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Thank you for visiting my website and for your interest in my research. I am always looking for talented, highly motivated and independent graduate students. A solid mathematical background is strongly recommended. If you believe you have a unique set of skills and you are interested in joining my group, please send me an e-mail.

(a) Highlighting a respectable publication of yours in terms of its relevance and intellectual merit,
(b) commenting on a publication of mine that you find interesting and providing suggestions for improvement,
(c) or using as a reference a colleague of mine that I may know personally or from their work,

will definitely catch my attention. It is also important that you keep your e-mails short, concise, in text format and with external links or attachments for more information.

Michael M. Zavlanos
Department of Mechanical Engneering & Materials Science

Michael M. Zavlanos    |    Last Update 02.27.2018


Graduate & Postdoctoral

Meng Guo
Wann-Jiun Ma

Soomin Lee

Reddy Nelvoy
Charles Freundlich
Miguel Aranda
Gregory Fricke
Nikolaos Chatzipanagiotis


Chanwook Oh
Yang Liu

Visrut Sudhakar
Addison Howenstine

Anna Miyajima
Parker Hao

Qian Wang
Alexander Ching
Tayyab Wasim
Tosin Omofoye
Negatu Asmamau

Kevin Nikolaus

Nicholas Albertson

Alex Zhu
Challen Herzberg-Brovold
Davis Bolster


Postdoctoral Researcher, ME, 2016-2017 (Now: Postdoctoral Researcher, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden)
Postdoctoral Researcher, ME, 2015-2017 (Now: Data Scientist, Citicorp Credit Services, Wilmington, DE)
Postdoctoral Researcher, ME, 2014-2016 (Now: Research Scientist, Yahoo, Sunnyvale, CA)

M.S. Graduate Student, ECE, 2014-2015
Ph.D. Graduate Student, ME, 2013-2016 (Now: Sr. Manager, Supply Chain Autom., Tesla, Palo Alto, CA)
Ph.D. Visiting Student, DIIS, University of Zaragoza, 2013
Ph.D. Visiting Student, ME, Duke University, 2013-2014
Ph.D. Graduate Student, ME, 2010-2015 (Now: Research Scientist, Amazon Inc., Seattle, WA)


Undergraduate Student (Pratt Fellow), ECE, 2016-2017
Undergraduate Student (Pratt Fellow), ME, 2016-2017
Undergraduate Student, UNC Chapel Hill, CS, 2016-2017
Undergraduate Student, ECE, 2016-2017
Undergraduate Student, CS, 2016

Undergraduate Student, ECE, 2016

Undergraduate Student, ECE, 2015-2016
Undergraduate Student, ME, 2015-2016

Undergraduate Student (Pratt Fellow), ECE, 2015-2016
Undergraduate Student (Pratt Fellow), ME, 2015-2016

Undergraduate Student (Pratt Fellow), ECE, 2014-2015

Undergraduate Student (Pratt Fellow), ME, 2014-2015

Undergraduate Student, ME, 2013-2014
Undergraduate Student (Pratt Fellow), ECE, 2013-2014
Undergraduate Student (Pratt Fellow), ME, 2013-2014
Undergraduate Student, ME, 2013-2014