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Professor Sam Emaminejad is an associate professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at UCLA and the founder and director of the Interconnected & Integrated Bioelectronics Lab (I²BL). Sam received his BASc (2009) and MS/PhD (2011/2014) degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and Stanford University, respectively. Prior to joining UCLA, he was a joint-postdoctoral scholar at UC Berkeley and Stanford School of Medicine. Professor Emaminejad has received numerous honors and awards including the NSF CAREER, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) scholarship, Microsoft Merit, the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation’s NARSAD Young Investigator award, and PhRMA Research Starter Grant (Translational Medicine and Therapeutics Program). Also, he has been awarded a “Distinguished Young Investigator Award” for leading a multi-center program on remote patient monitoring with UCLA, Intermountain Healthcare and Stanford School of Medicine.


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Xuanbing Cheng

Materials Science & Engineering

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Hannaneh Hojaiji

Electrical & Computer Engineering


Kiarash A. Sabet

Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Zongqi Li

Materials Science & Engineering

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Wenzhuo Yu

Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Jiawei Tan

Materials Science & Engineering

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Jialun Zhu

Electrical & Computer Engineering


Mohammadreza Bahramian

Mechanical Engineering


Kaiji Zhang

Materials Science & Engineering


Tsung-Yu Wu

Materials Science & Engineering


Vaibhav Gupta

Electrical & Computer Engineering


Jiarui Cui

Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Ben Yang

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Kamila Kunes


Mengyu Zhang

Dyala Omar

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Ryan Chaiyakul


Kyle Nishimura

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James Moore

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Amanda Hacker

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Matthew Fiorella


Yifu Li


Dominic Gully

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Jared Aquino

Rumaysa Ahmad

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Harika Eranki

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Jayhee Seo

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Post-Graduates & Graduate Students

  • Dr. Bo Wang

  • Dr. Yichao Zhao

  • Dr. Haisong Lin

  • Dr. Shuyu Lin

  • Melvin Prasetyo

  • Max Gong (Maxim Integrated)

  • Zhaoqing Wang (Columbia University, PhD)

  • Christopher Yeung (UCLA, Material Science)

Undergrad & High School

  • Jacob Matiyevsky

  • Evelina Gromilina

  • Sarah Forman

  • Utkarsh Kumar

  • Pritesh Patel

  • Sameera Puri

  • Eric Chakhoyan

  • Justin Yeung

  • Ryan Lee

  • Rohan Kumar

  • Cyrus Wong

  • William Shih

  • William Yao

  • Mudith Mallajosyula

  • Betto Cerrillos

  • Jorge De Dios Suarez

  • Xu He

  • Harish Athavan

  • Aaron Wilhelm

  • Andrew Wilhelm

  • Stephanie Tamayosa

  • Brittany Ham

  • Siyang Yang (Texas A&M University, MS)

  • Chester Hulse (UCLA)

  • Kimber King

  • Nathan Chen (NVIDIA)

  • Minali Karapetian

  • Sumiran Singh (UC Berkeley, Undergraduate)

  • Maguire Papay

  • Kim Kha

  • Enoch Huang

  • Benjamin Sigal

  • Francisco Sebastiano

  • Howard Ji

  • Julien Bao

  • Veronica Huang

  • Saishriya Sathya Narayanan 

  • Shruthi Sathya Narayanan

  • Evrim Ozcan (Brown University, Undergraduate)

  • Amir Mohammad Hojaiji

  • Rona Darabi (UC San Diego, Undergraduate)

  • Kamyar Salahi (UC Berkeley, Undergraduate)

  • Phoenix Stout

  • Sina Moshfeghi

  • Roberto Frias

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Postdoctoral Research Fellows

We seek outstanding and motivated postdoctoral applicants with relevant expertise and knowledge in biochemistry, molecular biology, assay development, microfluidics and device fabrication. Applicants are expected to hold a PhD and have a track record of high quality publications in their field of research. Applications should be emailed to Prof. Emaminejad. In the application, the following documents should be assembled as a single PDF file: 1) a cover letter describing research interests and goals, 2) a CV containing the full list of the applicant’s publications and 3) the names and contact information of three references (expected to provide letters of recommendation). Additionally, copies of up to three relevant scientific publications must be included in the email.

Prospective Graduate Students

We have openings for exceptional and motivated graduate student researchers. Applicants must apply through the UCLA Electrical Engineering admission website. Admitted students from other relevant departments (Mechanical, Chemical, Materials Science and Bio- engineering) are also welcome to apply. Applications should be emailed as a single PDF file and should contain: 1) personal statement, 2) a resume, 3) undergraduate (and if applicable, graduate) transcript and 4) a list and description of relevant engineering projects or publications.  

Undergraduate Students

Motivated and talented UCLA undergraduate students with passion for research are always welcome in our lab. Applications should be emailed to Prof. Emaminejad and should contain: 1) a short description of research interests and goals, 2) a current transcript, 3) a resume and 4) a list and description of relevant engineering projects.

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