We aim to provide a community for our lab members to reach their full potential as researchers, in the hopes that they will go on and continue doing amazing things. Towards that goal, here are several things that we hope are self-evident but we will list them anyway, 

1) each person should feel ownership towards their respective project(s), 
2) there is full transparency and openness within the group, 
3) critique ideas, but never critique people, and 
4) have some fun, this is the best job in the world after all

Team members

Tian (Tim) Chen, Principal investigator, CV

Salama Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Tel: 713-743-2548
N235 Engineering Bldg 1

We are actively looking for students at all levels of education! Check out our opening positions here.


Master Theses
  1. Schnaubelt, M., (2020), TUM, Germany.
  2. Koh, M., (2018), Current Position: Research assistant at Gramazio Kohler Research, ETHZ.
  3. Du Pasquier, C., (2017), Current Position: Doctoral candidate at EDAC, ETHZ.
  4. Wagner, M., (2016), Current Position: Doctoral candidate at Laboratory of Nanometallurgy, ETHZ.
  5. Liu, J., (2016), Current Position: Omron Automotive Technologies, Inc., Toronto, ON., Canada.
  6. Zimmermann, L., (2015), Graduated Dr. Sc. from ETH Zurich.
Other projects
  1. Gautier, A., (2020)
  2. Ebrahimi, R., (2019)
  3. Ulrich, L., (2018)
  4. Volk, C., (2018)
  5. Mueller, M., (2018)
  6. Freitag, J., (2017)
  7. Fritzsche, D., (2017)
  8. Sesseg, J., (2017)
  9. Felber, R., (2017)
  10. Koh, M., (2016)