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Current CESI Lab Students

Nate RoyerNathanael RoyerNathanael Royer is from Olympia Washington and received his bachelors of science in mechanical engineering from Saint Martin’s University. He worked for a couple years with Puget Sound Energy expanding their Green Power program through community outreach efforts and is excited to combine his knowledge of the Washington power grid with his engineering abilities to help solve Washington’s renewable energy needs. Nathanael has a variety of hobbies to include sculpting in clay, playing violin, and riding his several motorcycles.
Nadia_PanossianNadia PanossianNadia Panossian is a Mechanical Engineer from Maryland. She got her bachelor's from University of Maryland in 2014 after which she worked for Siemens Energy Gas Turbines and Wind Turbines Groups in Orlando. Her focus during undergraduate studies and while in the industry was renewable energy production and distribution. She enjoys playing piano and saxophone as well as hiking.
JeffJeff CollinsJeff graduated from Eastern Washington University in spring 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering and a minor in physics. He believes that technology should enhance human capabilities while also respecting the environment, and hopes that his engineering career will support and expand upon these values. As a musician for over 20 years, Jeff often spends his free time writing, improvising and recording.
nathaniel-jones_professionalNathaniel JonesNathaniel Jones hails originally from Seattle, Washington. He received his B.A. in Applied Physics from Whitworth University and his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University, graduating in May of 2016. He is now pursuing his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. Nathaniel’s interest in solid oxide fuel cells originates from an internship he had with Bloom Energy, a SOFC company in Sunnyvale, California. He is interested in seeing realization of clean energy concepts in his lifetime. He enjoys spending time with his wife, getting outdoors to ride bikes, reading, playing board games, and spending time imagining new inventions.
haleyHaley MikeskaHaley received her B.S. in Physics with a concentration in Materials Science from University of North Florida, where she also minored in Mathematics and Photography. Haley’s interest in clean energy comes from her coastal upbringing, and she is excited to expand her knowledge during her Ph.D. research in the CESI Lab. When she has free time, she enjoys crocheting, crafting, hula hooping, and attending music festivals.
Ashley MillsAshley Mills graduated from Eastern Washington University in June 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Her interest in clean energy comes from her love of nature and desire to find ways to protect the environment while still creating advancements for society. She is excited to see how the idea of clean energy makes advancements throughout her career. In her free time, she enjoys training her dogs, going for long hikes, juggling, and playing board games.
Ryan HamiltonRyan graduated from California State University, Fullerton in 2017 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Physics. He also holds two A.A. and one A.S. degree from Santiago Canyon College. As an undergraduate Ryan led a group of engineering students in a collaborative project to develop a Regenerative Direct Formate Fuel Cell as an energy storage device creating several bench scale prototypes and participating in clean technology commercialization programs through UC Berkeley and Caltech. He also completed and defended an undergraduate thesis titled, “Mathematical Modeling and Experimental Validation of a Regenerative Direct Formate Fuel Cell” for the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program. Ryan is interested in developing clean and sustainable energy systems but most of all implementing them and promoting sustainable lifestyles. He hopes to one day have the resources available to be a part of globally engaging research and development projects, that reach across disciplines and borders by addressing pressing global issues. Ryan enjoys spending time outdoors camping, snowboarding, adventuring, and is excited to explore the opportunities in and around the Palouse area.