People

Principal Investigator

Dr. Arden Moore

Dr. Arden Moore is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Louisiana Tech University and holds the Contractor's Trust #1 Endowed Chair. Dr. Moore also has a joint appointment with the Institute for Micromanufacturing (IfM) where he works on advanced materials and devices for multi-scale energy applications. Prior to joining the faculty at Louisiana Tech, Dr. Moore was a Thermal Advisory Engineer for IBM’s Systems & Technology Group from 2011 to 2013 where he designed and developed electronics thermal management solutions from the die level up to full server systems. In addition to academic publications, Dr. Moore is inventor or co-inventor on over a dozen patents or patent applications related to thermal management. He is a 2019 National Science Foundation CAREER Awardee and currently serves on the advisory board of Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics.

Dr. Moore graduated with his B. S. in mechanical engineering from Louisiana Tech University in 2005, followed by his Master’s and Ph. D. degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007 and 2010, respectively. During his time in graduate school he worked in the fields of thermoelectric nanostructures, nanoscale energy transport physics, and advanced thermal conductivity characterization of supported and suspended graphene while publishing in such journals as Nano Letters, Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Heat Transfer, Physical Review B, and Science. At Louisiana Tech he teaches several courses in the thermal/fluids area including ENGR 222 (Thermodynamics I), MEEN 332 (Thermodynamics II), MEEN 353 (Heat Transfer), MEEN 451 (Thermal Design), and MEEN 450C (Advanced Fluid Dynamics).

 

Graduate Students

Tanbin Hasan - Ph. D. student, Engineering (Micro- and Nanoscale Systems)

 

Rifat-E-Nur Hossain - Ph. D. student, Engineering (Micro- and Nanoscale Systems)

 

John Barham - M.S. student, Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)

 

Undergraduate Students

Jerald Lewis - Mechanical Engineering

 

Lab Alumni

Tithi Desai - Ph. D., Engineering (Micro- and Nanoscale Systems), 2021: Currently at Facebook Reality Labs (Oculus VR Nanofab)

 


T. J. Spence - Ph. D., Engineering (Micro- and Nanoscale Systems), 2019: Currently Associate Technical Fellow at Radiance Technologies

 

Amit Rai - Ph. D., Engineering (Micro- and Nanoscale Systems), 2018: Currently a postdoc at Oak Ridge National Lab

 

Pratik KC - Ph. D., Engineering (Micro- and Nanoscale Systems), 2017: Currently Lead Thermal Engineer at Tyvak Nanosatellite Systems

 

Taylor Ashton - M.S., Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) 2015: Currently at Dow Chemical in Plaquemine, LA

 

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Pujan Shah - M.S., Molecular Science and Nanotechnology 20
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Funmilayo Eboda - M.S., Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) 2017: Currently Facilities Mechanical Engineer at Jireh Semiconductor, Inc

 

 

Nishan Khatri - M.S., Physics (Applied Physics) 2017: Currently a Ph.D. Student at Oklahoma State University

 

Brendon Doran - M. S., Electrical Engineering 2019: Currently with Raytheon

 

Peter LeBoeuf - M.S. student, Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) 2022

 


Pranay Uttamchandani - B. S., Chemical Engineering 2016: Currently at Air Hygiene International Inc.

 


Abdullah Nammari - B.S., Nanosytems Engineering (Minor in Electrical Engineering) 2016

 


Caroline Bell - B. S., Biomedical Engineering 2016: Currently a graduate student at University of New Orleans

 

Madeline Carlisle Collins - B.S., Mechanical Engineering 2017: Currently a graduate student at University of Virginia

 

James Covington - B.S., Mechanical Engineering 2017: Currently at C Wright's Machine Tool, Inc., Diana, TX

 

Mohammad Khan - Chemistry (Summer 2017 CIMM REU Student): Currently at UCLA

 

Patrick Hammett - B.S., Mechanical Engineering 2018: Currently a Reliability Engineer at International Paper

 

Patrick Morgan - B.S., Mechanical Engineering 2019: Currently at Fibrebond

 

Evan Glynn - B.S., Mechanical Engineering 2019: Currently at Radiance Technologies

 

John Aguillard - B.S., Electrical Engineering 2019: Currently at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

 

Kate Trimm - B.S., Mechanical Engineering 2020; Currently a graduate student at Univ. of Florida

 

Abby Walker - B.S., Mechanical Engineering 2020; Currently at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

 

Luke Hansen - B.S., Mechanical Engineering 2020

 

Richard Fontenot - B.S., Mechanical Engineering 2021; Currently a graduate student at Rice University

 

Nicholas Mueller - B.S., Mechanical Engineering 2021; Currently at Continental Structural Plastics

 

Carli Raupp - B.S., Mechanical Engineering 2021; Currently at Phillips 66