2022-2023 GSC Board
Lauren Cooper entered the PhD program in Fall of 2019, and she works with Dr. Almantas Galvanauskas on ultrafast fiber laser systems. Lauren is also an ECE ambassador, and a member of Graduate Society of Women Engineers (GradSWE), Optics Society at University of Michigan (OSUM), Eta Kappa Nu (HKN), and Michigan Aeronautical Science Association (MASA). In her free time, she enjoys running, cooking, learning guitar, and, last but certainly not least, spreading school spirit! Go Blue!
Nate Dvorak (he/him)
Nate Dvorak began his PhD work in 2019 under the advisement of Pei-Cheng Ku with a focus in III-IV nanotechnology. His interests include the development of novel optoelectronic sensors for low-magnitude shear force measurement. He received his B.A. in mathematics and physics from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In his free time he likes to play rugby (provided he is not injured), homebrewing, and playing with his kitty, Bellamy, and his puppy Kratos.
Veronica Contreras (she/her)
Geoff Fortman (he/him)
Geoff Fortman began as a PhD student in ECE in the Fall of 2020, and specializes in SIPML. He served as co-lead the BuddEEs program from 2021-2022. Geoff received his undergraduate degree in 2017 in mathematics from Canisius College. In addition to academics, Geoff loves playing sports, hiking, camping and traveling.
Adrienne Füredi (she/her)
Adrienne Füredi started the PhD program in Fall 2020, and she works with Dr. Yogesh Gianchandani in MEMS and Microsystems. She received her undergraduate degree from Budapest University of Technology in 2017 and worked as a Research Assistant in a BioMEMS group in Hungary prior to joining Michigan. In her free time, she enjoys watching shows, hiking, playing sports, and spending time with her puppy, Planck.
Gracie Judge (she/her)
Gracie Judge started the PhD program in June 2021, and she works with Dr. Cynthia Finelli in ECE (power and energy focus) and engineering education research. She currently co-leads the BuddEEs PhD mentorship program and serves as ECE GSC’s representative on the Graduate Student Advisory Committee. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia in 2021. She worked as a Research and Teaching Assistant in the ECE and Applied Mathematics department at UVA. In her free time, she enjoys weight lifting, exploring podcasts on walks around Ann Arbor, and coffee chats with friends.
Demba Komma (he/him)
Demba Komma started the PhD program in Fall 2019, and joined the GSC board to co-lead the BuddEEs program from 2020-2021. He received his B.S degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Mississippi in 2016, and worked as a Research Engineer at Ford Motor Company prior to joining Michigan. In his free time, he enjoys watching sitcoms, general outdoor activities, and respectful political/philosophical conversations.
Nathan Louis (he/him)
Nathan Louis is a PhD candidate in the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department. He completed his B.S in Electrical Engineering at Kennesaw State University before coming to Michigan. His research focus is in Computer Vision, particularly object tracking, video object detection, and video understanding. Nathan is also a part of the Graduate Society of Black Engineers and Scientists (GSBES). In his spare time, he enjoys weight lifting, running, and outdoor activities with friends.