Shoemaker Research Group
Daniel Shoemaker
Daniel P. Shoemaker
Assistant Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
260 Materials Research Laboratory, phone 217-244-4991

Postdoc, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory
PhD 2010, Materials, University of California, Santa Barbara
BS 2006, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois

Postdoctoral Researchers

Soumitra S. Sulekar, 2017-
PhD: Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida
BS: Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, VNIT Nagpur

Prospective postdoc candidates should contact Prof. Shoemaker with a CV. Be proactive, because openings tend to be filled quickly.

PhD Students

Ankita Bhutani, 2013-
BS: Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, IIT-Roorkee

Zhelong Jiang, 2013-
BS: Materials Engineering, Nanyang Tech

Rebecca McAuliffe, 2013-
BS: Physics, Marquette U.

Shannon E. Murray, 2015-
BS: Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M

Manohar H. Karigerasi, 2016-
BS: Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, IIT-Roorkee

Chengxi Zhao, 2016-
BS: Materials Engineering, U. Kentucky

We are always recruiting stellar PhD and MS students who are interested in inorganic synthesis, characterization, and modeling. Please contact Daniel upon submission of your application to the Illinois MatSE Department.

MS Students

Prashant Singh Baghel, 2017-
BTech: Metallurgical Engineering, NIT Raipur

Shuai Li, 2017-
BS: Materials Science and Engineering, Tongji U.


Piush Behera (Illinois MatSE)
Scott Berens (REU, U. Minnesota)
Allen X. Guo (Illinois MatSE)
Charlotte J. Israel (Illinois MatSE)
Tyler J. Jensen (Illinois MatSE)
Bao Lam (Illinois MatSE)
Jai Sharma (Illinois MatSE)

We strive to provide independent, high-impact projects for undergraduates. Interested students must complete MSE 201, enroll in MSE 396 (Intro to Research), and devote 6+ hours per week in the lab. Openings are filled at the beginning of each semester. Contact Prof. Shoemaker to indicate your interest.


PhD:(placement after the group)
2018 Elizabeth A. PogueJohns Hopkins (PARADIM) Postdoc

MS:(placement after the group)
2018 Jingwen YuGeneral Electric
2017 Benjamin S. HulbertIllinois - MatSE
2016 Insung HanMichigan - Materials
2016 Arun RamanathanGeorgia Tech - Materials

BS:(home institution)
Andrew BoomerU Oregon - Physics
Ashley HemmingwayIllinois - Aero
Frank P. KellyIllinois - MatSE
Vedant KhannaIllinois - MatSE
Yiyue LuoIllinois - MatSE
Christopher A. MillerIllinois - MatSE
Rangarajan (Nitin) Thiruvengadam Illinois - MatSE
Julia L. ZuoIllinois - MatSE