Robert Nawrocki

Robert is an Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering Technology (SOET) at Purdue University. His current research interests include physically flexible organic electronics with the application in biopotential monitoring and soft robotics, as well as neuromorphic systems, chemical sensors, smart (meta) materials and neuroscience. He completed his PhD at University of Denver, and his postdoctoral research at University of Colorado Boulder, University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia, and The University of Tokyo, Japan. His research highlights include fabrication of world’s thinnest, at 300 nm thin, organic electronics skin, fit with organic transistors and tactile sensors, motion artifact-free 300 nm thin surface biopotential (sEMG and sECG) electrodes, and polymer neuromorphic circuitry, a biologically inspired “brain”, implemented with organic transistors and organic memristors, capable of simple pattern recognition. He is a recipient of the 2021 US Office of Naval Research (ONR), Young Investigator Program and the 2021 Ralph W. and Grace M. Showalter Research Trust Award.



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Email: rnawroc (at) purdue (dot) edu


Research Scientist

Katia Vyshniakova

Research scientist (PhD in Chemistry from Frantsevich Institute of Material Science, National Academy of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine), working on polymer synthesis, organic/polymeric sensors, and graphene for chemical sensing.


Email: kvyshnia (at) purdue (dot) edu


Post Doctoral

Yi Yang

Post doctoral researcher (PhD in Engineering Technology from Purdue University). Co-advised with Prof. Haiyan (Henry) Zhang and Prof. Richard Voyles, Yi is currently working on ONR-sponsored spiking organic neuromorphic circuits and systems, and NSF-sponsored 4D printing of structure and electronics project. He is investigating the effects of physical stress and strain on electronic properties of organic semiconductors.




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Email: yang1087 (at) purdue (dot) edu



Mohammad Javad Mirshojaeian Hosseini

PhD student at School of Engineering Technology, currently working on spiking organic neuromorphic circuits and systems. A recipient of a graduate scholarship from Purdue Polytechnic Institute. Javad obtained his M.S. in Mechatronic Engineering (thesis: "Design, Simulation and Control of an Electro-Hydrostatic Actuator and Improvement of Its Performance") from K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Iran, and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (thesis: "Analysis and examination of governing Equations of DC and AC Motors") from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran.


Email: mmirshoj (at) purdue (dot) edu


Jinsheng Fan

PhD candidate at School of Engineering Technology, currently working on 3D printed piezoelectric functional materials. A recipient of the Ross Fellowship from Purdue University. Jinsheng obtained his M.S. in Material Science (thesis: "Thermal control release of microcapsule-type curing agent and the curing process of epoxy resin") and B.S. in Material Processing and Control (thesis: "Thermal control release of microcapsule-type curing agent and the curing process of epoxy resin") from University of Science and Technology Beijing, China.



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Email: fan247 (at) purdue (dot) edu


Huiwen Bai

PhD student at School of Engineering Technology. Huiwen obtained her M.S. in Material Science and Engineering (thesis: "Photodetectors and Dye/QDs-sensitized Solar Cells, Counter Electrodes, Perovskite Solar Cells, CsPbX3 and PbS quantum dots") from University of Science and Technology Beijing, China, and B.S. in Material Science (thesis: "Investigation on corrosion types under different conditions and protection method of stainless steels") from North China University of Science and Technology, China.


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Email: bai109 (at) purdue (dot) edu


Artem Kryvobok

PhD student at School of Engineering Technology, currently working on ONR-sponsored spiking organic neuromorphic circuits and systems. Artem obtained his M.Sc. in Photonics Engineering (thesis: "Narrowband photon pair generation by spontaneous four wave mixing in a SiN microcavity") from the University of Ghent, Belgium and conducted independent research in the field of quantum optics.



Email: akryvobo (at) purdue (dot) edu



Datta Sheregar

MS researcher at the School of Engineering Technology. Co-advised with Prof. Richard Voyles, currently working on NSF-sponsored 4D printing of structure and electronics project.

Email: dsherega (at) purdue (dot) edu


Visiting scholars

Egon Pavlica

(Recurring) Visiting professor (PhD in Physics from Institute of Jozef Stefan, Ljubljana, Slovenia) from University of Nova Gorica, in Nova Gorica, Slovenia. 

Email: epavlica (at) purdue (dot) edu; egon.pavlica (at) ung (dot) si


Former members

Walter Kruger; BS in EET from SoET, Purdue University

Jaideep Chandrashekhar Damle; pursuing BS in College of Engineering at Purdue University

Naveed Reza Aghamohammadi; currently at University of Illinois

Shih Hsuan (Vick) Hung; BS in EET from SoET, Purdue University

Dakota Jake Warren; BS in AET from SoET, Purdue University

Saw Yan Naung; pursuing BS in Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University

Vishrutha Ramesh; from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, India

Bharath Rajiv Nair; from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, India

Sridharr Krishna Saravana Prabhu; from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, India

Hao Chi; Undergraduate exchange student from Tsingua University, China

Qie Sima; Undergraduate exchange student from Tsingua University, China

Mingwei Jiang; Undergraduate exchange student from Tsingua University, China