After UC Davis

Where Are They Now? 

Alumni: we would love to hear about your journey after completing your graduate degree in materials science and engineering! Contact us directly or join our College of Engineering LinkedIn to connect with us. 

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We are proud of our graduates’ achievements. The majority of our graduates—both master’s and doctoral—find jobs in industry at companies in the Bay Area. However, a portion of our graduates enter academia by way of postdoctoral scholar positions. Check out the list below for where some of our recent grads have ended up: 

2018-19

  • Hernandez, Jose, M.S.

  • Hughes, Lauren, Ph.D.; Postdoctoral Researcher, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

  • Li, Hui (Apple), Ph.D.; SPTD Packaging Research and Development Engineer, Intel.

  • Zhang, Shenli, Ph.D.; Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Chicago. 

2017-18

  • Cen, Xi, Ph.D.; Process Engineer, Applied Materials Inc. 

  • Deshpande, Atharva, M.S.; Process TD Engineer, Intel. 

  • Fraga, Martin, Ph.D.; Software Engineer, nTopology. 

  • Lee, Michael, Ph.D.; Process Engineer, Intel. 

  • Koshnick, Correy, M.S.; Facilities Management: Energy Conservation, UC Davis. 

  • Mancuso, Jordan, Ph.D.; Automation, Engineer, Notable Labs. 

  • Micklavzina, Benjamin, Ph.D.; Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Minnesota. 

  • Qin, Wei, Ph.D.; Application Engineer, Research and Development, ASML-HMI. 

  • Smith, Thale, Ph.D.; Postdoctoral Researcher, Sandia National Lab. 

2016-17

  • Hickey, Raymond, M.S.; Climate Corps Fellow, SunPower Performance Engineer, Strategic Energy Innovations. 

  • Hoke, Kyle, M.S.; Project Engineer, Absher Construction Company. 

  • Jacobs, Ian, Ph.D.; Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Cambridge. 

  • Jia, Yue, Ph.D.; Product Engineer, KLA-Tencor. 

  • Kaseman, Derrick, Ph.D.; Postdoctoral Researcher, Los Alamos National Laboratory. 

  • Lange, Andrew, Ph.D.; Postdoctoral Researcher, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. 

  • Li, Bingxi, M.S.; Algorithm Engineer, KLA-Tencor. 

  • Mills, Edmund, Ph.D.; LifeWorks Learning Center. 

  • Nafsin, Nazia, Ph.D.; Module Engineer, Intel. 

  • Nieto, Andy, Ph.D.; ORAU Postdoctoral Researcher, Army Research Laboratory. 

  • Parker, Ariel, M.S.; Research Assistant, Air Force Research Laboratory. 

  • Yu, Erick, Ph.D.; Research Scientist, BISCO. 

2015-16 

  • Dai, Chen, Ph.D.; Product Development, VJ Technologies, New York. 

  • Drazin, John, Ph.D.; ASEE Postdoctoral Researcher, United States Naval Research Laboratory. 

  • Hasan, Md Mahbubul, Ph.D.; Yield Engineer, Intel. 

  • Izumi, Andrew, M.S.; Micron. 

  • Kim, Seong Ku, Ph.D.; Postdoctoral Researcher, Korean Research Institute of Chemical Technology. 

  • Li, Binzhi, Ph.D.; Reliability Engineer, Apple. 

  • Maheshwari, Harsh, M.S.; Associate Member of Technical Staff, Engineering of Battery Materials, QuantumScape. 

  • Wynn, Thomas, M.S.; Ph.D. Program in Materials Science and Engineering, UCSD. 

  • Zhang, Xinming, Ph.D.; Processing Engineer, Applied Materials. 

2010-15

  • Chen, Chien-Ting (Tim) (Ph.D., 2012); Senior Customer Account Technologist, Advanced Materials.

  • Ertorer, Osman (Ph.D., 2011); Senior Research Development Engineer, Oryx Advanced Materials. 

  • Dussing, Matthew (M.S., 2014); Failure Analysis Engineer, Fitbit. 

  • Gu, Meng (Ph.D., 2011); Southern University of Science and Technology. 

  • Jungjohann, Katherine (Ph.D., 2012); Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, Sandia National Laboratory. 

  • Kemik, Nihan (Ph.D., 2011); ASML Netherlands. 

  • Mardilovich, Pavel (Ph.D., 2012); Product Development Engineer, VoltStorage. 

  • Skaug, Michael (Ph.D., 2011); Data Scientist, Aurora Insight, Boulder, CO. 

  • Thron, Andrew (Ph.D., 2013); AMCaT Lab Manager, UC Davis. 

  • Widgeon, Scarlett (Ph.D., 2013); Los Alamos National Laboratory. 

2000-09 

  • Chi, Miaofang (Ph.D., 2008); Research Staff, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. 

  • Holland, Troy (Ph.D., 2007); Director of Research and Development, Veloxint. 

  • Quach, Dat (Ph.D., 2009); Senior Development Engineer, Seagate Technology.