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Nano Energy Lab Faculty & Students


Dr. Gregory Parsons (profile)

Lab Manager

Dr. Jesse Jur (profile)

Principal Investigators

Dr. Michael Dickey (profile)

Dr. Christopher Gorman (profile)

Dr. Veena Misra (profile)

Dr. Orlin Velev (profile)



Bill Behof


Molly BrannockPhoto of Molly Brannock

A graduate of Salem College, Molly joined the Gorman group in December, 2007.  She is a native of Mt. Airy, NC, and holds a B.S. degree in chemistry with minors in biology and music.  During undergraduate internships, Molly gained experience with aromatic compounds in the RJReynolds Flavor Division, and in biochemistry at the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.  Her graduate work at NC State is focused on the synthesis and characterization of novel conductive materials. 


Jason CulpPhoto of Jason Culp

Jason graduated from NC State with a B.S. in Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering in 2003.  He is now enrolled in the master's program at NC State studying silicon device fabrication and quantum engineering. His research focus is on applying nanoscale design techniques to improve organic solar cell performance.



Do Han KimPhoto of Do Han Kim

Do Han received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Chun-Ang University in Seoul, Korea in 2003. He later earned a M.S. from the School of Chemical and Biological Engineering in 2005 from Seoul National University. He worked as a Process Architect for Samsung Electronics in Korea from 2005-2006 and was a Research Scientist for the Micro Thermal Research Center at Seoul National University in 2008. Do Han's research interest is surface modification by atomic layer deposition to create fibrous media for optical applications


Hyung Jun KooPhoto of Hyung Jun Koo

Hyung was born in Busan, South Korea. He attended Seoul National University, where he received a B.S. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering. He worked at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology for one and a half years. In 2007, Hyung entered NC State and has worked in Dr. Velev's research group since spring 2008. His current interests lie in fabricating electronics and photovoltaics using soft materials. He was married to Ju-Hee So in May 2007 and enjoys travel, music, and all kinds of sports.


Kyoungmi LeePhoto of Kyungmi Lee

Kyoungmi received a B.S. and M.S. from the School of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Seoul National University in 2003 and 2005. Kyoungmi worked in the Mobile Display Quality Group of Samsung Electronics in Yongin, Korea from 2005-2007.




Ying LiuPhoto of Ying Liu

Ying is from China and got B.E. degree in Chemical Engineering at Zhejiang University, China in 2006. She recently completed a M.E. in Chemical Engineering at Iowa State University. She joins Dr. Dickey’s group as a graduate student in the department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at NC State.



Jeong-Seok Na


Smita Sarkar


Jenelle Willett


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