Director of the Flexible Research Group

Jonathan Hopkins

Jonathan B. Hopkins

 

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Email: hopkins@seas.ucla.edu

Phone: 310-825-8091

 

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, 2010

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2007

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2005

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

Personal Website: www.jonathanbhopkins.com

Current Postdoctoral Researchers

James Simonelli

Postdoctoral Researcher

jsimonelli@ucla.edu

Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering

University of California,

Los Angeles, USA

M.S. Aerospace Engineering

University of California,

Los Angeles, USA

B.S. Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering

University of California,

Irvine, USA

Started: October 2016

 

Research Topic:

Control of an Array of Micro-mirrors

Lucas A. Shaw

 

Postdoctoral Researcher

lukeshaw@ucla.edu

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering

University of California, Los Angeles, USA

M.S. Mechanical Engineering

University of California, Los Angeles, USA

B.S. Mechanical Engineering

University of California,

Santa Barbara, USA

Started: June 2018

Research Topic:

Additive Nanofabrication via Optical Tweezers

Yuanping (Adam) Song

 

Postdoctoral Researcher

adamsong@ucla.edu 

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering

University of California, Los Angeles

M.S. Mechanical Engineering

University of California, Los Angeles

B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Started:  June 2018

 

Research Topic:

Anti-Counterfeit Flexure Markers

Current Graduate Researchers

Michael Porter

 

Ph.D. Candidate

mikeporter87@gmail.com

 

M.S. Mechanical Engineering

Georgia Institute of 

Technology, USA

B.S. Mechanical Engineering

University of California,

Berkeley, USA

Started: September 2015

Research Topic:

Modeling of Optical-tweezers Systems

Samira Chizari

 

Ph.D. Candidate

samira3@ucla.edu

M.S. Mechanical Engineering

University of California, Los Angeles

B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Khaje Nasir Toosi University of Technology, Iran

 

Started: October 2015

 

Research Topic:

Additive Nanofabrication via Optical Tweezers

Samuel Shimohara

 

Ph.D. Pre-candidate

samuelshimohara@yahoo.com

 

M.S. Mechanical Engineering

University of California, Los Angeles

B.S. Mechanical Engineering

University of California, Los Angeles

Started:  August 2017

Research Topic:

Metamaterial Optimization

Rodolfo I. Barranco

 

Ph.D. Pre-candidate

rodolfobarranco@ucla.edu

B.S. Mechanical Engineering

University of California, Los Angeles

Started:  October 2017

Research Topic:

Multi-material Two-photon Stereolithography

Ryan Lee

 

Ph.D. Pre-candidate

ryanlee126@gmail.com

B.S. Mechanical Engineering

University of California, Santa Barbara

Started:  August 2018

Research Topic:

Actively Controlled Architected Materials

Miles P. Lim

 

Ph.D. Pre-candidate

mileslim@ucla.edu

B.A. Chemistry

Bard College

Started:  October 2018

Research Topic:

Actively Controlled Architected Materials

Amin Farzaneh

 

Ph.D. Pre-candidate

afarz002@ucr.edu

M.S. Mechanical Engineering

University of Tehran

B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Khaje Nasir Toosi University of Technology, Iran

 

Started: December 2018

 

Research Topic:

Mechanical Logic-based Architected Materials

Current Undergraduate Researchers

Pratyush Srivastava, “Control of a Mechanical Neural-network Metamaterial,” Undergraduate Student, University of California, Los Angeles, 01/19 to Present

Nikhil Pawar, “Compliant Rolling-contact Metamaterials,” Undergraduate Student, University of California, Los Angeles, 06/18 to Present

Ryan Poon, “Actively Controlled Metamaterials that Utilize Phase Changes to Achieve Programmable Stiffness Properties,” Undergraduate Student, University of California, Los Angeles, 06/18 to Present

Sydney Austin, Development of a New Chemistry for Fabricating Microstructures within an Optical-tweezers-based Additive Fabrication Machine,” hosted as a part of the University of California Leadership Excellence Through Advanced Degrees (UC LEADS) Program, University of California, Los Angeles, 06/17 to Present

Flexible Research Group Alumni

Postdoctoral Researchers and Staff Research Associates

 

1. Gaurav Singh (Postdoctoral Researcher), 03/14 to 02/15

2. Babak Haghpanah (Staff Research Associate), 02/15 to 04/15

3. Alp Karakoc (Volunteer Postdoctoral Researcher), 04/16 to 08/17

Graduated Ph.D. Students with Theses Published from our Group

1. Lucas A. Shaw, 07/13 to 05/18

2. Yuanping (Adam) Song, 12/13 to 05/18

3. Frederick Sun, 01/14 to 12/17

M.S. Students and other Ph.D. Students that conducted research in our Group

1. Amir Behbahani (Volunteer), 10/13 to 12/13

2. Siyu Chen (Volunteer), 01/14 to 06/14

3. Ryan Budiman (Volunteer), 01/14 to 06/14

4. Peter Dohm, 03/15 to 06/16

5. Ali Hatamizadeh, 09/15 to 03/18

6. James Simonelli, 10/16 to 03/17

7. Wenzhong Yan, 11/16 to 10/17

8. Talmage Jones, 09/16 to 06/18

Visiting Students and Scholars

1. Arnoud Delissen (Visiting Student from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands), 05/15 to 09/15

2. Erwin Mulder (Visiting Student from University of Twente in the Netherlands), 07/17 to 10/17

Volunteer Undergraduate Researchers

1. Spencer White, 10/13 to 04/16

2. Conner Sharpe, 10/13 to 06/15

3. Alexander Phinney, 02/14 to 05/14

4. Mitchell Barnes-Wallace, 04/14 to 10/14

5. Chuyang Cai, 06/14 to 07/14

6. Ziran Gu, 06/14 to 08/14

7. Travis Iiyama, 06/14 to 09/14

8. Brian Louie, 06/14 to 09/14

9. Rayshaun Preston (CEED), 10/14 to 12/14

10. Max Vela (CEED), 10/14 to 12/14

11. Eloy Torres (CEED), 10/14 to 12/14

12. Noor Eltawil, 10/14 to 12/14

13. Johannes Henriksson, 01/15 to 05/15

14. Edgar Lopez (CEED), 10/15 to 12/15

15. Sydney Austin (CEED), 10/15 to 12/15

16. Josue Castillo (CEED), 10/15 to 12/15

17. Samuel Carrell (CEED), 10/15 to 12/15

18. Kevin Christensen, 10/15 to 06/16

19. Matthew Turk, 01/16 to 12/16

19. David Parker, 07/16 to 08/16

20. Michael Jedynak, 08/16 to 03/17

21. Matthew Dotson, 03/17 to 05/18

Summer High School Students

 

1. Jaselinne Garcia (HSSRP), 06/14 to 08/14

2. Estefania Lahera (HSSRP), 06/14 to 08/14

3. Samir Kamnani (HSSRP), 06/15 to 08/15

4. Daniel Pikula (HSSRP), 06/15 to 08/15

5. Kenneth Tochihara (HSSRP), 06/17 to 08/17

6. Victor Saldana (HSSRP), 06/17 to 08/17

 

 

 

 

 

 

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