MITRE Nanosystems Group Staff

The Nanosystems Group started in 1992 and includes eight full-time and one part-time staff members. The group leverages the diverse technical backgrounds and experience of its members, to tackle a wide variety of technical challenges in nanotechnology and integrated nanosystems.


Full-Time Members of the Technical Staff (MTS)

Dr. James C. Ellenbogen, Chief Scientist

Ph.D. Chemical Physics, University of Georgia, 1977.
M.S. Chemical Physics, University of Wisconsin, 1972.
B.S. Chemistry, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1970.

Dr. Ellenbogen is Chief Scientist for the Nanosystems Group and Emerging Technologies in MITRE's Electronics and Technology Division. He joined the MITRE Corporation in 1984 and founded the Nanosystems Group in 1992. Dr. Ellenbogen also helped establish MITRE's Student Program in 1989 and continues to act as the program coordinator and mentor to students.

Areas of expertise: nanoelectronics, multi-scale and quantum modeling

Dr. Shamik Das, Group Leader

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, MIT, 2004.
M.Eng. Electrical Engineering, MIT, 2000.
S.B. Electrical Engineering, MIT, 2000.
S.B. Mathematics, MIT, 2000.

Dr. Das joined MITRE and the Nanosystems Group in 2004.

Areas of expertise: nanoelectronics, multi-scale modeling

Mark D. Taczak, Principal Engineer

M.Eng. Systems Engineering, University of Virginia, 2010.
Graduate Certificate, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, George Mason University, 2007.
B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2004.

Mr. Taczak joined MITRE and the Nanosystems Group in 2000 as part of the student program, and joined the corporation as a Member of the Technical Staff in 2004.

Areas of expertise: nanomaterials, carbon nanotubes, MEMS, robotics

James F. Klemic, Nanotechnology Laboratory Director

Ph.D. studies (ABD) in Physics, Case Western Reserve University, 1993-1998.
M.Eng. Applied and Engineering Physics, Cornell University, 1993.
B.S. Physics, Mathematics, Wayne State University, 1987.

Mr. Klemic joined MITRE and the Nanosystems Group in 2007.

Areas of expertise: micro- and nanofabrication, MEMS and microfluidics, nanoelectronics, chemical/biological sensing

Dr. Sichu Li, Lead Engineer

Ph.D. Material Chemistry, University of New Orleans, 1997.
M.S. (ABT) Computer Science, University of New Orleans, 2002.
M.S. Polymer Chemistry, Zhong-Shan University, 1988.
B.S. Chemistry, Zhong-Shan University, 1985.

Dr. Li joined MITRE and the Nanosystems Group in 2008.

Areas of expertise: chemical/biological sensing, sensor testing and evaluation, detection algorithms, nanomaterial synthesis and characterization

Elaine Mullen, Senior Engineer

Graduate studies in Human Anatomy, Plant Physiology, and Biochemistry, Medical College of Virginia and Johns Hopkins University.
B.S. Biology, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1970.

Ms. Mullen joined MITRE in 1979 and the Nanosystems Group in 2008.

Areas of expertise: glycobiology, human pathogens

Jessica Rajkowski, Lead Engineer

M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, 2010.
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, 2009.

Ms. Rajkowski joined MITRE and the Nanosystems Group in 2010.

Areas of expertise: robotics, microrobotics, microfabrication

Dr. Kurt Eisenbeiser, Lead Engineer

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan, 1994.
M.S.E. Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan, 1990.
B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan, 1988.

Dr. Eisenbeiser joined MITRE and the Nanosystems Group in 2010.

Areas of expertise: energy harvesting and storage, semiconductor processing and devices

Robert E. Latham, Lead Engineer

M.S. Physics with Engineering Physics Endorsement, George Mason University, 1999.
Contemporary Optics Graduate Program, Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, 1989. B.A. Mathematics, College of William and Mary, 1977.

Mr. Latham joined MITRE and the Nanosystems Group in 2010. As the former Director of the Optics and Modern Physics Laboratory at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Mr. Latham has collaborated with the Nanosystems Group’s student program for 17 years.

Areas of expertise: coherent optics, optical systems, tunneling microscopy, metamaterials

 


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Alex Atanasov

Freshman, Physics & Math, Yale University

Will Bradbury

Freshman, Computer Science, Standford University

 

Steven Bunting

Freshman, Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

Pooja Chandrashekar

Senior, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

Eric Harding

Junior, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan

Matthew Kramer

Senior, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

Daniel Monaco

Junior, Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia

Ruifan Pei

Junior, Chemical Engineering, MIT

Molly Tracy

Junior, Chemical Engineering, MIT

Mark Waguespack

Sophmore, Chemistry, Notre Dame University

   


MITRE's Student Program

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