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Ph.D. Student in Computational and Mathematical Engineering, admitted Autumn 2016
BioI am a second year PhD student in the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering (ICME). I am interested in computational fluid dynamics, higher order methods for numerical PDEs, and high performance computing. I earned my bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Notre Dame. I am originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. In my free time I enjoy juggling, hiking, and college football.
Leticia Britos Cavagnaro
Adjunct Professor, Hasso Plattner Institute of Design
BioLeticia Britos Cavagnaro, Ph.D., is co-Director of the University Innovation Fellows, a program of the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school), which empowers students to be co-designers of their education, in collaboration with faculty and leaders at their schools. Leticia was Deputy Director of the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter), an NSF-funded initiative that operated from 2011 to 2016 to foster innovation and entrepreneurship in engineering education nationwide. She is an adjunct professor at the d.school, where she teaches Stanford students of all disciplines how to build their creative confidence to become engines of innovation in teams and organizations. Leticia has a Ph.D. in Developmental Biology from Stanford's School of Medicine, and is a former member of the Research in Education & Design Lab (REDlab) at Stanford’s School of Education. Having witnessed the journey of students who are transformed by their experience at the d.school, bringing design thinking to more people beyond Stanford has become a priority for Leticia, and she has worked with hundreds of educators and students of all ages, as well as corporate and non-profit leaders in the US and abroad. In the Summer of 2013, Leticia engaged thousands of people from over 130 countries in learning design thinking and applying the methodology to innovate in their contexts, via an experiential MOOC (http://novoed.com/designthinking).
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Ryan E. Brock
Lecturer, Materials Science and Engineering
BioRyan received his B.S./M.S. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University (2011) and his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University (2016). His doctoral work focused on thermomechanical degradation mechanisms in various thin film technologies, primarily with the purpose of improving reliability of multijunction photovoltaic devices. Ryan has a broad set of materials characterization and analysis skills along with extensive experience in, and passion for, teaching, mentorship, and community building. As the Lecturer in the Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) department, he currently teaches a range of different lab and lecture courses. Current areas of interest include development of active-learning lessons, instruction in science communication skills, and ongoing projects in materials research.
Current courses include "Mechanical Behavior Laboratory", "Nanostructure and Characterization", and "Nanomaterials Laboratory", in addition to past and present assistance in the instruction of "Electronic and Photonic Materials and Devices Laboratory" and "Mechanical Properties of Materials". In the summer quarter, Ryan serves as the Director of the MSE Research Experience for Undergraduates program, entitled "Science and Technology at the Nanoscale".
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and, by courtesy, of Applied Physics
BioMark Brongersma is a Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University. He received his PhD in Materials Science from the FOM Institute in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in 1998. From 1998-2001 he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the California Institute of Technology. During this time, he coined the term “Plasmonics” for a new device technology that exploits the unique optical properties of nanoscale metallic structures to route and manipulate light at the nanoscale. His current research is directed towards the development and physical analysis of nanostructured materials that find application in nanoscale electronic and photonic devices. Brongersma received a National Science Foundation Career Award, the Walter J. Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching, the International Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in the Physical Sciences (Physics) for his work on plasmonics, and is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, the SPIE, and the American Physical Society.
Eric Reynolds Brubaker
Ph.D. Student in Mechanical Engineering, admitted Spring 2017
BioEric is a PhD Candidate in Mechanical Engineering and a course assistant in the Stanford Product Realization Lab.
His research interests are in product development, manufacturing, and education. His work investigates prototyping and experimentation when developing hardware products in new or rapidly changing situations. Currently, he is working with engineering design firms in the US and East Africa. Also, he is conducting multidisciplinary research in engineering education.
From 2010 to 2016, Eric worked at MIT D-Lab where he co-developed and taught two courses. Additionally, he managed the MIT D-Lab Scale-Ups hardware venture accelerator supporting full-time social entrepreneurs primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa and India. He has worked extensively in less-industrialized economies, especially Zambia. From 2009 to 2013, Eric co-developed a water chlorination product and helped launch Zimba Water, a for-profit social enterprise based in Kolkata, India. Previously, he worked as an engineer at Battelle Memorial Institute and researcher at the New England Complex Systems Institute. A proud Buckeye, he is a graduate of Ohio State University (2009) and recipient of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (2016). He likes waterfalls, bikes, and trees.