Graduate Students

Nina Ayar

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Email ninaa2@nospam667414c95241b.illinois.edu
Short Biography Nina is a first-year graduate student pursuing a Master's in Electrical Engineering. She graduated with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May 2021. She previously worked on zero-emissions aircraft and is now working on low-field, portable MRI.

Anubhav Bose

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Email bose15@nospam667414c9530ca.illinois.edu
Short Biography Anubhav is a second-year graduate student pursuing his Ph.D in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He graduated from the University of Mumbai, India in Spring 2021 with a B.Tech in Electronics Engineering. His current research interests are in the analysis and optimization of electric powertrains for aircraft applications. His other research interests include design of PM motors, drives and power electronics.

Joshua Feldman

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Short Biography Josh Feldman is a fifth-year graduate student pursuing his PhD in Electrical Engineering. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May 2019 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and in December 2021 with a M.S. in Electrical Engineering. His research focus is cryogenic cooling of electric aircraft propulsion motors. He is co-advised with Prof. Nenad Miljkovic in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering

Anjana Samarakoon

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Email spa5@nospam667414c95720a.illinois.edu
Short Biography Anjana graduated from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in 2018 with a BS in Electrical Engineering. After graduation he joined the department of Electrical Engineering of University of Moratuwa as a Temporary Lecturer. He is a third-year graduate student at UIUC. His focused area is insulation reliability of electrical machines. Other research interests are renewable energy generation and storage.

Yaokun Shi

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Email yaokuns2@nospam667414c957fd4.illinois.edu
Short Biography Yaokun is a first year graduate student pursuing an M.S. in computer engineering. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in spring of 2022 with a bachelor's degree in computer engineering. His research focuses on low-field, handheld MRI systems.

Brian Wolhaupter

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Email brianaw2@nospam667414c958e4a.illinois.edu
Short Biography Brian is a first year graduate student pursuing an M.S. in electrical engineering. He graduated with a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois in spring of 2022. His research interests include the design and thermal management of electric machines and power electronics for automotive and aerospace applications.

Jianqiao (Peter) Xiao

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Email jxiao14@nospam667414c959b1f.illinois.edu
Short Biography Peter joined the team in the spring of 2017. He loves the aerospace applications of electrical machines and devices. His research focuses on superconducting machines. He also provides CAD support and design visualization for the group. He obtained his B.S. in Electrical Engineering at UIUC in 2019, his M.S. from UIUC in 2021, and is currently pursuing his Ph.D.