Team

Group members of SEMI-Lab.

Faculty

Semih Akin, Ph.D. [CV]
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering (MANE)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
Erik Jonsson Engineering Center, Troy, NY 12180
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Dr. Semih Akin is a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). He earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University in 2022, where he also worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow before joining RPI. He is the recipient of Purdue’s College of Engineering Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award and Lambert Teaching Fellowship in recognition of his contributions to both research and teaching. Dr. Akin’s cross-disciplinary research focuses on surface engineering and advanced multi-scale manufacturing, with applications in 3D-printed electronics, smart films, electronic textiles, and energy devices.

Ph.D. Students

Sazidur Rahman Shahriar
PhD Student
Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering (MANE)
Research Interests: Additive Manufacturing, Composite Materials
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MS Students


Undergraduate Students

Zhi Cheng Guan
BS Student
Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering (MANE)
Research Interests: Additive manufacturing, aerosol printing
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Brandon Villanueva
BS Student
Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering (MANE)
Research Interests: Additive manufacturing, hybrid manufacturing
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