Professor Yoel Fink
Professor, Material Sciences and Engineering
Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
CEO of Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA)
Chong Hou received his B.S degree in Physics from Peking University in 2009 and is currently in the Ph.D. program in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT. His research interests focus on in situ chemical reactions in fiber drawing. Those reactions generate new materials, which normally are non-drawable, that compose functional structures in the multi-material, multi-functional fibers.
Tural Khudiyev received his B.S degree in Nuclear Engineering from the Hacettepe University (2008) and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Nanotechnology from the Bilkent University (2013). Currently he is a postdoctoral associate at Research Laboratory of Electronics at MIT. His research interests include engineering multimaterial fibers for photonics applications, investigating novel nanoscale material features in fiber geometry and designing advanced fiber configurations for effective neural recording.
Gabriel Loke received his B.Sc degree in Physics and B. Eng in Material Science and Engineering from the National University of Singapore in 2015. His previous works consist of studies in the phase stability of the semiconductor Germanium-Tin as well as research in the optical properties of spiral nano-structures. He is currently working towards a Ph.D. in Material Science and Engineering at MIT under the supervision of Prof. Yoel Fink. His current research interests include the fabrication of novel fibers devices for its uses in energy harvesting.
Shai Maayani received his B.Sc (cum laude), M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and Physics, and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Technion (2017). In his PhD, he bridged between nonlinear optics and water waves, and developed a new kind of laser where water waves generate light emission. Currently, he is a postdoctoral fellow at the Research Laboratory of Electronics. His research interests include engineering functional fibers containing different kinds of materials to enable investigation of new phenomena at the nano scale.
Rodger Yuan received a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from UC Berkeley in 2014 and is now working towards a Ph.D. in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT. Prior to coming to MIT, he spent time researching solid-state secondary batteries under the supervision of Professor Nitash Balsara. He is currently developing a multifunctional fiber with voltage actuated pores.