Visiting Scholar

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After receiving her PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Mehrnoosh joined Prof. Ricardo Garcia’s group in Spain as a Research Associate. Her focus of research is developing simulation studies for Dynamic AFM (single and multifrequency AFM in different environments). Mehrnoosh has joined AFM Lab at Widener University with more than 10 years of experience in AFM. She is currently working on enhancing bimodal AFM techniques for soft matter in different environments.

Graduate Students

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Jesse Putnam
Jesse graduated from Lower Merion High School in 2007.  As an Mechanical Engineering student, he has extensive industrial experience by working in different companies such as Crested Butte Mountain Resort or Engineered Polymer Solutions (Sherwin-Williams subsidiary). Jesse has received the School of Engineering Scholarship to complete his graduate studies in Mechanical Engineering. For his Masters studies, he is interested in developing theories and experiments to enhance multifrequency AFM techniques for polymers. His current work focuses on studying the effect of laser power and location on cantilever beams in AFM studies.

Undergraduate Students

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Dylan Caputo
Dylan is an upcoming junior in the Mechanical Engineering program at Widener University. He is very involved in coursework, as well as on the executive board for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) chapter at Widener. He’s involved with the AFM lab via Widener’s SURCA program, he was chosen along with a select group of undergraduate students to perform research with different faculty members over the summer. Over the summer his goal is to develop a greater understanding of spin-coating technique and how its different parameters will affect the quality of think films. Different polymers will be designed and fabricated. These films will be studied by different AFM imaging and characterization techniques.

Are you interested in doing research? We have an opening for Undergraduate Research for 2019-2020 academic year. Please email Dr. Eslami (