Brandon Dzuba

Brandon Dzuba

Brandon DzubaBrandon Dzuba obtained his bachelor's degree in Physics from Ripon College in 2015. He is currently a graduate student in the department of Physics and Astronomy at Purdue University, and started with the Manfra group in 2017. He works in III-nitride materials, assisting in a collaboration to grow and study near and far-infrared optoelectronic devices.


Saeed Fallahi

SaeedPhD student, Department of Physics and Astronomy

MSc Condensed Matter Physics, Sharif University of Technology
BSc Condensed Matter Physics, Shahid Beheshti University


Saeed finished his B.Sc. in Physics at Shahid Beheshti University. He received his M.Sc. degree in condensed matter physics from Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran. He joined MBE group in January 2013 as a Ph.D. student. He is currently doing MBE growth of high electron mobility in GaAs/AlGaAs heterostructure and studying charge noise in GaAs nanostructures.

Charlie Guinn

charlie-guinn-400x261Undergraduate Researcher


Charlie is from Fort Wayne, Indiana. He graduated from Carroll High School in 2015 and enrolled at Purdue in the fall 2015. He is majoring in Physics with a minor in ECE.


James Nakamura

james-nakamura-400x261PhD student, Department of Physics and Astronomy

BSc Physics, Auburn University (2014)
Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, Auburn University (2014)


James completed his B.Sc. in Physics and Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degrees at Auburn University. He joined the Manfra GaAs research group in May 2015, and is studying the fractional quantum Hall states in high mobility GaAs/AlGaAs heterostructures. He is currently a Ph.D. student in Physics at Purdue University.


Qi Qian

Qi Qian photoPhD Student, Department of Physics and Astronomy

BSc Physics, JiLin University, China
MSc Physics, University of Buffalo


Qi Qian finished her undergraduate degree in physics at JiLin University, China, and her masters degree at  University of Buffalo. She joined the GaAs research group in January 2014. She is currently a Ph.D. student.

Mohammad Ali Shirazi


PhD Candidate, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

MSc Optical Science and Engineering, University of New Mexico


Mohammad Ali received his M.Sc. in Optical Science and Engineering at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM. He joined Purdue University in 2012 where he is working towards his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. His research interests are optoelectronics and III-Nitride Materials and Devices.

Tiantian Wang

tian-400x261PhD student, Department of Physics and Astronomy

BSc Physics, Peking University, China


Tiantian Wang finished his undergraduate degree in physics at Peking University, China. He joined Prof. Manfra’s research group in July 2015, and is now working on the topological quantum computing project. He is currently a Ph.D. student in Department of Physics and Astronomy, Purdue University.

Michael Yannell

Michael M. Yannell

Michael YannellGraduate Researcher


Michael M. Yannell is a graduate student in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. He received his B.S. in Physics from Purdue University in 2015. Michael joined the Manfra Group in May of 2014 as an undergraduate student and has continued on as a graduate researcher. Prior to Purdue, Michael attended San Diego Mesa College.