison
Shanshan Liang Ph.D./2008 Not Available
Wesley Francillon Ph.D./2008* NYU
Alfredo Valarezo Ph.D./2008 Universidad San Francisco de Quito  
Wei Zhang Ph.D./2008 CVD equipment Corp.
Chris Dambra   Oerlikon Metco
Phil Scala   Oerlikon Metco
Joshua Margolies   GE Energy
Guangha Wei   Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Hongbin Xiong    
Narasimhan Srinivasan   Veeco Instruments
Travis Wentz M.S./2009 CTSR
Jongkwon Chung M.S./2010 Doosan Infracore, South Korea
Gopal Dwivedi Ph.D./2014 Oerlikon Metco
Chris Jensen M.S./2010 ReliaCoat Technologies
Jose Colmenares-Angulo Ph.D./2010 Oerlikon Metco
Ravi Dey M.S./2011 Not Available
Junghan Kim M.S./2011 LG Chem, South Korea
Ari Sagiv M.S./2011 ReliaCoat Technologies
Arash Ghabchi Ph.D./2011 Boeing
Mike Resnik     
SuJung Han    
Andrew Vackel    
Vaishak Vishwanathan    
Lorena Bejaranno    
POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWS 
Scholar Topic Present Location
B. Gudmundsson High Tc Superconductivity Siemens
T. Jewett Plasma sprayed FGMs Global Technologies
G.X. Wang Modeling of Solidification Univ. of Akron
R. Goswami Microstructure Development NRL
Y. Wan Process Modeling Not Available
A. Dent Process-Microstructure Relationship Materials Connexions
P. Sujatha Devi Precursor based synthesis of oxides CGCRI-India
U. Senturk Thermal Barrier Coatings Potters Industries, Inc.
H. Sitepu Neutron stress and texture measurement ILL-Grenoble
V. Luzin Neutron stress and texture measurement ANSTO-Australia
M. Raja Characterization of magnetic ensors DMRL India
S. Tankiewicz Sensor and electronics by thermal spray Sensors for medicine
B.G. Ravi Precursor based synthesis of oxides GT Equipments
D. Kharas Deposition of semiconductor devices Sarnoff Corporation
A. Kulkarni Advanced coating characterization Siemens Energy
T. Streibl Integrated process diagnostics BMW research- Munich
M. Friis Process-structure relations SKF - Sweden
A.N. Vaidya Process maps and process reproducibility Siemens Energy
Y.H. Wu Microstructural Characterization of Coatings Not Available
W.B. Choi Parent Metal Restoration ReliaCoat Technologies
Y. Tan Thermal properties of coatings Not Available
K. Shinoda Deposition Rate Effect on Plasma Spray AIST Japan
A. Valarezo In-situ Coating Properties Universidad San Francisco de Quito
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS 
Student Degree/Year Present Location
Nicole Wagner    
Niranjana Ruiz    
Angela Yuan    
Eli Rosofsky    
Chris Del    
Maike Johanson    
Anita Ristorucci    
Thomas Thersleff    
Christine Mancine    
Jason Trelewicz   Stony Brook University
Fabiola Bruschetti    
Cassandra Holtzgartner    
Jessica Jimenez    
Charles Greenhut